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I put a 50lb bag of corn out by my stand last week and within one day (8hour span), the corn was gone. Trail cam vids show that

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  • I put a 50lb bag of corn out by my stand last week and within one day (8hour span), the corn was gone. Trail cam vids show that

    I put a 50lb bag of corn out by my stand last week and within one day (8hour span), the corn was gone. Trail cam vids show that 4 deer ate it all. Is this normal?

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    That seems like a lot. Are there any other food sources in the area?

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    • #3
      There are manicured lawns and shrubs...but other than that not to my knowledge. Maybe the occasional oak tree but they are along the roads where the neighborhood people walk their dogs.

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      • #4
        Well, now you know what to put out for hunting - if it is legal.

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        • #5
          pj (if I may?) I wouldn't put out an entire sack unless you're loading a feeder. If you're in a suburban area, I'd slip in two or three times a week and put out about half a small coffee can of corn.
          First, corn is like $12/$15 sack!
          Second, you're not trying to fatten them (I guess?), you just want to offer them a snack!

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          • #6
            JMO~ Check-out a Pole feeder $30.00+/- Strap it to a Tree by your T/cam, they hold 25# of corn. They work great.They limit the amount of corn and only feed one deer at a time.

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            • #7
              awesome tips thanks guys. Yeah my first thought was how am I going to keep this up the whole season...could get expensive. Great tips

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              • #8
                No it is not normal.
                Fifty pounds of corn in eight hours is a lot of feed for four deer.

                If you do the math that is twelve and a half pounds of corn per deer. I don't think their stomachs are big enough to hold that amount.

                Other types of wildlife also eat corn. Such as small birds, crows, turkeys, squirrels, raccoons, possums, skunks and ground hogs. If your trail cam was set high on the tree you wouldn’t of seen them eating.

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