Types of Baits
This type of stick can be compared to the Degree stick that human uses. It is lightweight and very easy to use. It doesn’t leave any spots and doesn’t leak as others baits. Such attractant lasts longer than usual.
Similar to scent sticks, spray elk attractants are very convenient to carry in the pack or pocket, and it is a great choice if you hunt in some location temporarily because it produces rather strong smell that quickly fades away with a slightest breeze. Usually sprays contain natural cow elk or bull elk urine.
Liquid attractant is used by pouring onto the elk food or the ground to allow the liquid soak and dry so there is a site that makes elk to be curious about it. Liquids are usually enhanced with the minerals to provide animals with the essential supplements for healthier growth.
Solid elk attractants imitate the food or minerals. They come with different sweet and sour flavors. It is better deployed before the hunting season starts as an elk has a chance to look for the solid and return every time there. The typical form of the solid is a lick square block that is poly-wrapped to protect from human scent.
How To Use Baits
Using elk attractant scent stick you have to choose a location. For instance, it can be used on any surface: clothes, boots, trees, leaves.
To use spray elk attractant, you can spray the mist on the food that elk prefer to eat or trees, bushes, etc. If the aerosol nozzle is able to produce enough scent you may spray some to the air, so it will be dispersed by a breeze.
Liquid elk scent is made to be used employing a drag rag to make the wrong trail and to lead to the hunter’s location. It also can be poured on the food source for elks.
Solid elk attractant come in lick blocks so it is easier for elk to reach the source. You do not have to do anything special but to choose the location and to leave a block there unwrapped.
Most of elk hunters considering elk scents don’t think that are going to use them along with elk decoys although. It is extremely important as these two major principles are connected together. When an elk follows a scent trail, it expects to find and see another cow or bull elk. It should be mentioned that attractants which produce a strong smell hunter should use for temporary for example, if you hunt just 1-2 days in the same location. Permanent scent attractants can be used for prolonged hunting sessions. Choosing elk bait depends on what you are going to use additionally to make it really effective luring elk.