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bigbuckilla

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I just loaded my feeder with 50lbs of horse feed.  It was 3$ cheaper than a 50lb bag of corn. & if im gonna feed my deer for the next 6 months; saving that 3$ is gonna go a long way.   my buddy put 50 lbs of horse feed out 2 years ago ontop of his old cornpile when the place ran out of bagged corn.  It worked for him, and they hit it just as hard as the corn.    has anyone else tryed feeding deer with horse feed?


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I'm sure deer love molasses as well as horses do!  Steve


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That sounds like a load of horsesh.........well, that's what it will be eventually!

I'd think they'd eat it. I don't know how it stands up to moisture like corn will if its exposed to the elements.

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I tried it many years ago, in WV., and they didn't go for it at all. Some of it even fermented and had sprouts the next season. Seems those mtn. deer prefer apples & corn!!

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I've used the horse feed. It doesn't stand up very well to rain but the deer and bear love it!




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bigbuckilla

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yeah, i heard that it doesent like moisture.  my buddy who tryed it said they hit it well untill it got wet then they just ignored it.... i have it in a gravity feeder, so if they want dry food they are gonna have to paw the wet stuff out of the pan for dry stuff to fall


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ive thought of that before but never actually tried it, mite do it this year, i dont know how they wouldnt eat it with the way it smells and im sure it taste better than corn does to them, they might be hessitant where its somethen they have never experienced before but when they get use to it im sure they will tear itup


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Be careful in the summer hot months.  The horse feed will stick the in interior walls of the feeder, gum up the shoot and cause headaches.  Dry pellets are one thing(mixed with corn) but any horse feed/goat feed or sweet feed will complicate the feeder.



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I've used the horse feed. It doesn't stand up very well to rain but the deer and bear love it!




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i went and check pan of my gravity feeder to scoop out the wet stuff so the dry stuff can fall,,.. i didnt need too.. the deer already did... they did hit it pretty hard and ate like 20 lbs of it already. last night before the rain i went to the farm to see what deer were out, and three were standing at the feeder going to lunch.  one nice buck.. he was well outside the ears already and standing 25yrds from my ground blind!  hope he makes a habit of doing that


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i went and check pan of my gravity feeder to scoop out the wet stuff so the dry stuff can fall,,.. i didnt need too.. the deer already did... they did hit it pretty hard and ate like 20 lbs of it already. last night before the rain i went to the farm to see what deer were out, and three were standing at the feeder going to lunch.  one nice buck.. he was well outside the ears already and standing 25yrds from my ground blind!  hope he makes a habit of doing that

                                     

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i'll try to get a photo... im back to using my camera with the bino's held up to them... i broke up with my girlfriend with the supper nice camera's... and i got a new job so my old office with my old computer that was supper eazy to put up pix is gone.    my new computer is my cell phone... and i havent figured out how to used everything on it .. its supper nice tho.. its the new envy LG... so far it does everything better and faster than any computer ive ever used.. but... i gotta figure it out and get all the wires.          and my parents computer.. the one im on now has a crazy photo program that i cant figure out how to resize anything... b/c i have a bunch of pix i tryed to put up last week but couldnt figure it out... (food plot pix, persimmion pix, new bow pix, field full of deer pix)      sooo... basically im working on it... i have to get it done before the trophy deer contest for sure!


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bigbuckilla

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and the well outside the ears already part.... ive seen like 3 bucks now that were that big.  only one on my dads farm tho...  .. . .the biggest one ive seen was next to walmart on rt50 in berlin/ west oc.... he was with like ten turkeys .... he was like 12" tall allready...  didnt really have a big body either... looked like a 3yr old.


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I was on my way back from my warehouse today(dang rain has me off the fields again!) and saw 4 bucks grazing in an alfalfa field.  All 3 were WELL outside their ears with brows and massive bulbs on the ends.  My guess is that at least 3 of them were 4.5 years old and the last for sure was 5 years old.  I know the boys that hunt that farm and those bucks are not an accident.  Not often you get to see that many bucks together that will all easily hit the 150+ mark.  In the next couple weeks they will really start putting on some head gear.



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Tried it on my shore lease this past winter side by side with a corn pile. Deer completely ignored it even when the corn ran out, coons ate it like crazy.

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If all you guys are seeing bucks WELL past their ears, I guess I need to go pull some cards. I see 10-20 deer just about every evening from my deck, and I haven't see one that far along yet. Hard to see a real good buck when the neighbors are all "brown is down" though.


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the horse feed worked untill it got wet in side the feeder... i just went and checked it and it was moldy, and the water absorbed up into the feeder thru the feed and got the inside all moldy and it stuck to the inside walls...  oh well... im gonna fill the damn thing with gold (corn) and just put 50 lbs in every so often just to keep them interested...    pissed.... i went and check the field for the past two nights and didnt see a deer anywhere near the feeder...  in fact ,.... they didnt even get within 50 yards of it....  so..... basically deer dont like moldy anything.....       pissed...... thought i had a good thing going.... guess not....   corn it is...


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now your thinking LOL

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