FAQ's CWD-Free

CWD-Free®

How would you describe CWD-Free® attractants?

CWD-Free® is best described as a "hybrid" urine attractant.  We use real urine as our base and treat it with our patented neutralization and conversion process.  Once neutralized, we add some of the synthesized identical compounds (SIC's) as found in nature creating a revolutionary deer attractant!

Why should I give CWD-Free® a try?

Scientists have proven that deer urine contains the prion (mutant protein) that causes Chronic Waste Disease (CWD).  While our product is 100% urine, it is not made from deer urine (or urine from other cervids).  This means you can confidently use our effective attractant without contributing to the spread of CWD!

Is this product legal in my State?

CWD-Free® is legal in most areas that allow the use of scent attractants while hunting because it is made from non-cervid (non-deer) urine.  Because it is made from the urine of a species of animal that cannot carry CWD, it cannot contain the CWD prion.  Most hunting regulations specifically ban the use of urine attractants "derived from a deer or other cervid."  Check your local regulations or speak to a game officer to confirm that it is legal in your region.

Why is it better than a synthetic attractant?

Synthetic attractants do not contain the compounds that are found in natural urine.  So, while a synthetic attractant may smell "similar" to real urine, it does not smell the same to deer because of the compounds that are missing.  By using real urine as our base, our attractants contain the compounds that deer expect to smell. 

How can I demonstrate to a game warden that there is no deer urine in a bottle of CWD-Free®?

Our label specifically states on the rear panel that the bottle does not contain urine "collected from deer or other cervids." 

Doesn't all urine turn to ammonia in 30 minutes? 

All urine is sterile until it is exposed to oxygen when being expelled.  However, during our neutralization and conversion process, we stop this process by killing the bacteria that causes the ammonia formation.  This means that the deer cannot tell when the attractant was put out and also allows the hunter to reduce the number of visits to a scrape to freshen it. 

I've smelled a lot of deer urine and CWD-Free® smells a lot "lighter" or less strong than others.  Why?

Most of the deer urine attractants that are purchased off the shelf have been sitting in containers for weeks if not months before bottling and packaging.  Because most of the containers and packages used are not 100% air impervious, they allow some air to reach the urine.  This causes the formation of bacteria which gives the urine the pungent smell that hunters have grown accustomed to smelling.  Fresh deer urine has a lighter smell than most people are accustomed to smelling.  Fresh estrous urine actually smells somewhat like perfume. 

Can you make this for moose, elk, mule deer, red stags and other deer species?

We can make this product line for any of the deer family animals if the demand warrants production.