There will alway be technology advancements in the hunting industry, and it can be challenging to keep up. No matter how far technology comes and goes, there will still always be simple, time tested concepts in the woods. We have put a modern twist on a concept as old as the deer themselves that gets our customers results.
The use of hemp rope for deer hunting has been around for decades, generally focused around mock scrapes during the whitetail rut. However, the trend has seen a resurgence in today's technological hunting world and we combined that old tactic with our proprietary AllSeason Scent. This has created an invaluable tool in a hunter's arsenal helping them in pursuit of whitetail deer. With chemical free hemp rope blended for maximum scent absorption and durability, we give you the perfect pairing for our AllSeason Scent, which is designed for jumpstarting and invigorating a deer's curiosity. By providing enough HempScent Rope for multiple different setups, the phrase "hang and hunt" has taken on a new meaning.
Deer are social animals who's communication isn't limited to the months of October and November. They communicate year-round and HODAG products leverage that natural communication to help a hunter Inventory, Pattern, and Hunt the deer on their land. We see as much activity on our HempScent Rope Systems in summer and winter, as we do during the rut. Instead of creating a mock scrape to be used for a few weeks out of the year, we are creating a communal scent hub where deer go to communicate with one another. Using the numerous glands on their head and face a deer uses the HempScent Rope the same way a dog uses a fire hydrant, leaving their own scent and investigating who's been there before them. The AllSeason Scent draws deer in and encourages them to leave their own scent. It then becomes a self-sustaining location where deer continue to visit and scent mark without the need for you to apply unecessary pressure. The more deer use the HempScent Rope the better it gets, week after week, month after month, and year after year. Eventually this setup will become ingrained in a deer's habits and patterns. Seeing deer check in at these communication stations is key in keeping tabs on your deer herd, and more specifically, your target bucks. The patterns that can be drawn from an effective setup could be the missing piece in your strategy to bag that elusive whitetail buck.
Instead of making things more complicated, we have simply improved a tactic that has seen tried and true results for decades. With hemp rope and scent specifically designed to jumpstart and hold continued deer interaction, this old tactic has turned into a year-long scouting and hunting tool that every hunter can use to improve their experience in the woods.
“I came across the Hodag Licking Branch system on YouTube a few yrs ago. I am an avid archery deer hunter and also a licensed Nuisance Wildlife Trapper in IL. I use lure at times in order to enhance my set ups. I was keenly interested in the Licking Branch system knowing how well lure can work. I was even more intrigued by the fact that no gland or urine was used. I went ahead and order a couple. I set them out 30yds out from a tower stand and a hay bale blind and set up trail cams. Within a day or two I had dozens of deer showing up at these set ups. Does with and without fawns. Shooter bucks and smaller bucks. Some were repeat visitors and others were newbies. I was AMAZED! Last 2 yrs I have deployed this system. The deer keep hitting the branches so much that before the season is over there's nothing but a stick left, AND THEY KEEP HITTING IT! Do yourself a GIGANTIC favor and deploy this system. You won't regret it. WELL DONE HODAG TEAM ! ! !”