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Author Topic: vanilla  (Read 1457 times)

cookts

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vanilla
« on: September 26, 2008, 09:06:18 AM »
Can anyone give me the skinny on vanilla as being an attractant? I'm kind of leary as it is not natural to the woods I hunt, ( Bucksnort TN).

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Re: vanilla
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 09:40:48 AM »
I don't know if I've ever heard of it. Do you mean plain vanilla you'd use for cooking?

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Re: vanilla
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 10:37:13 AM »
Bass Pro sells it in the Buck Bomb spray. There are several companies that offer it saying it is a curiosity scent.

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Re: vanilla
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 11:03:13 AM »
i know we use vanilla in the spring to keep away buffalo nats, it works good for that
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Re: vanilla
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 11:46:34 AM »
Thats what I was going to say clintt, We was told to use vanilla this summer by an older woman. It works fairly well of keeping the knats and skeeters away.   

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Re: vanilla
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 11:50:38 AM »
Dont think I would try that.
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Re: vanilla
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008, 12:10:39 PM »
Believe it or not, it does work as a deer attractant. But it's like any other deer lure, it works on some deer and spooks others. Even in the same woodlot. But keep in mind bears like it too.

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Re: vanilla
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2008, 12:15:04 PM »
Well, I think I've made my mind up. Use as skeeter and nat repellant only. Oh yeah, what about pureed grapes left outside in mason jar for a couple of days, then setting them out as cover scent and attractant. Our woods are full of muscodine this year. Don't think I'm nuts. I actually got that from a Wildlife biologist.

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Re: vanilla
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2008, 12:15:25 PM »
I know one thing... the pure vanilla will sure give you a headache after smelling it for any length of time and it does not wash out of clothes. It is a lot like perfume, the scent changes in the wash and stays on your clothes, gloves, or hat. For hunting in Alabama, I think I would opt for pure honeysuckle, which is native to Alabama.
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Re: vanilla
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2008, 04:48:20 PM »
it works on some not on others kind of like penut butter

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Re: vanilla
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2008, 06:49:51 PM »
Dan Fitzjerald marketed a product for years (VK- Vanilla killa). I've put it out in my food plot over the summer to see what the reaction is, it did seem to draw in the does and fawns to look what the source of the smell was.....but most bucks skirted the area and hung out down wind until other deer checked it out! Undecided if I will use it in an actual hunting situation. The bears love it though! It will close the deal with a downwind unspooked bear!
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Re: vanilla
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2008, 09:33:31 PM »
I've tried vanilla a couple of times, mainly out of curiosity. the results were pretty much 50-50. it worked sometimes while sometimes it didn't.
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Re: vanilla
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2008, 11:22:39 PM »
I think the first use of it as a commercial scent was Cover Up. I always heard that the vanilla is supposed to be mixed with water. I don't remember the ratio's. Also heard supposed to use the real stuff not the extract, but I'm not sure that it is a big deal. I have also heard of people using lemon water (real lemons).

 

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