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Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« on: September 02, 2008, 11:31:54 PM »
Has anyone ever used Grandpa's Deer Suckers? They were like a king size slow poke. I don't know if they still make them, but the deer loved them. There was only one problem. The deer took the suckers with them every time! I tried wedging the sticks between roots on an angle and they just broke the stick and walked off with it. I also tried the bigger 4lb hang on suckers & the deer worked it off the rope and walked off with it. I finally quit using them because they ended up being a one time deal and that was expensive.

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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 12:51:45 AM »
Had the same problem with 4# bucklickers one day they would be there and the next they would be gone went to a 12# rock from primo and it stayed , can't trust them deer any more . -00-9 %^$^
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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 02:30:20 PM »
Has anyone ever used Grandpa's Deer Suckers? They were like a king size slow poke. I don't know if they still make them, but the deer loved them. There was only one problem. The deer took the suckers with them every time! I tried wedging the sticks between roots on an angle and they just broke the stick and walked off with it. I also tried the bigger 4lb hang on suckers & the deer worked it off the rope and walked off with it. I finally quit using them because they ended up being a one time deal and that was expensive.

Have not heard of them, who make them??   ???

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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 10:08:24 PM »
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No seriously I to would like to know.
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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008, 10:27:01 PM »
i tryed them all i killed was yellowjackets and ants >:(
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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008, 10:36:55 PM »
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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008, 10:40:57 PM »
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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008, 10:50:37 PM »
Has anyone ever used Grandpa's Deer Suckers? They were like a king size slow poke. I don't know if they still make them, but the deer loved them. There was only one problem. The deer took the suckers with them every time! I tried wedging the sticks between roots on an angle and they just broke the stick and walked off with it. I also tried the bigger 4lb hang on suckers & the deer worked it off the rope and walked off with it. I finally quit using them because they ended up being a one time deal and that was expensive.

Have not heard of them, who make them??   ???

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I can't remember. I was hoping someone here could tell me. I don't think they are made anymore, but I'm not sure.

By the way, congratulations on your 1,000th post puddle.

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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008, 08:58:34 AM »
I can't remember. I was hoping someone here could tell me. I don't think they are made anymore, but I'm not sure.

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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008, 09:07:06 AM »
 i tried them about 10 years ago and the deer loved them and took them with them but have not seen them around for a long time ?

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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2008, 03:12:33 PM »
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ISHPEMING — The new owners of the business that makes Grampa’s Deer Suckers is looking to revive the popularity of the hard candy “treat” that attracts deer.


Grampa’s Inc., formerly located in Negaunee, was bought earlier this year by Kevin Tasson of Skandia and Thomas Kuopus of Ishpeming. It was founded in 1989 by H.G. Artibee.


“The Deer Suckers were widely distributed in 28 states and were extremely popular with deer hunters and backyard wildlife enthusiasts alike,” Kuopus said. “Hunters have found them to work very well, as evidenced by the many pictures and testimonials from successful hunters throughout the country.”


Kuopus said the Deer Sucker is an effective deer attractant and a lightweight alternative to hauling heavy bags of corn, apples or other feed into the woods for hunters.


The product was first developed as a fund-raising tool for Artibee’s daughter’s string orchestra class at Negaunee High School. The class was invited to a worldwide competition in Austria and needed to raise $90,000. Artibee and his wife Alice wanted to do something to help the class achieve their fund-raising goal, and from this the Deer Sucker idea was born.





Artibee initially made 250 suckers. He was met with some skepticism from the orchestra class, but with the help of several local retailers, the suckers sold right away. Proceeds went to the students’ class trip. When requests for the sucker poured in the next year, Artibee returned to the kitchen to make more suckers, and the rest is history.


Grampa’s Inc. is located at 150 Greenwood St. in Ishpeming. Its products are available locally, though the company is working with distributors in several states to expand distribution.


For more information, call 485-4144.

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Re: Grandpa's Deer Sucker
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2008, 12:12:04 AM »
farmerdunn,

Thanks. I appreciate your effort.

 

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