The peanut butter trick is cool, I have to try that one, good info TNHunter, thanks.
We practice similar techniques as listed above.
I am lucky enough to help manage a large piece of ground. We put powdered deer mineral mixed with salt throughout the area, as many as 10 "stations" giving the deer easy access to these lick spots. After a couple of years the benefits are obvious, now we don't hunt over these spots mind you, its all for the benefit of a quality/healthy herd. On heavily used travel corridors they really pound these "lick" stations.
We also use supplemental feeders in a moderate proximity near our foodplots , leaving them dry until archery/gun season is over, then restock them the rest of the year. Protein based feed during the warm months and then switch over to carbohydrate based feeds in the cold months, again, these feeders are never hunted over, but the travel routes and trail junctions have stands near them.
One of my techniques is to set up 20 - 30 yds. inside the treeline close to a trail leading to and from a food plot or heavy acorn area. Sooner or later they always show up to feed.
Another good trick is to fertilize some of the white oak trees around your stand, and even the white oak my stand is hanging on. You can get hardwood fertilizer spikes and pound them into the ground around a productive white oak
and really see the difference in the mast output of that tree come fall, the deer see it too.
During the rut the bucks are always with or close to the does and your chances for a trophy animal come in to play.