Tell me I'm not crazy...peanutbutter


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EatBugs
August 20, 2009, 12:17 PM
We all have our tactics.... My tactic.... I eat peanut butter and honey sandwiches while hunting as opposed to a ham sandwich... I think its a great tactic...

Here is my line of thinking on eating the PB and honey sandwiches....

1)I use special soaps and cover scents for my body but what about my breath....(could buy the special hunter toothpaste and mints I guess)

2)I may get hungry in the stand and need a good filling snack

3)I'm cheep

4)PB and Honey are mixed together and used as bait(where legal) with great success... (you know...those homemade drip cans or nail a jar to a tree) Deer love this mix

Soooo.... eat PB and honey sandwiches because it will cover the human breath stink, fill your tummy, attract deer with your breath possibly(well at least it wont scare them away), and you get a cover scent,food, and deer attractant for the price of a jar of PB,honey, and a loaf of bread... see what I'm saying?

I do this all the time and I've had deer mosey along downwind of me. not exactly come up and be like oh yay! peanutbutter and honey!!! but mosey along like nothing was wrong....

is this truly a stupid idea? I can see how it might interfere with scent lures but... who puts scent lures on their body.

oh and if you don't eat it that day you can save it and eat it the next day

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moosehunt
August 20, 2009, 12:45 PM
Well, if you hunt with the wind/breeze/air currents at your back, it might possibly be a positive, but the critters are still going to smell you. If you hunt into the air flow, it won't matter. Rarely is one very successful when hunting with the wind; generally one does what they can to work into the breeze. Also, I think most people will stop, i.e. temporarily quit actively hunting, to eat, granted, usually at some point of potential observation. Lastly, unless you are way bad out of shape or going up a real steep climb, don't you generally breath through your nose, not your mouth? Thus your breath shouldn't be much of a factor. So, I'd say enjoy your peanut butter if that's what you like. If you like something else, I'd say go for it, because I don't think it's a big deal. Fact is, more than once I've stopped to have a lunch break and built a fire to heat my sandwich (meat) (and me) and ended up shooting a deer from right there at the lunch fire! Just my opinion.

BFE
August 20, 2009, 09:17 PM
I read your post and getting ready to answer so I go back a see your name EatBugs. Then I think someone with this name eating peanut butter and honey sandwiches while hunting what the heck. What I was going to say was if it made you feel more confident then why not go for it.

moooose102
August 25, 2009, 01:18 AM
reminds me of the good ole days, before i had diabetes.

jbkebert
August 25, 2009, 01:30 AM
Heck I like peanut butter and honey. I don't see any problems with what you are doing. Also peanut butter and honey will give you more simple calories to burn quickly so more heat to your body faster. Could help on those cold days in the stand.

PT1911
August 25, 2009, 01:36 AM
I am sorry moose.. I know about the severity and possible consequences of diabetes but that is HILARIOUS!!!!! something somewhat embarrassing about breaking into laughter while sitting completely alone in a room...

2RCO
August 25, 2009, 01:55 AM
Sucks for those with Peanut allergiies.....:(

jim in Anchorage
August 25, 2009, 01:59 AM
I do this all the time and I've had deer mosey along downwind of me. not exactly come up and be like oh yay! peanutbutter and honey!!! but mosey along like nothing was wrong
It's because you are in a tree stand. When I lived in NY I was into bowhunting heavy. The area I hunted[from a 14 foot tree stand] was open mature oak, so I could observe deer 200 yards away. I would sit up there and smoke, drink coffee, eat slim jims, etc. and never once saw that I spooked a deer[and I would see 5-10 deer a day-horn hunter, would just let the does and spikes wander around the base of the the tree] I think the most important thing in stand hunting[besides location] is making yourself comfortable. The gee I can't move, eat or drink hunter is gone by 7am. The hunter who is guzzling coffee and snacking is there at 11 when the B+C buck shows up.

scythefwd
August 25, 2009, 04:18 PM
I usually just eat apples. I then throw the core away to biodegrade. It's not my fault that deer also like apples... it's my lunch. IF I am public land, I drop the cores in a pile about 10 ft. from where I am. I then pick them up and throw them in the trash when I leave. I don't need the bugs all over me from the juicy cores at my feet when I ground hunt.

CoRoMo
August 25, 2009, 04:41 PM
Wonderful idea!!! Not necessarily because it probably works, but because peanut-butter is my all time, most tempting, irresistible, weakness!!! I never get enough of the stuff, especially with honey. My wife has to hide it from me so the kid gets his share. Onetime, in a job interview, I was asked what my greatest weakness was, you can guess what I answered.:D

HuntAndFish
August 26, 2009, 02:39 AM
Sounds good. You can eat whatever you want in the deer stand. Just don't ask me for my water and handkerchief when you get your gun all sticky.

bearmgc
September 1, 2009, 07:59 AM
I love peanutbutter too. But my favorite hunting snack is homemade peanutbutter cookies, YUM.

Double Naught Spy
September 1, 2009, 08:57 AM
Here is my line of thinking on eating the PB and honey sandwiches....

1)I use special soaps and cover scents for my body but what about my breath....(could buy the special hunter toothpaste and mints I guess)

2)I may get hungry in the stand and need a good filling snack

3)I'm cheep

If you are using special soaps, then based on the special soaps I have seen, you aren't cheap.

Loyalist Dave
September 1, 2009, 09:13 AM
Eat PB&H 'cause you like it, and it's full of calories for a cold day. If the deer are spooked by your breath when you don't eat them sandwiches..., thems mighty sensitive deer, so better be sure you don't fart or sweat while out there. :D

I had a buddy who borrowed my wool Capote coat on a cold day. I forgot to get it back from him. His wife was "nice" and washed it for me before he gave it back, because it smelled of woodsmoke. She used cold water and hand washed it in CHEER. So there I was on opening day of special black powder season, and a light mist was falling, and I was wearing the coat..., and suddenly I was enveloped with the lovely spring fresh scent of Cheer. Now if you can smell the odor wafting up from a little moisture..., you reek as far as the animals are concerned.

Well I faced into the wind, and got a young buck. Sure, behind me three does spooked, but I still got a deer.

I LOVE PB&H by the way..., and you can have "fun" with other hunters by swearing by them sandwiches as the great secret to your hunting success.

LD

Nathanael_Greene
September 1, 2009, 09:36 AM
By the way, if you're worried about the stickiness factor, you can make the sandwiches with crystallized honey. They taste the same, but you don't have honey oozing all over the place.

The downside is that the honey can be tough to chip out of the jar.

(And I am entirely serious about this.)

eight433
September 1, 2009, 09:39 AM
It is my opinion that too much thought is put into anti-scenting. A good friend and coworker of mine got 4 deer last season- One with the front of his mini-van, and two others he dropped while he was in street clothes with a cigarette in his mouth still. I am sure much of this depends on where you are hunting, but in my neck of the woods, there are enough deer that you WILL see something, and they are so used to people that it hardly phases them. Hell i was target shooting my new pistol in the back 40 and 3 deer wandered almost right into line of fire and stayed there for three rounds out of my Kel Tec PF9!

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
September 1, 2009, 11:53 AM
You're not crazy - if hunting pressure is fairly low, the young deer will sometimes come to sweet smells - they are curious animals by nature. If you're wanting a doe or fawn, you just may be in bidness.

jimmyraythomason
September 1, 2009, 12:04 PM
Don't eat that on a warm day in Alabama during deer season. Unless you want to share with a couple hundred Yellow Jackets.

Double Naught Spy
September 1, 2009, 10:56 PM
It is my opinion that too much thought is put into anti-scenting.

Yes and no. I have been hunting hogs from a tree stand on and off since last October. I have tried special soap, pheromones, elk urine, etc. etc. The deer didn't seem to care what I was wearing or whether or not I had bathed. Neither did the hogs. However, when I started bringing along snacks with me to the stand, the coons took notice and did at least one squirrel. I have had to shoo away coons twice and the squirrel once. The could see me and still they tried coming up the tree where I was sitting.

What was this great attractant food I was eating? Believe it or not, animal crackers! I kid you not.

Maverick223
September 2, 2009, 01:16 AM
This thread is hilarious, glad I didn't drink anything while I was reading...I second the guy that said that rolling on the floor laughing in a room by yourself is a bit embarrassing...but it was worth it. :)

Uncle Mike
September 2, 2009, 01:28 AM
I was hunting...or I should say setting in a tree, swatin' skeeters in FL one year...

Spitting wintergreen skoal... hitting the last rung on the ladder stand just to hear the...ping.

Along come 5 deer, two bucks, 3 does, two of the does meander over to my ladder stand and start in on that skoal juice...

Beats all I'd ever seen....

I think in Fl you could eat pretty much anything and it not be a concern.

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