Okay veteran hunters and huntresses, it's your time to help out green horns like me. I know that many people brewed up their own mineral licks and corn blocks long before the commercial stuff was available. If you have a recipe that you used and it worked please share it. Maybe we can all find some new tricks. I would love to have some new treats to bring to the deer in the near future.
Being new I don't have much to share other than what my friends have shared with me. They always mix in a bottle of vanilla (from the dollar store) in with their deer corn. That way every time the feeder spreads corn it spreads the vanilla smell as well. I also mixed some up in a spray bottle to spray on our boots and lower pant legs. One friend says this alone always brings some small deer right to where he is hunting. If he is lucky a nice buck is following one of the does.