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Making baitsicles #6115414
01/06/18 10:08 AM
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Here is how I make baitsicles...
I started with 8 deer livers donated to me by friends and a bunch of well tainted deer scraps. I chunked them all up and put them in buckets.



I then added water until the buckets were 3 quarters full. I left them in there for a few hours and stirred them frequently. The wife complained about the smell in the basement so I knew it was working just fine. I added rope handles to make it easier to maneuver them after they were froze.



I then put them outdoors were we have been having night time temps below zero and daytime highs in the single digits. I let them freeze solid.



Finally, I put them in a bucket of hot water and the baitsicle easily pulled out of the container. Tomorrow I will place them in some strategic locations and let the coyotes find them. Even at 5 below zero this morning I could easily smell them frozen solid.


Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6115426
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Keep us posted. I'm anxious to see how it works.

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6115429
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wonder if beaver livers would work??will the warmer temps this week hurt or help ya??you piqued my curiosity for sure,thanx for sharing.









Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6115531
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Going to take a lot of warmth to melt it. Warm temps will probably help to draw k9's with the scent of it.

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6115640
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Those will work well and you'll get more life out of them that way. Out here the ravens will power thru an incredible amount of bait in a day, but when it's frozen into a "meat puck" they can't eat it all. Unfortunately, we don't get extended freezing temps too often.

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6115859
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I made one a few weeks ago but I cannot smell it. I like the rope idea.

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: coykill] #6116026
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I like this idea. Let us know how they work.

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6116035
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I have been experimenting with these, and for me they just do not work that well. I doo think they draw the yotes, but I have yet to have active eating of them. I keep other baits around to keep them chewing. For some reason, they do nor work as a chew toy here? Mine are 15 gallon bait cicles..

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Saskayote] #6116450
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Originally Posted By: Saskayote
I have been experimenting with these, and for me they just do not work that well. I doo think they draw the yotes, but I have yet to have active eating of them. I keep other baits around to keep them chewing. For some reason, they do nor work as a chew toy here? Mine are 15 gallon bait cicles..


NY prohibits me from using exposed baits so the idea is to use these to draw coyotes in. Then I can use trail, dirt holes, flat and post sets.

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6117311
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They didnít work for me either, I get a better response with a deer carcass tide down, with branches covering it. They just didnít comment to it.


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Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6117335
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My theory is the smooth edges and the unnatuaral shape. Even though mine are made out of deer guts and legs,and chickens, they seem shy of them. The loose, frozen guts are eaten. The circular, water added, smooth edged guts are not touched. Might try chopping them into shapeless hunks?

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6117424
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Big chunks of bait lose their appeal to animals when the temps get low enough to freeze them hard.A whole beaver carcass will be ignored when it is frozen hard.Small birds and rodents cant work it so it also loses its long distance call factor. To activate it you have to feather it with your axe,this will get the birds and small animals working it again even in very low temps.
Cats especially will ignore big baits that are not feathered well simply because their jaws are not made for gnawing like a wolf.
Smash up those baitsicle thingys,I cant see any birds or animal being attracted to something like that for any length of time.

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No problems attracting birds, and for me solid frozen beaver, left whole has been a winner. Same for whole sheep, deer, etc.. Critters are funny things. Hard to figure sometimes. I do agree though, in opening up carcasses. It sure does help out. I have also found moving baits, even a quarter mile away, often triggers a whole new feeding frenzy. Think I will do a bit of both tomorrow...

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6117659
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What an incredible Idea put them out come back next day and see a bunch of critters with there tongues stuck to them!! Good job

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6117874
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I haven't put them out yet so I appreciate the responses. Some good suggestions have been made.

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: danvee] #6118636
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Originally Posted By: danvee
What an incredible Idea put them out come back next day and see a bunch of critters with there tongues stuck to them!! Good job


You would have to set them up by some old pump wells that have the cast iron handle. Smear a little lure down the handle!

My mom always told me not to put my tounge on the pump handle. I looked at her and said, "mom, why on earth would I do that?"


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Re: Making baitsicles [Re: danvee] #6119066
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Originally Posted By: danvee
What an incredible Idea put them out come back next day and see a bunch of critters with there tongues stuck to them!! Good job
have to have a triple dog dare you, lol

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: Archeryguy] #6119398
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I put out one of these baitsicles yesterday morning and the coyotes were all over it last night. I did rough up the edges with an hatchet first.

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Took mine out today to my wildest section of my line, with the axe and chewed em up good. Will see how they are hit...

Re: Making baitsicles [Re: danvee] #6120156
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Originally Posted By: danvee
What an incredible Idea put them out come back next day and see a bunch of critters with there tongues stuck to them!! Good job

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