LAST UPDATED: May 8th, 2015
This weekend was an unbelievable weekend of deer hunting across the Midwest! The bowhunting.com prostaff put down 4 bucks and had countless encounters with lots of deer. The cold weather and the start of November have the beginnings of a rocking rut! In part 2 of the 5 part series I will discuss Drag Rags & Scents. Below are a few of the products I use in the field during the rut:
Drag Rag: (Either commercially available or homemade)
A couple of tips regarding the use of these products:
1. When using scents (of any kind) keep them refrigerated if possible. I have a downstairs fridge/freezer for game (and beer) and it also works great for keeping my scents cool and fresh.
2. Remember to keep track of your own scent; if a big buck is following your drag rag or checking out your doe estrus scent station their senses are on high alert – make sure your aren’t leaving your own scent there as well.
3. The use of scent containers is something I recently have done. It not only maintains and holds scent for longer periods – it also allows you to seal on keep the scent for your next trip. If you haven’t tried these out definitely give it a try this season.
4. Finally, scents are one piece of the puzzle… They will not force a big buck (most of the time) to do something stupid – there is no substitute for being in the right area – at the right time – and being patient (I will post my tips for all day sits soon!).
As bowhunters; this is our favorite time of year; I have 11 days of hunting planned; November 5 – 15! Remember bowhunt or die!
See you in the woods,