Well if you consider a flock of sheep bait, yes I have used bait, but mostly I use animal in distress calls rabbit, gray fox pup, bird, mouse aqueals, my own-- a puppy sqealing ( you know the new pup brought home, and recorded as he got use to the house) I use a 12 or 10 gauge with #2 maags at night, during day calling I use a 30-06 cause it is what I got,
[ This Message was edited by: chechatonga on 2003-01-18 15:12 ]
Yeap, when rabbit hunting, all the guts and skin go into a zip lock, when calling yotes it is spread out as a scent attractant, seemed to work for me. Also takes their mind off of anything else around them(like me), they get real careless, when they smell the blood and guts.
Sometimes we just run across them where I have hunted in south western colorado. Have to have your eyes peeled though, since they blend in pretty well with the backdrop and I have never see them less than 300-400 yards.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.