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Old 05-13-2022, 02:28 PM   #1
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I've been watching YouTube videos of guys making homemade deer attractants. Most recipes consist of sugar, jello, salt, peanut butter etc. They all claim you will save money by buying these ingredients and making it yourself but by the time you buy all of the ingredients you have spent just as much money if not more than buying the store bought attractants.
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Old 05-13-2022, 02:44 PM   #2
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Attractants to hunt over, get pics with, or……? I get lots of mileage from a $12 trace mineral block.
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Old 05-13-2022, 02:49 PM   #3
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I'm makin' some right now!! Had to replant twice because the crows beat the deer to it, but I think I finally got a stand good enough the crows can't hurt it now... It's top secret... we call it corn...
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Old 05-13-2022, 02:56 PM   #4
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Attractants to hunt over, get pics with, or……? I get lots of mileage from a $12 trace mineral block.
Is that a regular red mineral block from TSC?
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Old 05-13-2022, 02:57 PM   #5
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Attractants to hunt over, get pics with, or……? I get lots of mileage from a $12 trace mineral block.
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I'm makin' some right now!! Had to replant twice because the crows beat the deer to it, but I think I finally got a stand good enough the crows can't hurt it now... It's top secret... we call it corn...
Just send me a pm. Our secret.
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:09 PM   #6
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Is that a regular red mineral block from TSC?
It’s actually the same thing but from my local feed store. Red trace mineral block. The only secret is that it gets much more attention in a well concealed place. I’ve had them in my feed pens before and they aren’t used much.
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:29 PM   #7
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I'm makin' some right now!! Had to replant twice because the crows beat the deer to it, but I think I finally got a stand good enough the crows can't hurt it now... It's top secret... we call it corn...
“ My people call it maze”. Said in my most authentic Indian voice.
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Pea Gravel?
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Old 05-13-2022, 04:08 PM   #9
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It seems I can make hog attractant much better than I can make deer attractant.
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Old 05-13-2022, 04:37 PM   #10
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Attractants to hunt over, get pics with, or……? I get lots of mileage from a $12 trace mineral block.
Dang that’s a good en !
Is that on your home place or lease?
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:20 AM   #11
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It seems I can make hog attractant much better than I can make deer attractant.
This! Hogs always get to it first. Very frustrating.
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:35 AM   #12
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I've been watching YouTube videos of guys making homemade deer attractants. Most recipes consist of sugar, jello, salt, peanut butter etc. They all claim you will save money by buying these ingredients and making it yourself but by the time you buy all of the ingredients you have spent just as much money if not more than buying the store bought attractants.
I beg to differ. Dollar store maple syrup bottle and dollar store imitation vanilla bottle goes a very long ways mixed with water in a spray bottle. I can scent ~400lbs +\- of corn and the aerial cover around feed with a bottle of each. It really doesnt take much…I apply more than necessary. Fat kids come running.
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:32 AM   #13
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I beg to differ. Dollar store maple syrup bottle and dollar store imitation vanilla bottle goes a very long ways mixed with water in a spray bottle. I can scent ~400lbs +\- of corn and the aerial cover around feed with a bottle of each. It really doesnt take much…I apply more than necessary. Fat kids come running.
Does the syrup/vanilla concoction sprayed over corn work for deer?
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Does the syrup/vanilla concoction sprayed over corn work for deer?
Yes. Very much so.
I spray the trees and leaves too to throw the scent upwards…not just down on the ground.

It really doesnt take much. A tablespoon of syrup and a tablespoon of vanilla in a 24oz bottle filled with water goes really far.

Good luck MrSoldier.
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:50 AM   #15
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Yes. Very much so.
I spray the trees and leaves too to throw the scent upwards…not just down on the ground.

It really doesnt take much. A tablespoon of syrup and a tablespoon of vanilla in a 24oz bottle filled with water goes really far.

Good luck MrSoldier.
Thanks. You as well.
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Old 05-14-2022, 01:30 PM   #16
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Yes. Very much so.
I spray the trees and leaves too to throw the scent upwards…not just down on the ground.

It really doesnt take much. A tablespoon of syrup and a tablespoon of vanilla in a 24oz bottle filled with water goes really far.

Good luck MrSoldier.
Thanks for the idea. I might do this later this year with a backpack sprayer to cover more ground faster. Might be a good way to create and make deer use new trails.
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