hey guys. i am farely new to this. i was just kind of wondering what the best baits/scents/attractants to use. i would prefer to make it at home. i hear some of the store bought stuff doesn't work well. any info will help. thanks
For feral hogs, just use left over food and dump it near a deer feader that's been working for a while. The raccoons may get it first, but if the area is hot with hogs, you'll be money. Blacktailer also had a great idea.
I usually do the spot and stalk approach... drive around or hike around until I find them. Of course, I like this style for pretty much everyhting I hunt. It's extremely more difficult than blind hunting in my area, but it sure makes a good kill worth it for me.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...