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#3305070 - 07/28/13 08:49 PM Scouting public land-Need Advice

Registered: 09/18/10
Posts: 58
Loc: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

If you were traveling over 5 hours to scout public land for a hunt in late October and felt comfortable putting out a camera....what would you put out as an attractant to get pictures of mature bucks in the area?

The camera would be there for about 2 months so it would need to be something that would last a while.

I understand the risk of getting the camera stolen, but I'm willing to take that chance.


Edited by utvol5 (07/28/13 09:00 PM)

#3305098 - 07/28/13 09:03 PM Re: Scouting public land-Need Advice [Re: utvol5]
Diehard Hunter
12 Point

Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 6980
Loc: East Tennessee

The recreational value of a game animal is inverse to the artificiality of its origin and the intensiveness of the management system that produced it. Aldo Leopold

#3305169 - 07/28/13 10:03 PM Re: Scouting public land-Need Advice [Re: Diehard Hunter]
Food Plot 101
10 Point

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 2525
Loc: Goodlettsville,TN USA

Maybe some sweet smelling fruity something? Bought some land several years ago, that had a trailer for storage. While cleaning it out I found some liquid Apple mineral stuff so I poured it out on a stump. Got lots of pics from it.
#3305205 - 07/28/13 11:18 PM Re: Scouting public land-Need Advice [Re: Food Plot 101]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

trophy rock, can't put food/feed out on public land. At least on a WMA you can't. They do love trophy rocks though, or pretty much any salt. Maybe get the loose kind that soaks into the ground, they seem to love to eat it out of the dirt.


#3305395 - 07/29/13 01:28 PM Re: Scouting public land-Need Advice [Re: catman529]
Bayou Buck
10 Point

Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 2725
Loc: Spring Hill / Perry Co

Trophy Rock should last a few months.
#3305427 - 07/29/13 01:50 PM Re: Scouting public land-Need Advice [Re: Bayou Buck]
Bone Collector
14 Point

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 9646
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

 Originally Posted By: Bayou Buck
Trophy Rock should last a few months.

make sure you set it on something or it will wash away... a lesson i learned the hard way.
Semper Fidelis!

“There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”
General James Mattis

#3305441 - 07/29/13 01:58 PM Re: Scouting public land-Need Advice [Re: Bayou Buck]
Master Chief
10 Point

Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 3075
Loc: Henderson County

Make sure it is okay to run a camera or put out an attractant on the land you are looking into.

You also don't need an attractant to get buck pictures. Set the camera on a travel route or natural food source.
Shed hunting and trail camera addict

"It's not whatcha got, it's what you give." -Tesla

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
-John Muir

#3305686 - 07/29/13 05:37 PM Re: Scouting public land-Need Advice [Re: Bayou Buck]
8 Point

Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 1928
Loc: Knoxville Tn

 Originally Posted By: Bayou Buck
Trophy Rock should last a few months.
Bowhunting is life, plain and simple

Genesis 27:3

#3305691 - 07/29/13 05:40 PM Re: Scouting public land-Need Advice [Re: Master Chief]
12 Point

Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 6400
Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

5 hrs? I hope this is a "big buck State" that you are talking about.

Trophy Rock, although Deer Cane in the plastic jug is probably the easiest.
"Florida State blew the coverage and they got rewarded for it.” Coach Brian Kelly

#3305699 - 07/29/13 05:44 PM Re: Scouting public land-Need Advice [Re: Vermin93]
Mud Dauber
16 Point

Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13547
Loc: Tennessee

To be sure, scouting and placing trail cameras are two different things entirely. The two are often confused as being the same.
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

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