Premium deer feed

Discussion in 'Quality Deer Management' started by relliott1961, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. relliott1961

    relliott1961 Well-Known Member

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    Which one of the premium deer feeds has the best attraction due to its smell/aroma?
     
  2. relliott1961

    relliott1961 Well-Known Member

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    Let me rephrase the question. What premium feeds have you used and what where the results?
     

  3. mikebri

    mikebri Well-Known Member

    I've had above average results with deer 365. Has good smell and hardly no attraction from coons or hogs.
     
  4. Earnhardt fan #1

    Earnhardt fan #1 Premium Member<br>2012 Turkey Hunting Contest Winn

    I just feed 14-16% protien pellets from the feed store, Deer love'm and its easier on the pocket book than the protien pellet bags with deer on them
     
  5. relliott1961

    relliott1961 Well-Known Member

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    Deer 365 is only thing I've tried so far besides corn and rice bran. Coons and deer didn't seem to carry for it.
     
  6. mikebri

    mikebri Well-Known Member

    How do you feed this, trough or feeder?
    How do coons and hogs react? Do they eat it alot?
     
  7. Earnhardt fan #1

    Earnhardt fan #1 Premium Member<br>2012 Turkey Hunting Contest Winn

    coons yes, deer yes , hogs i don't know don't have that problem at either place....yet

    I can tolerate coons, Deer will eat a 55 gallon drum in a week at my place at mtn view and no coons in the pics
     
  8. dspeakes

    dspeakes Grand Member<br> 2006 Spring Turkey Team Contest W

    Everything eats the protein pellets where I hunt in Sharp county. Deer 365 works for me. The deer love it and the coons and hogs stay out of it. it is 18% - 20% protein.
     
  9. 1928

    1928 Well-Known Member

    We feed a deer feed made at Caldwell feeds. It added about 25% to their weight and about 25% to their Boone and Crocket score. It took a while for them to start using it. We mixed it with corn and added a few apples under the feeders.

    It got expensive. We were feeding 6 free range feeders on 600 acres.
     
  10. SA Doc

    SA Doc Well-Known Member

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    Those are impressive results. I think your last sentence explains it. We haven't seen near those results, but we only have 10 protein feeders on around 6,000 acres. There are some places here running 1 feeder to every 80-100 acres that are growing some huge deer. We can't afford to feed that much.
     
  11. Ahhhhh the ole Texas A&M offense. Protein pellets everywhere. I hate that offense.
     
  12. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member

    I think I read something where MSU research shows the high protein foods work for second generation - on captive deer that don't have food available elsewhere. In your opinion, how well does it work on wild deer?
     
  13. They work amazingly on captive deer. I would rather not speak on wild populations. I.e. the "A&M" offense.
     
  14. Did you just say "HOGS STAY OUT OF IT"!!!????!!!??!?!!

    What about the unicorns? Seriously man you are lucky.
     
  15. dspeakes

    dspeakes Grand Member<br> 2006 Spring Turkey Team Contest W

    Not sure why but I have pictures of hogs near the feed trough with Deer 365 but never a picture of one eating it. If I put pellets or corn in the trough, they are all in it.