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Old 10-17-2005, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Deer Aren't Eating The Bait?

Hey guys,

I hunted two areas this weekend that are about a hundred miles apart. My friend and I saw plenty of deer but in both locations but the deer were just passing through and not hitting the bait piles. Is there something that I'm missing here.

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Old 10-17-2005, 07:43 AM   #2
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What kinda bait are you using...?? And is it in a pile...??

Deer won't eat Corn that is just in a pile in my experience...Soif that's the casego in there andkick it around and spread it out...
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:53 AM   #3
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Maybe they are finding enough to eat without using yer piles. Wait till the snow flies and then they will hit it.
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:54 AM   #4
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I'm using sugar beets and there in pile but the piles are small. They are hitting it but they aren't eating it down like they usually do during the rifle season.

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Old 10-17-2005, 08:25 AM   #5
 
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From what I have seen and heard (talking to other's), all over Michigan, acorn's are in abundance this year. If your hunting hard wood's, not much of a need to go to a bait pile. If the deer are not coming to a bait pile, I would say the obvious, "they are getting a satisfactory food supply from another source". Try hunting run way's, rub line's, scrape's etc., if you can find them. I have been bow hunting foralmost 30 year's (only 36 now, awesome dad who would alway's take me out) and foundthat isusually better this time of year.
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:22 PM   #6
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My gosh you'll actually have to learn to scout and hunt.[8D]
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It's called acorn fed deer. Just too many acorns this year. They're not eating anything except those around here. In fact, they aren't even eating our clover plots.
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:57 PM   #8
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LOL @ Charlie P. Maybe you have something there!
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Yeah too many damn acorns. Like Charlie P said, your gonna have to actually get out and hunt now.
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From what I have seen and heard (talking to other's), all over Michigan, acorn's are in abundance this year. If your hunting hard wood's, not much of a need to go to a bait pile. If the deer are not coming to a bait pile, I would say the obvious, "they are getting a satisfactory food supply from another source". Try hunting run way's, rub line's, scrape's etc., if you can find them. I have been bow hunting for almost 30 year's (only 36 now, awesome dad who would alway's take me out) and found that is usually better this time of year.
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