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Old 08-19-2012, 09:10 PM
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Default Greatest homemade deer attractant ever?

I made some homemade attractant last year following renound trapper Johnny Thorp's instructions.He claimed it was the best stuff you could use.It consist of the inside of testicles,tonquin musk,glycerin and vodka.I tried it a couple times but stopped when I figured I had used to much alcohol.On the forums a lot of people speak quit highly of Mr.Thorpe.Anybody ever use this or the tarsal gland version of it.Also a trapper in Ohio said it sounded good and would probably work.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:40 PM
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I always like the deer that I hunt to be good and drunk before i shoot them as well. Only way I have a fighting chance
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Guess I could drink it......Na
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:49 PM
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I made some homemade attractant last year following renound trapper Johnny Thorp's instructions.He claimed it was the best stuff you could use.It consist of the inside of testicles,tonquin musk,glycerin and vodka.I tried it a couple times but stopped when I figured I had used to much alcohol.On the forums a lot of people speak quit highly of Mr.Thorpe.Anybody ever use this or the tarsal gland version of it.Also a trapper in Ohio said it sounded good and would probably work.

What's tonquin musk?

I don't think I've ever heard of Johnny Thorp......What forums have you been reading about him on? Is he from our area?
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Makes OK sense to me. Glycerin probably makes it last, and vodka keeps it sterile. I'd be inclined to try it with tarsal myself. FYI, I tap maple trees every year for syrup, and the first thing I do when I drill a fresh tap hole is spray out the hole with vodka to keep it sterile. Don't know for surre if it works or not, but I know for damned sure that I'm not the only syrup producer that takes that extra step.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:10 AM
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I tried it and didnt have it spook any deer,but I didnt use it enuf to say it wouldnt spook a deer either.Just didnt really have any reaction,Now that I remember I did put a camera on it and had 2 or 3 nights a doe seemed to sniff some weeds I had sprayed it on.The tonquin is uncut imitation tonquin as real tonquin is illegal and probably comparable to gold on the black market.It naturally comes from a little Asian musk deer which is endangered.Old trappers use to use it.It alone, they say, is a powerful atractant.I hope to use more testicles to further dilute the alcohol( I used 100 proof as added ins. it wouldnt spoil).It is suppose to get better with age.The mix is ,4oz vodka,4ozglycerin,2 to3 drops tonquin musk and testicles or glands.Mix the testicles and vodka,wait 2 to 5 months then add tonquin and glycerin. It will have to be sifted first.The video is online but hard to access as they try to sell the video also.Actualy smells pretty good.
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Makes OK sense to me. Glycerin probably makes it last, and vodka keeps it sterile. I'd be inclined to try it with tarsal myself. FYI, I tap maple trees every year for syrup, and the first thing I do when I drill a fresh tap hole is spray out the hole with vodka to keep it sterile. Don't know for surre if it works or not, but I know for damned sure that I'm not the only syrup producer that takes that extra step.

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Peanut butter. All that other stuff is a waste of time.
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I just create food plots for wildlife, which attract and hold "homegrown" does, who get real stinky a couple of times in the Fall each year if buck upper lip curling is any indication. They seem to attract more bucks than everything else put together.
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