homemade scent bombs

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by whisker maniac, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Take an old pill bottle like you get from the pharmacy, some 1/8 inch thick cotton twine, and a J-hook.

    Melt a hole in the lid of the pill bottle just big enough for the twine to fit thru. Run the end of the twine thru and tie the end in a knot. Take the j-hook and file off the point and the barb. Tie it onto the other end of the twine. Now just put in your favorite scent. When ya get to the woods just pull the string and hang the bottle from a limb.

    Also works good if ya make several and put them in a triangular pattern around your stand. Helps to mask your scent as well as lure the deer in.
     
  2. billNpam

    billNpam Active Member

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    The best Scent bombs I have found is take a new tampon and hang it from the limb with the string already attached and pour your scent on the tampon. If you use the same stand thay can stay up all year just refreshen them when you get to the stand.
     

  3. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    have you actually had luck doing that. I tried that a few years ago and never had a deer come to them at all. The tampons I used were the regulars and non scented but I still wasnt' sure if they weren't treated with something that interacted with my scents and killed the reaction that I was suspecting.
     
  4. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    I always used 35mm film cases with cotton balls stuff inside. They work great also.
     
  5. billNpam

    billNpam Active Member

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    I can't believe I am saying this......But I have been using tampons for years and the work great for me
     
  6. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    This is the best that I have found, Take a thermacell and place a blank scent pad, heat it up, apply James Valley scent, get ready! They will come!:eek:oooh:
     
  7. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    I may have to give that a try, not the tampons though, I will leave that to you guys, but a far as the pill bottles and twine sounds great.
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Only a seasoned hunter with big shoulders would admit this.:smile2:
     
  9. wylie catter

    wylie catter Member

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    :crazy:Yuup, that's pretty funny.:smile2:

    But hey whatever works. I've used 35mm film cases and some cotton rope looking stuff from the craft section in walmart. Works good. I've had deer walk up to it sniffing just like in the hunting videos.
     
  10. ozzyso44

    ozzyso44 New Member

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    My wife would not let me go hunting again if I started using her tampons:smile2:. I use cotton balls and old film bottles. Very air tight.
     
  11. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    I used the film cannisters. I tape a paperclip straightened into an S to the cannister. You can hang them on anything with this. I even put just a little reflective tape on it so I can find them easily with a flashlight in the late evening if I'm there that long. Cotton balls and some cover scent and you're ready. I use the scent bombs you buy for doe-p or whatever. But I don't do that too often.
     
  12. doug300wsm

    doug300wsm New Member

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    Bill, I am glad that I read this post from top to bottom and not bottom to top. lol I couldn't help but laugh at what you said.