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what is the best way to attract deer to my corn pile ?

Question by Tyler Henderson. Uploaded on November 29, 2012

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from DEER30 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

place corn pile in an area already frequented by deer. they will smell it out. but be prepared to have many thieves stealing your corn from the ground. most critters love corn

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

buy black magic mineral salt mix and pour it all over

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from country road wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

That's what the corn pile is for in the first place. Deer love corn and if you aren't getting any, there aren't any deer in the area---quod est demonstrum.

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from mspl8sdcntryboy wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

If you are wanting to hunt over the corn, be advised, in many places it is illegal to hunt game animals over bait including loose corn on the ground. I don't know where you are hunting but it is illegal statewide in Georgia.

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from capt.seagull wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

mspl8sdcntryboy is right, also it needs to be under cover so it don't mold and mold can hurt deer. out of season I fill a used water bottle with corn and sit it some where with lid off, and some corn around it so they smell it. get them usted to going there, don't worry they will kick the bottle and it will come out. when season starts remove bottle

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from Pathfinder1 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Hi...

If you already have a FRESH corn 'pile', and there are deer in the area, they will find it...unless something is scaring them off.

And...per other posters..make sure it IS legal to hunt over one (or a salt lick). In many States it is not.

Good luck.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

yea i guess im not understanding the question here. you want to know how to attract deer to a deer attractant? if your not seeing deer your not in the right spot. from what i can gather your probably gun hunting somewhere over a corn pile during the middle of the regular firearms season. you are not going to see a deer feeding on that corn pile during shooting hours if my assumption is correct. might get lucky and shoot a dumb doe that happens to come in, but you wont see any antler.

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I guess the deer in our area didn't get the word because there was a 10 point with a 19 1/2 inch spread, 2 8 points with 18 inch spreads, 2 8 points with 17 inch spreads, and a 8 point with a 17 1/2 inch spread killed at corn feeders at our camp this year. They were all older deer. It is not uncommon in our county for this to happen. It is amazing to see the trail cam pictures of bucks taken at the feeders. I guess when you don't have anything in the woods for them to eat it makes them come.

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Molasses and sprup on top. Deer and bear both, have a sweet tooth.

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from Patrick117 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I don't hunt over feed but I have, and it can take awhile for animals to get use to it if they've never had it before. I know people who hunt over feeders they maintain for many years, the deer become dependent on it and also get into a more hunt able pattern of consistently showing up during legal hunting hours. Plus they can maximize antler development and monitor the deer through trail cams. I quit hunting over feed after finding evidence of mtn. lion's, like a trail cam photo of a mtn. lion carrying a big buck away from the feeder. Apparently that cat had learned to hunt deer over the feeder also.

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from Christina Flory wrote 16 weeks 4 hours ago

It is illegal to bait deer with corn or an other food in every state of the USA
web site: www.lucky-buck.com/baitinglaws

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from DEER30 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

place corn pile in an area already frequented by deer. they will smell it out. but be prepared to have many thieves stealing your corn from the ground. most critters love corn

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

buy black magic mineral salt mix and pour it all over

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from country road wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

That's what the corn pile is for in the first place. Deer love corn and if you aren't getting any, there aren't any deer in the area---quod est demonstrum.

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from mspl8sdcntryboy wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

If you are wanting to hunt over the corn, be advised, in many places it is illegal to hunt game animals over bait including loose corn on the ground. I don't know where you are hunting but it is illegal statewide in Georgia.

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from capt.seagull wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

mspl8sdcntryboy is right, also it needs to be under cover so it don't mold and mold can hurt deer. out of season I fill a used water bottle with corn and sit it some where with lid off, and some corn around it so they smell it. get them usted to going there, don't worry they will kick the bottle and it will come out. when season starts remove bottle

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from Pathfinder1 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Hi...

If you already have a FRESH corn 'pile', and there are deer in the area, they will find it...unless something is scaring them off.

And...per other posters..make sure it IS legal to hunt over one (or a salt lick). In many States it is not.

Good luck.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

yea i guess im not understanding the question here. you want to know how to attract deer to a deer attractant? if your not seeing deer your not in the right spot. from what i can gather your probably gun hunting somewhere over a corn pile during the middle of the regular firearms season. you are not going to see a deer feeding on that corn pile during shooting hours if my assumption is correct. might get lucky and shoot a dumb doe that happens to come in, but you wont see any antler.

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I guess the deer in our area didn't get the word because there was a 10 point with a 19 1/2 inch spread, 2 8 points with 18 inch spreads, 2 8 points with 17 inch spreads, and a 8 point with a 17 1/2 inch spread killed at corn feeders at our camp this year. They were all older deer. It is not uncommon in our county for this to happen. It is amazing to see the trail cam pictures of bucks taken at the feeders. I guess when you don't have anything in the woods for them to eat it makes them come.

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Molasses and sprup on top. Deer and bear both, have a sweet tooth.

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from Patrick117 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I don't hunt over feed but I have, and it can take awhile for animals to get use to it if they've never had it before. I know people who hunt over feeders they maintain for many years, the deer become dependent on it and also get into a more hunt able pattern of consistently showing up during legal hunting hours. Plus they can maximize antler development and monitor the deer through trail cams. I quit hunting over feed after finding evidence of mtn. lion's, like a trail cam photo of a mtn. lion carrying a big buck away from the feeder. Apparently that cat had learned to hunt deer over the feeder also.

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from Christina Flory wrote 16 weeks 4 hours ago

It is illegal to bait deer with corn or an other food in every state of the USA
web site: www.lucky-buck.com/baitinglaws

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