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#5560851 - 01/23/15 05:22 PM Emu's and deer feeders?
BLUERIBBONS Offline
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Will they frequent feeders and or bother the deer?

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#5560860 - 01/23/15 05:27 PM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
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No experience with them and feeders but I bet they will hit feeders. Not much out there that doesn't like an easy meal.
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#5561042 - 01/23/15 07:22 PM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
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They will sure visit a feeder. I don't think they bother deer to much, probably depend on your deer and the Emus disposition, some can be real AH's
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#5561099 - 01/23/15 07:41 PM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: Western]
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and they likely associate people with food if they have escaped or been turned loose. They will approach you if they see you. We had a breeding pair on our ranch when we bought it. They had babies. They would show up, one would spin the feeder to drop corn and the other 2 would sit on the ground under the feeder and peck it up as fast as the other would spin it. They will empty that feeder quickly.
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#5561145 - 01/23/15 08:00 PM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
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Shoot um they eat good
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#5561150 - 01/23/15 08:02 PM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
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And don't take um for a peaceful animal they are mean SOBs and can put the hurt on you
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#5561154 - 01/23/15 08:04 PM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
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#5561161 - 01/23/15 08:11 PM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
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We had some turned out on a place we were hunting quite a few years ago and yes, they will eat all your corn, tear up your feeders, run the deer off and also come after you too. After getting the landowner's blessing, we took quite a few of them out.

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#5561505 - 01/24/15 12:04 AM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
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Thanks guys......I guess I will let my neighbors know. For now they are on their place! Hopefully they will rifle

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#5561544 - 01/24/15 01:32 AM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
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Their roar will get your attention if you have never heard one.

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#5561620 - 01/24/15 07:18 AM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
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Trap 'em. The market is strong. I hear you can get $30,000 for a breeding pair peep
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#5561649 - 01/24/15 07:47 AM Re: Emu's and deer feeders? [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Trap 'em. The market is strong. I hear you can get $30,000 for a breeding pair peep


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