There are several ways to have tarsal glands available for luring in bucks.
QUESTION: I’ve read several articles about using a buck’s tarsal gland to lure in other bucks. The problem is, we only get one buck here, so when I take a buck, I’m done. Would the tarsal keep in the freezer until the next season? – Ryan L.
ANSWER: Short answer: Yes. At the very least you should put it in an airtight container. A vacuum sealer would be even better. Even then, it will lose some of its scent and won’t be as effective as a fresh scent gland.
If you really want fresh tarsal glands, you might pay a visit to the local processor since most folks don’t save their tarsal glands, and they usually get discarded with the hide and bones. — Recent Ask the Biologist Question:
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