Jump to content
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
walleyehunter80

feeding yet?

Recommended Posts

Anyone putting out any types of feed for the bucks to get their energy back from the rut to help them through the winter? Dont have any food plots planted for them yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our food plots are cleaned out by new years . We start feeding corn slowly this time of year with a timed feeder , about 7 seconds in the morning and 15 sec. in the evening . Then in Feb. we turn it up more and by March we set it at 10 sec and 25 seconds . We feed in to april and go through 4000 lbs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd hope in our area the deer are fine, like last winter way mild, if snow depth becomes an issue then we'll feed some but likely not, all the deer I've seen lately though it hasn't been many seem to be in really good shape. It's January 8th and we've plowed/snow blown once. If deer are struggling at all it's their own fault lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the winter has been about as easy as they get so far for the deer. i wouldn't worry one bit about them right now. they know how to survive without a feeder.

and adding corn unexpectantly to thier diet in the middle of the winter can do more harm than good. they essentially will switch to the corn but they can't digest it and end up starving themselves.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yo Amish just wondering I've heard that about corn feeding also but the book I was reading last night said feeding forest land deer corn is a huge no no but not to worry about deer in ag areas as they've been eating corn off and on since mid-september and their guts can then handle supplemental corn feeding ? I've noticed the deer in my areas have been digging up corn since that big snowfall ? It's part of their route every night at least for a few hours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

deer are browsers by nature. they may be hitting a cornfield but they are also browsing on twigs and anything and everything else.

but they can also be lazy. you give them an easy source of food (feeder of corn unexpectantly), and that might be all they eat. they stop browsing and their gut might not respond to the full on switch to mostly corn.

there is lots of stuff written about this on the internet. but, they need different bacteria in their stomach to digest different food. in the winter, their whole digestive system switches. if they are suddenly exposed to something they aren't used to eating, they will eat it, but that doesn't mean they are able to digest it and absorb the energy from. so yes, they may have a stomach full of corn, but they aren't getting the energy and they end up dead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right on, no doubt on the heavy browse route they go on, when I used to live in town they come eat my birdseed 1st which was millet,cracked corn,and black oil seed, then they'd go to the mountain ash berries, then to the cedar trees then back to the birdseed again and they'd make these rounds until the cars kinda would spook them off, they'd also dig for a few acorns under the oaks. They definitely like a mixture and what you said about the corn makes good sense, even the deer hitting corn every night are browsing their way there and back, got a lot of wood cutters behind the barn lately and this is not wintering grounds really but the deer sure made the trip to eat the tops almost like they know the chainsaw is music to their ears.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man you would think my deer would get a clue, they are in the corn field every night by the dozen. What would be a better feed for them once the winter gets rough?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I have not purchases Forscan as I have access to an  OEM scan tool. There are somethings that the Forscan software can do that IDS cannot with Asbuilt. I have ways arround that. Just to clarify, you may not have to purchase the software to do what you want but use their free version. This is worth exploring. As for the OBD interface, might want to ask that question is a specific f150 forum and get an idea of what others are using.    High speed and medium speed compatibility would be nice for future toying. For your truck, you only need high speed interface. I can't remember what pins. Your truck has a gateway module DLC.  Basically it's a router that allows the different networks to communicate, but also your scan tool to communicate with all the networks over HS CAN 1 and 2.   The only software related mod I have done to my car is change the 3 turn signal blinks to 4.   Happy modding!
    • Ok that makes sense. When I saw swan I figured it was an member id. When I went to cub today I asked the HS kid if they had any  I got "I know we have them I just don't know where they'd be". I said freezers maybe by the other tots he said "what makes you think that" You can't make it up!
    • I think Schwan's is what was meant.   https://www.schwans.com/products/product?id=60297   The operator person will bring them right to your abode.  
    • icefishinnut gets 2nd win with a 301 score.. 2--rl_sd                     298 3--BlackLundProV  293 4--Fishing_Novice   285 5--mnwildman         284 6--Juneau4               282 7--Swiveldigger       275 8--huckfin                 274 9--Rip_Some_Lip     244 ___________________________________________________ SEASON TOTALS 1--Fishing_Novice           5274 2--BlackLundProV           5126 3--huckfin                         5094 4--Juneau4                       5076 5--Rip_Some_Lip              4952 6--Swiveldigger                4876 7--rl_sd                              4825 8--icefishinnut                  4804 9--mnwildman                  4780
    • Box? i don't think I've ever seen them but will be looking in a little while
    • Buy a box of cheesy tots.  Cook.   Use rack over sheet pan on grill or in oven.  😀
    • Cheesy tots sound great! Anyone got a recipe?
    • If you're feeling adventurous some time follow the same process you just explained but instead of using a rib rub try using a generous amount of Montreal Chicken seasoning with yellow mustard as your glue.  Also, try a wing or thigh before using the Famous Dave sauce.   Goof Luck
    • I took wings, thighs and legs and put rib rub on them and let them sit for 4 hours then I smoked them for about 90 minutes this morning. Tonight I put them on the grill to crisp up and slathered with Famous Dave's. I seem to kill chicken on the grill but with the smoker I can regulate better plus all that flavor. Only way I'll do chicken now!
    • The grain belt is a bigger sin.😁
×