Deer Feeders

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  1. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    So those of you that feed deer in the winter how much do you feed per week? Not a bad winter so far, been cold but not lots of snow so I am feeding around 25 pounds per day. Not compared to other years where I thru out 25 pounds of whole kernel corn and 25 pounds of deer feed and clover or alfalfa.
     
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    chieffan Weekend Warrior

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    Haven't put anything out yet. Open winter and plenty of corn fields and CRP around for them to find food. My put some shelled corn out when we get some snow.
     
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    kentuckybuck Weekend Warrior

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    Me and my buddy decided to both try out the Banks feeders 275#. They are really nice but we are just hoping the deer here in Kentucky will use them. We both put ours up last weekend and filled with roughly 90% corn and rest protein pellets. Also added some black magic for smell. We went out and checked cameras and not one picture with a deer. Good news we expected this, and the corn was good and dry after a full week almost of rain. And no coons , squirrels, etc. eating the corn. So if deer start eating out of it , well worth it. But to answer your question we will fill up almost 250# , then check it in about 3 weeks.
     
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    Westfinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Definitely hasn't been to bad so far. I was doing the same for awhile 25-50lbs/day but it just hasn't been that bad lots of food for them to eat. Hopefully the mild weather will continue I have to drag by hand and it is a PIA.
     
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    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    I put out 50 lbs a week spread over about 1/3 of an acre. I
     
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    The deer density for my property has been a record low this year. I used to could put out a 50# bag of corn and have to put another Bag out a week later. But this year, I bought a 50# bag, and maybe 5-10 # in the location I mentioned. And I would also put corn out at 2 other locations. And a 50# bag would last probably 3 weeks.

    So it all depends on the deer density in your area
     
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    1 small square bale of alfalfa a week right now. Only have 9 deer total of which only 4 are there daily using this property.
    No farms around here so feeding corn would kill them.
     
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    Corn does not kill deer.
     

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