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  1. Angel Moreno June 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm Permalink

    I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am that I found your products. I feel like I am hunting when I check my trail camera. I have been hunting for 30 years and I like to use scents. Of course I always used stuff on shelves from different stores. You have made a customer out of me. I will not purchase any more scents on a shelf ever. The pics I have gotten already from my camera while applying your scents have me so pumped for this coming season. Thanks for what you do. Angel Moreno .

    • Darren Warner July 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm Permalink

      If you have used Smokey’s gland scents, like preorbital gland, to bag a nice buck or two, please call me at (517) 290-6471. I’m doing a story for Petersen’s Bowhunting on how to use these types of scents and I’d like to get some real-world tips from hunters. Thanks.

  2. Steve Ketterman July 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm Permalink

    Hello Smokey, I talked to you a while back, and you said you were going to have some package deals on your scents. i was wondering if you was still going to do that? i was wanting to place an order some soon.
    Thanks, Steve

    • smokeyadm July 20, 2014 at 8:08 am Permalink

      Hi Steve,
      We now have a special on a Buck Lure Bundle! Thanks & Happy Hunting!

  3. Ed Bashaw July 8, 2014 at 4:04 pm Permalink

    I live in northern Minn. Bow hunt from Sept. To December. What do you recamend I use thrue out the season. By the way im a bowhunter. Thanke Ed

    • smokeyadm July 21, 2014 at 11:05 am Permalink

      Hi Ed,
      I would recommend using Buck pre orbital gland lure, Buck Tarsal Gland Lure & Doe N Heat for your hunting needs. You will find instructions on each of these on the website when you click on the product. If you have any further questions feel free to call me at 304-564-4087 on Wednesdays between 8-9 pm EST.

      Happy Hunting!
      From the Hills of West Virginia

  4. walt--bresett July 26, 2014 at 5:11 pm Permalink

    need-to-send-a-catalog-if-you-have-one-on-deer-lures Walt Bresett 625 main st. Ogdensburg,NY 13669 thank you

    • smokeyadm July 28, 2014 at 9:05 am Permalink

      We have a brochure & will send you a copy out today. There are more products on the website than listed in the brochure. Also, you have the option of paying by check on the website if you prefer.

      Thanks & Happy Hunting!
      Smokey From the hills of West Virginia

  5. J Petersen August 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm Permalink

    Hey Smoky, Without give away your secret, what is the difference between Wicked Wick and the Pre-orbital lure? Thank you

    • smokeyadm August 23, 2014 at 8:11 pm Permalink

      Check your email for reply!

      • J Petersen August 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm Permalink

        I have there is nothing there. Thanks

        • smokeyadm August 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm Permalink

          Check your spam folder to make sure it didn’t get sent there!

          • Jan Petersen August 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm Permalink

            It didn’t.

          • smokeyadm September 2, 2014 at 10:47 am Permalink

            You’re welcome!

    • Joe Cremer May 12, 2017 at 10:53 am Permalink

      Same question, wondering what the answer is.
      What is the difference between Wicked Wick and the Pre-orbital lure? Thank you

      • smokeyadm May 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm Permalink

        The Wicked Wicks is a 4 buck compound & the pre-orbital is one single buck.

  6. Luke August 30, 2014 at 2:33 pm Permalink

    Once the seal is broken after the first use of your scents how do you store them? Do you keep them in the fridge? How long will they keep for?



    • smokeyadm August 31, 2014 at 1:39 pm Permalink

      The gland lures i.e.: Preorbital gland lures,Tarsal, Interdigital & Forehead gland Lures should not be refrigerated. Just keep in a cool place out of sunlight.
      The urine or estrus based lures i.e.: RutnBuck & Doe in Heat Lures should be stored in the refrigerator or a cool, dark place.
      All lures will last at least 5 years.

  7. Tom September 4, 2014 at 9:14 am Permalink

    Send me a catalog of all your scents

    • smokeyadm September 13, 2014 at 9:05 am Permalink

      We have a small flyer we can send if you email us your address: The website actually has all the available products on it up to date!

  8. Greg September 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm Permalink

    Could you email the use of you scents, the wicked wick what is that used for. I would like to make a licking branch starting now what to use? Also a mock scrape also looking for a lure to get some buck trail cam pics, any other info you call give me I thank you.

    • smokeyadm September 13, 2014 at 9:02 am Permalink

      Each of our products on the website have a fairly detailed description of the product & how it is used. For your licking branch I recommend “Smokey’s Pre-Orbital Gland Lure” & for your scrape or mock scrape you can use “Smokey’s Interdigital Gland Lure”. The difference between Wicked Wicks & Preorbital Gland lure is the Wicked Wicks is a special compound made from 4 different bucks. It is used on a rope or licking branch & will attract due to other bucks believing there is more buck activity at that spot. The Preorbital Gland lure is made from one specific buck. Hope this helps answer your question.

  9. Josh September 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm Permalink

    How many ounces of scent are in the wicked wicks compound? I remember reading the article on your product, but forget what the gentlemen that wrote the article said about the rope. I can’t remember if he said to put a rubber band on it or something like that. It has been a while ago, but I would like to try it out this year. Could you help me fill in my blanks and do you think it is better or worse to add a scrape under the rope. I only am targeting big bucks if that makes a difference ( I know I often recommend different things for quantity of deer over quality).

    • smokeyadm September 18, 2014 at 11:01 am Permalink

      There is about 4.25 ounces in the “Wicked Wicks”. You can use a plastic wire tie on the rope. Also, It will increase site appeal if you put a scrape below it. Hope this helps! Also, if you have any questions or would like to speak to me directly, I take calls on Wednesday evening from 8-9 pm (EST) @ (304)564-4087

      Good Luck & Happy Hunting!
      From the Hills of West Virginia

  10. Jay Johnson September 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm Permalink

    I hunt in Alabama. Please recommend what lures you would use in this area. i know your not necessarily familiar with area but in general. I’m also headed to Iowa in the beginning of the rut and would like to know what to use.
    thanks so much for your help

    • smokeyadm September 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm Permalink

      All of my lures will work in any part of the country. For your hunting in Alabama, the difference will be the heat & evaporation rate of the products. Make a licking branch by peeling back about 8″ of branch, crush & douse thoroughly (at least a dropperful) of Smokey’s Preorbital Gland Lure. This will increase site appeal. Also, tear up the ground under your licking branch & make a mock scrape using Smokey’s Buck interdigital Gland Lure.
      To hunt in early season Iowa, I recommend Smokey’s Preorbital Gland Lure on a mock scrape or licking branch & Smokey’s Doe in Heat on a drag rag.

      Happy Hunting!
      From the Hills of West Virginia

      • Jay Johnson October 3, 2014 at 8:33 pm Permalink

        Thanks Smoke!! I’ll place my order. Checking cameras this weekend!!

  11. Gary Sams October 6, 2014 at 11:36 pm Permalink

    Hello Smokey,
    I’ve used your products for the last two years with great success. a 139 P&Y in 2012 and a 140P&Y in 2013. I got great pictures of bucks working the treated scrapes and licking branches with my trailcams.
    My questions goes back to the use of the rope, mentioned by Josh. I”m interested in trying that this season if you can give more details like; What kind of rope, how long, how thick, any special treatment to remove the smell of the rope and how is it attached to the tree, etc.

    • smokeyadm October 7, 2014 at 9:50 am Permalink

      Barry & Gene Wensel (Brothers of the Bow) have explained in great detail on the use of “Wicked Wicks”. Try this web page:
      If you have any more questions let me know. Smokey’s Wicked Wick compound was created especially for this purpose.

      Happy Hunting!
      From the Hills of West Virginia

  12. Anonymous October 30, 2014 at 11:51 pm Permalink

    Do u still set up and sell scents at Rogers flea market?

    • smokeyadm October 31, 2014 at 8:43 am Permalink

      Last Friday was my last day at Rogers for this season! You can order direct from the website if you need products!

  13. Rick Kinney February 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm Permalink

    Hey Smokey!! Got your message about your outdoor days at Rogers!! Sounds great. Although I will not be able to put on a calling contest due to the fact that it is not contest season at that time and I could not get enough participant. What I have done though is reserved the “Take Aim Trailer” for those days. It is a self contained BB gun range donated by Harry Potterfield from Midway US Arms and the NWTF. It is a great attraction for kids and adults. Always a big hit!! All free. I can also set up a site for turkey callin and more. The only thing is we cannot pay for a spot because we have no funds. If you can open up 2 spots for our trailer and booth we will put this on for no cost. Let me know.

  14. John Simonelli September 29, 2015 at 4:19 pm Permalink

    What do you recommend for proper storage of the deer lures?

    • smokeyadm September 29, 2015 at 9:52 pm Permalink

      Store in a cool dark (or at least out of direct sunlight) place for best storage!

  15. Alan October 25, 2015 at 11:05 am Permalink

    I would like to know how long the Pre-orbital gland will remain viable in storage? And can it be stored in a refrigerator? Also, do you accept phone orders?

    • smokeyadm November 12, 2015 at 6:20 am Permalink

      The lures can be kept indefinitely! However, do not refrigerate! Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight! Phone orders can only be placed by mailing a check, we do not accept credit card orders over the phone!
      Happy Hunting!

  16. Harley Haynes October 28, 2015 at 9:30 am Permalink

    I purchased your Pre-Orbital Gland lure from Wright Archery in Quebec last year. I made the mistake of storing it in my basement fridge. Is it still good or should i throw it out and buy another bottle? Love your picture at the bottom of your contact page, West Virginia looks just like the Eastern townships here in Quebec.
    Thank you.

    • smokeyadm November 12, 2015 at 6:18 am Permalink

      Pre-Orbital or any lure made from glands should not be refrigerated. The reason is that when you remove it from the coldness of a refrigerator moisture can form inside the bottle (condensation), this can dilute the potency of the lure! It should be stored in a “cool” place away from direct sunlight!

      Happy Hunting!

  17. roy February 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm Permalink

    Wanting to try a new lure brand and yours kinda caught my eye. I was wondering what kind of shelf life your buck lure products have

    • smokeyadm February 3, 2016 at 7:21 am Permalink

      The lures can be kept indefinitely! However, do not refrigerate! Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight! HAPPY HUNTING!

  18. Mike D. July 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm Permalink

    I plan to set up a few mock scrapes using “wicked wicks” this season. I was wondering what your thoughts are on coating the ropes with bees wax and injecting the scent into the end of it. The idea is that any rain would be shed off BEFORE it could dilute the scent. what do you think. Thanks

    • smokeyadm July 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm Permalink

      It won’t hurt to try out your theory. My suggestion would be to leave the bottom few inches of the rope open & frayed. Let me know how it works for you!

      • Mike D. July 7, 2016 at 8:48 pm Permalink

        Will do! Thanks again!

  19. David Blalack August 14, 2016 at 6:25 pm Permalink

    Smokey, I hope you still remember me?I live in Coos Bay, Oregon.I talked with you by phone,you ended up sending Tarsal,pre-orbital,and interdigital lures.You also sent very good advice with them.You wanted to know how they worked on blacktails,so let me tell you that I can attest to the fact that not only will it work with blacktails,but they showed more interest in your lure than any other bar-none.I have used many brands,some were labeled for blacktail,but none had good results.I highly urge all pacific northwest hunters to see for your self how these products work.Smokey, I will send you photos of mature bucks only using your scents,thank you Smokey,your brother from the mountains in the west.

  20. Patrick B. August 27, 2016 at 3:07 pm Permalink

    Hey Smokey,
    I was just at your Outdoor Show in Rogers Community Auction in Rogers Ohio. I purchased several of your lures and the book, Secrets of Using Pre-orbital Gland Lure by Steve Sorensen, from your Rep there. He was an older gentleman and told me he was 75 yrs old but I missed his name. My dilemma is when he put my lures in the bag he did not include the book. When I got home and was storing the lures I discovered the book was not in the bag. Could you please send out a copy in the mail to me? Please Let me know how we can rectify this unfortunate mistake.
    P.S. Really love the lures.

    Patrick B

    • smokeyadm August 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm Permalink

      Sent you an email to get your address!! We will get your book sent out asap!!


  21. Mark September 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm Permalink

    I’m muzzle loader hunting in SE Kansas for 5th year in a row; my guide Premo Randazzo again this year raves about your buck gland lures… I forgot to order them last year but just placed an order today (before I forget again). I’m looking forward to trying them out when I return to N MN.

  22. Ricky Kelley September 27, 2016 at 8:43 pm Permalink

    Hi smokey need some heip. Live and hunt in northern vermont and hunt on public land. Seem to only see small bucks and does. What should I do to try and draw bigger bucks in the area?

    • smokeyadm October 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm Permalink

      Hi Ricky! Now is the time to start your prehunt! If you can find an existing scrape from last season, you can activate it by using Buck Tarsal Gland Lure & RutnBuck on the scrape. Also, you can make a licking branch using Buck Pre-Orbital Gland Lure to bring in the big bucks. Keep in mind that the inventory of larger bucks may be depleted as you are hunting on public land with many hunters. Lastly, if the weather is colder, you will need to increase the amount of lure that you use. Happy Hunting!

  23. Curt Lasslo October 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm Permalink

    If I call your phone # can I place an order over the phone? I want to doctor up scrapes what is your recommendation? Do you have a retailer in or around Pittsburgh area? I live about hr north of the city.
    Thank you,

    • smokeyadm October 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm Permalink

      Hi Curt!
      Yes, you can order on the phone, however when ordering by phone, we do not accept credit cards. You would have to send a check in the mail which would slow down your order. It is much faster to order on the website. As far as doctoring your scrape, Smokey recommends Pre-Orbital Gland Lure on a licking branch. Also, for early season use Buck tarsal or RutnBuck in your scrape. You can use Doe in Heat on a drag rag to your site. Happy Hunting!

  24. mark October 10, 2016 at 4:45 pm Permalink

    I have used Smokey’s products for 2 years, and bow killed 2 18″ bucks in hardy co Wva. On public land. These size bucks are pretty rare here, and I have found smokey’s doe in heat to be excellent to bring them in. I have sent pictures in to Smokey’s but they never got posted, these were 2 nice 120 class bucks, that would make any hunter on public land happy.

    • smokeyadm October 22, 2016 at 7:14 am Permalink

      Hi Mark!
      Glad to hear you are having great hunting with Smokey’s lures! Please send your photo’s to & we will post them on Smokey’s facebook page!
      Happy Hunting!

  25. Jed Reed October 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm Permalink

    I made an order and clicked pay by check on accident. I would like to cancel that order. I will reorder and pay by Credit Card Paypal.
    Could you send me an email stating my original order is canceled?


    • smokeyadm October 17, 2016 at 7:38 am Permalink

      Your order is cancelled, sent an email to you to confirm!
      Happy Hunting!

  26. Ed B October 21, 2016 at 1:57 pm Permalink

    Left NJ without my Smokeys deer kure. I am in the East Liverpool, OH area and would love to get a few bottles as my hunt is over Tuesday. Any possibilities? Ed Barney. Last purchase was in 2015 when I lived in Calcutta Ohio. Thanks

    • smokeyadm October 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm Permalink

      Please call Smokey at 304-564-4087, he can possibly meet you tomorrow for a lure pickup.

  27. Tom October 27, 2016 at 2:54 pm Permalink

    I placed an order yesterday and wanted to check and see if it has been shipped seeing I’m leaving for a Iowa hunt next Tuesday. Invoice# WC-4855

    • smokeyadm October 28, 2016 at 2:47 pm Permalink

      Your order was shipped yesterday by priority mail. We will keep our fingers crossed the postal service comes through in time for you!
      Happy Hunting!

  28. Patrick October 31, 2016 at 2:12 pm Permalink

    I have almost 3/4 bottle of the preorbital deer scent bottle from last season. Is it still good to use this season. Thanks

    • smokeyadm November 1, 2016 at 9:37 am Permalink

      It should be fine as long as you stored it in a cool place out of direct sunlight!!
      Happy Hunting!

  29. DJ February 3, 2017 at 3:07 pm Permalink

    Hey Smokey
    I want to tell you I had great success with the wick compound last year and wound up getting the buck I killed on camera coming to the a couple days before lure. Question: A topic floating around is CWD and urine based scents. is there any concern about spreading the disease with preorbital gland? How do you all protect your product from this. I know this is a complicated question but thought it was worth asking. I am planning on continuing using your products whether you can answer or not. Thanks

  30. Tim Webb February 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm Permalink

    What is the best way to store preorbital lure until next fall ? Hardly used any from the bottle this fall.

    • smokeyadm February 21, 2017 at 10:44 pm Permalink

      Hi Tim!
      Just store in a cool place out of sunlight! Not in the refrigerator!

  31. Jeff Gorn July 30, 2017 at 11:19 am Permalink

    I ordered (2) Smokey’s Buck pre-orbital gland lure last night and did not right down what I owe you and your address for the check. Could you text it to me at 414 313 2263 or email me at I am also starting up a deer hunter store in Wisconsin. I would like to include this product if possible. At some point I would like to talk with you about that….
    Thank you
    My name is Jeff Gorn
    W153 S9848 Thode. Dr Muskego Wi 53150

    • smokeyadm August 1, 2017 at 10:34 pm Permalink

      Sending you an email with all the info!

  32. Kelly August 30, 2017 at 9:02 pm Permalink

    I am trying to order some of the pre-orbital gland lure but cannot get debit card or pay pal to go through any ideas on what is going on

    • smokeyadm August 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm Permalink

      Hi Kelly,
      According to the site you placed an order but didn’t submit the payment. Please make sure you fill in all the boxes on the order form as we find that a blank box will prevent you from continuing to the Paypal page. Hope this helps! If not, let us know!


  33. rick September 1, 2017 at 9:40 pm Permalink

    I tried to place an order and it didn’t let me put in a credit card number. It says it is on hold with a check payment and I didn’t put in a check number. Can you please check this for me?

    Rick Copeland

    • smokeyadm September 2, 2017 at 11:30 am Permalink

      According to the website you choose check payment. You will have to resubmit your order & choose Paypal to complete. We can delete your check order.


  34. Brad Johns September 22, 2017 at 9:49 am Permalink

    Hi Smokey,

    I have been using your pre-orbital scent for a couple of years and have been very happy with it. I came to your site today to determine if my old bottle should still be effective. I see where you say that the gland scents last for years but should not be stored in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, I have been storing mine in the fridge for two years now. Will this make my pre-orbital scent less effective this season? Should I order new?



    • smokeyadm September 23, 2017 at 10:06 pm Permalink

      Hi Brad!
      I would recommend replacing your lure with a fresh bottle. It can be less effective after being stored in the refrigerator.


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