QUESTION

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by DH13, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    I know most on here use Corn to draw Deer. I like using food plots and mineral licks. I have serval of them out on my farm. My son this year wanted to do Corn. So bought 2 Boss Buck feeders. Been filling with Corn. YES DEER USE THEM even good Bucks. Pictures don't lie.
    BUT was wondering do any of you use anything like a nugget or pellet type feeder in your feeders? If so what kind do you use?
    THANKS.
     
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  2. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    I place shelled corn out in order to pattern Deer movements around a couple of weeks before rifle season. I have lots of good browse areas on my property plus mineral licks, and was counting on a great acorn crop this year which didn't happen. I've toyed with the idea to try plain rabbit pellets, but they are cost prohibitive, but would think they would work. I don't have a feeder though.
     
  3. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 12 pointer

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    Friend of mine buys some kind of deer/elk feed from rural king and mixes 50/50 with corn in his auto feeder behind there house. Along as it stays dry it does fine
     
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  4. predator1

    predator1 12 pointer

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    The trick is to keep pellets dry. I’d probably start with mixing it with corn as they might hesitate to eat at first. After that, they should wear it out. DRY is the most important element and the feeder should take care of that.
     
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  5. Grago

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    I dont have a feeder just pour it on the ground but i have often thought sweet feed that you feed a horse would be good horses love it anyway and has a strong smell to it but have never tried it corn is expensive enough
     
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  6. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 12 pointer

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    Three or four years ago I come up with the Genius idea to put some of our two-way cattle mix in some PVC tube feeders, even with lids on top I guess the humidity got it and it all puffed up and clogged up the hole. I wonder though if the mix of dried corn would help regulate the moisture and keep it flowing
     
  7. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    I think it would get real expensive. Deer are sucking corn out of my boss bucks like vacuums. I've seen my corn guy more than I've seen my wife the past month.
     
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  8. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    TRUE THAT. Same with me and my Boss Bucks. Seems tho they don't hit it as much for awhile. I know Acorns will draw them away. But with other hunters pouring bags of Corn all around me. Just looking for an edge to pull Deer better.
     
  9. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    I tried sweet feed with poor results several years ago.

    I like cracked corn poured on the ground. It seems to make them work for it and makes it last longer.
     
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  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I tried sweet feed back in the early 90's with the same results. They didn't touch it, but ate the corn next to it. Finally scooped it up and tossed it.
     
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  11. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    Yeah that really surprised me! I thought it would be like deer crack?
     
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  12. Grago

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    I guess that blew my sweet feed theory lol
     
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    Grago 10 pointer

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    Corn pile 2 days ago and then this morning
     

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  14. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    I feed a senior horse feed pellet (12%) along with corn and they eat it. I get it multiple places. Have also dumped a bag of corn and a bag of sweet feed (not pellet) and the sweet feed was gone the next day. I have been trying to get them to eat alfalfa pellets but have not been successful there yet. I want to mix sweet feed pellet, corn and alfalfa pellets in same boss buck feeder. You have to use sweet feed pellet cause the molasses in regular sweet feed would plug it up.
     
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  15. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    I once tried some sweet feed for cattle & Horses, but the Deer avoided it. They seem to like shelled corn the best.
     

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