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if you want a deer bait that will drive deer crazy try grape kool-aid. a guy at the DNR gave me that tip. he said if it is going to rain put it out dry, but if it isn't going to rain put 1 part water for 6 parts kool- aid. he said people in the south use it all the time. you can put it over corn or apples or leave it plain.

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

This sounds familiar from about this time last year. They also like peanut butter, apples, syrup, and pretty much anything else you would feed a five year old according to other posts. Good luck with the kool-aid. I'm sticking with corn.

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from FightinBucks wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Here in iowa you cant use bait but the corn and soybeans are everywhere so we just set up along a game trail going that way. I really woudn't want to use bait something just doesnt seem right.

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from 007 wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

As long as we're talking about unusual deer feeds, anybody heard of baiting with pumpkins? From what I hear, once they freeze they're like candy to them and they'll beat them to pieces to get to the insides. I'd like to watch that. Too, remember the old deer suckers? They looked like a Sugar Daddy on steroids. I've put a few of those out and keep threatening, if you can still get them, to put a couple in my yard, I'd like to watch that too, I bet it's a hoot!

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from machinegunner wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

yes deer like pumpkins, but usually before the freeze around here. anything you grow, they will eat at least once, even tomatoes(green).

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from CarnieHunter wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Never heard of this, but for me it doesn't matter because it's illegal to bait in PA

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from santa wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

The kool-aid works very good on the wild hogs we trap. But if you take plain corn and soak it in water with a package of kool-aid in it until the corn starts to ferment, the hogs like it better.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Grape cool-aid makes a good goose repellant as well.

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

I don't know about the kool aid, but I work at a vineyard and the deer just go up the rows eating all the grapes.

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from FishOnFS wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Ive never heard of this, but I will try it this year just to see what happens. Great post!

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from GERG wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

also heard gatorade powder works too.

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from Dave Atwood wrote 32 weeks 2 days ago

seems like anything coated in sugar is going to work...grape or otherwise

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from huntnow wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

This sounds familiar from about this time last year. They also like peanut butter, apples, syrup, and pretty much anything else you would feed a five year old according to other posts. Good luck with the kool-aid. I'm sticking with corn.

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from FightinBucks wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Here in iowa you cant use bait but the corn and soybeans are everywhere so we just set up along a game trail going that way. I really woudn't want to use bait something just doesnt seem right.

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from 007 wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

As long as we're talking about unusual deer feeds, anybody heard of baiting with pumpkins? From what I hear, once they freeze they're like candy to them and they'll beat them to pieces to get to the insides. I'd like to watch that. Too, remember the old deer suckers? They looked like a Sugar Daddy on steroids. I've put a few of those out and keep threatening, if you can still get them, to put a couple in my yard, I'd like to watch that too, I bet it's a hoot!

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from machinegunner wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

yes deer like pumpkins, but usually before the freeze around here. anything you grow, they will eat at least once, even tomatoes(green).

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from CarnieHunter wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Never heard of this, but for me it doesn't matter because it's illegal to bait in PA

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from santa wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

The kool-aid works very good on the wild hogs we trap. But if you take plain corn and soak it in water with a package of kool-aid in it until the corn starts to ferment, the hogs like it better.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Grape cool-aid makes a good goose repellant as well.

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

I don't know about the kool aid, but I work at a vineyard and the deer just go up the rows eating all the grapes.

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from FishOnFS wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Ive never heard of this, but I will try it this year just to see what happens. Great post!

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from GERG wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

also heard gatorade powder works too.

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from Dave Atwood wrote 32 weeks 2 days ago

seems like anything coated in sugar is going to work...grape or otherwise

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