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Thread: Whats the best doe estrus scent you have used?

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    Whats the best doe estrus scent you have used?

    I am going on a guided muzzle loader hunt this weekend with my dad and want to pick up some doe estrus scent to hopefully lure in a big buck looking for those does in late heat. I had a buddy use the VS1 stick with great success this year but the stuff is really expensive. I perfer not to buy the real common mass produced stuff though.

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    Not sure about your area.. but down here we use Southern Whitetail scents.. It is collected from deer that live about 30 miles away from me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciscokid View Post
    Not sure about your area.. but down here we use Southern Whitetail scents.. It is collected from deer that live about 30 miles away from me!
    I'll be hunting SE MN right on the IA boarder
    If you don't shoot the big ones they die of old age.
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    James Valley Scents Gel formulations are by far the most effective I have used.
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    James Valley, Milligan Scents are good and I have had success with Tinks 69.

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    some MN sources

    http://www.stonybrook-outfitters.com...2/Default.aspx

    AKA, Tanks Fatal Attractor. Out of Pine River, MN.

    http://www.whitcombswhitetails.com/home.html

    I've seen Whitcombs sold at Gander Mnt in Maple Grove. Don't know if all the GM's sell it. It was in a apartment refridgerator in a few places in the store.
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    I like the Buck Stop 200.

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    James Valley. The best I've found.
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    every deer I shot this year came out when I used Tinks No 1....not an estrous scent...just plain doe pee.

    Don't know if the pee had anything to do with it, but I used it 2 times and I shot bucks on those days. The other days I saw bucks / does but never close enough or too small.
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    i use black widow

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    Blind date by Apparition Scents. I like to use it with a drag. Had good luck with it in PA this year.

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    Another vote for James Valley!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfed View Post
    James Valley Scents Gel formulations are by far the most effective I have used.
    I was hoping someone would say this!!!! I was doing some research on the reviews on Cabelas website and they got all 5 star reviews. James Valley scents were what I was leaning towards.
    If you don't shoot the big ones they die of old age.
    If you don't shoot the small ones they live to become big ones.

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    Black Widow
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    Border Crossing Scents work very well, they are out of Michigan.

    http://www.bordercrossingscents.com/

    a little on the pricy side, but they work.
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    I am always very cautious when using scents. You never know how much to use if it is a concentrated blend.

    It can also alarm the deer if not used properly.

    I was hunting about 200 yards from another hunter (public land). My visibility was about 100 yards upwind of me. The patch of woods i was in, it was only about 250yds to the road. So i assume he was somewhere in between. I could smell doe in heat scent from time to time while i was hunting. Funny thing... It appears as though he used the whole bottle. One hour into my hunt, a few spikes passed between me and the other hunter.... after i saw them put their nose in the air for a second...



    Me personally have used Pete Rickards Love potion #9 sparingly to a drag rag and has made a number of deer curious enough to come check my rag out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinfool09 View Post
    Border Crossing Scents work very well, they are out of Michigan.

    http://www.bordercrossingscents.com/

    a little on the pricy side, but they work.

    My boss killed a nice 10 up north over this a few weekends ago. I also had a spike come in within 15 minutes of putting it out and start thrashing on a tree right by it. It is just so damn expensive at almost $50 for the VS1 stick.
    If you don't shoot the big ones they die of old age.
    If you don't shoot the small ones they live to become big ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcowette View Post
    My boss killed a nice 10 up north over this a few weekends ago. I also had a spike come in within 15 minutes of putting it out and start thrashing on a tree right by it. It is just so damn expensive at almost $50 for the VS1 stick.
    No arguments from me....it is too $$$, the only thing is that the stick lasts alot longer than liquids and gels do and is alot less messy.

    For those of you unfamilar with this company, the stick that bcowette and i mention is a deoderant-like stick that contains the scent and you roll up a knob to apply just like your old spice...pretty cool!
    “All the wild animals, large and small, and the birds and fish will be afraid of you…I have given them to you as food, just as I have given you grain and vegetables.” Gen 9:2-3

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    Doe in Need by Team Fitzgerald, I have had great success with Fitzgeralds products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinfool09 View Post
    No arguments from me....it is too $$$, the only thing is that the stick lasts alot longer than liquids and gels do and is alot less messy.

    For those of you unfamilar with this company, the stick that bcowette and i mention is a deoderant-like stick that contains the scent and you roll up a knob to apply just like your old spice...pretty cool!
    I agree it does work. It is one of the few times I have actually had a scent out and felt the deer was there because of the scent. When my boss shot that buck he said it hung around for about an hour when he got in his stand in the morning and then it circled around and the instant it got down wind of the scent it made a charge up hill through some popels directly towards the scent.

    Unfortunatly I am scrapping all my money up just to go on the hunt and don't have a ton of extra money to spend
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    If you don't shoot the small ones they live to become big ones.

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    I've had real good luck using the Tink's Rut sticks. They burn like an incense stick. I've had three bucks in three years come in to those. I set two of them out. The first one I burn I stick in the ground straight up and down. The second one I stick in at an angle so the tip of it is contacting the first one down low. When the first one burns down to where the second one is touching it, it lights that one. That way I get a longer burn time without having to get down and light another stick. They really send the scent out over a long distance.

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    Harmon's, Black Widow, BorderCrossing VS-1 (liquid is priced higher than gold, but works great.)
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