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Offline BlacktailBowhunter

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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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