Early Season

Generally speaking, most archery season begin early in the year when most bucks are still in bachelor groups, feeding and traveling together, and paying little attention to does. The does will still be with their fawns and overall, deer are feeding heavily in order to prepare for the upcoming winter. This is the perfect time of year to use deer attractants; both natural and those that arouse curiosity.

Tink's Natural Attraction

Simulates a new food source in the area and raises the attention of both bucks and does. Natural Attraction can be used at scrapes, on Super Draggers or in Tink’s Scent Bombs and is effective all season including the late season.

Tink's #1 Doe-P

Doe urine puts deer at ease and is a great cover scent. Tink’s #1 Doe-P is 100% natural doe urine.

Tink’s Trophy Buck

Trophy Buck Lure is 100% natural rutting buck urine that is collected from dominant bucks and reinforced with tarsal gland and interdigital (eye) gland secretions. This rutting odor of a buck induces a territorial challenge in other bucks and prompts them to seek out the unfamiliar buck. Trophy Buck is an excellent curiosity scent for the early season, but can also be used when rattling or grunting tactics are incorporated into the hunt. During the early season when bucks often travel in bachelor groups, they quickly notice any odor from an “outside” buck. Likewise, during the pre-rut, if they come across this odor in or around scrapes or rubs they naturally want to seek out the buck that left the odor behind to learn more about the buck, including his dominant status.

Tink’s Salad Dressin'

Tink's new Salad Dressin' attractant makes any vegetation palatable to deer thanks to a Honeysuckle blend that deer can't resist. The special formula draws deer into shooting range for over a week thanks to a spray that crystallizes on foliage around your hunting area. This will create feeding patterns in areas deer normally don't travel. It is like having a "food plot" in a bottle.

Tink’s Hot Shot™ Sweet Weed Food

With a super sweet smell that aggressively attracts bucks and does and stimulates a deer’s appetite, Sweet Weed Food delivers a powerful fine mist for long range attraction. And with a quieter spray, deer won’t be spooked. The 3.oz can of Hot Shot Sweet Weed Food can even be sprayed at an angle or upside down.

Tink’s Magnetics Buck Attractant

Magnetics Buck Attractant is effective all season and is designed to work on a buck’s 3 key senses: dominance, reproductive, and curiosity. It contains compounds only a deer can smell and creates a “magnetic-like” attraction to the area. Natural blends will not have this effect. Available in a 1 oz. bottle and can be used with a Scent Bomb or Stretch Wick.

Tink’s Power Scrape

Tink’s Power Scrape® is a synthetic buck lure designed to be used during the entire season. Power Scrape® can be used on natural or mock scrapes and is powerful enough to condition deer to frequently return to the location it is used; preferably next to your stand setup. Power Scrape’s revolutionary formula works by exploiting a buck’s curiosity in the early season as well as their drive for territorial dominance during the breeding season. Used one to two weeks prior to the season opening, Power Scrape will condition bucks that otherwise would not be seen to frequent your area. Start by creating 2-3 mock scrapes at your hunting stand locations and apply Power Scrape directly on the scrape and the ground around the scrape. Additionally, at least once a week throughout the rest of the season, reapply with each hunt. Power Scrape is naturally reactivated by moisture and is available in liquid (16 oz. bottle) or gel (4 oz. bottle).

Hot Shot™ Power Buck Synthetic Buck

Tink’s Power Buck has stood the test of time and is best used to stimulate aggression in other bucks in your hunting area. The aggressive behavior is a result of competition for breeding rights. Tink’s Power Buck can be used all season long and is great for creating mock scrapes or “doctoring” existing scrapes. Either way, the area bucks will be fooled into thinking an intruder buck has moved into the area. The formula is also moisture reactivated and is available in a new spray system. The Hot Shot spray system comes with an internal bag that separates the urine from the pressurizing agent so there is no contamination. This system allows the entire product to be dispensed more quietly while spraying longer than traditional spray cans and can even be sprayed at any angle; including upside down. The powerful fine mist formula is ideal for long range attraction.

Tink’s Hot Shot™ #1 Doe-P® Non-Estrous

When the rut is months away and you need a little attraction, look for Tink's #1 Doe-P Non-Estrus Buck Lure. It is 100% natural doe urine collected from live whitetail does and is perfect for early season use when non-rut formulas work best. Available in a new Hot Shot Spray System that delivers the product more quietly while spraying longer than traditional spray cans and can even be sprayed at any angle; including upside down. The powerful fine mist formula is ideal for long range attraction.

Pre Rut

The Pre-Rut is normally identified by rubs and scrapes that suddenly show up in the deer woods. This is also the time of year when bucks begin sparring with one another in order to establish herd dominance. However, this time frame is not the same for all hunters as the Pre-Rut will vary from region to region. Look for sign post markings from bucks, like scrapes under overhanging branches, buck rubs on trees or a bucks scent-checking for receptive does in order to determine the status of the rut in your area.

Tink's Trophy Buck

Trophy Buck Lure is 100% natural rutting buck urine that is collected from dominant bucks and reinforced with tarsal gland and interdigital (eye) gland secretions. This rutting odor of a buck induces a territorial challenge in other bucks and prompts them to seek out the unfamiliar buck. Trophy Buck is an excellent curiosity scent for the early season, but can also be used when rattling or grunting tactics are incorporated into the hunt. During the early season when bucks often travel in bachelor groups, they quickly notice any odor from an “outside” buck. Likewise, during the pre-rut, if they come across this odor in or around scrapes or rubs they naturally want to seek out the buck that left the odor behind to learn more about the buck, including his dominant status.

Tink's #69 Doe-In-Rut

Often times, as the pre-rut draws near, a scent such as the Tink’s #69 can be deadly effective. Perhaps the most well-known rut lure, Tink’s #69 can also be used during the later stages of the pre-rut; just before does come into estrus. Remember, if the scrapes in your hunting area are no longer being worked by bucks (leaves in them) or you see a buck chasing a doe, then you will know that the pre-rut is coming to an end and the Rut is about to begin. This is the perfect time to put out some Tink’s #69 Doe-In-Rut Buck Lure.

Rut

The Rut is best described as the time when bucks are no longer tending scrapes but are instead searching every acre of the woods in search of a receptive doe. Bucks often let their guards down and are very prone to making mistakes they otherwise would not make. In other words they become killable. This is absolutely the best time to not only see a big whitetail buck, but it is the best time to lure one into shooting range with Rut-specific scents and drag lines.

Tink's #69 Doe-In-Rut

Tink's #69 Doe-In-Rut® Buck Lure is 100% is the most recognizable buck attractant on the market. It is a natural doe estrous urine collected from live whitetail does during their estrous cycle. And thanks to Tink's quality controlled formula, Tink's #69 Doe-In-Rut® Buck Lure is delivered to customers at the peak level of performance. Best used during the pre-rut and rut, Tink's #69 Doe-In-Rut® Buck Lure can be applied to anything from drag rags, boot pads, scrapes, twigs and branches or in Tink’s Scent Bomb containers. This deadly formula is available in liquid and gel formulas, as well as the all-new Hot Shot Mist format.

Tink's Trophy Buck

During this time period buck focus is finding a doe to breed. Apply both Tink’s #69 and Tink’s Trophy Buck Urine to a drag rag and walk to your stand. This will simulate a buck following a doe in estrous.

Tink's Super Lure

Another great rut lure, Tink’s Super Lure is made from 100% natural doe estrous. However, what sets this lure apart from others is the strength of the odor that it produces. Stronger than any other scent on the market, Tink’s Super Lure is provides a Stronger down range smell which gets deer's attention faster than other weaker brands. Use it at scrapes, on drag rags or in Tink's Scent Bombs. It comes in an easy to use, 1 oz. squirt top bottle.

Post Rut

The Post-Rut is arguably the toughest time to harvest a trophy buck. The deer are on high-alert from the previous months of hunting pressure. Buck are physically “run down” from the stresses of the rut; battling over breeding rights of the area does. During this time period bucks will naturally go back to feeding patterns and also resting as much as possible to prepare for the winter months ahead. Food and rest are the priority. In some areas a “second” rut will be noticeable.

Tink's #69 Doe-In-Rut

If you are experiencing a second rut in your area then Tink’s #69 Doe-In-Rut can be effective once again.

Tink's #1 Doe-P

If a second rut is not evident in your area then any non-estrous deer lure (like Tink’s #1 Doe-P) can be used. As mentioned before, during this time of year the deer will be seeking food and rest so consider some of the food-based “curiosity scents that were used during the early season months such as Tink’s Salad Dressin and Hot Shot™ Sweet Weed Food.
Deer lures are tools that hunters can use to gain an advantage when hunting.
Lures are used not only to attract deer, but also by bow hunters to get deer to stop for a good quartering away shot. Deer react to lures in a variety of ways, from immediate attraction to cautious approach. There are many factors that affect how deer react to lures, including hunting pressure, the rut, buck to doe ration, and the deer population in a specific hunting area.

Some hunters think that a deer lure is not working unless the deer sticks his nose into the bottle. This is not true. Some deer will come to the lure, but stop when they get to it in order to investigate the area. You just never know how deer will react, so you must be ready to take your shot at any time. My advice to hunters who ask when the best time is to take a shot is “the first shot you get.”
Always wear rubber boots when possible. If you wear leather boots, always use a boot pad or drag rag with Tink’s Red Fox-P to help cover your tracks.

Red Fox-P® Cover

  • A powerful cover scent to help cover human odor
  • Natural in most whitetail woods
  • Use on boot pads and drag rags to help cover your tracks
  • Easy to use pump spray
  • 4 oz Bottle
When bowhunting and using deer lure, always place your lure in an area where you can shoot and at a shot distance that is comfortable for you.

#69 Doe-In-Rut® Buck

  • Easy to use Squirt Top
  • Quality controlled formula
  • Formulated from 100% natural doe estrous urine
  • Use with drag rags, boot pads, Tink’s Scent Bombs®, or in scrapes
When hunting a deer trail, place the scent on the up-wind side of the deer trail. Scent must blow across the trail so deer can smell it.

Natural Attraction Deer

  • Simulates a new food source in the area
  • Curiosity scent that attracts both buck and doe
  • Use it at scrapes, on Super Draggers or in Tink’s Scent Bombs
Deer lure will be good from one year to the next. Just make sure the cap or lid is on snug. Keep in mind that air breaks down urine, so the more you open it the faster it will break down.

Super Lure

  • 100% natural doe estrous
  • Strongest smell on the market today
  • Best used prior to and during rut
  • Use it at scrapes, on drag rags or in Tink's Scent Bombs
When using a natural cover scent, make sure it is natural to the area you are hunting. You would not use a pine cover around an oak ridge.

Pine Cover Scent

  • Excellent cover scent when hunting in pines
  • Spray on your hunting clothing
  • Place in Tink’s Scent Bomb and place in treestand
  • Easy to use pump spray
  • 4 oz Bottle
If you see deer going down wind of your hunting location, start to squirt deer lure with the wind. You want the lure to mix with your scent; hopefully this will confuse the deer enough not to spook.

Trophy Buck Lure

  • 100% natural rutting buck urine
  • Easy to use Squirt Top
  • Ultimate All Season deer lure
  • Induces territorial challenge
  • Excellent product to use when rattling or grunting
Use Tink’s Scent bombs when using cover scent and deer lures. Tink’s Scent Bombs can be hung to get more scent into the air and bowhunters can use the orange container as a yardage marker.

Scent Bombs™

  • Use as yardage markers
  • Also use as a trail marker
  • Works with all cover scents & lures
  • Hangs in a tree to put more scent in the air
In windy, cold or wet weather try using a gel lure like Tink’s # 69 Doe-In-Rut Gel. Gel works better under these conditions. Wind does not dry out or freeze gel as fast. Gel will last longer in the rain.

#69 Doe-In-Rut® Buck Lure Gel

  • Original #69 formula
  • 1 oz. liquid equivalent
  • Sticks to overhanging limbs
  • Perfect for rainy, windy and freezing weather conditions
Remember a deer’s nose is its #1 defense. You can have the best lure in the world, even a real doe, but if he smells you he’s gone. Deer lures can and do work but please keep in mind they are not magic; nothing beats good old fashion scouting.

Natural Attraction Deer

  • Simulates a new food source in the area
  • Curiosity scent that attracts both buck and doe
  • Use it at scrapes, on Super Draggers or in Tink’s Scent Bombs
Always use one of Tink's B-Tech Odor Elimination products to reduce and eliminate human scent. Use before and during your hunt. Mist clothing and the inside and outside of your hunting hat.

B-Tech Odor Eliminator Spray

  • Gentle enough for use on skin
  • Eliminates odor caused by perspiration
  • Eliminates odor for boots, clothing, headwear, and gear
To see more deer and to reduce un-natural odors, try storing your food like fruit, candy, gum or anything that might give off a un-natural odor in a zip-loc bag.

Carbon Bag

  • Tough 200 Denier coated outer shell to keep odors out
  • Large size 30" x 25", holds all your hunting clothing
  • Mesh liner for durability
  • Zipper closure for secure transport
When using a grunt call or rattling horns, always use Tink’s Power Buck Synthetic Buck Urine. Most of the time a buck will circle down wind of the calling or rattling to confirm with their nose what they are hearing.

Power Buck Synthetic Buck Urine

  • Easy to use Squirt Top
  • Use in scrapes or mock scrapes
  • Moisture will reactivate the formula
  • 4 oz bottle