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Old 07-29-2005, 04:50 AM
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Hi all, fairly new here and haven't posted much but thought I'd share this. I checked my sweet corn food plot this week. Wow, what a hit with the deer. I had read a post sometime back on weather deer ate the corn on the stalk, well they do. Not only were they eating it right off the stalk, I found lots of empy cobs on the ground, and several areas where they were bedding in, not to mention all thehugh bites takenoff the ears stillleft on the stalk. Will definetly plant sweetcorn again next year. Thanks for all the good info, and goodluck this fall everyone.
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:36 AM
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deer will definately eat sweet corn or field corn right off the stalk. we've had deer in our sweet corn field that's very close to our house in ky. they tear up the field corn just as much. they'll just walk through the rows break off an ear here and eat on it. walk a little more and break another off and so on and so forth. deer definately love their corn.
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:12 PM
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Deer eat it , but I bet asome of the ears on the ground are from coon.
I used to work on a farm that raised sweet corn .
We had more coon problems than deer

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Old 07-29-2005, 06:33 PM
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The damage you described has coon written all over it. Deer generally won't be so destructive to a stand of corn. Set some traps baited with peanut butter and see what happens.
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Old 07-30-2005, 03:32 PM
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Coons will sit there waiting for it to get to the perfect ripeness and then wipe out a field in days.

Deer damage I've seen is most them eating what the coons throw on the ground.

If you just want to feed them you can probably buy corn and throw it on the ground cheaper than you can grow it.
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