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:confused:I cant actually plant where I hunt but I can put out corn and stuff. Ive been putting out corn in my feeders and the deer eat it some but I was wondering if anyone has had any luck mixing other attractants/feed or just something else that they have put out. I need something to draw them a little closer. Please Help! I dont have much experience and I'm trying to learn.
 

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If you go to Cabelas or BassPro.com you can go to the feed/attractants section and click on any item and read the reviews posted by people that have used the items and shared their experience with them. I guess some work better then others. Myself, I use Acorn Rage and nothing else. That can be found in both sites. Check it out and let us know what you think. GOOD LUCK.
 

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The best attractant is the one that the deer like to eat, preferably when he aint got it. Now, I know that sounds like I'm trying to be funny but I've hunted all across the US and I've seen more than a few attempts to feed deer. Deer normally feed on whats naturally available to them. Deer up in the midwest love apples and apple scented feeds (or whole apples) work great for bringing them in. Down south, where there are fewer natural apples I've seen deer step over a pile of apples to get at corn and peas. I once tried feeding persimmons to deer in the midwest and they completely ignored them while deer in Louisiana will try to climb a tree to get at a persimmon. Deer in the north east tend to love foods with molasses where a deer in the south east might not even touch the stuff.

Deer corn is pretty much universal and if you've got deer coming to it changing things up probably won't make a lot of difference or might make things worse. As far as I know there's no "universal" super attractant that works everywhere (except maybe corn). That said, deer tend to be local critters and the "tastes" of the local population can be turned to whatever you want to feed them if you give them enough of it and give them time to adjust to it.

Old hunters will tell you that the best place to hunt deer when the acorns are falling is where the acorns are. It natural food that they prefer above all else and a feeder in the middle of all of that natural mast will probably not buy you a lot no matter how much apple scented molasses flavored corn you stuff into it. Once the natural mast is gone, they'll eat whatever you give them as long as your corn is better than your neighbors. :) Still, it's fun to try different things just to see what works. Heck, you might discover the next best thing.

(psst.. in Louisiana toss out whole persimmons and git ready!) :w00t:

But then...
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I bought Tator in a jug last year- it's sweet potato... deer just can't get enough... Gave a gal to all my friends that hunt here in Mississippi and Louisiana ... they are all ordering some this year , they all said they had good luck with it.... Good luck to all of u ,
 

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I bought Tator in a jug last year- it's sweet potato... deer just can't get enough... Gave a gal to all my friends that hunt here in Mississippi and Louisiana ... they are all ordering some this year , they all said they had good luck with it.... Good luck to all of u ,
LOL I don't think I would want Tator in a jug he is just fine where he is
I use deer pellets not corn has all the nutrients the deer need & seem to like it more & is the same price or a little cheaper here then corn
 

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and don't waste your money on that apple corn crap that's mark up to like $12 for 40 lbs. Go buy a bushel at your local feed store for around $8. They'll find it just the same, maybe not as fast, but they'll find it. I'm a big nut for trophy rock... actually, before we left for the hospital (new baby!) I put one out. I can't wait to go check the cam this weekend sometime. I also plant about 2-3 food plots that are about 1/2 an acre of turnips. I plant them in late August. get you two 5 gal buckets and fill one up with loose dry dirt. as you shovel the dirt into the bucket, dump a little seed of turnips in with every scoop. Once done, pour the full bucket into the empty bucket and back and forth again about 10 times. This'll help get the seed separated and mixed into the dirt. Then take the dirt (if plot is small like mine) and hand throw it on freshly tilled land. I don't even rake it in, they don't have to be planted that deep. Now, last year was an extremely wet year for MO, so they didn't turn out great, but I'm hoping for a MUCH better crop this year.
 

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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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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
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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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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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