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What is the best thing to feed deer in winter

Question by Del in KS. Uploaded on February 04, 2009

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from rabbitpolice88 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

If they are eating out of a food plot than a winter wheat, alfalfa, winter peas blend is good for them. If it's not a food plot than corn or even hay will do very well.

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from mdhager115 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Deer will eat tons of corn all year round. Cant go wrong there.

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Del I've had a lot of luck with canola food plots in Kansas. Like rabbit said though if its not a plot corn and milo work really well. If you want more info on my plots look at the message board http://www.fieldandstream.com/forums/hunting/whitetails/food-plots

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Corn from a feeder with a timer.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I forgot, whatever it is spread it out. Deer will fight over the food in the winter and the smaller ones won't get any if it's in a small pile.

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from Charley wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Lead, or arrow tips- just kidding. Deer around here line up for alfa alfa and apples.

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from kvlazer22 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Whole corn.....try Tractor Supply for cheap corn.

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from kvlazer22 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Whole corn.....try Tractor Supply for cheap corn.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

In the midwest its unlikely alfalfa or milo will be standing very long, it'll get ate or snowed under as you must know. I'd go to a Co-op and get the cheapest protein type meal available, you can buy in bulk pretty reasonable. And buckhunter gave a good tip about spreading it out.

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from rjbedrock wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Whole corn, apples or apple mash, and alfalfa. DON'T feed hay!!!

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I'm going to disagree here with most and say go green. winter wheat, clover, peas, beans. Corn is great but I think there are better things out there that will last longer.

also the crows and squirrils won't eat as much of them like they do corn. Trust me I've got hundreds of pictures from a game cam of crows, squirrils and other stuff eating my deer corn. :)

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from kolbster wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

i feed corn

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from kjflorian wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

In MI we can't bait, so food plots are your only bet. I have tried several mixes, but rape or brassicas have worked well in the winter. Also any thing like corn or soybeans is always a good bet. If you can supplement minerals too.

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from Bigbuck14 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

corn seed wheat seed is the best way to go

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from huntcamp wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

corn, mineral blocks

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from Big C wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

corn is great but if there is little in the area for deer to eat then just about anything will be helpful to them.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I definitely feed them Corn!!!

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from Jungle Jim wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Hay is the funnest. Fluff it up and have someone cover you in it. You can have some awesome up close photos of the deer feeding and fighting. I've done it and even have a picture of a deer lickimg me camera lense.

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from rjbedrock wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Whole corn, apples or apple mash, and alfalfa. DON'T feed hay!!!

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Del I've had a lot of luck with canola food plots in Kansas. Like rabbit said though if its not a plot corn and milo work really well. If you want more info on my plots look at the message board http://www.fieldandstream.com/forums/hunting/whitetails/food-plots

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I forgot, whatever it is spread it out. Deer will fight over the food in the winter and the smaller ones won't get any if it's in a small pile.

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from Charley wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Lead, or arrow tips- just kidding. Deer around here line up for alfa alfa and apples.

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from kvlazer22 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Whole corn.....try Tractor Supply for cheap corn.

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from kolbster wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

i feed corn

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from kjflorian wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

In MI we can't bait, so food plots are your only bet. I have tried several mixes, but rape or brassicas have worked well in the winter. Also any thing like corn or soybeans is always a good bet. If you can supplement minerals too.

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from rabbitpolice88 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

If they are eating out of a food plot than a winter wheat, alfalfa, winter peas blend is good for them. If it's not a food plot than corn or even hay will do very well.

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from mdhager115 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Deer will eat tons of corn all year round. Cant go wrong there.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Corn from a feeder with a timer.

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from kvlazer22 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Whole corn.....try Tractor Supply for cheap corn.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

In the midwest its unlikely alfalfa or milo will be standing very long, it'll get ate or snowed under as you must know. I'd go to a Co-op and get the cheapest protein type meal available, you can buy in bulk pretty reasonable. And buckhunter gave a good tip about spreading it out.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I'm going to disagree here with most and say go green. winter wheat, clover, peas, beans. Corn is great but I think there are better things out there that will last longer.

also the crows and squirrils won't eat as much of them like they do corn. Trust me I've got hundreds of pictures from a game cam of crows, squirrils and other stuff eating my deer corn. :)

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from Bigbuck14 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

corn seed wheat seed is the best way to go

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from huntcamp wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

corn, mineral blocks

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from Big C wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

corn is great but if there is little in the area for deer to eat then just about anything will be helpful to them.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I definitely feed them Corn!!!

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from Jungle Jim wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Hay is the funnest. Fluff it up and have someone cover you in it. You can have some awesome up close photos of the deer feeding and fighting. I've done it and even have a picture of a deer lickimg me camera lense.

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