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where can i get milkweed? or something else that will work as well?

Unread postby Brad » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:51 pm

I know it's been asked before, but I have found very little available for sale online, and of the ones that are I'm not sure which would be good to get. I can't seem to find any out on the land I've been on, so I'm going to have to find it elsewhere. Do any of you know any good sources for purchasing milkweed? or do you know of a good substitute? I tried pulling off small amounts off of some cotton balls, but to keep it light enough to float well it is so small it's hard to see when it gets further away.


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Unread postby bigbuckhunter88 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:27 pm

Where are you located. No clue whats online. Have seen that The Hunting Public is selling some in a container but no clue how expensive it is. Others on here and myself included have sent some to others for a small price or the cost of shipping
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Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:14 pm

Milkweed is best.

Cottonballs cost next to nothing and a bag of 300 last years. I use 1 per hunt usually. They work ok not as good as milkweed but it is fine to see 20 yards away.
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Unread postby Brad » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:21 pm

Tennhunter3 wrote:Milkweed is best.

Cottonballs cost next to nothing and a bag of 300 last years. I use 1 per hunt usually. They work ok not as good as milkweed but it is fine to see 20 yards away.



Yea, I've tried that, and like you said it works ok to get the immediate wind direction. I'm hoping to upgrade to something more useful for seeing the flow of scent further away and how thermals push and pull scent as it gets further from me. I have felt like knowing exactly where my scent is going has been a weakness of mine, and i want to fix it.
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Unread postby eazyduzit94 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:14 am

The Hunting Public sells a milkweed pouch on their website that is fully filled with 3 pods when you purchase it. I think they have a link to the company that provides it as well.
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Unread postby Primetime » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:32 am

You should be able to find it online:

ebay - type in milkweed
facebook - guy sells pouches filled with it called butterfly effect. I saw someone else on there selling the exact same thing but forgot what it was called
some company seels it online called windfloaters


If your in the Midwest area you should be able to find it everywhere
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Unread postby MichiganMike » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:11 am

Brad wrote:I know it's been asked before, but I have found very little available for sale online, and of the ones that are I'm not sure which would be good to get. I can't seem to find any out on the land I've been on, so I'm going to have to find it elsewhere. Do any of you know any good sources for purchasing milkweed? or do you know of a good substitute? I tried pulling off small amounts off of some cotton balls, but to keep it light enough to float well it is so small it's hard to see when it gets further away.

Milkweed is definitely the best, But as an alternative- I used to use those kid bubbles that you blow into a wand. the bottles are typically larger so I downsize them to a smaller one that I can put in a pocket. They float just as good as milkweed but get harder to see as the bubbles pop. You can also use dish soap and sugar to make your own
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Unread postby john1984 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:15 am

Burkhart will mail you some.

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Unread postby tundra@1 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:28 am

I think many will send you some if you want. Works well from a tree stand,,,, as does goose down, etc.... personally I just use a Bic Lighter, simple quiet and no movement. lets me know what I want,,,,, plus I hunt on the ground a lot..... I know one guy who will not use milkweed, he says why do you want to distribute your scent everywhere? Me, I think that is over the top, but hey use what you like......
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Unread postby Cchez » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:18 am

Its already fallen in my area, but the the cottony stuff that comes out of balsam poplar pods seems to work well. Last year i gathered a bunch of the dander that comes out of the top of thistle plants and it worked well for me
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Unread postby Cchez » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:22 am

Also, i think its called fireweed, has a thin cottony dander that is popping out right now. The only downside to that is that there isnt very much on each plant, so you have to gather a lot.
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Unread postby Drenalin » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:52 am

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07ZHK3NYB?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

Not the most cost efficient option, but works well.
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Unread postby <DK> » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:00 am

Cottonwood seeds are excellent. Iv used thistle in the past but that stuff is terrible.

Just wait a couple weeks and ppl will be selling / mailing milkweed pods. There will be a few posts about it.
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Unread postby CattailCommander » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:30 am

Don't buy any! I can send you some for free once its ready to be picked/dried around here.
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Unread postby greenhorndave » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:33 am

bcarey2 wrote:Don't buy any! I can send you some for free once its ready to be picked/dried around here.

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