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Old 07-13-2014, 11:34 AM
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hi guys i was in my wal-mart today picking up a bag of swamp donkey deer attracant and at 10 bucks a bag it is not going to kill me to buy one every few weeks but i am kinda chee..err frugal and want to know if there was any of you guys that make your own if so where do you buy your components ect. and if you have some pics of the deer you got while using your own recipe feel free to brag and show me.thaks guys
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:54 AM
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How many pounds of attractant are you getting for $10. I go to a feed and grain store and get 50 pounds of feed for $6-$15 depending on the type of feed.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:34 AM
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Grain Elevator is the ticket. Also grocery store
100# Stock Salt
50# Trace Mineral
50# Di Cal
Box of A&H Washing Soap

Dig hole 6 inches pretty good size around. Pour Salt, Trace Mineral and Di Cal in, cover with A&H Washing Soap, cover with layer of dirt, pour water over. Redo in 6 months then once a year.

They will make a hole eating the dirt too.

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Old 07-14-2014, 06:30 AM
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I can tell you what seems to work well that costs nothing - dig up the dirt. Seems like every time I turn over the ground that fresh dirt smell draws in deer. And I think as the rut approaches it can effectively draw in bucks.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by d80hunter
How many pounds of attractant are you getting for $10. I go to a feed and grain store and get 50 pounds of feed for $6-$15 depending on the type of feed.
i am getting 6 pound of crushed attractant for 10 bucks i didnt think it was to bad but i have read since then the deer have ate it all in a day or 2.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cammogunner
i am getting 6 pound of crushed attractant for 10 bucks i didnt think it was to bad but i have read since then the deer have ate it all in a day or 2.
If you are planning to continue using attractant, I would recommend finding a grain elevator or feed & grain store. You can get many times the weight you are getting for the price. It is too economical to pass up. You could pay around $25 for 100 pounds of quality deer feed or pay $167 for 100 pounds of what you are buying at Wal-mart. You could buy a trail camera to observe the deer the frequent your attractant for what you could save.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:05 PM
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hey man heres what id do. go to orschlens, you can buy 50-100 pounds of deer corn for 10-20 dollars. its also safe for cows.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by buckman11
hey man heres what id do. go to orschlens, you can buy 50-100 pounds of deer corn for 10-20 dollars. its also safe for cows.
thats a pretty good idea i also like the trail cam idea i supose i will find a new grain of some sort to feed them.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:52 AM
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wallyworld has some real nice 50-75 dollar trail cams you might want to look into
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:03 AM
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who will attract the deer?
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