Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by huntfishsleep5, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. I've heard vanilla extract will attract deer just out of their curiosity. I guess they like the smell and want to see if its food? Does anyone around here use this?
  2. jwalker

    jwalker Well-Known Member

    I've heard of it too idk how well it works but my cousin shot his biggest buck eating a ice cream drumstik lol

  3. hunter_3780

    hunter_3780 Select Member<br>2014 Team Turkey Contest Winner

    that cmere deer smells like vanilla.
  4. Good cover scent for sure. Curiosity killed the cat!:biggrin:
  5. Hog_54

    Hog_54 Well-Known Member

    I have heard that it work as cover scent but have never tried it, may have too
  6. Paul Jones

    Paul Jones Member<br>'07/'08 Bowhunting Contest Team Winner

    It does work as a cover scent. It also seems to work better early when the leaves are still on. I don't know why. One other suggestion is to buy the pure vanilla. Its a little harder to find but most have alcohol added and its not as effective.
  7. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member

    ....unless your thirsty. :wink:
  8. btech29

    btech29 Platnium Member<br>Forum Sponsor<br>Stud Duck

    I think there is something to it. I remember when Dan "the man" Fitzgerald used an attractant called Killa Vinilla. Ive never tried it.
  9. vanilla

    Vanilla extract works well...use in a spray bottle 50/50 blend with water. I use nursery water to mix the solution. Just to avoid the chlorine smell in tap water. I had a doe walk down my trail after spraying on my boots and she came to within 5 feet of me sitting on the ground beside a tree. I got the recipe from a friend who is a member of a large club in Tunica Ms. They been using it for years and always have great success. Vanilla works as cover scent and attractant. Never hurts to try something new.
  10. bayoubuckhunter

    bayoubuckhunter Well-Known Member

    hadnt worked for me, but i only used it one time due to being p'od lol. I think i paid like 15 bucks for a bottle of the michael waddels buck juice, got it home and opened it up to find that i just fell for another bull*@*@ smells just like the vanilla extract, could of got that from my wifes kitchen lol
  11. Ozone

    Ozone Well-Known Member

    Think of what you learned! The crime would be when you bought the second bottle. Of course it would be OK if it were Tiffanies.....:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
  12. Savage Shooter

    Savage Shooter Well-Known Member

    Tiffanies what??:head:
  13. 05cards

    05cards Well-Known Member

  14. Hog_54

    Hog_54 Well-Known Member

    Well I'm going to try it see what happens, because all this stuff on market doesn't seem to be that good.
  15. If you have any luck soon be sure to let us know! :thumb:
  16. ARflinger

    ARflinger Well-Known Member

    When I lived in Kansas we bought some stuff made locally called Cover Up, it smelt just like vanilla so we made our own and it worked great. I had a doe circle me in a wide open field trying to wind me and never could. It is just like everything else, sometimes it works and sometimes it don't, who knows why.:shrug:
  17. woodsnwater

    woodsnwater Well-Known Member

    How about vanilla scented car fresheners?:shrug:... Just a thought. Would that work?
  18. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

    I think almost any unusual scent will sometimes draw in curious deer, especially young deer, but I believe the older, smart ones spook from anything unusual. I think most of the special scents attract more hunters than deer.

    Knew a guy once who swore by Mennen Skin Bracer. Said it covered the human smell. He splashed it on heavy every morning, and of course the only deer he saw were the deer that were way up wind from him...but you could never convince him of that.
  19. dsmtuner1

    dsmtuner1 Well-Known Member

    I put pure vanilla on corn once, but hey wouldn't touch it haha.
  20. oldnwahunter

    oldnwahunter Well-Known Member

    I use it all the time. i think deer seems to think it's a honeysuckle around and they luv honeysuckle