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Anticipation is growing with every moment I wait for the hunting season this year. I think it is so bad because I have been following this forum and have so many projects that I am excited about! I have included some pics. The great thing is that I have less than $125 in everything here. Buddies with junk piles should be your best friends!! Thanks to all of the DIYers here for the great ideas...they are not mine and I am not trying to take credit. Please keep them coming!

I made three hay bale blinds:
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Mirror blind:
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Deer feeders and Deer food recipes:
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Deer Cart (I tested this out with my wife. I would recommend that you don't compare her weight to a deer when you ask her to jump on it!):
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Deer Drag:
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I am also using DIY carbon scent remover, earth scent spray, and buck lure for the third year.
 

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I actually use the activated carbon mix by submerging my clothes in them and then allow to air dry. I then use the scent cover/remover spray (non-carbon) as normal in the field. I didn't have much luck spraying the carbon. The sprayers clog too easy and it is a good way to frustrate you standing in a field trying to spray down. Submerging them will usually last me a few weeks before I wash and do it all over again.
 

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Do you use the fish tank carbon? That's a sweet hay blind!
 

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the buck lure is: I have my son pee in a milk jug till 3/4 full. Mix with one cup ammonia and 2-3 purreed apples. I got this on this site or another diy site. I will try to find the link. I use it on scrapes and around my buck decoy and have had good success with it.
 

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I have used the fish tank as well as powdered activated carbon. Both work well. I have been on the ground in pine trees 3 feet away from deer...multiple times.
 

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awesome stuff man
 

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the pic that is here is a large jar of peanut butter, cut out the bottom, screw the lid to the tree. they will bury their head in it to lick it clean. The Cmear deer that I use is 1lb canning salt, 1lb corn sugar, 1lb powder sugar and 3 packets of kool aid ( i have tried various flavors, i dont think it matters).
 

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I brew beer and that is what i use for the fermentation. I buy large bags of it from a fermentation store here in town. The only reason that I use that kind is it is much finer than regular sugar.
 

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No I put corn in the feeder. Once you start they will eat 50lbs in a couple of days. I guess it is good that I can't feed after august in my area or I would go broke!
 

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I just finished my round bale blind and am not happy with my window flaps, what did you use to cover the windows?
 
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