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Question by realtreegamehunter. Uploaded on July 28, 2012
I usually pack granola bars, or PB&J and a bottle of water. Deer have never seemed to noticed. Jerky is also a good snack in the stand.
Pepperoni, they love it and it brings the big bucks right in.
Hey! If it works, who am I to judge!
I absolutely love apples, but I won't take them to a stand! I WILL eat it and then I have sticky hands!
I normally take p'nut butter and crackers or repack snack crackers to get rid of the cellophane! P'nut patty or Snicker works great for a "sugar rush" on a cold day.
i thought about beef jerky, but that has a strong smell to it, but they never notice that?
Jerky is a must for me in the stand. I know it has a strong smell but it has never seemed to be an issue. I also carry a couple candies like jolly ranchers. If I'm sitting all day a good granola bar is hard to beat. I also take the granola out of the wrapper and but in a little zip-lock bag before I go out. The wrappers they come in can be pretty noisy in the woods.
jerky, or i have check mix and it seems like every time i bring check mix i have good luck and either see a lot of deer or get one
I would not eat anything in the treestand that could be noisy. Like corn chips, potatoe chips etc. Remember, the deer have the best hearing in the world. Like the madflyfisher said put everything in quiet zip lock bags before you go out in the woods. Some of these plastic rappers around food items are real noisy. Biting into an apple could also be noisy. Take sandwiches, brownies, grapes, fig bars and soft trail bars. I think chewing carrots would also be noisy.
If it is super cold outside put your food inside your jacket so it doesn't freeze.
If you're properly playing the wind, bring whatever you want. You gotta be careful with apples...depending on how strict your local conservation officers are, they might cite you for "baiting" if you chuck the core.
Since baiting is legal in WV I eat alot of apples from 1 hour before daylight till after dark. I have had deer pass within 10 feet of an apple core and not pay any attention to it. The bite size Snickers and other candies are handy too. Ham and cheese sandwiches seem to always find their way into my pack too.
I call Popa-Johns pizza they deliver to the T-Stand...Just kidding. take some Hard boiled eggs and P-butter crackers.
It's the noise and movement that will bust you. Bananas are very good too,lots of what you need to keep going,just don't crush them. I don't pack out the peels, but I will cover them with leaves. Chocolate would be great except it makes me cough, just what I don't want.
As previously mentioned...some excellent snacks are fig bars, bananas, and almost any kind of candy bar.
And as also mentioned (but you probably knew it already), remove any wrappers BEFORE entering your hunting area.
Hint: if you bring any hand wipes with you...make sure that they aren't white in color...same goes with TP.
Bean burritos. The deer won't smell you. Not for a while anyway. Then everyone will smell you! Don't worry about white toilet paper. It won't be when you're done with it.
apples could work, maybe cereal
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