What is your method of securing your branch to another tree???Yes it works great. There are some excellent youtube videos out there that show how to make them. I have one that is used every year. In late September I scrape the dirt under the branch with a shovel and take a pee in it. I had a doe hit it this year within 3 hours, a record for me Every deer on the place hits this stick, which is a white oak branch hanging from an elm tree.
My favorite thing about it is that I have a game camera on video right by it and get perfect recordings at the same angle and distance every time. Minimizes guessing on size/age and the movement when they rub on the stick allows you to see the rack from multiple angles. The scrape area should be level but if the ground slants a little behind it, it's perfect. I put my camera on the slightly higher side as the deer really don't seem to like working the branch with their back feet even a little higher. That way they are almost always looking in the direction of the camera.
As stated above, put it right in a deer trail.
What is your method of securing your branch to another tree???
Myself I cut a sapling about 3 to 4 inch diameter. Same size as a fence post. With a good sturdy side branch to lop off about 2 ft long. I zip tie 4-6 small branches to the “stem”. Make sure to get it down in the ground a good 2 ft for sturdiness. If using a tree then disregard that. Make a scrape under it and start the scrape with urine. Deer hit these almost immediately. Once started every deer will eventually hit them. I use them properly placed for a good shot.
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