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Old 03-19-2014, 12:07 PM
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If your going to feed the deer in the winter just put out alphalfa. Way better for em.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:45 PM
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not legal here, in a cwd containment area
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:09 PM
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cut cedars 2/3s the way through lay them down without cutting them totally off, they will live 2-3 years like that, provide food for deer and cover for rabbits and other small game, deer like corn but it isn't really good for them, its mostly fat, its harder for them to break down fat into energy than it is protein, feed them higher protein foods, like barley and buckwheat
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:40 PM
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sweet feed gets really soggy and moldy if left in the rain!! deer really love it though!! its just has to stay dry somehow
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
cut cedars 2/3s the way through lay them down without cutting them totally off, they will live 2-3 years like that, provide food for deer and cover for rabbits and other small game, deer like corn but it isn't really good for them, its mostly fat, its harder for them to break down fat into energy than it is protein, feed them higher protein foods, like barley and buckwheat
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Would planting small shrub like cedar trees be the same?
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by theshark
Would planting small shrub like cedar trees be the same?
If you are going to plant these, plan on protecting them until the get fairly high - otherwise the deer will mow them down! Deer love these cedar almost more than anything for winter browse. What Ridgerunner proposes is for trees that you plan to sacrifice for feeding the deer in a hard winter like this.

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