Ron: Vanilla is supposed to act as both a sweet cover and a lure to attract curious deer. I say "supposed to" because I have never tried it and never will, unless a biologist or some of the BIG DEER bloggers can convince me it works. When I'm after a big buck (with or without a big drop :) I am funny about putting any unnatural smell in my hunting environment. When I use a cover it is dirt or pine only. No fox or skunk, which stinks and IMO might push deer away.
I am curious, anybody tried vanilla, or might you this fall?