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#5466522 - 12/09/14 06:36 AM What eats my corn?
Davezerg Offline
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Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 55
Loc: Starr County
Not sure if this is normal or not, every time I come to the ranch I drop a 50lb bag of corn on my shooting lane. I also have 4 feeders set up. On the next day I come there is no more corn to be found. Haven't seen hogs on the trail cams. Is it normal for so much corn to disappear?
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#5466524 - 12/09/14 06:43 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
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Registered: 07/31/14
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Squirrels, coons and crows

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#5466554 - 12/09/14 07:18 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
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Registered: 03/13/14
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lots of animals eat corn - birds (all kinds), coons, hog, deer, turkey, quail, and the list goes on.
you are likely putting the corn in a high traffic area for multiple animals and that is why it is gone in a day.

setup a trail cam and see what is going on

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#5466560 - 12/09/14 07:22 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Set up a TC on the shooting lane. You probably have hogs if it is eaten that quickly.
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#5466671 - 12/09/14 08:29 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
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I've fenced off my feeder and so far the deer have not jumped the fence. It's only three feet tall, so it's not going to be a problem for them once they figure it out. The hogs where terrible, so I need to keep them out. The birds, squirrels and raccoons are eating most of what's on the ground. I have my timer set for just a few seconds because all I'm doing is feeding the other animals. It's nowhere near 50 pounds a night. My guess is that you have hogs eating that much corn.

Eddie

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#5466690 - 12/09/14 08:38 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
jcneef Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
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Loc: Grapevine TX
A flock of dove or a covey of quail can do work on some corn in only a few hours... Thats my guess
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#5466713 - 12/09/14 08:45 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
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Loc: Buda Texas
Any javelina?

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#5466732 - 12/09/14 08:54 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
Davezerg Offline
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Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 55
Loc: Starr County
Saw a javelina on a trail cam last year. Just 1 and that one time only.
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#5466736 - 12/09/14 08:56 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
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is it power corn? you could be bringing in WAY more deer than you thought you had... confused2
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#5467035 - 12/09/14 10:17 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
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#5467037 - 12/09/14 10:18 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8203
Loc: Texas
I eat your corn.

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#5467102 - 12/09/14 10:32 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
oldoak2000 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/07
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Loc: Denton, TX
Buy a few cheap IR game cams and put along corn trail

(get these for ~ $40 after discount: http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/pr...ra&i=823639 )


I did exactly this, and filmed a HUGE buck eating corn trail all night long (he NEVER went near the feeder or other trail-cams - never showed on them).

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#5467132 - 12/09/14 10:37 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
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Registered: 01/25/10
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Loc: Mckinney, TX
rabbits, racoons, birds..

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#5467163 - 12/09/14 10:48 AM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: cameron00]
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Registered: 12/07/10
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Originally Posted By: cameron00
I eat your corn.

Sorry, that made me chuckle. smile
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#5467421 - 12/09/14 12:04 PM Re: What eats my corn? [Re: Davezerg]
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If you have a lot of turkey they are the Hoover Vacuums of the wild...
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