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Author Topic: How long does it take deer to find a feeder  (Read 3781 times)

Offline jbar

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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2008, 08:02:22 AM »
Amen Deerjunkie, my place is in Miss and the law is real confusing. You can't bait deer, but you can feed wildlife!!!! --099-780 What a joke!!! Anyway, I've found that at times it can take a while for the deer to start using the feeder. I've always used some type of attracant when I first set up a feeder just to get the deer to the feeder.
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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2008, 03:40:14 PM »
Couldn't tell you, in alabama it is 100% illegal to feed. They will put you under the jail. @--0--0126
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Offline shortgrass

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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2008, 05:19:08 PM »
It took them about two weeks. My problem was trying to keep the tree rats out of the corn!!! --09--0

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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2008, 05:39:37 PM »
It took them about two weeks. My problem was trying to keep the tree rats out of the corn!!! --09--0
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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2008, 07:44:16 PM »
coon stew anyone.

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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2008, 02:20:46 PM »
It took them about two weeks. My problem was trying to keep the tree rats out of the corn!!! --09--0
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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2008, 11:21:16 PM »
They need some time to get used to the feeder, and that time will depend on how available other foods are.  I used feeders in the past after the season was over along with trail cameras to see what survived.  I found the yearlings would hit it after a few days, mature doe the next, and the bucks took a bit longer to get comfortable with them.  On the other hand, if there was a serious cold snap, the time frame was shortened.

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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2008, 08:16:14 PM »
I have had my place for a year and I have noticed from the game cams that when I move a feeder or it runs out it usually takes about 5 to 7 days for them to start hitting it again. %^$^
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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2008, 12:02:31 PM »
I think on average only a couple days if they're in the area to start with. As mentioned before the amount of natural browse comes into play also. I have watched deer come by my feeder and eat few kernals of corn and keep going  because the acorns were in full swing. After the acorns are gone or soured, then the deer start hitting the corn more.
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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2008, 12:04:59 AM »
usually a couple of days is about the norm around here
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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2008, 09:19:35 PM »
I use cheap cool aid type power sprinkled around my feeders after I service them.  I once put the power in the feeder itself but it became clogged up with any amount of moisture, now I just sprinkle it on the area around the feeder. Works for me. I have kept my feeders serviced all year this passed year, but the cool aid is also to let the deer know that the feeder has been serviced and has corn if the feeder had ran out.
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Offline JLNNSparta

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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2008, 03:56:36 PM »
I put out a feeder with corn and I added a little vanilla pudding mix in with it around 1 today.  I plan on being in my stand at 3, how long do you think it will take deer to find it?   

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Re: How long does it take deer to find a feeder
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2008, 10:44:02 AM »
I use cheap cool aid type power sprinkled around my feeders after I service them.  I once put the power in the feeder itself but it became clogged up with any amount of moisture, now I just sprinkle it on the area around the feeder. Works for me. I have kept my feeders serviced all year this passed year, but the cool aid is also to let the deer know that the feeder has been serviced and has corn if the feeder had ran out.

we'd have hogs out the wazu before the deer ever showed up if we did that.....
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