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#3606672 - 03/04/14 09:29 AM Corn
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I was thinking about putting out some corn but read some articles where it can actually kill deer this time of year. I am fairly new to this as I have always just hunted and not managed in any way. What is everyone's experience with this?
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#3606694 - 03/04/14 09:49 AM Re: Corn [Re: DeerSanta]
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What are you trying to accomplish? Small amounts of corn--what is typically used to run a photo-census--in late winter shouldn't be a problem, but large-scale feeding of corn can be a problem for a variety of reasons.
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#3606699 - 03/04/14 09:54 AM Re: Corn [Re: BSK]
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I counted 25-30 deer in one of my corn fields not long ago.. I doubt it will hurt them much..
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#3606726 - 03/04/14 10:21 AM Re: Corn [Re: pressfit]
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If I was putting out corn, would broad cast thru a spreader. I would never pour in a pile
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#3606760 - 03/04/14 10:46 AM Re: Corn [Re: A.Hall]
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What's the issue with putting it in a pile? I was planning to use a drain pipe type feeder.
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#3606773 - 03/04/14 11:03 AM Re: Corn [Re: DeerSanta]
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I don't think feeding small amounts of corn in winter is a problem, no matter how you provide it. But large amounts--bags and bags poured into trough feeders--can become a serious problem, as deer focus most of their feeding on the corn. Often this can cause serious if not lethal digestive consequences for deer not used to eating corn year 'round. Deer digest through bacterial action, and ingesting foods they do not have the proper bacteria to break down can be lethal.
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#3606822 - 03/04/14 11:47 AM Re: Corn [Re: BSK]
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What are you trying to accomplish?Help them thru the winter?Im sure it will help a little,but putting out 50 or 100 lbs of corn every so often doesn't really do much,assuming you have a decent deer population.Plus,corn is so dang high now!
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#3606897 - 03/04/14 12:56 PM Re: Corn [Re: Football Hunter]
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What are some better option with higher protein and where can it be purchased locally?

My primary reasoning is getting photos and would like to help grow the deer if it's feasible.

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#3606907 - 03/04/14 01:07 PM Re: Corn [Re: DeerSanta]
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I've also been kicking around the idea of renting a tiller and throwing out some seed. I don't want to make a science project out of it. What would be my best bet if I just want to till up the soil, throw down some seed and walk away?
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#3606925 - 03/04/14 01:28 PM Re: Corn [Re: DeerSanta]
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to get some pictures this time of the year corn will work. and if you are only looking for pictures a mineral sites are great places in the summer to get pictures. and there is a lot more things that go into a food plot then tilling and throwing out the seed.
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