Has anyone ever tried apple juice as a cover / bait scent? If the deer are familiar with apples I would think that apple juice would work well sprayed on the ground, in the air or on your boots. Does anyone have experience with that?
I dont know about apple juice but I carry a apple with me on my walk to the stand and eat half and throw the rest on the ground and mash it all over my boots. Twice I have had fawns licking the bottom tree step of my stand !!!
I think apple cider would be a better choice. Apple juice is highly refined, diluted and has sugar added....apple cider is just pure juice pressed from apples. Be sure you aren't violating any baiting laws in your State before using it.
Years ago before the scent blocker products were so popular and readily available, i always used real apples for cover. Just cut up rub all over you and anything you go into woods with, and throw remnance all aroung your stand in small pieces. I have had large bucks stop and eat a piece. I have even used this technique while hunting from the ground.
I never tried it, but if you made it out of apples from around your hunting area, I think it would be a good cover scent, and maybe an attractant. I would not risk using apple juice from a store cuz there are usualy addatives. Just my 2 cents
I always carry an apple to the stand with me I eat as much of it as I can on the walk in and rub the rest on a tree and put the core on the ground. I have had does walk up and take the apple and run away with it in their mouth. Also it attracts squirrels so if you arent seeing anything and its small game season (atleast in PA it overlaps) I like to take shots at them.
ya...im not sure about the actual scent itself of apple with apple juice then you got ants and bugs wanting to eat you. I would think a few real apples smashed between your boot and the ground and slingin chucks of the mash around might provide some degree of cover scent and curiosity iif deer are in the area.
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