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Old 05-12-2003, 12:13 PM
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Just bought myself a feeder.
It' s got some sort of timers and shoots out food 20ft in a straight line.
I' m going to build a stand and mount a 45 gallon drum to it.
The guy at the store suggested I use corn....but I wanted to mix some type of
deer attractant with it. Any ideas?
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Old 05-12-2003, 12:47 PM
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Shelled Corn is the best for drawing deer. You can break open and throw out a few apples to draw them there the first time maybe. But when they find the corn they' ll be your feeder' s best friend from that time forward.
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Old 05-12-2003, 03:41 PM
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Corn is probably the best attractant, but if you are trying to supplement their diet mixing corn with some whole dry soybeans is probably the easiest route. A pure corn diet will kill a deer.
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Old 05-13-2003, 07:16 AM
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Corn it is......and I' ll mix it in with something else.
When should I start filling it up???
Now, end of summer, begining of the season?
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Old 05-13-2003, 07:52 PM
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Tech29 - we keep corn feeders running year round. We don' t put out much corn in the spring and summer months. We' ve got the feeders in everyone of our food plots. It gives the deer a little treat. They do eat it year round.
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Old 05-14-2003, 09:37 AM
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Rongleaves....that' s what I' m talking about...
Gezzzzz, these canadian kids just don' t understand.....
I hunt with a few buddies all my age (24) and none have the motivation
to grow anything. I would love to hunt over a food plot with a feeder.....
I guess i' ll have to cut some clearing for myself or move to the states and hunt there.
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Old 05-14-2003, 07:45 PM
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Tech29 - another thing we do just to add more of an attractant is create a mineral site. We purchased molasses, salt and Hy-Phos Mineral (all 50 lb. bags) from a local feed store. We mixed it all up and in the corner of each food plot dug out an area and put this mixture on the ground and then poured water onto it. To begin with we put some corn on top the get the deer there. After they found it they have just tore it up. The ground has been dug out about 6 inches deep all over it. It' s fun watching the deer on the food plots. Each plot is at least an acre. The deer mainly eat the lablab we have planted but do hit the corn and minerals alot. Give us something to do in the off-season too!
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Old 05-14-2003, 11:34 PM
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Don' t think you will only be feeding the deer. Every bird, turkeys, bluejays, crows, etc. will be there. Squirels, possum, skunks, porcupine, coons, chipmunks, mice and rabbits. All the preditors too. I think Dan O. said its a double edged sword. Stop feeding them and they will eat anything in sight.[&:]
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Old 05-15-2003, 12:15 PM
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Antler King Trophy Products has some stuff that is supposed to help deer digest corn. Its called deer irresistable and is about 10 bucks. You only need a small amount, 10 oz. to a 1000# of grain. Smells fruity. I don' t have any stock in the co., just think its good stuff. [&:] terry Too bad your so far away, let us know how you made out with the bush hog. Please.
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