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Old 10-27-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of any homemade deer attractants or anything just sitting around the house that works good as a deer attractant.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:22 PM   #2
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Back when I had a lease (in Louisiana), we used cheap peanut butter (off brand) in the plastic jar. You'll need a tree, 2inch screw, and large fender washer. Use the screw and the large fender washer to hold the plastic lid to the tree about chest high. Then cut the bottom out of the plastic jar and screw it back into the lid so the jar is hanging sideways from on the tree.

You'd be amaized at how long a deer's tongue is when they go to lick that jar clean.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:27 PM   #3
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The best way I've ever found to attract a deer is to not be in the blind. They always seem to go to every blind but the one I'm sittin in. (sorry...i got nothin)
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:37 AM   #4
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Ive heard of the peanut butter thing before but never tried it.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:01 PM   #5
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Peanut butter.....apples....and pecans mixed together.... west texas deer aint got a clue what it is... but east texas deer tear it up
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:18 PM   #6
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Peanut butter.....apples....and pecans mixed together....
Man, that sounds like some pretty good stoner grub!
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:31 PM   #7
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I've heard of old apples and cinnamon... never tried it...
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:39 PM   #8
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Corn!
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:28 PM   #9
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i gather acorns and boil them in a big pot, when the acorns get soft i mash them up and strain the liquid and put that in a squirt bottle!
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:13 PM   #10
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ive gathered a bunchh of acorns and im going to put them at my stand this weekend
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:56 PM   #11
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Rock salt brown sugar dig a hole a foot deep a foot wide mix the rock salt and brown sugar with the dirt poor 2gal of water makes a nice mineral lick deer loves it.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:04 PM   #12
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I know a guy up in Michigan that mixes 1 part ammonia, 3 parts Dr.Pepper. and 1/2 part Anise Oil. He claims it as the best doe in heat formula he has ever seen.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:09 PM   #13
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Corn!
X2 sometimes add a bit of all grain.

Sorry but i'm going to bring this up. No joke. Have a friend in Illinois that hunts bear in Canada every couple of years. He keeps his wife's used tampons in the freezer and uses them as an attractant. It works but is a bit to strange for me.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:18 PM   #14
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apples work great.........buy em buy the bag and they are cheap
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #15
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magic dust:

Rice Bran, Brown Sugar, Strawberry Jello, Cracked Corn
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:29 PM   #16
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Buddy of mine mixes a home made blend/powder using calf manna as one of the main ingredients.

Deer seem to like it.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:33 PM   #17
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I know a guy up in Michigan that mixes 1 part ammonia, 3 parts Dr.Pepper. and 1/2 part Anise Oil. He claims it as the best doe in heat formula he has ever seen.
thats only 4.5 parts, how many are in a whole
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:37 PM   #18
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I dumped a 5 gallon bucket of acorns out at my feeder and they wont eat them??eat all the corn leave all the acorns??
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:57 PM   #19
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drenalin junkie has a recipe for deer crack, but I can't remember exactly what is in it....brown sugar, kool aid and bran fiber i think
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:46 PM   #20
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Vanilla extract and water mixed half and half. Also anise is supposed to be good too.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:28 AM   #21
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Does the vanilla extract and water work good i would like to try that
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:59 AM   #22
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I haven't tried it, but I heard that the peanut butter thing works good.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:01 AM   #23
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I have to
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:04 AM   #24
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Does the vanilla extract and water work good i would like to try that
I use it as curiosity scent. I'll spray a little where I want a deer to stop for a shot.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:05 AM   #25
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Buddy of mine mixes a home made blend/powder using calf manna as one of the main ingredients.

Deer seem to like it.
Not all deer!
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:35 AM   #26
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Vanilla extract and water mixed half and half. Also anise is supposed to be good too.
Big X2 here,i use the vanilla with good results.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:36 AM   #27
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Does the vanilla extract and water work good i would like to try that
Yes
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:09 PM   #28
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anyone else?
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:15 PM   #29
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I dumped a 5 gallon bucket of acorns out at my feeder and they wont eat them??eat all the corn leave all the acorns??
not all acorns are the same. For example white oak have sweet acorns and red oak are bitter. I think they will eat them all but prefer the sweeter.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #30
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I have used the apples in the past with great results. Just cut them up into pieces to get the aroma going..
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:45 PM   #31
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i put out acorns last weekend
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:19 PM   #32
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I have used the peanut butter with mixed results. However I also take a bottle of honey and dump it on an old stump or rotting log, deer and hogs will deystroy the whole thing trying to get the honey out
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:22 PM   #33
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Peanut butter and jello.

you will probably get hogs though
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:43 AM   #34
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ive tried the peanut with no luck but im not sure that there were any deer in the area
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #35
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:37 PM   #36
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:03 AM   #37
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:41 AM   #38
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x2 sometimes add a bit of all grain.

Sorry but i'm going to bring this up. No joke. Have a friend in illinois that hunts bear in canada every couple of years. He keeps his wife's used tampons in the freezer and uses them as an attractant. It works but is a bit to strange for me.
wwhhhaaatttt tha hell
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:55 AM   #39
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Misltoe works great. when I am feeling industrious I will go and knock of a bunch aand put it trashbags and take it to my hunting area. The deer will tear it up.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:21 PM   #40
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wwhhhaaatttt tha hell
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X2 sometimes add a bit of all grain.

Sorry but i'm going to bring this up. No joke. Have a friend in Illinois that hunts bear in Canada every couple of years. He keeps his wife's used tampons in the freezer and uses them as an attractant. It works but is a bit to strange for me.
Man, I hope they don't have their kid's friends over! Could make for a very uncomfortable popsicle incident... Very uncomfortable indeed!
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:00 PM   #41
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Used tampon, hanging from Mistletoe, stuck in Peanut Butter Jar screwed with a fender washer to a bearing White Oak Tree, some corn, pecans, and apples scattered just for good measure, oh, and don't forget to smother it with Anise, Vannila, Honey, and Cinnamon.
That outta do it, don't tell nobody if it works or not, may get you a tour of the Loony Bin!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:12 PM   #42
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I have heard of the vanilla and water before. Also some one said add almond extract in with it. I mixed up a batch and Im going to see what happens.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:23 PM   #43
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http://thearkansashuntingandfishingf...antSecrets.pdf.. check this page out. I have been using it for a while and it works great!!!
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:36 PM   #44
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great thread!
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:16 AM   #45
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Misltoe works great. when I am feeling industrious I will go and knock of a bunch aand put it trashbags and take it to my hunting area. The deer will tear it up.
I've watched deer fight over mistletoe several times.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:49 AM   #46
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I am gonna have to try some of this mess. Got me curious
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #47
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Default Homemade white oak acorn extract

I posted recipe on Bootleg outdoors about making homemade white oak acorn extract.

Its really easy. All you need is scentless vodka, a jar, lil water, and time.

Also, works magic if you spray directly on your corn!
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:59 PM   #48
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Franks deer pee. Roasted peanuts.
Bunch of folks on here will tell you about Franks deer pee. Do a search and you will find this.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...ight=frank%27s

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...ight=frank%27s

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...ight=frank%27s

Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #49
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pour molasses on a stump, smell travels a long way and they will stand and lick on it for ever. done the peanut butter thing, works too.
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