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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2018, 06:23:03 AM »
Wow cfarm, Now you have to cut more trees to feed them all.
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2018, 06:32:34 AM »
Them critters will have to wait for awhile for the tree cutting. That more than a foot of new snow,is not for me. The deer was right behind the house,under the oak tree this morning. Lots and lots of acrons this year.
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2018, 12:40:08 PM »
They were waiting for you to come out is all. :D  ;)
You could bring home a bag or two of grain for them till the snow is gone,  ;D
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2018, 06:42:30 PM »
I buy a sweet grain for them. I can only do one bag a week.
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2018, 07:58:01 PM »
Do they like horse food?
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« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2018, 08:41:14 PM »
That has been fed to them too. The store had some that was going to expire. We buy in special grain for certain horse customers. They get rid of horse,than we have 2-3 bags that no one else buys. The grain that I use is really a cow grain. Yes,we have special deer pellets,but it cost more. Than we also have a wildlife grain,turkeys,pheasants,deer.
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2018, 06:23:36 PM »
Late last summer,my lady friend was on her way back to Toledo .She had only seen 2 or 3 deer when she visited .Only gone about twenty minutes and I counted 18 does with fawns not 80 feet behind my house .It was a hot day,in the 90's .They were cooling off in the woods .I see tracks but they usually move around about in pre dawn .



 

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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2018, 08:06:54 PM »
cfarm do you ever give them whole bag corn?
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« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2018, 08:59:12 PM »
No on the corn. But others do it with good results. It would be cheaper to do that. Retail the grain I buy is $12.50,we just got some whole corn from a local supplier $9. I don't feel whole corn is good for them,but others do. I could feed course cracked for a little more per bag. But I just use the sweet feed.
I use to go to the bread store and buy trays of bread for food too. I would put out 4-5 loaves a night. Come morning all the bread would be gone.
Brenda thought we had 40 when I came home,I saw about 20. They will stop coming when the snow is gone. More snow is on the way,a foot or more. Won't last now.
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2018, 06:24:52 AM »
Why not the corn? 
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« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2018, 06:42:10 AM »
I feel whole corn just goes right through them, kinda like with us.
BUT reply #24 says it works. I have just never done it. Give it a try. The proof is in the droppings. ;D
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« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2018, 08:08:52 AM »
has anyone been told that copper in some feed will kill the deer 

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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2018, 02:17:43 PM »
Anything is possible, but I have never heard of any feed for cattle or horses killing deer. There is or used to be some hog feed that iirc had arsenic in it that was harmful to horses, and maybe even cattle, it may not have been good for deer.
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« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2018, 03:49:28 PM »
We have a bag at work marked,NOT FOR SHEEP. No idea about deer.
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2018, 04:02:37 PM »
It should be about the same digestive system I would think .The are a ruminant but according to what I read more goat like than sheep like .

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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2018, 10:50:27 AM »
has anyone been told that copper in some feed will kill the deer
I know the copper in a bullet jacket will kill them!   :D :D :D  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2018, 04:22:31 PM »
I end up with the muddy hole around my salt block.  I think what happens is the area around the block is muddy and each deer removes a bit of mud on their feet.  Over time, they remove enough soil to make a hole.  I know they are not digging because the mineral block is right there always.  Gary
The salt dissolves in the rain and is now in the dirt. The deer lick (eat) the dirt to get to the salt. I have had one in the same spot for 4 years now. The hole is getting pretty deep. Even when the block is "gone" they are still there licking the ground. Makes for some great game camera footage. Squirrels and raccoons visit as well.

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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2018, 10:35:14 PM »
has anyone been told that copper in some feed will kill the deer
I know the copper in a bullet jacket will kill them!   :D :D :D  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2018, 11:37:04 PM »
has anyone been told that copper in some feed will kill the deer
Naa, it is the lead inside of the copper jacket that does the killing. I know this cuz I build my own and don't have the makings to use copper, and everyone I have ask, claimed they were just as dead as the ones killed with the store bought copper wrapped ones. lol
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Re: winter feeding of deer
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2018, 09:20:51 PM »
Are they still around cfarm, I had some come by, But now he showed up.
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