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syrupman 08-21-2010 01:33 PM

Rapid decrease in deer trail cam numbers
ok the second week i put out my trail camera i had 34 does come in one week..and now two weeks later i had 4 deer come...they are over a gravity corn feeder in a 2 acre plot with planted corn that is now ready but wasnt when we had 34 does come...what is happening

timbercruiser 08-21-2010 05:18 PM

Deer change their patterns as the food sources change. They like corn, but they like other foods also.

7remmag 08-21-2010 06:02 PM

how much rain have you gotten??

syrupman 08-21-2010 06:38 PM

pretty good is crazy this time a year in georgia it can be perfecly clear in the mornin and raining heavy in the afternoon

iSnipe 08-22-2010 05:53 AM

Deer at this time of year still have a variety of foods to choose from. The closer to Fall we get, their preferred food supply diminishes and their options smaller and that corn will start looking more appetizing then.

Just give it time. Keep us informed later on about those deer numbers.


SpinnerOfWood 08-23-2010 04:57 AM

Originally Posted by Ridge Runner (Post 3667254)
acorns are starting to fall, put your cam under a live oak.

x2 Find the acorns!!!

gbrownlee 08-23-2010 07:18 AM

Could be that you checked the cam too soon and spooked the deer. I have had that problem in the past, where I get something like 15 bucks on cam one week, 5 the next and 1 or 2 the third. That was a few years ago and I attributed it to checking them too often. Try to check your cams only about twice a month.

syrupman 08-23-2010 01:28 PM

this is what the field looks like sitting in the stand looking forward...30 yrds of planted pines behind us then a paved the left there are planted pines which is where the deer come out very back there is roughly 100 yards of clear hardwoods with a creek... the feeder is in the back left where there is a road that we built with the bulldozer...

thberea 08-23-2010 06:13 PM

Here in central ky, white oak acorns are starting to fall, and most of my deer have moved to the alfalfa, with all the rain we have had, almost time for the 3rd cut on the alfalfa field.

pelletmaker 08-24-2010 01:47 PM

I'm guessing the food source changed.

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