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Author Topic: Estrus attractant  (Read 610 times)

Offline gabby1to1

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Estrus attractant
« on: September 26, 2008, 05:42:37 PM »
How early have you successfully used it. I have used it in early November but afraid to try any earlier.

Offline BubbaBrown

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Re: Estrus attractant
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 05:46:41 PM »
Some does will come in to heat early. Not all of them will wait until the advertised rut dates. Try it early, I don't think that the bucks will mind. It might work, you never know.
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Offline mossy oak

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Re: Estrus attractant
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 06:26:36 PM »
I think the problem with estrus attractants is using too much too early. I know an old hunter on a strict budget that only uses a Q tip, dips it, hangs it on a fence and kills good bucks every year. He says only a drop gets their attention better than pouring a whole bottle on the ground. I know i'm cutting way back this year and getting back to the old school of hunting before all this crazy junk came on the market!

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Re: Estrus attractant
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 12:48:06 AM »
I know i'm cutting way back this year and getting back to the old school of hunting before all this crazy junk came on the market!

amen to that mo
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Re: Estrus attractant
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 01:09:24 AM »
I think the problem with estrus attractants is using too much too early. I know an old hunter on a strict budget that only uses a Q tip, dips it, hangs it on a fence and kills good bucks every year. He says only a drop gets their attention better than pouring a whole bottle on the ground. I know i'm cutting way back this year and getting back to the old school of hunting before all this crazy junk came on the market!
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Offline hawghunter65

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Re: Estrus attractant
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 12:12:39 PM »
had better luck with James valley scents "wallhanger"  and "lethal weapon" both gels which are a buck and doe scent and buck lure than plain estrus scent.  i agree, a unscented cue tip or small branch(use a clothes pin to hold them on branches) is plenty for a bucks nose which has about 300x the strength of ours and up to 13 separate odors to sort out and locate at the same time. i usually place one at 10 and 20 yards for distance markers (in a shooting lane) and its thick where i hunt anyway (plus i can take the scent tips with me and throw away later, (put in ziploc bag) doesn't condition them to that scent). remember to place them upwind and to the side of the main trail and direction you expect him to come from as it will give you a broadside shot and time maybe to look him over as he approaches.  even if its a big buck quartering downwind crosswind and he's on top of you he'll hit them, possibly stop and turn giving you a quartering shot.  love it for funnel hunting between bedding areas.  remember also, he'll be in the downwind thick stuff of the funnel usually so use those crosswind setups to beat that nose.
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