Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Easy Deer Attractant - Peanut Butter

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Courtesy of Jif
Pungent, odorous, strong, memorable, great tasting - these are just a few words that you want to keep to the forefront when selecting a deer attractant for this upcoming season.  There is one product that fits all of these descriptors - Peanut Butter!

Now before you say, "Anderson's cheese has slid off his cracker," understand that peanut butter and products with peanut butter in them have been used for a long time in the hunting community.  Today, I hope to show you an easy and inexpensive way to utilize this amazing wonder attractant.

First, we need to start with the right sized jar.  Too big and it will quickly fall off the tree, so think smaller which is better here.  In many Dollar type stores, they carry a perfect sized jar of peanut butter.  Short, squatty, and sturdy, this thing is like it was made with deer hunters in mind.  Use the above picture as a reference.  This is not the time to drop major dollars.  Get the generic version that is cost effective for you.  We are not inviting people for dinner, it's deer.

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Courtesy of Pinterest
So the setup is pretty basic, you take the lid off the jar and using two wood screws, drill it into a tree close to a natural deer trail.  Once the lid has been properly secured to the tree, screw the jar of peanut butter back onto the lid.  Then, simply cut a segment of the jar away so that the deer can get to it.

I like to cut the top at an angle leaving some of the jar on the bottom so that the peanut butter does not fall out so easily.  This method is so effective that I have seen jars licked so clean, it looked as if they had gone through a dish washer.  You couldn't even smell the peanut butter in the jar any longer.

The downfall of this is that plenty of other wildlife is attracted to the rich aroma of peanut butter too.  Racoons love the stuff.  I even have a Fox on trail camera licking at it.  This is why you should buy the cheapest stuff possible.  The deer absolutely love it and will stand and lick at it a while.

Hope it helps!

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