If you are hoping to attract more deer to your property, you can do so in a variety of ways. The foods and scents used to attract deer vary slightly depending upon whether you are seeking to attract them simply for viewing or for hunting purposes. You can encourage more deer to come to your property by using a variety of foods, scents and plants.
Plant a food plot of forage species that deer enjoy grazing on. These plants include orchard grass, red clover and chicory. Situate it away from public roads, gardens and any plants that you do not want the deer to feed on.
Set up a salt block. If you simply want to view the deer, position the salt block a fair distance from your house. Put the salt block directly in your hunting area if you are attracting them for that purpose.
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Scatter deer feed such as dried corn or acorns around the area of your property that you would like to attract more deer to.
Apply "doe scent," a scent designed to attract bucks, on trees or leaves. Doe scent can be purchased from hunting specialty stores and should not be applied to the body.
Don't forget that scattering food around your property is bound to attract animals other than deer as well.
If you are hunting deer, be sure to heed the laws in your state. While food plots are not considered baiting, scattering pellets and feed to attract deer to shoot is illegal in some places.