I’m one of those hunters who likes to use drag rags.
If you don’t know what a drag rag is, it’s simply a piece of cloth soaked in scent, then attached to the hunter by a string. The rag leaves a scent trail as you walk.
But I hate using strings. They snag on everything in your path and create extra noise, especially on dry, windless mornings when the woods are extra crunchy.
I’ve found a remedy and want to share with Buckmasters fans.
I take a small eye screw and secure it into the back of the heel of my boot.
Next, I take old undershirts that have been washed in scent-free detergent and cut them into 4-inch squares.
I poke a hole through the fabric with a paper clip then clip the rag to the eye screw.
Now, I squirt deer lure on the rag and I’m good to go.
When I get to where I want deer to stop, I simply unhook the paper clip and slide it over a branch.
This setup is inexpensive, and you can buy eye screws in any hardware store for a few cents.
Now your drag rag will be more effective and you’ll cut down on the noise, snags and frustrations of using string.