Vanilla

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  1. whackadeer

    whackadeer New Member

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    I know some of you use vanilla as an attractant. Some questions, can I use the imitation or only use the real stuff? Do you water it down in a spray bottle? And do you just spray it on plants or use it some other way? Thanks, Tim
     
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    I am interested to hear thoughts on this. I used vanilla for a few years when I was a young hunter. I always made sure the bottle said "pure" vanilla extract. I would dilute with water in a spray bottle and use it more as a cover scent than an attractant. Which means I would spray it on myself and on the tree limbs around me.

    I can't really remember why I stopped using it.
     
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    Whackadeer, Check out this tread..
    http://www.crossbownation.com/forum/topic/20444-better-than-corn-need-that-secret-weapon/
     
  4. whackadeer

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    StriperT, I may be missing it in that post, but I don't see if I can use the imitation vanilla or if there is a mixture ratio of water to vanilla. But thanks for responding.
     
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    I've been using the imitation vanilla for the past 3 years.. I just found 12oz bottles for $1 at our dollar store. I bought 20 bottles.
    I do not mix it with water. Just strait out of a spray bottle. I spray it on my corn and then spread powdered sugar over the corn and kinda mix it in a little.
    It gets a real nice sweet smell that the deer in the area i hunt are use to now. Kinda smells like C,mere deer.
    Its works for me and i swear by it.
     
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    I use the real stuff.1 part vanilla 5 parts deionized water in a spray bottle.I spray it on plants around me.I do use it on myself when it is cooler outside.It attracts bugs in the warmer months.
     
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    Way back in the old days that was the first cover scent we used,I forget what it was called.I've used vanilla in my dripper,it seemed to work.
     
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    Thanks to all who responded
     

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