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  • I had someone tell me that if I put a few drops of vanilla extract on my hunting clothes, it would attract deer. Is this true or

    I had someone tell me that if I put a few drops of vanilla extract on my hunting clothes, it would attract deer. Is this true or is the guy telling me this so that I don't shoot any of his deer?

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    i have no idea but recnetly on a different question another member aslo said that pure vanilla will be a curioustity attractnat for deer

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    • #3
      Haha yeah I don't want a bear seeing me as a vanilla milkshake

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      • #4
        I had previously posted that I've seen it used as a curiousity. After being told about it I first tested it by sprinkling vanilla extract in a trail out back in view of my windows and within bow shot of the archery stand out in the woods on my back corner. No luck in my AM hunt, but that evening I saw a doe follow the line with nose down across the property. Buddy who'd first mentioned it took a nice buck that year who came in to sniff a smear of icing on a leaf. Good luck.

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        • #5
          Also, if you're still hunting and want an attractant, I can see having no other options, but I'd be against personally smelling like food or any other scent. Forget the danger, you want your own scent away from your lure so a deer doesn't walk straight in at you from downwind and scent you or fail to offer a shot. There's nothing more frustrating than a deer getting within hand fighting range dead on while holding a bow.

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          • #6
            I have hunted in Oklahoma with my son and grandson and every time we went out to the fields they sprayed my boots with vanilla. I always had luck in getting a deer but,never knew if the vanilla had anything to do with it. The locals seemed to use it. Now we use the new scent killers.

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            • #7
              youre friend told you true,vanilla smells sweet even to deer

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              • #8
                A lot of people think it works. Here's some related links...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pjsabella View Post
                  Haha yeah I don't want a bear seeing me as a vanilla milkshake
                  I agree with that!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                    I had previously posted that I've seen it used as a curiousity. After being told about it I first tested it by sprinkling vanilla extract in a trail out back in view of my windows and within bow shot of the archery stand out in the woods on my back corner. No luck in my AM hunt, but that evening I saw a doe follow the line with nose down across the property. Buddy who'd first mentioned it took a nice buck that year who came in to sniff a smear of icing on a leaf. Good luck.
                    Thanks for the real world report. I may try it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                      Also, if you're still hunting and want an attractant, I can see having no other options, but I'd be against personally smelling like food or any other scent. Forget the danger, you want your own scent away from your lure so a deer doesn't walk straight in at you from downwind and scent you or fail to offer a shot. There's nothing more frustrating than a deer getting within hand fighting range dead on while holding a bow.
                      Great point!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by august View Post
                        I have hunted in Oklahoma with my son and grandson and every time we went out to the fields they sprayed my boots with vanilla. I always had luck in getting a deer but,never knew if the vanilla had anything to do with it. The locals seemed to use it. Now we use the new scent killers.
                        Thanks for that first-hand report

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 6phunter View Post
                          youre friend told you true,vanilla smells sweet even to deer
                          6P, have you tried it?

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