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

  1. ribsplitter

    ribsplitter Cyber-Hunter

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    I used to feed horse and mule mixed 50/50 with corn and they would tear it up that's weird. My feeders have been full for over a month with pure corn and they will not touch it.
     
  2. hoene

    hoene 10 pointer

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    Was filling my Boss Buck feeder up once a week till the acorns started fall only used 100 LBS in the last two weeks.
     
  3. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    I have six 200lbers and one 350. Two of the 200lb drained in 4 days. Wearing them out 10pm-2am. I'm going to get extra leg sections to raise them. Keep coons and fawns feeding on the ground.
     
  4. hoene

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    I raised mine with pvc tubing. Drilled holes in the side and can adjust them to any height. Just used 1/4 in Bolts. Also added carpet tack strips to the legs with wire ties.
     
  5. timer

    timer 10 pointer

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    I've used sweet feed, but I'm still partial to shelled corn with molasses that I get from McRay's Feeds in Salvisa. I just scatter it on the ground....
     
  6. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    I got online and done some research. FOUND OUT there is a guy here in Shelby county that has a Deer farm. I called him. Talked to him about what im trying to do. He laughed and said you are the first hunter to call me and asked that question on what I feed my Deer. He feeds year round. Plus he has pastures for them to get the green stuff to. But he mixes Acorn rage to whole corn 50 50 and feeds it year round. So yesterday I went bought 2 bags of Acorn rage mixed it and getting ready to take it back to put in feeders. See how it works out. I wont be feeding it year round. But for hunting he told me start feeding it in August
     
  7. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    He must have some deal with them cause that would take his azz broke feeding that year round to a deer farm! Think about what it costs to feed your cattle a protien mineral pellet (if you do). Which did you buy Wildgame Innovations version or Evolved's version? Evolveds is $10 for 5#, Wildgames is $25. Just curious, looking fwd to hearing your experience and results.
     
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  8. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    YEP I would go broke feeding it year round. I do feed my Cows mineral pellets feeding it now. I bought the Wildgames Acorn Rage 16 dollars 50 pounds. He buys it straight from the company by the truck load. So im sure he is getting a heck of a break on it. Im looking to see what happens to. Just got back from putting it in feeders. Got cameras on both. See what comes in.
     
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  9. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    This was a relevant, interesting read:
    https://www.realtree.com/deer-hunting/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-acorns
     
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  10. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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  11. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Guarding my lovely bluebirds

    You are welcome, and thank you for the thread. This quote entails something having caused me question, last week, "Later, using scent control, check the ground under trees for acorns, shell debris and caps", because late one evening, I had walked all over some acorns, having no manner of avoiding them, and three does were munching the living daylights out of them, the very next morning. I was not wearing "scent control", and my boots probably smelled like my three dogs, nor had it rained.
     
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  12. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

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    Ive heard goat feed is legit.
     
  13. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    When I filled the feeders one was empty one had a little corn in it. I dump the corn. Both feeders were filled with this new mix. I change camera cards while at it. This Friday will be a week. Going to pull cards check activity. See if there is a difference in pics from corn to mix.
     
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  14. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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  15. wademup

    wademup 12 pointer

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    I mix cracked corn at like 30% to the rest shelled and yes it helps keep them coming in between the chance to put it out on the ground, just pray turkeys don't find it though cracked corn is crack to them
     

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