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Rut Prep: Deer Calls, Scents & Decoys

(Photo courtesy of NorthAmericanWhitetail.com)
(Photo courtesy of NorthAmericanWhitetail.com)

Take a look at the aisles of your local archery shop, or the nearest sporting goods store, and you’ll see camo-clad zombies slowly scanning the wares. They’ll be staring at the latest calls and decoys and bottles of deer pee in the hopes of spending a little cash and then duping a mature buck into range.

These products promise just that, but we all know the reality behind the marketing speak. Most won’t work for us, most of the time. This is just how it is when dealing with wild deer. Sometimes they come, oftentimes they don’t.

Naturally, if you’ve sussed out the best spots in which to sit when things heat up in the world of whitetail love, you increase your odds of things going right. After that, if you employ the right scents, decoys and calls you may suddenly watch your recent purchases deliver on their tall-tined, wide-framed promises. There is nothing more exciting to a deer hunter than that. And if it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen now.

Following are 10 products that just might turn your next rut sit into an adrenaline-dumper that results in a $500 taxidermy bill.

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