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Okay, i need help here. I have a ground blind and a treestand set up at my grandparents house and i know there are deer there because of my trail camera and tracks and trails, but the problem is is that they are not there nearly as much as they should be so i need help on how to draw them in to where they are there consistently. I've tried two different "Buck Lickers Blocks" (i used the deer cane flavored one and the apple flavored one) and deer corn but none of that worked...AT ALL! This is a pretty good sized woods and cornfields and a big lake surround this woods....i need help! what will draw them in to where they are gonna be there alot...p.s. i am also going to need to know what to use all through the off season to really get them in the woods alot...Help will be very much appreciated, Thanks!

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from furbuster wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

This year around here it's been so dry they are moving closer toward the areas where there is water. We had to change areas we usually hunt because of this. The acorns are out in tons & my son started gathering them up they are good bait for free.

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from Big-Buk wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

where im set up isnt the problem...the problem is that there is other land around where im hunting and the deer are going there alot more often then to where im at...what will draw them is was the question.

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from Big-Buk wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

draw them in is what i meant

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

BioGuy has it. You have access to a good corridor, find out when the deer are in your area and concentrate on that. If the deer have access to a cornfield, a deer licker is not going to be too appealing. Set up your camera on trails and access to the nearby land. Good luck.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

You have trial cam pics of them so you have a trial camera how many pictures of the deer do you have in day light. If you find like bioguy said a place where the deer bed up and then move to a major food source there is often a minor food source before they will enter a corn field or hit a water source. also look for funnel points where three or more trails meet from 3 different possible draws. There really is no such thing as a magic bait thats going to draw deer for miles. The key is to place it in a spot on the deers normal route to close the distance that is the best way to see deer.

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

If you're restricted to hunting this one area as it seems may be the case, try building small food plots. There has to be good seed to ground contact so these areas need to be raked and cleared of any leaves, grass and debris. The more you can break up the soil the better. For small plots I've found that the garden weasal works great, especialy the one with spiked wheels. http://www.gardenweasel.net/ Plkot ready fertilizer mixed with pelletized lime can be bought at farm supply stores or co ops and spread according to directions before breaking up the soil. Then lightly hand spread clover, rape or turnups, oats that also can be bought at the farm supply stores. If the area your hunting has no thickly wooded areas and your hoping to see deer during the daylight hours, your chances will be very slim. Always approach your stand from the down wind side and always hunt where the wind will blow your scent away from likely deer travel lanes. Good luck

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Watch the property edges and pattern the deer. Set up near travel routes.

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from EGFGboy wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

find the acorns and set up there if there's reasonable sign depending on how dry it is water could be a good bet

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from furbuster wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

This year around here it's been so dry they are moving closer toward the areas where there is water. We had to change areas we usually hunt because of this. The acorns are out in tons & my son started gathering them up they are good bait for free.

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from Big-Buk wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

where im set up isnt the problem...the problem is that there is other land around where im hunting and the deer are going there alot more often then to where im at...what will draw them is was the question.

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from Big-Buk wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

draw them in is what i meant

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

BioGuy has it. You have access to a good corridor, find out when the deer are in your area and concentrate on that. If the deer have access to a cornfield, a deer licker is not going to be too appealing. Set up your camera on trails and access to the nearby land. Good luck.

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

If you're restricted to hunting this one area as it seems may be the case, try building small food plots. There has to be good seed to ground contact so these areas need to be raked and cleared of any leaves, grass and debris. The more you can break up the soil the better. For small plots I've found that the garden weasal works great, especialy the one with spiked wheels. http://www.gardenweasel.net/ Plkot ready fertilizer mixed with pelletized lime can be bought at farm supply stores or co ops and spread according to directions before breaking up the soil. Then lightly hand spread clover, rape or turnups, oats that also can be bought at the farm supply stores. If the area your hunting has no thickly wooded areas and your hoping to see deer during the daylight hours, your chances will be very slim. Always approach your stand from the down wind side and always hunt where the wind will blow your scent away from likely deer travel lanes. Good luck

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

Watch the property edges and pattern the deer. Set up near travel routes.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

You have trial cam pics of them so you have a trial camera how many pictures of the deer do you have in day light. If you find like bioguy said a place where the deer bed up and then move to a major food source there is often a minor food source before they will enter a corn field or hit a water source. also look for funnel points where three or more trails meet from 3 different possible draws. There really is no such thing as a magic bait thats going to draw deer for miles. The key is to place it in a spot on the deers normal route to close the distance that is the best way to see deer.

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from EGFGboy wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

find the acorns and set up there if there's reasonable sign depending on how dry it is water could be a good bet

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