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Best whitetail bait/attractant?

Question by coyote killer. Uploaded on August 18, 2011

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

A doe

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from patrickharen wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

hes right hunt where the does are and the bucks will come

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from Bioguy01 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

In terms of feed...research has shown corn to be the top choice.

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from FirstBubba wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Oh, Bioguy. I don't have any research, but it's hard to beat alfalfa for a "draw" for deer!

Yep, a hot doe will drag the boys out.

Bubba

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from Bioguy01 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Alfalfa is a good attractant, but it's not available everywhere, nor is it available all year long. Anybody can go to a feed store and pick up a bag of corn. The studies I have read investigated all of the most common types of feed attractants, including corn, pellets, sweet attractants, a various types of mineral based attractants. Corn came out on top.

From my own experience, a high moisture alfalfa round bale will draw in deer from great distances if that's the only thing available. Put corn next to the alfalfa round bale, and the corn gets eaten first. Put alfalfa round bale out when other natural food is abundant and the deer won't even touch it.

Mixing corn with a sweet attractant (such as molasses) seems to draw deer into a spot quicker, but that's my own personal observation...nobody has done a study on that one yet.

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from Nick Holmes wrote 2 years 24 weeks ago

I have had tons of success by putting out a combination of 3 things to bring deer in and like they said before where the does are the bucks will come. Those 3 things are, 1st corn is at the top of the list it doesn't hurt to put it out year around, don't pile it up scatter it in about a 6 to 10 foot area. 2nd is a mineral lick there are hundreds of diff minerals to put out but my favorite is soda ash it brings deer in year around and they will dig a huge hole to get tthis stuff it is full of vitimans and nutrients, 3rd is a small food plot weather you hunt in the woods or in fields like me this is always a plus, we chose winter wheat this year. The plot is 25 wide by 75 long and we have corn scattered every where in it . Deer are here every morning and evening most important its not exspensive at all try a mixture of supplinents this year and see how it goes.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

In terms of feed...research has shown corn to be the top choice.

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from FirstBubba wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Oh, Bioguy. I don't have any research, but it's hard to beat alfalfa for a "draw" for deer!

Yep, a hot doe will drag the boys out.

Bubba

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from Bioguy01 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Alfalfa is a good attractant, but it's not available everywhere, nor is it available all year long. Anybody can go to a feed store and pick up a bag of corn. The studies I have read investigated all of the most common types of feed attractants, including corn, pellets, sweet attractants, a various types of mineral based attractants. Corn came out on top.

From my own experience, a high moisture alfalfa round bale will draw in deer from great distances if that's the only thing available. Put corn next to the alfalfa round bale, and the corn gets eaten first. Put alfalfa round bale out when other natural food is abundant and the deer won't even touch it.

Mixing corn with a sweet attractant (such as molasses) seems to draw deer into a spot quicker, but that's my own personal observation...nobody has done a study on that one yet.

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

A doe

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from patrickharen wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

hes right hunt where the does are and the bucks will come

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from Nick Holmes wrote 2 years 24 weeks ago

I have had tons of success by putting out a combination of 3 things to bring deer in and like they said before where the does are the bucks will come. Those 3 things are, 1st corn is at the top of the list it doesn't hurt to put it out year around, don't pile it up scatter it in about a 6 to 10 foot area. 2nd is a mineral lick there are hundreds of diff minerals to put out but my favorite is soda ash it brings deer in year around and they will dig a huge hole to get tthis stuff it is full of vitimans and nutrients, 3rd is a small food plot weather you hunt in the woods or in fields like me this is always a plus, we chose winter wheat this year. The plot is 25 wide by 75 long and we have corn scattered every where in it . Deer are here every morning and evening most important its not exspensive at all try a mixture of supplinents this year and see how it goes.

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