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Offline Aussie Joe

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Scents and calls.
« on: September 14, 2003, 02:11:56 AM »
How many of you guys use attractant scents and calls?  None of my friends or hunters I've talked to use them.  However I use calls when I hunt Fox and Dingo and also when I hunt in New Zealand.  Are scents really worth the trouble? :?:
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Offline DeathFromAbove

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2003, 08:46:32 AM »
My only experience is only with Whitetail Deer - where scents are a definite plus.  Attractants will work in certain times and situations but cover scents are valuable throughout the year.

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2003, 08:34:14 PM »
Aussie, I have great success with scents while Whitetail hunting.  Mainly Doe in heat during the rut.  I have recently purchased a digital game caller (phantom) and stuck a great nine point with the call system.  Used a combination of dominate grunt and doe in estruss calls.  he came flying in and steped right over my speaker. Pow, right in the spine!  Happy hunting!

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2003, 10:32:44 PM »
I use calls, but have gotten away from scents.  I never really had that much success with the attractant scents.  I use scent "killer" and that's about it.  The calls though, I rattle, doe bleat, and grunt.  I mainly use them when I've got a deer in sight and it's going away from me.  Figure I've got nothing to loose.

I also use some predator calls for fox/coyote.  I've been wanting to get a squirrel call and try it too.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2004, 06:40:33 AM »
The best cover scent I have ever used for deer hunting was natural skunk scent. No kidding! Believe it or not, the bottled scent actually does wear off after a few hours of hunting. A round black plastic scent holder was available that attatched to your belt, and had safety pin also, so you could pin it to your clothes. The deer in this area seemed to get wise to the fox scent, so I went with my brother's example, and tried the skunk scent. We put scent into the holders and also applied some to our boots soles.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2005, 07:21:17 PM »
Skunk scent.......ooh the memories........the pain......the agony.....the BIG ARSE switches! Me and my brother though it would be funny if we drenched some guys truck with it.He was weird and real mean to us,so we though it would do him good and be funny at the same time.......We got caught. :shock:
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2005, 07:44:50 PM »
I don't use scents and calls.But then again,that could be the reason I didn't get a deer this year.I only use calls on turkeys.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2005, 12:13:11 PM »
I use scents and calls. Mostly cover scents, when I'm out bow hunting. I haven't really seen mush success with the attractant scents, unless its the wife's perfume, and that usually brings me running..................... ;D. Calls are a big help where I hunt, as  the bush is pretty dense, and its about the only way to get bullwinkle to come out, unless you catch him on a cutline, or push bush. :mrgreen:
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2005, 08:09:05 PM »
I think BC is onto something here. I have deer walk within easy bow range while I squirrel hunt. I'm talking nice does and bucks, too. I'm just sitting there on the ground, camoed up with my rifle while having a smoke, nothing special. About the calls, I am going to try some squirrel calls next season.  Years ago, one of my brothers had a plastic squirrel call that didn't seem to do anything for our attempts of squirrel calling. But, some of you folks seem to have some good sucess at calling, so I'm sure going to give it a serious try. Who knows, it may even call in a varmint or two while squirrel hunting, or some squirrels. Even if they just bark back, that's going to locate them for you. We all know what happens to barking squirrels! :mrgreen:
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2005, 09:48:21 PM »
I am a big fan of calls. I use them whenever i hunt deer or preadators. never had much luck with coverscents. I guess i just smell to stinkn bad. I might want to invest in a Scent-lok suit.
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