It seems incredible

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Alex MacDonald, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast free bird

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    In my experience using attractants for blacktails in front of trail cameras, it won't bring them in like some people might expect. If they're in the area, they'll stop and check it out. It will not bring them in from miles around or on a regular schedule. Their interest in the stuff steadily declines as fall approaches too. The number of pictures we get in September and October is a small fraction of what we get in spring and early summer.
    Buck Jam seems to work better than the mineral licks we've tried.
    I put a little Buck Jam in front of the camera in my back yard and got video of a buck last week. He was there because it's on his travel route, not because I put the stuff out. What the Buck Jam did though, was make him stop for a few seconds in front of the camera.
     
  2. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I'd like to hear from some of our brethren who hunt whitetails. Those little Columbia Blacktails, they're strange deer, more like black labs than deer it seems! I have no idea why this stuff wouldn't work with mulies though. It makes sense to work on a good food plot for deer, if for no other reason than to give them better nutrition. As a bowhunter, the GMU I hunt allows me to take either sex, with a 3-pt lower limit on the males, and I could care less about antlers, since my goal is to put some venison in the freezer. Better-fed deer, which are better able to survive a bad winter, just makes sense all around.
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    This hit the nail on the head.
     
  4. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    This would be as exciting as shooting one of my grandpa's cows as it put its head in the grain bucket so we could butcher it.. not much sport involved, But we got our meat. This is the very shit that gives so called hunters a lot of bad press
     
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  5. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast free bird

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    I made sure to specify that my experience was with blacktails because mulies or WTs are probably very different. Blacktails can eat almost anything and have food all around them.

    You would be surprised at some of the bucks roaming this side of the hill.
     
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    We began landscaping our yard this year. Turns out we're baiting deer. They like to sample almost every single thing we've planted, except Oregon grape, salal, and various ferns. Oh, and rhodys, they don't eat those. I put up about 200' of deer fencing, and that seems to help. Come deer season, I could pop one in the geraniums next to the front porch.
     
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    Living in what is basically a white tail reserve ( just look up deer and Grand forks BC ) I have found that every deer will taste everything once and as there is a new crop of deer every year the tasting just goes on forever.:D
     
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    I agree.

    I never needed to resort to "baiting" (and never would have) in order to be successful in getting the bear, deer, elk, mtn'. goat, or whatever other animal we shot back in the days when I was still hunting. And we shot all of those, including whitetail, blacktail and mule deer.

    I don't know if "fair chase" is still applied as far as hunting ethics is concerned, but it was for us then and I'd like to think it's still part of the program for most hunters.
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    It's all about intent Alex. Did Bill intend to inhale or was was that just a honest, natural reaction to his normal breathing pattern; did Monica intend to... well, you get the general idea. ;)