- 1/2 cup persimmon slices
- 2 cups scentless alcohol (e.g. vodka)
- 1/8 cup water
Directions: Combine ingredients in an air tight container and store in cool dark place for at least six weeks. Shake bottle every few days. The extract will continue to increase its potency over time. I have also found that it is best to take the persimmon slices out over a period of 6-8 weeks.
Applications: You can of course use persimmon extract the same way you would any deer scent/attractant on the market. Using scent from some of deer’s favorite foods usually works best early in the season when the deer have less hunting pressure and late in the season when there are less food available for deer. I’ve also used acorns to make acorn extract scent, which works really well.