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scent lures

So many people use scent lures and call for whitetails and stuff, but my question is has anyone tried them on blacktails? and do they work? This will be my first year hunting them in the rut and plan on doing some rattleing. Just wondering if scent lures and grunt calls would be worth a shot as well.

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Not sure about scents, but I

Not sure about scents, but I have heard you can have some success with a grunt call.

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Yea i havenbt heard about

Yea i havenbt heard about either being used up here, i've only been told to rattle. i wanna try it, so maybe i'll use a dominat buck scent and rattle maybe that combo will work. I've never heard of anyone using a grunt on the deer up here.

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Yea i havenbt heard about

Yea i havenbt heard about either being used up here, i've only been told to rattle. i wanna try it, so maybe i'll use a dominat buck scent and rattle maybe that combo will work. I've never heard of anyone using a grunt on the deer up here.

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Calling

Calling works, at dusk, combine buck grunt, Doe grunt, and trailing doe buck grunts.

Works for me.

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for blacktails?

Do these tactics work on blacktails? I didnt see where your from, i know these work on whitetails but like i said havent heard or seen these used on blacktails.

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not sure about the grunt

not sure about the grunt calls up here - tho, I definitely wouldn't count them out

however, here's my .02 on the scent - it does work, tho, not every time!

here's my "proof" - I took a doe with an antlerless tag, during November.  so I cut the tarsal gland from it, and tied it onto my boot so it would touch the ground a little, and touch the brush I walked through.  I went out in the late bow season, and hunted one of my favorite draws (tall timber, and brush in the creek bottom - lots of brush and grass and small trees up the hills from the bottom).  I walked a trail, and sat for a short sit on a log.  Since I'm not the most patient guy around, I got antsy, and wanted to see if I could find a deer "just over the next rise."  I got up, crossed the creek, and worked my way up a deer trail into the brush.  I hunted a while, and eventually got to heading back down toward the spot where I'd sat.  When I got close to the creek, I saw movement over by that log where I sat for a while.  And, wouldn't you know it, there was a buck that had been over there sniffing the scent from that tarsal gland.

Made a believer out of me - as for the bottled stuff, I believe if it smells like a doe in heat, they will come (eventually).

Get out there, and use some scent while you hunt the late hunt!

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I have used scents will

I have used scents will bowhunting mule deer down here in Colorado. I am not sure if you can draw a straight comparison but I think it is close enough. I had bucks come in while I was scented up but they never came into range while I had it going. I do not use it all the time while bowhunting because I am just not that sure that the bucks were being brought in by the scent or if they were just moving through the area. I did use some scent wicks to get some of the picks of mule deer I got over the summer from my scouting camera. The bucks were actually smelling the wicks in some of the picks so it must be working at some level.

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Well My dad tried using doe

Well My dad tried using doe in heat uraine during the late season hunts, he dipped a rope in the bottle and tied it around his ankle and drug the pee soaked end through the snow and to our surprise we had deer walking in our tracks, i also put some on a cotton ball and stuck it in a tree, i didnt see anything that day but the next day went back to look and there were tracks all over the place going right up to the tree. so i guess i can say that doe pee works for blacktails too.

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I would love a chance to hunt black tail.  But I have never done it.  If it were up to me I'd try everything that works for white tail deer unless you get knowledge to the contrary.

I'm curious as to how this works out for you.  Please be sure to report back your results to educate the rest of us (or at least me!).

Thanks,

Mike

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Hello from Hawaii

I just registered on this site today because I'm interested in blacktail deer rut information for Hawaii. I'm new to this site and forum so please excuse me if I'm doing things wrong. This thead is about scent for blacktails so I'll address that first.  Yes, I think scents have helped me attract bucks to my treestand sites. I also believe that rattling and grunt calls have brought bucks to me.  

Can anyone who hunts blacktails help me determine if latitude has anything to do with when blacktails come into rut.  Because Hawaii is much South of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California,  I wonder if our blacktails rut at a different time? 

Many years ago I read that mulies in the South, like lower Texas and Mexico come into rut much later because of lower latitude. I'm wondering if this holds true for blacktail deer to? Please help if you can. Aloha, Michael

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