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Old 10-09-2018, 07:43 AM   #1
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There are so many attractants on the market that are very expensive. To me, paying $20.00 for a 30 lb bag is expensive. Is plain ol corn really the best thing you can buy. I have heard of people using vanilla and also mixing kool aid in their corn. What are some other opinions?
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:57 AM   #2
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Not just corn.....Trophy Buck corn!
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:03 AM   #3
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Corn works great. If everyone around you is feeding corn, maybe a little extra something could get the does to come in your area first.
I think scented corn helps my pigs come from further downwind. But I feel it is a learned response.

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Old 10-09-2018, 08:19 AM   #4
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Buck Candy!! It works
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:34 AM   #5
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Rice bran
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:43 AM   #6
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Corn, protein, rice bran and those golden nuggets work for us at our place. I’ve tried all sorts of stuff when I was younger and those four are all I mess with now besides food plots
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:51 AM   #7
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I put out about a half of bag of Rice Bran next to my feeder and they usually take care of that pile within a week. I just learned about the 'Bait Corn' with flavors of vanilla, permison (spelling) and peanut butter. I put some of the permison corn out last weekend when I was up at the lease to see what it could bring in. Wont know the outcome of it till I go up next weekend on the 19th. Anybody have feed back on the bait corn if youre using it?
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:52 AM   #8
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:53 AM   #9
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Rice bran is my go to attractant. It's better than deer corn. My deer eat it first then eat the corn
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Another cheaper attractant is nailing a jar of crunchy peanut butter to a tree about 3 1/2' off the ground. Cut the bottom out for the deer to eat it.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:58 AM   #11
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Rice bran is my go to attractant. It's better than deer corn. My deer eat it first then eat the corn
Never tried it I guess I will give it a try
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:04 AM   #12
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Never tried it I guess I will give it a try


Livingston Walmart sells it
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:05 AM   #13
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Another cheaper attractant is nailing a jar of crunchy peanut butter to a tree about 3 1/2' off the ground. Cut the bottom out for the deer to eat it.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:09 AM   #14
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Corn or rice bran works great, both are $6-7 a bag
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:20 AM   #15
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Not just corn.....Trophy Buck corn!
Lol..that is awesome...
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:29 AM   #16
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:38 PM   #17
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For you guys using rice bran, are you using plain rice bran or are you using flavored rice bran? Can't get the flavored rice bran anywhere close to Killeen.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:09 PM   #18
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Buy a bale of alfalfa and dump a flak when you hunt
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:21 PM   #19
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My experience with using different attractants is that they will at first scare deer and hogs away if they are used to just having corn. If you bury a salt block (or rock salt) and/or some other mineral blocks you might have better overall luck. Use a post hole digger and go down 18-24" and put salt, corn, corn meal, Acorn rage (or similar) and more corn in the hole. They will work on it for a long time and the cows can't get their big fat heads in the hole (at first anyway). Over time the salt will "charge" the ground and critters will come in and lick the dirt. Good luck and let us know what works for you.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:00 PM   #20
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For you guys using rice bran, are you using plain rice bran or are you using flavored rice bran? Can't get the flavored rice bran anywhere close to Killeen.
Plain works just fine. Deer aren’t picky
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:04 PM   #21
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Tryed both persimmon flavored is the best rice bran attractant
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:44 AM   #22
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Where do you guys get flavored rice bran? Need a place close to Killeen.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:03 AM   #23
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Where do you guys get flavored rice bran? Need a place close to Killeen.

Call the local feed stores. I get my peanut butter rice bran from a feed store just north of Jasper (which is waaay east from you).
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:09 PM   #24
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Buck Candy!! It works
X2 I have deer looking at the feeder sniffing it
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:20 PM   #25
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The one that I have had the most success with is called Hammertime and it is by Mojo Outdoors..

A little back story for you all, I bought some of this during the 2017 season at our local feed store and got called crazy and that this stuff would never work. Fast forward to that evening, I poured out one of the 2.5 pound packets (the bag comes with 2 packets) into a pile away from the hand corn to see how the deer would react to it. About 20 minutes before the feeder went off, we had a doe and a yearling come in and make a bee line for our hand corn! To my surprise, right before momma doe reached her destination, she made a detour to my pile of magic and buried her entire face into the pile!! She then looks up and her nose/face is covered in this white powder (hammertime) and she then proceeds to lick every square inch of it off of her face! At this point, my dad and I are dying laughing in the blind. One of the funniest things I have ever seen while hunting and it is the only attractant I have used to this day.

Matter of fact, earlier this week I order about 40 pounds of this stuff to use this year! I can't wait to see which deer becomes addicted to this stuff this year
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:55 PM   #26
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I have a large covered feed trough I made out of cedar last year. I'll mix a bag of corn, golden nuggets, and sweet feed in the trough. Then I put out a 2 string bale of alphalpha on one side of the trough and I have a 65 gallon waterer on the other side. and unless the persimmons or acorns are ripe ill have bucks from miles coming in.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:28 PM   #27
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Another cheaper attractant is nailing a jar of crunchy peanut butter to a tree about 3 1/2' off the ground. Cut the bottom out for the deer to eat it.
Do hogs and coons get it?
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:32 PM   #28
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What I have used in the past and had luck with was Big and Js blocks and loose feed, Crush powder, and the other thing was all stock sweet feed from tractor supply its like $9 a 50lb bag I think. The all stock sweet feed I had white tail, mule deer, and of course hogs coming in to it. It smelt like molasses. What I have started using the past couple years is a roasted corn/soy bean mix that I have found for around $10 a 50lb bag and filling up a feeder with it after season the late summer the mix it 1:1 with corn through deer season.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:12 PM   #29
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:36 AM   #30
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:47 AM   #31
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Grape or Cherry Kool-Aid or vanilla extract with the corn. Can give a little edge over the neighbors feeders.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:55 AM   #32
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Not just corn.....Trophy Buck corn!
What is the difference between both of these?
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:01 AM   #33
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If you want a great attractant try Red Arrow scents Killer Korn.. I use it over the scent killer sprays and it works great
http://www.broadheadbarn.com/killer-...tractant-8-oz/
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:06 AM   #34
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:17 PM   #35
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Grape or Cherry Kool-Aid or vanilla extract with the corn. Can give a little edge over the neighbors feeders.
Does this actually work?
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:49 PM   #36
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I have used Kool-Aid sprinkled over some slices of bread trying to get photos of hogs and I had whitetail and muledeer come into it.
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The one that I have had the most success with is called Hammertime and it is by Mojo Outdoors..

A little back story for you all, I bought some of this during the 2017 season at our local feed store and got called crazy and that this stuff would never work. Fast forward to that evening, I poured out one of the 2.5 pound packets (the bag comes with 2 packets) into a pile away from the hand corn to see how the deer would react to it. About 20 minutes before the feeder went off, we had a doe and a yearling come in and make a bee line for our hand corn! To my surprise, right before momma doe reached her destination, she made a detour to my pile of magic and buried her entire face into the pile!! She then looks up and her nose/face is covered in this white powder (hammertime) and she then proceeds to lick every square inch of it off of her face! At this point, my dad and I are dying laughing in the blind. One of the funniest things I have ever seen while hunting and it is the only attractant I have used to this day.

Matter of fact, earlier this week I order about 40 pounds of this stuff to use this year! I can't wait to see which deer becomes addicted to this stuff this year
I be willing to bet that white powder is rice bran. Almost all of the bagged powder attractants (acorn rage, swamp donkey, beet crush) are nothing more than jazzed up overpriced rice bran. Next time you’re at the store and see a bag of acorn rage, pick it up and read the ingredients. 99% rice bran.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:22 PM   #38
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I be willing to bet that white powder is rice bran. Almost all of the bagged powder attractants (acorn rage, swamp donkey, beet crush) are nothing more than jazzed up overpriced rice bran. Next time you’re at the store and see a bag of acorn rage, pick it up and read the ingredients. 99% rice bran.
Here are the ingredients as listed on their website

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS

Crude Protein……………7.2% min.

Crude Fat……………2.75% min.

Crude Fiber……………2.60% max.

Ingredients: corn, rice bran, rice, soy bean meal, dried beet pulp, dehydrated alfalfa meal, cane sugar, molasses, artificial and natural flavorings.

Proudly made in the U.S.A.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:39 PM   #39
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Was gonna try the c’mere deer corn coat. It smells just like vanilla to me. So I’m just gonna try the vanilla extract sprayed on corn. Just finished reading “pressured deer are easy to patter”. The whole thread was great. I learned a lot from it. I’m ready to hunt this weekend, as I will finally have the right wind for my bow set up on the section of the lease I hunt.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:43 PM   #40
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Bb2, buck candy, strawberry jello, plain ol corn works
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:44 PM   #41
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Secret sauce, this was my action this past weekend. Didnt get vid of the other 2 bucks inside 10 yds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83dGR0Jg8T4
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Secret sauce, this was my action this past weekend. Didnt get vid of the other 2 bucks inside 10 yds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83dGR0Jg8T4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxnb1ChrnEM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGFWmxdrIQs
Kirby,
What is the secret sauce????
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Bb2, buck candy, strawberry jello, plain ol corn works
How well does the buck candy work?
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