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Question by alex16. Uploaded on January 21, 2010
Try some feed corn, it always keeps them coming back for more. About three pounds every two or three days wroks great. As long as you put some out twice a week, they will come back to search for more.
If you have a farmer in the area that will let you pick corn that the picker missed or any person with apple trees always love to have the extras picked off the ground. Oops. Make sure baiting is legal.
If you are able to get a salt block into the area you might have time to make a serious lick by next fall.
i would put it partly into a small food plot and also put some into native grasses and some mineral blocks and the way i did it was by doing some fund raising and asking some local farmers i worked and paid for all of the seed and then just asked around for help on it and planted it all with the family four wheeler if you can't to that ask around to some local farmers and ask them for help and you never know they might say yes
I too am on a budget and have found feed corn to be fairly cheap. If there are apple orchards around they can be a good source. The salt blocks used for horses and cattle are pretty cheap ($5). Also you can look at arbor day website and buy some trees from them ($10 for 10) they have oak, apple and others.
i would go with planting cheap food deer like pumpkins and turnips seeds for these are cheep and most will keep deer hitting it other wise a salt lick
I like a agro field and let it stand as long as possible, say plant some soybeans or corn or both, oats are good, start early in spring when you can, if ya cant do it all work in patches and then bring together maybe try all three?? make buddy with farmer and barter some work for his equipment and pay for his gas.
I'M 14 TOO. DO NOT BAIT CUZ' ITS LAZY AND SOME OF THE "ELDERLY GENTLEMEN" ON THIS SITE WILL MOCK U IF U DO. START A SMALL FOOD PLOT. IN VERMONT BAITING IS ILLEGAL, THANKFULLY, SO CLOVER IS WHAT WE USE I THINK ITS BETTER 'CUZ ITS THERE FOR LONGER PERIODS OF THE YEAR SO THE DEER KNOW ITS ALWAYS THERE
I'd start with clearing what brush and grass you can, then breaing the soil best u can. Clover seed works spring and fall, I plant turnips in the summer as Flip said turnup seed is very afordable and go along way.
Acorns, I filled 3 garbage cans from 1 tree. They were free for the asking and work well. I scatter 2 #10 cans a week in a field and get pics year round on the trail cam
I like planting clover in the areas im going to set up my blinds. A lot of people like to use corn or apples, but the problem is the deer arent the only ones who enjoy those too, raccoons will eat every piece of corn out there before the deer have a chance to get to it especially if the corn doesn't come out of a feeder. If you plant clover and grasses of various types around your location, most other animals will leave it alone, except for the deer.
Start planting the clover and grasses in the spring after the last frost is over. Clover and grass take little care other than sun and rain and is a lot cheaper than a feeder and corn for the whole forest :) Good luck on setting up your habitat and have fun.
don't be lazy. don't bait.
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