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Last Post 11 Oct 2011 01:37 PM by roverboy. 11 Replies.
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23 Jul 2009 11:11 PM

    Deer love vanilla extract. You can spray it on dry leaves and they will eat the dry leaves. This is the secret ingrediant that they don't tell you about, as a scent cover. Pretty cheep stuff too, and the imatation works as well as the real thing. A deer will come to two things another deer, or something to eat.

    I have to deal with hot weather dear hunting so i have my reservations about certain scent lock type items. This is because I have to hunt in a t-shirt sometimes.

    So I make my deer stand smell good to the deer and imprint this on them long before I hunt the area.

    It is legal to bait deer on private land here so I use a corn feeder laced with vanilla extract. That gets them used to the treat. Then I give them something irresistable, roasted soybeans. I fill up my feeder and put a great deal of it right under the tree where I put my climber. This is to deer what good bar-b-q is to us. I then put out three deer sent tabs and this covers the human sent for shots as close a 7 yards.

    In areas like WMAs I go to places where other hunters will push the deer to me, and that deals with knowing the area, better than they do. Something not that difficult, if you live here.

    Vanilla may be used in just about any form it comes in...if they like it in your area and they prpbabley will they make all kinds of vanilla sprays you can spray yourself with, including shampoo.

    You can spray it around your stand in non-baiting areas and they will come to it or stop and check it out.

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    24 Jul 2009 06:15 AM
    Great tip.

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    24 Jul 2009 08:37 AM
    That's a very interesting tip. Just make sure it's not me eating the vanilla laced leaves around your stand!
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    25 Jul 2009 08:18 PM
    Normally when another hunter comes out of the woods and eats dry leaves around my stand I have a tendency to photograph them and post the video here for all to see. Chances are, however the deer will beat you to it.
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    18 Oct 2009 09:12 PM
    thank you very much, bow season just started here and i was wondering how to get the deer to come to me on my property. i had heard they go bonkers over vanilla extract when i was 6 years old (the last time i hunted)
    and now that i am bowhunting ive been looking for a way to "bring em in" thanks for the tip.
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    16 Nov 2009 01:42 PM
    So do you mix it with water and just spray it on or do you spray it on straight?
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    16 Nov 2009 06:28 PM
    Just put it in a spraybottle and use it straight.

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    16 Dec 2009 02:26 PM
    deer will also come to sweet candy to. like those apple jolly ranchers, suckers.they like penut butter to.with the penut butter just cut the bottom off and tie it to a tree upside down. the deer will eat out of it like a pip feeder. i dont know if any of that is ilegal, i hope not. well hope that help some of yall out that didnt know about it.
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    21 Oct 2010 10:22 AM
    I've got to say, after years of deer hunting and taking dozens ofthem, I have never heard of using vanilla. But I can assure you, it will be tried this year!
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    17 Sep 2011 07:53 AM
    Thanks for the tips! I will be trying them out this year.
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    17 Sep 2011 11:10 AM

    Question for all you vanilla using guys......

     

    I've used various attractant scents for years going back to "Davy Brackens" back in the early '70s.  Mostly I have used "hot doe" type scents.  In my experience these scents work especially well in areas that are lightly hunted for bringing in young bucks and also work reasonably well as a cover scent.  But in all my years of hunting, I have only once seen an attractant scent have any effect on a truly mature buck.

     

    Any thoughts on how vanilla works on mature bucks?

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    11 Oct 2011 01:37 PM
    I've never used vanilla as a cover scent or attractant. But, I'm gonna try it this season.
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