Improving Your Food Plots w/ the HODAG Licking Stick
Improving Your Food Plots
How a Licking Stick Can Take Your Efforts to the Next Level
As the temperatures rise and bucks begin growing their newest headgear for the season, most hunters flock to the woods beginning their preparations. Cutoff t-shirts and sweat stained hats are common sights through the green leaves of summer as ground is broke in food plots all over the country.
In recent years, food plots have become a necessary part of many a deer hunter's plan for the year, and nowadays a hunter must have a little farmer in them to keep up with their neighbors. Meticulous planning goes into almost every hunter's food plot, choosing where, what, and when to plant. Through a commitment of time and effort, a quality food plot can change the way one hunts. However, most hunters understand the struggle of deciding where to put up their "killer" stand, and invaluable trail camera location. There is no way of determining what part of the plot a deer will frequent each day, and sadly a trail camera that moves where it is setup on its own, has yet to be invented. So, what is a hunter's best bet at putting deer where you want for the purpose of scouting and hunting?
Here at HODAG we often say that the woods are a deer's home, and if someone came into your house, added a lamp, end table, and in this case a tree to your living room we would all notice. That ideology transfers to the HODAG Licking Stick and leverages the visual change in favor of the hunter, creating a year-round communication setup.
The HODAG Licking Stick allows you to deploy a communication hub where you decide and is extremely effective in food plots. When a stick "grows" overnight, it creates a visual change in a normally uniform looking food plot putting deer in front of your camera and stand. The Licking Stick acts like a lighthouse drawing deer visually at first out of simple curiosity and later, out of habit after communal scent marking at your setup begins. Although deer may appear in different areas of every food plot, they will gravitate to the Licking Stick, stopping for a shot or clear trail camera pictures and videos. Our goal is to let every hunter get the most out of the money, time, and effort invested in their food plots. The HODAG team is made up of hunters just like you, who go through the same struggles and frustrations, and we want to help every customer find success on their property.
“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 ! ! !”