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Old 10-01-2022, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default Vanilla corn

Seems the mention of using it has died down tremendously compared to several years back! Anyone still doing this?

I did it for a few years and it seemed to be awesome but stopped as I don't have a whole lot of time to hand corn. Thinking about starting again though.
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:45 AM   #2
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Tried all different kinds of vanilla, I couldn’t seem to get something right. Seemed to scare everything.


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Old 10-01-2022, 08:52 AM   #3
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I never had much luck with the flavored corn.
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Old 10-01-2022, 09:02 AM   #4
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I think everyone switched to pea gravel


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Old 10-01-2022, 09:04 AM   #5
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Only double down for the hardcore killers now
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Old 10-01-2022, 09:05 AM   #6
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Persimmon flavored is working pretty good in the river bottom here.
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Old 10-01-2022, 10:23 AM   #7
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I stick to persimmon and apple. More natural to them. Don't have any vanilla trees on the farm
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Old 10-01-2022, 10:39 AM   #8
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Great if you want pigs.
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:21 PM   #9
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Yep, still do it and still use it as a cover scent…….works wonderfully
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:06 PM   #10
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Yep still use it and deer still love it
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Old 10-01-2022, 04:44 PM   #11
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I am a believer in vanilla corn. I have used on a regular basis on properties and have seen it work well in hand corn. I have also used it on properties that have never used vanilla corn and seen deer run to it and chow down on the hand corn! I have also recommended to others that have had good luck with it.
We usually put 1/4 to 1/2 cup vanilla extract to 2 cups water in a gallon zip lock filled with corn. I like to have it in the zip lock at least 24 hours and turn the bag over a few times. Then just hand corn where you want your deer to stop and eat.

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Old 10-01-2022, 04:48 PM   #12
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I am a believer in vanilla corn. I have used on a regular basis on properties and have seen it work well in hand corn. I have also used it on properties that have never used vanilla corn and seen deer run to it and chow down on the hand corn! I have also recommended to others that have had good luck with it.
We usually put 1/4 to 1/2 cup vanilla extract to 2 cups water in a gallon zip lock filled with corn. I like to have it in the zip lock at least 24 hours and turn the bag over a few times. Then just hand corn where you want your deer to stop and eat.

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My wife would kick my azz if I used that much of her Mexican vanilla

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Old 10-01-2022, 11:08 PM   #13
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Great if you want pigs.
Exactly. Deer don't need any flavoring.
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Old 10-01-2022, 11:17 PM   #14
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I don’t use feeders and only hand corn with vanilla on the corn and on me and I never have a shot at a pig.
Everyone else on TBH has feeders, no vanilla and ton of pigs……….maybe feeders bring in pigs and not the vanilla
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Old 10-02-2022, 02:35 AM   #15
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I still do it when I road feed. I think mostly cause I like the way it smells. The deer eat it regardless if it’s added or not.
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Old 10-02-2022, 03:10 AM   #16
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Exactly. Deer don't need any flavoring.
Salt and pepper helps on the taste. On the corn, not so much.
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:35 AM   #17
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It’s more a cover scent for humans stench imo. Vanilla one of the strongest scents there is.
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:41 AM   #18
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I have used it for years. Im with Burnadell on the fact that deer like corn pretty good plain. That said, they love corn with a spray of vanilla over the top. When I ho in to corn, in sprayed down head to toe. Same when I get on the bow stand. No doubt it conditions deer to associate my cupcake self with food.
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Old 10-02-2022, 10:37 AM   #19
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I have used it for years. Im with Burnadell on the fact that deer like corn pretty good plain. That said, they love corn with a spray of vanilla over the top. When I ho in to corn, in sprayed down head to toe. Same when I get on the bow stand. No doubt it conditions deer to associate my cupcake self with food.
That’s why I use it, cover scent and I think that’s what these other folks don’t understand.
Deer love corn and hate human scent. So I make myself smell like the corn I put out and literally never get busted
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