Deer baiting

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by mudhole crossing, May 14, 2018.

  1. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    who's against this practice?
     
  2. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 10 pointer

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    I don’t bait for deer,to each their own.Ive heard it said it spreads disease,I don’t know ,it sure sell a lot of corn
     
  3. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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  4. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I have for several years but I'm reading a lot on it be harmful for turkey so I prolly won't until I hear dif.
     
  5. xilk123

    xilk123 6 pointer

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    not sure the science behind it, but in my experience the turkey have taken over my farm which i have been feeding corn on for 10+ years. They are so many its almost to the point I waste my time putting out corn cause they eat it all up.
     
  6. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 6 pointer

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    I find it difficult to keep corn in the feeders consistently, i'm too spread out so I don't fool with it, The couple feeders I had tried I realized I was feeding more raccoons and then the deer and got aggravated checking cameras with 300 coon pictures

    If you are a meat hunter, I don't see a problem with it, I know some guys that take two or three does a year to literally feed their family so if they're set up on some corn that makes them successful perfectly fine for me,
     
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  7. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    I run 4 feeders. I do it to run cameras get meat does. Love the yearlings. Yummmmm. We eat 6-8 deer a year in this house. I actually think it makes it harder to get a mature buck. If I trophy hunted I would not do it on this farm. The way this farm is laid out and the paths to get to good stands I would use white oak stands and bedding areas for that. But last year I had a horrible time with getting deer to move. There was a corn pile or feeder on every ridge and every bottom. All my neighbors had feeders out. Every deer I killed had a belly full of corn. 90% of pics was from 11pm to 4am. So it may be a hinderance to me now that everyone is using bait. And I wonder where this trend of “I have to put out corn before I deer hunt” is going to?
     
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  8. ddwhitetails

    ddwhitetails 10 pointer

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    Food Plots much better all the way around!!
     
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  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I run a couple corn piles every year. I only get to hunt weekends, and it increases my odds dramatically. I see more deer, and have killed some nice bucks. The places I hunt don't have much wooded land. Without corn, I'd struggle to kill deer.
     
  10. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    I am trying to get away from it by planting oaks. My clover and brassica plots have not done too well but will continue to try until my trees start producing acorns. I will bait as needed until then.
     
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  11. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    The coons on my place take over feeders too quick. I get as many as 10 to a pic. The little beady-eyed turds teach each other how to climb the feeder and spin it by hand.

    I’m not feeding coons. I don’t care if I ever kill another big deer.
     
  12. kyduck1

    kyduck1 6 pointer

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    I'll pour it to em a little closer to season...never killed a big one out of the pile but it'll sure pull in those does. It'll keep the bucks in the area checking the ladies.
     
  13. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    The big dudes will come too, particularly in early season. I blew it on the biggest buck I've ever shot at in 2013. Mid 150's buck, 37 yards. 13 deer inside 30 yards, and I rushed the shot worried about getting busted. I've had bigger than him coming to corn in daylight, but never got a shot at them. Corn helps, no doubt.
     
  14. rcb216

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    There is a coon season. Don’t have to use hounds. Just shoot the little corn stealing turds
     
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  15. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

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    The guys and I run feeders ,food plots and mineral sites. We mostly
    only rifle hunt, so we pour the corn on them.
    We see a lot of deer and sometimes shoot a bigger buck,if one shows up.
    We have a couple of guys that only shoot doe for meat.
    Yes,we bait,I reckon....
     

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