Making Your Own Deer Lures and Scent Blockers
Make your clothes and equipment scent free.
use deer lures and masking or cover scents in the field. No matter how
clean your clothes and equipment deer will smell you if conditions are not just
Lures and Attractants
Caution: In some states food deer lures could be construed to be bait and if
hunting over bait is illegal you could be thusly charged. By making a tea of the
food products and putting it out by sprayer or droplet dispensing bottle the
food smell will still be attractive to the deer but not the local game warden.
Grind the food with water in a food processor let it stand in the refrigerator
for a few days then filter through a coffee filter. You can pour the
concentrated decanted liquid in a into an ice tray and cover with foil or
plastic wrap. Before going hunting take a couple of cubes and put into a
dispenser with some more water. You may not be able to smell the food trail but
the deer can.
there are fruit trees in the area you can collect apples, persimmons, peaches
or pears. If there is no worry about possible bait laws you can eat them take
pieces and drop them along the trail or place them at your desired shooting
black or blue berries and drop them on the trail or make a tea..
acorns – peel and crush them up if they are a local food source. Peel the acorns you
collected on your scouting trip and put them in the food processor and use the
paste or powder in the same way as above.
After getting to the stand
but place the food scents and in such a way as to lead the deer out to a
comfortable shooting distance from the stand. Do not put deer lures close around the
stand or blind unless you just want to pet the animals as they will follow you
up the ladder steps.