Frequently Asked Questions
Is your Estrus urine from the current season?
Yes it is. With the help of our team of reproduction veterinarians we use a synchronization protocol that allows us to bring our does in a early heat to collect estrus urines in September and October so we can ship you the freshest urines possible. Testing in the field has shown this product to be as effective as a doe’s regular cycle in November.
Deer Urine as cover scent- very powerful!
We have found that fresh deer urine (Peak Estrus, Scrape Lure or Buck Urine) works very well as a cover scent. While sitting in your stand use our spray top and give 5-10 blasts every 15 minutes also spraying on your tree around you. This helps to overpower your scent as it floats downstream. We know we can’t completely fool a mature bucks nose but by covering our scent with something as powerful as deer urine it #1 helps relax him and #2 makes him think you are at 200 yards when you’re only at 30 yards. Many mature bucks have been taken with this well-kept secret.
How do I apply deer urine in the field?
Years of experimental research by our team has taught us more deer urine per hunt is better. A deer urinates 6-8 ounces at a time, thus we recommend using at least 4-6 ounces per hunt. By using more it lasts longer and reaches farther.
Here is a summary of our favorite application method you should use in each season with any one of our urines:
1. Per each hunt, according to the wind make two fresh scrapes about 20 yards on each side of your stand.
2. For each scrape, pick a tree with low-hanging branches and make a 3 ft. circle by scraping away all leaves under the branches with your boots.
3. Hang your favorite heated wick dispenser on a branch over each scrape and pour 1-2 ounces directly in to ground.
4. If the terrain allows for access, make scent drags to your stand as well. To do so, tie a wick soaked in fresh urine to a string and drag it behind you as you walk towards your stand freshening wick every 80 yards.
Why do you freeze deer urine?
Deer urine has living organisms in it the same as the foods we eat. Without proper preservation they quickly break down. The freezing process stunts the natural decomposition of the organic material present in the fresh urine, ensuring that our product’s scent profile is maintained until you’re ready to use it in the field. Extensive research suggests that lures stored at room temperatures often lose this valuable scent profile as quick as 3 days. Our “frozen fresh” lures are specially produced to maintain their scent profile, allowing the closest possible replication of a live doe scent. Research with live mature bucks showed they stayed with frozen scents 50.2 times longer than regular room temperature stored products collected off the farm.
My product was thawed when I received it, what now?
We ship your product frozen, but it may thaw before you receive it. Don’t worry, a short thaw does not substantially alter the effectiveness of the product. Put it back in the freezer immediately after receiving. When freezing your product, always place it in a plastic bag to protect your freezer from contamination and we do not recomend freezing alongside food.
How do I store product after receiving it?
Keep product frozen until ready to use. Always place it in a plastic bag to protect your freezer from contamination. It is not recommended to freeze alongside food.
How long will my product stay fresh?
Stored in a freezer, our products will stay fresh up to 1 year.
What are the benefits of our “Hot Wick” lure dispensers?
The better a hunter can replicate a live doe, the better the odds of attracting a mature buck. Mimicking the temperature of fresh urine is an important component of realizing the full benefits of a lure. The pheromone profile of deer urine evolves as its temperature changes. With heat, the aroma molecules present in the urine speed up, resulting in a scent that provides a hunter with a larger target range than that provided by a room-temperature scent. After years of research and development our team has developed a technology called the “Hot Wick” (patent-pending) that quickly heats up your favorite deer urine to the body temperature of a live doe. This product provides a hunter with up to 10 hours of heated vapors, and ensures that the potency and effectiveness of your lure is fully realized.
Can CWD be spread through cervid urines?
According to research by Dr. Nick Haley of Kansas State University (see Haley et al. PLoS ONE 2009; 4(3) and 4(11)), it is unlikely that deer urines spread CWD. Despite this, we take the threat of CWD very seriously. Our farm has been certified CWD-free for 12+ years and we take every precaution possible to ensure our herd remains healthy. Please see our CWD page for a more discussion on the topic and details on our participation in the ATA Deer Protection Program.
Why should you use fresh wicks?
When deer urine is exposed to oxygen and air, it quickly dissipates and its pheromone profile changes. Deer can sense the freshness of urines, which means that successfully fooling a mature buck means using fresh wicks on each hunt. To re-use wicks wash them in your favorite scent killer soap.
Which urine lure should I use in any given season?
- Early Season, Pre-Rut (August – Nov 1): Use our Scrape and Rutting Buck urines to make mock scrapes and freshen existing scrapes.
- Peak-Rut (Nov 1 – Nov 21). Use Estrus and Rutting Buck urines with drag lines, mock scrapes and scent wicks.
- Late Season, Post-Rut (Nov 22 – February): Use Estrus, Buck or Scrape urines.
Do deer urine lures attract female deer?
Yes, all the time. Whitetail does are naturally curious and social animals. When they smell fresh deer urine from a deer outside their home range they will often go to the source to examine the curious scent. A doe is also always looking for more or better food and we believe that they can smell what other deer are eating through urines. The feed formula fed to our collection deer is a custom formula that deer crave, helping attract more deer within your range.
Can Deer urine Scare Deer?
We get asked by many hunters if deer urine can scare deer. We have never experienced it scaring deer when you use fresh real deer urine no matter what part of the country or what season you use it in. There are products on the market that have additives and special ingredients that could scare deer so we recommend that you use only fresh real deer urines. What hunters can experience at times is a deer is coming to his scent wick then it crosses the hunters human scent path and spooks because of human scent. Deer urine does not 100% cover human scent so it is very important that you are as odor free as possible and always play the wind.