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Old 12-14-2011, 04:06 PM
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i hunt hardwoods and the acorns are all gone so i put out corn and a trail cam but i got like 30 pics in 2 days then its been 2 months now and nothing i got a wind feeder so when the wind blows it feeds any help
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:22 PM
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There are many ways to attract deer. Foremost is food source. Just a corn pile by itself is not very effective. Feeders are considerably more effective however, just putting feed out will not hold deer. That requires habitat manipulation and that is far to deep a subject to deal with here.

Sometime later this year, I will have a four-part series on whitetail management. Perhaps that will help you for next year.

BTW-Make sure feeding/baiting is legal in your state.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:36 AM
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There are many ways to attract deer. Foremost is food source. Just a corn pile by itself is not very effective. Feeders are considerably more effective however, just putting feed out will not hold deer. That requires habitat manipulation and that is far to deep a subject to deal with here.

I agree.... I only bait to see what has made it through the deer hunting season and to find out how the overall herd is doing (body size).
I also bait to see when bucks have dropped their antlers. This way I know when to begin shed hunting- one of my favorite pastimes. I do however use mineral lick sites to help the deer with their mineral needs and nutrition.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:06 PM
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well i took out the feeder and just spread about 25 pounds of cour to see what i get i will post pics if i get some
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:28 PM
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also what are some cheap homemade deer attractants i can introduce to them this summer to make them bigger for my son to get his first he is 8
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:47 PM
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Tator if you put out a tri pod feeder and put some chicken wire around the upper half of the legs all the way around, you'll have horns at your feeder. As they catch the wire if their ready to come off or realy close, they'll come right off and you can just pick up the horns before the squrails start chewing on them.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:52 AM
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I agree.... I only bait to see what has made it through the deer hunting season and to find out how the overall herd is doing (body size).
I also bait to see when bucks have dropped their antlers. This way I know when to begin shed hunting- one of my favorite pastimes. I do however use mineral lick sites to help the deer with their mineral needs and nutrition.
This poses a question I have placecd Mineral Blocks of various kinds on my hunting property over the last few years with and without molasses or other attractants on it and have never as much as found a track around them the deer do not touch them. Should I assume that the deer are getting what they need from the enviroment so dont need them or is there something else I shuld do where minerals are concerned?
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:29 PM
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i can buy 10 pounds of acorns should i get it or not
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:39 PM
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and one more thing who here has tried the acorn rage Drop-N-Block
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:37 PM
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Try planting a food plot there cheep and easy to grow that will keep them comming back all year long also if ya can get water over there my ant loves to watch the deer and collect the racks also and she did the food plot and water and there are more deer in her back yard all year long then I have ever seen hunting
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