Crazy licking branch idea?

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Crazy licking branch idea?

Postby Wolf River Hunter » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:16 am

I put sticks covered in peanut butter in front of my trail cams to get some pictures and I noticed the deer always lick the peanut butter off leaving the stick pretty much intact. I was wondering how well it would work if I used those same sticks as licking branches over mock scrapes since they are covered in deer scent.

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RE: Crazy licking branch idea?

Postby Goose » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:20 am

I would think that it would work.
Taking a licking branch from an active scrape and putting it over a mock scrape is actually a good tactic. You have to make sure that you keep it scent free. You can use zip-ties or nails to attach it to the new tree.
You could even take the dirt from an active scrape and put it in your mock scrape via a zip-lok bag.
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RE: Crazy licking branch idea?

Postby ranwin33 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:36 am

So did you try it, and if so, how did it work out?
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RE: Crazy licking branch idea?

Postby Pursuit Hunter » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:00 am

Or better yet, just rake back the leaves with a stick under a likely looking licking branch and take a big ol' leak in your new scrape. The Deer will take care of the rest. It works, I promise.
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RE: Crazy licking branch idea?

Postby Woods Walker » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:11 pm

[font="Verdana"][/font]Just make sure that those deer don't have a peanut allergy, or you might get your butt sued off!!! [;)]
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RE: Crazy licking branch idea?

Postby Ohio farms » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:30 am

I think you may have something there Wolf.  That's a good idea worth a try.
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RE: Crazy licking branch idea?

Postby scotman » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:51 pm

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ORIGINAL: Woods Walker Just make sure that those deer don't have a peanut allergy, or you might get your butt sued off!!! [;)]

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Had to comment, I got a laugh out of that Woods Walker.
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RE: Crazy licking branch idea?

Postby Bowtech1670 » Mon May 24, 2010 12:20 pm

I really dont think this idea would work, for one the deer are lickinght ebranch because the penut butter smells good to them, 2 "licking" sticks are really used to spread scent from their gland on their head...and not so much licking great way to get picks, and probably see deer, but if i was u, for my mock scrapes i would stick to useing some kind of bottled scent, or cut the glands out of harvested bucks
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