Foggy Mountain Stalker Interdigital Gland Scent
Forty-six volatile compounds are secreted by the interdigital gland, and the varying evaporation rates mean the smell changes over time. That might help a deer age a track with its snout, which also makes it a powerful deer attractant for hunting. Location: Between the toes.
According to Bowhunter Magazine,
“These volatiles carry a fairly strong odor that is deposited on the ground with each and every step a deer takes. And they evaporate at different rates, which is how a deer knows which way to follow a scent trail. This is why deer tend to follow the same path as other deer that have passed by minutes, hours or even days earlier. We follow visual clues like trails worn in the ground, but deer are probably following olfactory clues left from the interdigital glands (and other glands) of other deer. And those glands could be communicating far more than the fact another deer passed by recently. Dr. Jon Gassett conducted a sophisticated analysis of interdigital gland secretions and identified 46 volatile compounds from the interdigital scent. He also found that five of these compounds occurred in much greater concentrations in dominant than in subordinate bucks.”
We have captured and bottled the secretions of this gland in our Foggy Mountain Stalker Interdigital Gland Scent. Use these deer hunting scents re-create the smell of a well-traveled deer trail and that leads right to you!