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MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS #9053446 05/28/24 12:40 PM
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Other than alfalfa hay, are there any other commercial attractants that work for mule deer or are they the same as are used for whitetail?


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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: jdickey] #9053468 05/28/24 01:32 PM
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They eat the hell out of protein feed. Its been my experience once you get them hooked on a feeder, they tend to spend most of their time around them.


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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: jdickey] #9053475 05/28/24 01:44 PM
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I call a lot of mule deer as do many others. I use the Burnham Brothers D-4 and have for many years.
Adios,
Gary

Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: gary roberson] #9053478 05/28/24 01:55 PM
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I killed a 27” mule deer one year using E.L.K deer stopper, and missed a 180 with my bow

Basically a rut call though because you call calling in the does.


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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: BOBO the Clown] #9053493 05/28/24 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
I killed a 27” mule deer one year using E.L.K deer stopper, and missed a 180 with my bow

Basically a rut call though because you call calling in the does.


Can't tell you how many times I've done the same with that exact call. Killed a big 190" buck that was simply following does that came straight to the call. We also have great luck with your basic sweet feed you can get from Tractor Supply. They love the stuff.

Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: jdickey] #9053498 05/28/24 02:17 PM
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He said attractants, not calls.

Geeze guys, the internet ruins everything…


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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: txtrophy85] #9053507 05/28/24 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
He said attractants, not calls.

Geeze guys, the internet ruins everything…


Well I used alfalfa cover scent


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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: jdickey] #9053508 05/28/24 02:38 PM
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Trace mineral blocks get heavily used by mule deer most of the year, now and later into Fall and Winter especially.

Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: txtrophy85] #9053623 05/28/24 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
He said attractants, not calls.

Geeze guys, the internet ruins everything…


The call is a pretty effective attractant.

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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: gary roberson] #9053625 05/28/24 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by gary roberson
I call a lot of mule deer as do many others. I use the Burnham Brothers D-4 and have for many years.
Adios,
Gary

Never thought about using a deer call! You got one for sale Gary?!?!?!?


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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: Jgraider] #9053665 05/28/24 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Jgraider
Originally Posted by txtrophy85
He said attractants, not calls.

Geeze guys, the internet ruins everything…


The call is a pretty effective attractant.




I know it is, that's why we need to stop talking about it.


Mods, Delete this thread




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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: jdickey] #9053683 05/28/24 07:52 PM
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grin grin grin

Just kidding, calls suck for mule deer.

Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: Jgraider] #9053735 05/28/24 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Jgraider
Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
I killed a 27” mule deer one year using E.L.K deer stopper, and missed a 180 with my bow

Basically a rut call though because you call calling in the does.


Can't tell you how many times I've done the same with that exact call. Killed a big 190" buck that was simply following does that came straight to the call. We also have great luck with your basic sweet feed you can get from Tractor Supply. They love the stuff.


It can also of the opposite results where they haul [censored]… for miles. That side of the coin suxs roflmao


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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: jdickey] #9053766 05/28/24 10:55 PM
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Corn, protein, cottonseed, alfalfa hay all work well, we have used them for years, we have had the best luck calling in does w the bucks trailing during the rut w a Primos lead cow/calf elk call, but blown different than meant for, we blow it more like a distress call, the main key we have seen after 25 years of calling in hundreds is that they cannot know you are there or it will send them running into the next county

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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: jdickey] #9053859 05/29/24 01:35 AM
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Badasss pic doc.

Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: jdickey] #9053887 05/29/24 02:18 AM
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They like the feed

Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: eyedoc] #9054016 05/29/24 01:41 PM
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They like the feed


That’s an expensive ol boy just feed alone!!


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Originally Posted by jdickey
Originally Posted by gary roberson
I call a lot of mule deer as do many others. I use the Burnham Brothers D-4 and have for many years.
Adios,
Gary

Never thought about using a deer call! You got one for sale Gary?!?!?!?

Yes Sir, go to Burnham Brothers website or just give us a call at 325-396-4572. We have sold them for many years.
Adios,
Gary

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Our mule deer come to corn feeder about as regular as the whitetails.


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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: jdickey] #9054318 05/29/24 10:36 PM
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Bobo- he’s definitely had his share of feed 350+ on the hoof

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Don't think he's missed too many meals! Nothing better than a little protein snack each day!!! cheers


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Re: MULE DEER ATTRACTANTS [Re: eyedoc] #9055599 06/01/24 04:37 PM
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Bobo- he’s definitely had his share of feed 350+ on the hoof


I think it’s safe to say he might of been drought resistant smile

Almost have to go to Alberta to get mulies much bigger


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