News Updates from Nelson Creek Outdoors


Habitat Management and Other Plans for Spring

Deer hunting is over. Bass fishing won’t open until May. What is a guy supposed to do with this downtime? It is time for making plans. First, once we get some decent temps again (very cold weather right now), I do plan to do a little ice fishing. I likeRead More

Deer Licking Branch – Scent Communication

Most hunters know that deer communicate with each other using scent. They have long used real urine (although synthetic scents are becoming more important) as a cover scent and as an attractant. Doe in heat lures are popular during the rut and can be quite effective. While more and moreRead More

Goodbye 2018!

I had a good year overall. Did a lot of bass fishing, including a few trips in my new bass boat. Got a deer with my new crossbow. My hunting party has plenty of venison in the freezer. Ate fresh fish and venison tenderloins from my harvest. Yeah, it wasRead More

Newest Synthetic Scent – Deer Herd CALM

Our latest scent has come out, Lucky 7 Synthescent Deer Herd CALM. We created this scent to be used all year long, especially during the pre-rut and post-rut periods. It makes deer believe they are in an area other deer often are. It attracts them and helps cover any humanRead More

2018 Bow Deer Season

Sorry to backtrack on you, but we can pretend this is one of those memory sequences in a movie. I went out for a quick Saturday bow hunt during the rut. While I was hoping for a nice buck, it wasn’t in the cards this year. I saw a fewRead More

2018 Gun Deer Season WI

I was out for opening weekend of the 2018 Gun Deer Season. This is how it went. I had created a mock scrape near my stand using Lucky 7 Synthescents Doe-In-Heat PLUS, Buck-In-Rut MAX and Preorbital Licking Branch GEL. I like to rough up the soil with a hand rake,Read More

Best Deer Scent – Lucky 7/NCO Commitment To Being the Best

What is the Best Deer Scent? I hear this question a lot. I see it posted in Facebook groups and on hunting related forums. People ask, what is the best deer scent? The answer isn’t simple for us at Nelson Creek Outdoors. We have all kinds of scents; real scents,Read More

Lucky 7 Synthescent Rut Kit PRO – Synthetic Deer Scents

One of our customers recently used our trio of synthetic scents to make a mock scrape and sent us some pictures over the next few days. He used Doe-In-Heat PLUS and Buck-In-Rut MAX in the scrape and Preorbital – Licking Branch GEL on a branch over head.

NEW! Lucky 7 – Synthescent Preorbital – Licking Branch GEL

It has arrived! Out third addition to the synthetic line up. It is our Lucky 7 Synthescent Preorbital – Licking Branch GEL. We have been testing it out at our property and the deer have shown phenomenal responses to it. It attracts deer wherever we put in, but when putRead More

Bow Season Has Arrived!

I was out hunting opening day. Was a hot, muggy morning, but the deer were moving by the stand I chose by the creek. I saw 6 deer. 2 bucks and 4 does. Each one was wading in the creek. At about 9AM a small 8 pointer was in theRead More