Putting out corn for deer

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by poorman, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. poorman

    poorman And thats no lie !

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    How much and how often? I want to keep them coming to the area.
     
  2. It's illegal to do that here in NY......

    I wanted to get good trail cam pics so I decided to plant some corn in front of it...

    It's weird...no matter how much I throw out there...none of it grows....:biggrin1:
     

  3. poorman

    poorman And thats no lie !

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    Maybe if you mix it with salt... That might help it grow!:biggrin1:
     
  4. J.C.

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    That's funny. :biggrin1: Pile it deeper, eventually it'll catch on and grow.
     
  5. gmherps

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    I usually hand scatter a 50 # bag every week or 2. If you want to keep'em around try it twice a week or so.
     
  6. poorman

    poorman And thats no lie !

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    Thanks that is what I was looking for. Should I start now or wait till closer to season?
     
  7. Gator eye

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    I let the deer decide. if I spread it out and go back on three or four days and it's all gone I put out more. If I can still find corn on the ground I wait for another day or two. After a couple, three weeks you'll get the amount and time inbetween putting corn out down to a tee.
     
  8. poorman

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    Thanks Gator. When do you start putting it out?
     
  9. Gator eye

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    I usually wait intil the grass and greens start to turn brown, any time before that and all your doing is feeding turkeys.

    Here in Michigan it's not legal to put bait down intil the first of Oct.
     
  10. poorman

    poorman And thats no lie !

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    Thanks again. I appreciate it.
     
  11. Ronhop

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    Illegal in Illinois as of Jan 1... We used to be able to spread feed during the 'off-season' but not any more.

    We never did it anyway since the fields between the trails we concentrate on are between alternating corn/bean fields anyway.

    Ron