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Old 08-11-2011, 05:49 AM
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well Tator after hearing you talk about the trophy rock I saw Wally World had the Biologic rock for $9.99 & bought one the Does & fawns love it but have not seen a Buck yet at it.
I stopped the feeder a couple months ago so the rock is out by itself seems to work the does & Fawns are there every day when they used to come in about every 4-7 day's
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:19 AM
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We're not allowed to use any type of baits here in Vt. but If I were going to try something different as a Bait/Attractant, I think I would give Molasses a try. I noticed it by the gallons at a Tractor Supply Store.
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well Tator after hearing you talk about the trophy rock I saw Wally World had the Biologic rock for $9.99 & bought one the Does & fawns love it but have not seen a Buck yet at it.
I stopped the feeder a couple months ago so the rock is out by itself seems to work the does & Fawns are there every day when they used to come in about every 4-7 day's

well GFD... I didn't say to buy a biologic rock.. I said TROPHY ROCK! LOL
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on my lease in georgia i have experimented with a few different things. gonna sound crazy but the best things that have worked are soy sauce and then a mix of vanilla extract and water.. spray it on food plots or on some bushes.
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well GFD... I didn't say to buy a biologic rock.. I said TROPHY ROCK! LOL
I know but they didn't have the trophy rock so maybe the Bio rock is only good for Does? Oh well they need to be put on the dinner table too
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It's legal to "bait" here in Texas, so I have no problems chucking out corn starting in mid to late September. I almost hate to admit this (not really <grin>) but I will grab a cheap bag of apples the night before season opens. I quarter the apples and the add the whole lot to where I chuck out corn.

Will be trying a couple of new "tricks" this season for opening day. It will be the first time in three years that I've been home for opening day, so I'll be looking forward to it.

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Old 08-11-2011, 06:42 PM
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What tator & corn ,simmer add soy sauce
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:03 AM
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A good mix is to use corn and apples. And to initially attract deer, ground up one or two of the apples against a tree. Find an orchard that has apples not suitable for public sale and you might get them real cheap.
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I hunt in NC and have been just using corn for years.Decided to put out a salt block and they tore it up.2 yrs ago I decided to put out some Cmere deer just to see.They went crazy for it.I watched 2 does stand on there hind legs and woop the crap out of each other over it.Tried other stuff with not much luck.So I say corn,salt lick and try Cmere deer.Oh yea apples.when you put out the apples step on them to bust them,does 2 thing get the smell going and makes it easier for them to eat.What area in NC you in.Im in Banner Elk,bout 30 miles from Boone.
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We throw out corn and mineral salt. We buy it at co-op where its quite a bit cheaper.

We pour a 50 lb bag of mineral salt on the ground and the deer proceed to wear it out. (there are some pics of ours in the picture forum)

We just use regular ol corn in our feeders. The does are wearing those out for the time being.

Apples, Persimmions and other options may be better but the ease of use with corn makes that my choice.

Its illegal for us to bait deer in TN as well. We can only feed them in the offseason. We are not allowed to hunt over bait. We do it to try and help hold more deer in our area. There are zero crop fields in the mountains so corn is treat for our deer.
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