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#3155948 - 02/08/13 09:15 AM Another Corn Thread
gil1
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All these corn threads, and it's making me wonder. I sometimes bait game cams with corn, but I've heard different theories on the type of corn to use. The lady at the Co-Op says deer like whole kernel corn better. I've read elsewhere that whole kernel is harder to digest and to use only cracked corn.

And BSK told me to use only certified corn to help prevent deer and turkeys from suffering from the aflatoxins associated with "bad" corn. And others have said never to pile the corn up, to spread it around so the corn doesn't grow mold in a pile and harm the animals.

So what's the way to go? Whole or cracked, piled or spread, or maybe never bait your cam with corn?
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#3155965 - 02/08/13 09:28 AM Re: Another Corn Thread [Re: gil1]
Food Plot 101
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If you're in KY the corn doesn't mold so it's ok to pile it up. In TN it molds when in piles. How's that? \:\)
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#3155972 - 02/08/13 09:33 AM Re: Another Corn Thread [Re: Food Plot 101]
catman529
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In my spot it doesn't matter how you pile the corn or what corn you use, all you will get is dozens of coons \:D
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#3156044 - 02/08/13 10:13 AM Re: Another Corn Thread [Re: catman529]
Bone Collector
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
In my spot it doesn't matter how you pile the corn or what corn you use, all you will get is dozens of coons \:D


and don't forget the crows....
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#3156058 - 02/08/13 10:22 AM Re: Another Corn Thread [Re: Bone Collector]
BlountArrow
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Corn doesn't have time to rot in my neck of the woods.
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#3156096 - 02/08/13 10:58 AM Re: Another Corn Thread [Re: Bone Collector]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Bone Collector
 Originally Posted By: catman529
In my spot it doesn't matter how you pile the corn or what corn you use, all you will get is dozens of coons \:D


and don't forget the crows....
they never found it, now my camera is in another location because I was tired of the same coon pics every night.
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#3156135 - 02/08/13 11:32 AM Re: Another Corn Thread [Re: catman529]
Football Hunter
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When I use it,which is rare anymor at 11 bucks a bag,I spread it out,may do nothing,but makes me feel better.As far as what kind,they eat it whole right off the cob in fields.......
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#3156152 - 02/08/13 11:47 AM Re: Another Corn Thread [Re: Football Hunter]
Master Chief
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
When I use it,which is rare anymor at 11 bucks a bag,I spread it out,may do nothing,but makes me feel better.As far as what kind,they eat it whole right off the cob in fields.......


x2. Ive only been putting it out ever other cam check and thats still getting too expensive.
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#3156228 - 02/08/13 12:48 PM Re: Another Corn Thread [Re: Master Chief]
Bayou Buck
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I always spread it thin so it can air out and not hold moisture. And whole kernel corn. I also never put any out in the summer. Salt is all thats needed then.
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#3156340 - 02/08/13 02:30 PM Re: Another Corn Thread [Re: Bayou Buck]
Mike Belt
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I was using whole corn in my backdoor feeder. The deer were breaking the bank. It was running me about $100 every 6 days.
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