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    deer scent ?

    Hi I was wondering what if any scent you would use to attract deer. I shoot mostly in the forestry commission and when the weather is still get confined to the high seats so I would like to try and improve my chances if possible

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    A german forest guard told me he used vanilla essence to serious effect. I have used it on sika and it works for short periods in jan and feb

    Regards,
    Glendine.

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    Turnips and Carrots
    Position and hold must be firm enough to support the firearm
    The firearm must point naturally at the target without any undue physical effort
    Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct
    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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    get yourself some concentrated aniseed from a fishing bait supplier (cheaper than bushwear) a few drops on an old tree stump will usually bring them in.
    sinbad
    I wish I was half the hunter my dog thinks I am

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    Dose it really work?

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    If you mean does the aniseed trick work, I use it to start a salt lick off, works every time for roe and other species.
    I dont shoot them on a lick though, usually set up an ambush point to take them on the way in/out.
    all the best
    sinbad
    I wish I was half the hunter my dog thinks I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinbad View Post
    If you mean does the aniseed trick work, I use it to start a salt lick off, works every time for roe and other species./
    dont shoot them on a lick though, usually set up an ambush point to take them on the way in/out.
    all the best
    sinbad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glendine View Post
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    Thx next time im round the fishing shop i will get some . Do you know if this workes on red,s ?

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    I have used anaseed on roe, fallow and red with excellent results. Red and fallow are the easiest to draw in, roe take a bit of time, as others suggested if you are going for reds or fallow carrots and turnips work well. Roe sometimes pick at them but usually stick to whatever natural food source is available.
    Just what I have found through trial and error.
    Sinbad

    I will give the vanilla essence a try Glendine see how it compares.
    I wish I was half the hunter my dog thinks I am

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    would you say that the carrots need time to work as i only have land in scotland so only get up a few times a year

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