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    Dripper or no dripper?

    Ok so I have always thought using a dripper sounded like a pretty good idea, but I have also heard that big bucks will not fall for them. So my question is do you use a dripper and if so how does it work for you? What do you fill it with?
    I decided to give it a shot last year and filled it with tinks power scrape. Within the first week I had a boat load of pictures of bucks and does both. I had several different bucks checking it out, not all big bucks but bucks are bucks right. As a matter of fact I have a couple pics of the buck I ended up shooting, which scored 151". I continued to fill the dripper with tinks power scrape and most of the way through the season I continued to get pictures of deer.

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    I guess no one uses a dripper....

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    We true it out last year with no success. I don't really mess with any of that stuff. I will however use the tinks heat activated doe urine pack during the rut. I had a nice buck come in to it last year nose to the ground.


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    I have also used the tinks dripper and i had pics of deer checking it out. Only small bucks and does. Seen that they were making scrapes under the dripper though. Pretty neat to see.
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    well I have been using them for yrs, and made many post about my luck or nont with them
    I personally found, that no matter what I put in them, my buck pictures always fell off, once I added a dripper to an active scrape
    been running a camera over one for about 3 seaons now or longer, and every yr, the same deal, go from lots of buck pic's , hang dripper, and numbers of buck pic's dropped!
    tried every scent I can think of, have 5-6 drippers too, from apple cider to doe in heat to you name it
    I think nothing beats the real thing
    sure it can work, but my experience with them is, I don't hunt over or near one!
    there just a trick that can work for you or against you, pending the deer!

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    As a fairly new hunter I know it easy to want to use a lot of these things to try to get the big bucks. But then I got to thinking that people have been hunting for thousands of years without all the stuff we have today. So I don't really spend to much on that kind of stuff.


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    I have never used one as I have heard what mrbb wrote - can help or hurt. I do uses a doe urine drag when getting to my stand however in an effort to mask any scent ( or simply confuse ) that I may have coming and going.

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    I've never had much success with using scents but that may just be my hunting area. I do what I can to stay scent free and get to where the deer are going to be and enjoy the hunt. I try to keep it simple early in the morning when I usually hunt.
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    i have tried them and have only young bucks going near them i only really use scent during the rut other than a drag rag with doe urine on it

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    I have tried one off and on over the years as well. Had some decent bucks come to it but that was also before trail cams really hit the market. My biggest thing was getting it up and back down without hanging all over the licking branch I had it over. If it were too low then it got knocked down. Ended up using a long branch to tie it to that I propped up and tied to the tree I wanted the scrape under. Seemed to be easier that way to just pull the branch down, fill and reposition....all with rubber gloves of course.
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