Vanilla flavoring

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Vanilla flavoring

Postby latchie » April 19th, 2008, 4:06 pm

Why would a Turkey Hunter carry Vanilla Flavoring with him?
Whatever!

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RE: Vanilla flavoring

Postby Gobblernut » April 19th, 2008, 4:12 pm

I give up..Is their a real reason..
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RE: Vanilla flavoring

Postby latchie » April 19th, 2008, 4:26 pm

There must be, my father is a huge hunter and we recieve the Alabama outdoors magazine, the top 7 things needed to take with you are listed with that being one of them. Why is what I and my father would like to know.hmmmm....

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RE: Vanilla flavoring

Postby doublegobble » April 19th, 2008, 6:11 pm

I like to use vanilla extract on  good ol' Iowa Beef along with my special rub, adds a nice flavor. Try it, You'll like it. Peace Out ,Bill

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RE: Vanilla flavoring

Postby RNC » April 20th, 2008, 4:36 am

I have used vanilla on deer and had very good success on both bucks and does. They seem to be very curious about it. I have had does spar to see who eats the leaves the vanilla is on and seen bucks rub on it. Maybe its the same with turkey, my guess atleast.

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RE: Vanilla flavoring

Postby SBK » April 20th, 2008, 10:22 pm

If nothing else put it on the turkey after harvest... god knows they stank. 

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RE: Vanilla flavoring

Postby Fan Club » April 21st, 2008, 4:22 am

I have used vanilla on deer and had very good success... Maybe its the same with turkey, my guess at least.

 
I doubt it. All current scientific and biological data indicates that turkeys do not have a sense of smell. I know some guys whose calling really stinks though, the vanilla would probably help there.
 
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RE: Vanilla flavoring

Postby tracebusta32 » April 21st, 2008, 7:44 am

Bringing a dripper full of vanilla is used for Deer and sometimes Bear hunting but not with turkey. As stated above turkey's have no sense of smell (thank goodness).
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RE: Vanilla flavoring

Postby latchie » April 26th, 2008, 10:26 am

O.K Men! I found out why. I guess there are bull nats out in cetain places when your hunting, well the vanilla flavoring is used to ward those off. Thats what I found, thought I would let you all know now that I know, and sense I am the one that posted the question.I finally Found it here among other stuff.
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RE: Vanilla flavoring

Postby Fan Club » April 27th, 2008, 8:08 am

Now that makes sense...thanks for the update, Latchie.
 
I found the following info on www.buggspray.com -
 
[font=arial]Biting Gnat Control
[font=arial]September 19, 2002 - StarTribune Fixit column
[font=arial]Q. - What are the tiny black bugs that almost look like gnats and bite? They really hurt and seem to be out in the early evening and during the day.
[font=arial]A. It's hard to tell for sure, but your description sounds like black flies, said entomologist Jeffrey Hahn of the University of Minnesota's Yard and Garden Clinic.
[font=arial]Black flies, also called gnats, are common and a nuisance in summer, generally in the morning, evening and on cloudy days.
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[font=arial]Vanilla extract works well to repel gnats. Apply it around the head, especially on a head band. The extract has to be re-applied every 20 to 30 minutes. [font=arial]The commercial product Buggspray Vanilla is available at many drug and sporting goods stores. [font=arial]Gnat nuisances diminish as fall settles in.
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