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Vanilla Extract as Deer Lure?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Arkel23, Oct 25, 2009.

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  1. Arkel23

    Arkel23 Member

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    As hunting has been slow in my area :fire::banghead: I was thinking about buying some deer urine, but I'm not paying $7.00 for a little TINY bottle of piss:neener:, and don't really care to look around for more. So I was thinking about something around the house to attract them, and thought about Vanilla Extract, I researched it on the net, and I want yall to see these two posts on it. AND HAVE YOU USED VANILLA EXTRACT AS A DEER LURE?

    http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=317168
    http://forum.deeranddeerhunting.com/tm.aspx?m=50353
     
  2. tcrocker

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    I'll give it a try next weekend. If it works I report back.I haven't seen eny deer yet wild hogs move into the area.
     
  3. Arkel23

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    I'll also report back later on this week.
     
  4. saltydog452

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    I don't know about deer, but Vanilla Extract and Bay Rum have been used for mouthwash, deodorant, arthritis, and hair tonic for years.

    The rural route Watkins salesman carried lots of Watkins V'nilla Flavoring.

    salty
     
  5. Arkel23

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    Didn't know about that.
     
  6. deerhunter61

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    Well my father-in-law swears by vanilla extract as a cover scent. does it attract deer? I am not sure but I have had a guy on me lease tell me that one of the hunting shows has presented it as a cover scent as well. This after I told him what I was spraying on my clothes right before I headed to my stand.
     
  7. frankt

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    I have just about quit using all deer lures now but over the years I have used many different ones.
    I have a few occasions that the deer lure absolutely brought a deer in but many more times, I got no results.
    This year I again tried one of my old early season favorites, vanilla flavoring, not even the real stuff but the imitation from the dollar store.
    I wet a piece of cloth and hung it about fourty yards from a stand I was in. I had a nice six point come in and walk all around that rag. he stayed for 15 minutes. he was a little smaller than what I had been asked to shoot but he liked the vanilla.
    I think it makes a pretty good early season curiosity scent. Try it, it is a lot cheaper than the lure collected from what must be hundreds of thousands of penned up deer.:)
     
  8. Arkel23

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    yesss!!!!
     
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    Never used it for deer befor. I do use alot of it on my trap line. Works great for coon and possum.
     
  10. Spittin Lead

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    i have used peanut butter. it has brought them within bow range more than once.
     
  11. nathan

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    WOuld be interesting to see how deer reacts.
     
  12. Marlin 45 carbine

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    smear cheap peanut butter about chest high on a rough barked tree near your stand. it attracts does for sure and in the rut horns follow along after them.
     
  13. Arkel23

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    That's also what I was saying, I'm going to try it especially during the rut because I can get a fat doe in the freezer and maybe a wall hanger!
     
  14. bill in IN

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    It only attracts them out of curiosity. It is a good cover scent, been using it for years.
     
  15. Arkel23

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    I heard they may think it's a type of plant they eat, because the seed inside of it smells similar to vanilla.
     
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    I have used it in a fox set in the past (trapping) and it seems to work o.k.
     
  17. Arkel23

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    I'm getting alot of positive feedback, and I like that, I think I"m gonna have some meat in the freezer.
     
  18. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Man I hope you do - I got skunked for 2 days last weekend with primitive. I even thought about putting a vanilla scented candle in the woods with me. Like the extract, except it never gets used up; doesn't keep costing to purchase.
     
  19. Arkel23

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    That's a good idea, but I'd get a headache from the candle because vanilla just makes me sick for some reason, so I would pour some extract around the stand and chunk some big drops into the soybean field, or in the hardwoods.
     
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    Care about the peanut butter in states that outlaw baiting. If you use anything they can eat you can be ticketed for hunting over bait, even if it's just enough to put out some scent. Better off using liquids.
     
  21. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    So lemme see if I understand this - In Georgia and similar places, you can have a deer feeder but just cannot hunt near it? How far away do you have to be from it? Here, we have to be 100 yards or more away from any bait for TURKEYS, but are allowed to sit over bait for deer to our heart's content. Of course, doing that is *anything* but an assurance of a successful hunt, as anyone knows who's ever hunted deer near a feeder knows. It increases your odds from 5% to 7% of getting a deer that weekend, maybe, ha. If it's a doe you want, and it's in late season during a cold winter, then it may bump you up to 15% chance, give or take.
     
  22. Arkel23

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    USMC, we can bait, it's legal here.
     
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    In Georgia you can not hunt within sight or 200 yards from any bait.

    In other words, if you can see it or it's location you will be ticketed no matter how far away you are.

    If you can't see it or it's location you must be at least 200 yards away.

    We can plant food plots but you can't place bait.

    Meaning, I can plant all the corn I want and just leave it standing in the field or just knock it down and leave it, but I can't go harvest it and leave it all in a pile or drag a bag out and dump it or spread it around. Minerals such as salt licks and "deer cocaine" are considered bait as well.
     
  24. Arkel23

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    I've got salt licks and corn piles out in my hardwoods right in front of my stand, but I hunt over soybean fields to.
     
  25. eclarsen

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    It's funny. Illegal to bait deer in IL--food, mineral licks, etc., but walk into sporting goods stores and you'll find all sorts of illegal stuff to lure deer in.
     
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