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Offline kevin w

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corn and attractents
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:55:02 PM »
We was thinking  to put the deer feeder and attractants out, do the deer eat it this time of the year?

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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 08:19:49 PM »
They will generally eat corn any time of year. Depending on your area, the corn will feed the turkeys, bears, chipmunk and squirrels and an occasional deer if any is left! I've seen 2 -3 chipmunks devour a pile of corn at an evening stand set long before the deer even show up! I put a trace mineral block out this time of year. It attracts the deer and it's good for their growth and development this time of year. And yes, I will also put out some corn out this time of year (very sparingly) just to bring them in. Several years ago I had to bring in my feeder because the bears found a way to pull it down! Twice!
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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 11:24:47 PM »
Once you start putting out salt (if legal in your area) and the deer find it, they'll keep coming back to that spot, long after you stop putting it out.  The rain washes the salt into the ground, the deer smell it, and they'll dig up and eat the salty dirt.
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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 11:31:02 PM »
Something with lots of protein would help with antler development and over-all health, Kevin.
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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 06:57:00 PM »
WTI has there own blend. i think it's about $14 for 40 lbs. at least you know it is blended to maximize antler growth and overall health. corn isn't real high in much other than carbs 
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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 07:13:32 PM »
The squirrels will finish any corn before the deer get near it
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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 11:20:03 AM »
They will eat it year round,not that it does them any good but they act like it is candy.

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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 09:22:37 PM »
Put out a couple of trophy rocks and watch the deer gooble them down...they truly make a difference in the horn growth.
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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2013, 06:36:58 AM »
I have been told that the trophy Rock is mostly salt with only traces of other minerals, but deer will come to one.  Deer love corn, but do not get much food value from it. The squirrels, turkeys, bears and chipmunks real often beat the deer to the corn and finish it before the deer get a chance
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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2013, 08:04:42 AM »
I put a little corn out year round in front of a camera with Record Rack protein feed mixed in.  Love to see the bucks growing new horns and young ones following mom.  Have an established mineral site that I put the corn out near.  Use Whitetail Institute 30-06 with some brown sugar mixed in an old stump hole.  Also put Trophy Rock nearby, they hit it all.


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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2013, 09:02:01 PM »
The trophy rock is the meeting place....I keep them out year round.....
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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013, 06:00:00 PM »
I build and sell 14' Winch feeders and feed year round however, this time of year I set my timers down to just a couple of seconds. Corn ( as stated) is nothing more than candy and is not as cheap as it once was. I do however plant annuals this time of year. I have two power plant plots and a Mean bean plot this year. Others like to feed protein however I figure it's cheaper to grow it than buy it. Not say I'm Right but over the last five years even the naysayers on the lease are starting to participate.
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Re: corn and attractents
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2013, 05:05:06 PM »
I make my own attractant blocks."not trying to sell just showing u what i use they work very well" i sell them where i live! Been making them the last three years.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2013, 05:10:16 PM by gbcimages »

 

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