Learning every whitetail deer gland and how they are used to communicate with other deer will help build confidence in your ability to attract deer to your trail cameras and hunting sites. Go to Paul’s Tips on our home page at deerlures.com and study how to use deer lures effectively.
Pre-rut begins as daylight declines. Shortly after the bucks rub the velvet off of their horns, sign post visual tree rubs will begin to appear between their feeding and bedding areas. Prior to the upcoming mating periods, mature breeding buck are intently interested in other buck to establish peaking order. Fresh sign post tree rubs are visual magnets to other breeding age buck at this time. The head scent and saliva pheromones left on the tree rub tell the approximate age, physical condition, and dominance of the buck that made it.
Pollick’s expertly formulates all the authentic natural head scent pheromones a buck would leave on a licking branch or tree rub. Our new proven oil-based long lasting Buck Preorbital gland scent in a 1 ounce bottle with a measured dropper cap will last for days in all weather conditions. Pollick’s liquid spray Buck Preorbital scent has been used by thousands of hunters since 1995 without a single complaint while receiving hundreds of satisfied testimonials.
To create your mock rub line, measure the length of a fresh tree rub. Put on latex gloves and use a descented pocket knife or small wood rasp and create a rub near his, only an inch or two smaller. You want him to think this new buck is less dominant than he is.
If you want to be authentic in your presentation, add one full measured dropper of Pollick’s long lasting oil-based Buck Preorbital a few drops at a time the length of your rub. This application should last a week in any weather conditions. As an alternative, you can simply spray the fresh rub area with about six sprays of Pollick’s authentic liquid spray Buck Preorbital head scent pheromones. There are over two hundred sprays in a two ounce bottle.
For early season pre-put tree rubs to be one hundred percent authentic, they must be set up by applying one or two sprays of Pollick’s Buck Interdigital hoof musk scent trailing pheromones to the base of the tree rubs where the buck stood. Next, lay a connecting hoof musk trail of Buck Interdigital on a saturated boot pad to your next sign post tree rub placed in a comfortable shooting lane. Not all buck will rub the same size tree; it is not always the largest buck that rubs the largest trees. A buck’s degree of dominance also plays part in this ritual.
Tree rubs, licking branches and breeding scrapes are scent-checked by both bucks and does for the unspoken language of different natural scent pheromones left at the sight by other deer. Hunt over large primary breeding scrapes or build your own mock or man-made scrapes in strategic crossing location with ground cover where he can feel secure. Alternatively, build scrapes near intersection of heavily traveled doe trails and also in narrow travel corridors where a buck would place them for best results.
Begin your scrap by choosing an overhanging limb as thick as your thumb. Wearing latex gloves, follow back to the fine tips on the limb and snap the tip of the limb. If the weather is inclement, apply one dropper of the Pollick’s oil-based Buck Preorbital. In favorable conditions, apply about six sprays of our liquid Buck Preorbital scent pheromones for a lasting effect. Next, remove the leaf and debris beneath the licking branch down to the bare earth in a three to four foot circle. A buck does this with his front hooves, mimic this act by scratching the earth with a stick. So the applied scent will not dissipate quickly, place a few small dried twigs or pieces of dry bark in the fresh scraped area to absorb the lure. Also, mist a few sprays over the exposed dirt area.
Most hunters simply apply deer urine to the licking branch in the scraped, bare dirt area. This procedure will produce varying results. Older dominate buck are much more interested in the correct natural scent communication pheromones that are left by other deer that visit the scrape.
Sexual advertising scent like Buck and Doe Tarsal are like butter on bread in a breeding scrape. All Pollick’s urine gland deer lures and urines carry complete sexual advertising pheromones of major interest through the mating and breeding cycles. It is a good idea to vary the scents and lures in your scrapes as they become firmly established and you begin to hunt them. Buck will check them more often thinking they were missing all of the different deer activity. This is the reason Pollick’s produces so many deer urines and urine-based gland lures. Each one has different amounts of natural trailing and sex-specific natural scent advertising pheromones with proper scent fixers added. To describe how a proper scent fixer works, imagine a woman walking down the street past you. Now imagine a woman passing by with a light trace of pleasing perfume. Which one will be more apt to draw your attention?
Research states the best times to hunt breeding scrapes is between the hours of 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. This seems to be the time buck leave their bed to move. However, in peak rut, the 10th to 15th of November in Pennsylvania (give or take a few days), there is no best time to be in whitetail hunting woods due to a buck’s raging testosterone. Leave as little human scent at your licking branches, tree rubs and breeding scrapes as possible. Pollick’s October Cover Scent misted on your gloves and boots will assist greatly in masking your odor. October Cover is all natural extracted juices from ten different tree leaves, vines, plants and earth.
Proven effective in all surroundings, follow these procedures to reduce human odor to a minimum and use the same natural scents buck and doe would be leaving at your site for a successful hunt. Study the natural scent communications of the whitetail deer and hunt with more confidence.