Welcome to the outdoor
supply house that is a continuation from the Arnold family that started the
trend back in 1870. Lon Arnold was a market hunter in Maine, when it was
legal. He hunted caribou, bear, moose, deer, and trapped elusive animals that
roamed the wild forests of Maine. He developed scents to attract all these
In 1918, Lon's son, Walter, was the pioneer in America for
developing and selling deer lures, trapping lures, and dog training and
breaking scents for houndsmen. For 44 years he continued the Arnold tradition
of making and selling animal scents. Oscar Cronk became friends with Walter
Arnold, the legendary mountain man, and bought the Arnold business in 1962.
Since that time he has used the Arnold knowledge along with his 50 years
experience developing the best deer and bear lures on the market today. Oscar,
well known hunter, trapper, houndsmen, and veteran outdoorsman makes and tests
every product before it's placed on the market.
From the 1870s to the new millennium the Arnold and Cronk tradition of
serving sportsmen has never stopped. The knowledge gained by Lon and Walter
Arnold has been transferred to Oscar Cronk. Oscar is not only the heir to this
dynasty, but is the "Last of the Breed."
Cronk's Famous Deer Lures
Hunters, these lures are the result of many years' experience in
compounding and field testing animal lures and scents. All our lures have been
field tested and have gone through the Cronk's Outdoor Test (C.O.T.). I have
been in the lure making business longer than most of the highly advertised
lure makers of today. Buy your hunting scents with confidence. All of my
attractor lures have names and each one has a nationwide reputation to back it
Wishing you the best of luck on your hunt.
"The Last of the Breed"