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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2017, 07:23:40 PM »
Good luck can't wait to see the bear pics

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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2017, 07:27:12 PM »
We only have 1 bear that frequents our place and I haven't seen it for a month or more. I'm thinking the birds will get to it first. We'll see.

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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2017, 07:38:54 PM »
We only have 1 bear that frequents our place and I haven't seen it for a month or more. I'm thinking the birds will get to it first. We'll see.


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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2017, 09:04:37 PM »
Yeah let me know how it does  :P Anybody have any ideas for natural preservatives?
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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2017, 09:41:00 PM »
Many of the Carbohydrates that you are feeding deer can kill them. 

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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2017, 09:46:28 PM »
At least you are using Jif and not Skippy. Should be crunchy though.

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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2017, 01:34:31 AM »
Many of the Carbohydrates that you are feeding deer can kill them.

This seems like an odd statement. Can you provide proof?

The brown sticky in sweet feed is molasses. So other than the peanut butter and brown sugar all these ingredients are comonly fed to all manner of livestock and deer. The only way I've seen it kill them is when they get shot coming to get some.
Keeping in mind were not talking about replacing a large part of thier diet. This is small volume attractant.

Or are you suggesting simple carbs to be an acute poison to deer?

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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2017, 01:18:40 PM »
@Chesapeake, when are you planning to check your cam?
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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2017, 01:46:39 PM »
I don't doubt it would work, but seems like a couple deer could eat that in one night, cool idea but a lot of work for how long it would last.

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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2017, 08:24:57 PM »
Well, good news and bad news. The good, the block didn't make it 1 night. Bad news, the camera didn't get a pic of the culprit.
I'll make another and retry hoping for dry weather. The camera I have up doesn't do well once the PIR lense is wet.

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Re: Home made baits and other attractants that work for blacktails
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2017, 08:26:51 PM »
I think I would stick with apples.

I've read biologists reports that say a Blacktails system slows down in the winter to digest the woody types of browse and grain can be harmful if consumed in large amounts.

I will say though in these small amounts, I can't imagine them being able to gorge on it enough to hurt them to much.

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Re: Home made baits and other attractants that work for blacktails
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2017, 01:16:48 PM »
Heard anything with strong vanilla scent works well.

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Re: Home made baits and other attractants that work for blacktails
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2017, 07:04:24 PM »
Made and put out a second block. Same results, gone in 1 night. Have deer pics but none where you can see the deer eating the block. Seems the deer like them well enough.

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Re: Home made baits and other attractants that work for blacktails
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2017, 07:54:06 PM »
Cool, thanks for trying it out.

But others are right, it's a little to much work for something that small that only last a little while.
I think I'll stick to easier and cheaper attractants.
If I find any other things that work for me I'll probably make a post.

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Re: Willing Experimenters wanted to test home made black-tail lures
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2017, 05:57:56 PM »
I could try your Winter snack at my place. Maybe see if they choose it over the sweet feed. Already have the camera up.

Your recipe seems so generalized I'm thinking it might need to be more specific if intending to test deer attracting ability. Deer can be picky.

Peanut butter, creamy, crunchy?
For your "oats" are you talking solid grain oats or rolled oats like in quaker oatmeal?
You running white sugar or brown sugar?
And the salt, Kosher, canning, sea, or iodized?

My molasses is Blackstrap. Cracked corn would be from Purina scratch grains, so has some odd grains mixed in. Can do white or brown sugar, and choice of salt type.

Winter snack bar:
Peanut butter- 3 tablespoons
Molasses- 1 tablespoons
Sugar- 3 tablespoons
Oats- 3- tablespoons
Cracked corn- cup
Cinnamon powder- teaspoon
Salt (Preservative)- 1 teaspoon
Directions:
Mix together, heat in the Microwave for 30 seconds to soften it up if needed, then freeze in a small rectangular tin pan. Remove from the tin when hard and place it out at a well used deer trail and fire up the trail cam.

I used rolled oats, rock salt, (i don't think it's that big of deal for the salt) White sugar, I would try brown but we're out at the moment. I used crunchy peanut butter cause that is what we had around I probably wouldn't purposely use that kind though.

One thing I am not sure is how to keep it from molding... That could be a big problem since we are almost in constant deluge here on the wet side.

Sounds like a regular snack for me.

 

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