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Feeder Question

Old 09-09-2002, 02:03 PM
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We put out a feeder last weekend, this is the first year that I have put out a feeder personaly, we filled it up with 50 pounds of corn. We went back this weekend and it is bone-dry. The is one of those feeders where if they nudge the little ball with their nose it will release corn. Should 50 pounds last longer than that or is it the norm to go through so much so quick.


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Old 09-09-2002, 02:38 PM
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Hey Gut,

Here in Illinois we are not allowed to use feeders to attract deer. We can use them to simply feed the deer (not during hunting season or within "xyz" yards of where you are hunting).

I have feed deer in the past with a trough type feeder, however I no longer use this feeder beacuse of CWD (http://dnr.state.il.us/pubaffairs/2002/CWD.htm).

It seems that CWD is transmitted through the mucous membranes. When deer touch noses, or touch something that another has touched with it's nose etc. the disease is transmitted.

We have decided NOT to use our feeder until this threat to our whitetail population has passed (if ever).

Just my .02

BTW - When we did feed, we could burn through over 160lbs of feed in a week easy. It's not just deer that are eating your corn; coons, tree rats, and the like will all help in consuming the feed.


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Edited by - justinl on 09/09/2002 14:43:48
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Old 09-09-2002, 02:57 PM
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Another thing to consider when feeding deer is to avoid feeding them only corn. Too much corn in a deer's diet can kill much needed bacteria in the deer's digestive system that is essential to proper digestion of food which can lead to stomach bloating, diahrea, and even death.
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Old 09-09-2002, 02:59 PM
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Ah ha.

Just discovered that as of July 30, 2002 - no feeding of deer is allowed in Illinois AT ALL. Sorry for the incorrect info earlier.

(http://dnr.state.il.us/pubaffairs/20...cyjuly2002.htm)

It seems that they even discussed the banning of feeding birds at bird feeders (Discussed - but not banned).

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Old 09-09-2002, 05:35 PM
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What type of feeder spin cast type? if so depending on how far away the spin plate is from the funnel will cause this problem the farther away the wind can empty it and that should not happen. With 50 gallons should last at least a few eeks depending on how often it is programmed to run and how long the motor run time is set for. Here in Michigan it was illegal for one year then they allowed them to be use but only from opening day of season and it can only cast a limit depending on the year regulations. This year it is limited to 2 gallons per day. Starting Oct 1st. If you bait it has to be spread out in a 10ft X10ft area you can't just pour in a pile. It is a good Idea to use some type of deer pellets mixed in with the corn. There are a few out there you can find. Good Luck, Mike
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Old 09-09-2002, 05:52 PM
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gut if you would have listen to your buddy it's not normal in an area that small and the type of feeder you are using. but that big buck that you have been told about will come by your tree.

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Old 09-09-2002, 06:06 PM
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BigX, Listen to my buddy???? I could get better info about huntin from Spongebob than this bozo. The problem is that the bonehead I hunt with wants to take a dump on my stand. So I am going over to his feeder and I am gonna take a big ol' leak all over his corn....YUMMY!

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Edited by - GutThatBuck on 09/09/2002 19:51:07
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Old 09-10-2002, 09:25 AM
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Where ya at Homer???
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Old 09-10-2002, 09:35 AM
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Seems like a lot of corn to go thru in a week. I'd look into a cheap timer unit and a coon cage!

You'll save a lot of time and money in the long run.
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Old 09-10-2002, 09:57 AM
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gut.. all i can say to that is . who taught you everything you know about deer hunting. cause when you started you didn't know diddly.


have a good year hunting hope you get that 15 pointer beeing seen ...


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