sweet feed

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by captfire, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. captfire

    captfire 6 pointer

    Oct 13, 2015
    any one every put out sweet feed for deer had an old man tell me deer love it I know they like peanut butter and anything that's sweet.

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2018
    Barren county
    I did but they didn’t care for it much. It molded. I put in a 55 gallon gravity feeder.
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  3. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    I've tried it. Crusted over, and the deer preferred the shelled corn next to it.
  4. wv67

    wv67 12 pointer

    Dec 19, 2017
    Southern wva
    I e used it in warmer weather the bears liked it better , I just use corn for deer sometimes mix in goat feed in the winter they like it pretty well
  5. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

    Nov 28, 2013
    Put it next to corn. They ate the corn
  6. keeruss8

    keeruss8 6 pointer

    Jun 19, 2016
    I mix a lil with the corn in the feeder. The deer like it but this is mostly grain and heavy on the molasses , very few pellets. I've seen the sweet feed thats dam near all pellets, its junk with moisture and makes a mess out of the feeders. 300lb feeder id do 5 bags corn to 1 bag of sweet feed. Last week I switched to 50/50 corn and roasted soybeans for rest of year
  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    Same here. Tried it 30 years ago. They hardly touched it.
  8. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2006
    Kornfield County,KY
    5050107.jpg and corn,deer love this mixed together
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  9. No luck with it,they liked the corn
  10. timer

    timer 10 pointer

    Feb 20, 2013
    La Grange
    Interesting posts....I've never used "sweet feed" but I use shelled corn mixed with molasses and the deer seem to really like it. I don't mix it myself - I buy it mixed from the feed store where I get my cattle feed. (McRay's Feeds in Salvisa) I spread a 50 pound bag in 10-12 small piles about six or seven steps apart. You can't use this stuff in a feeder - it would gaum up the feeder the first day.

    I don't put out shelled corn anymore, but I gave a couple of bags of the shelled corn with molasses mixture to a bud who puts out shelled corn in a field that is close to about 75 acres of corn. He said the deer walked over the shelled corn to get to the mix.

    After reading these posts, I'm gonna put out some shelled corn next to the shelled corn molasses mix and see which piles disappear faster.
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  11. woodsman92

    woodsman92 10 pointer

    Feb 16, 2019
    Russell Co
    I bought some of that big and j a few years ago and I swear that’s all it was, a expensive small bag of sweet feed. And like others posted the deer really didn’t care much for it. You just can’t beat shelled corn, some molasses on top does seem to make even more enticing for them though
  12. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

    Sep 1, 2011
    Eubank, Ky
    I've used it with good success. Used to take a 30 gallon trash can and drill a hole in the bottom. Mix a 50 pound bag in real well with 100 pounds of corn and it will gravity feed with the corn. Deer loved it and the lid on the can kept it dry. It never molded or anything but it was in a spot covered up with does and I was getting 4-5 thousand pics a week so it didn't last long. Now though if i was going to do something sweet I would probably buy the molasses corn to mix in instead.
  13. 257Wmag

    257Wmag 6 pointer

    Oct 7, 2015
    Why would you want to use it? Is it cheaper than corn?
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  14. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    I don't use anything sweet. Deer can't brush their teeth. I shot a doe several years ago and her teeth were rotting. I quit feeding anything sweet (molasses/peanut butter, etc) after that.
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  15. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

    Sep 1, 2011
    Eubank, Ky
    Not sure the reason the OP wants to but when I was using it, it was on the recommendation of the group of guys I hunted with. They used it so thought I should as well. Only benefit I really saw from it was the sweet smell that it emitted when attempting to establish a new bait site quickly. I eventually stopped using it but that was why for me. I haven't bought any in several years but if i recall it was a couple dollars more expensive than shell corn.

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