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Old 12-06-2003, 12:16 PM
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this is not a post about the ethics of baiting so please keep your opinions to yourself

for those who do bait what do you use and what works best for you?

corn
apples
sweetfeed
or what else
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:22 PM
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I don't have much experience at it, but some old timers around here say "peanut butter" never louder than a whisper and only to very good friends
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:38 PM
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Where do you live?

Do the feed stores where you live sell deer corn?

If so, it works well to fill up a 2 liter coke bottle with this corn and the deer will kick it around and eat the corn. Kindof a make shift feeder.

Good luck.
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:55 PM
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I use corn,but my understanding is they dont digest it well.
The problem is ...I cant find any sweet potatos or apples,if I could I would use that
We dident get any acorns AT ALL this year so these deer are going to have a rough winter.I had a nice 6 pointer 20 yds in back of the garage this morning untill 8am just chowing down.I kept looking at the bow,look at the camera,at the bow,at the camera,bow,camera,deer.....
ended up getting the vidio camera[:-]
Theres a 10pointer I'm thinking of getting anyway
I'm gonna see what the feed store has that I can use this winter
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:19 PM
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they all work good ; but I use corn,it is the easiest. and works good in feeders.
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:41 PM
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Coarse14 - a grain blend found at a feed store...works great.
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:04 PM
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Apples work great. Deer will come to them even if you haven't baited before putting out about 8 apples then climbing in your stand. Personally, I have to bait when there are no acorns and all my neighbors are baiting deer. One time, I forgot to put out my apples before climbing the tree. When I realized it I was already on my platform 30 feet up. I then threw out several, and literally had about 4 deer underneath me within about a minute. Unfortunately, it was a half hour before light and my bow was on the ground.
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Old 12-06-2003, 05:06 PM
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Unfortunately, it was a half hour before light and my bow was on the ground.


Grain 14....I'll look into it.
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Old 12-06-2003, 05:43 PM
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Corn always the best. Apples because of scent and cover scent. Carrots and sugar beets work well in MI.
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Old 12-06-2003, 05:50 PM
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Corn, apples and pears.
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