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#5945458 - 09/24/15 10:06 PM Is anyone Not Seeing Much
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Deer activity at their protein feeders? I'm in Southwest Young county and have only gone through about 25lbs. in the past 4-5 weeks, hardly any deer pics there. A little more activity at the corn feeders but not a great amount there either. Hoping all these groceries frost/freeze out quickly once the cold weather hits..

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#5945600 - 09/25/15 12:31 AM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
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Most of the deer I'm seeing are bunched up under oak trees eating acorns and we don't have many of those either.

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#5945607 - 09/25/15 01:17 AM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Loc: Conroe, TX
My 500 pounds was gone in 14 days and the 9 other feeders didn't last a month. My protein tube is clear and my game cam is pointed towards it so I know exactly how long it lasts.
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#5945709 - 09/25/15 07:30 AM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
rickym Offline
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You must be going through a lot of feed on that new place titan
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#5946924 - 09/25/15 07:23 PM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
You must be going through a lot of feed on that new place titan


Yes sir. The body mass and antler size of these deer keeps me filling though
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#5948887 - 09/27/15 12:12 PM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
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Loc: Flower Mound
Same thing happened to me last year. Our deer were draining our protein feeder every 5-8 days and around mid September they stopped. I have seen the same pattern these past few weeks. Deer were eating 300 pounds of corn. This past week they have really backed off on how much they are eating and time spent at our feeder.
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#5948964 - 09/27/15 01:04 PM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
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I'm north of Huntsville and I'm not seeing much. The hogs were real bad in late spring because it was flooded on the bottom land, and I think someone ran a bunch of hog dogs through to chase away the hogs. Since then I haven't seen as much, but there is some. What I have seen is mostly does.

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#5949014 - 09/27/15 01:44 PM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
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Weird DQ as I told you deer had gone through almost 1000 pounds since mid June when I refilled about 3 weeks ago.
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#5949032 - 09/27/15 02:04 PM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
Aggieman775 Offline
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We can't get deer to eat the protein. They might once in a blue moon but that's it.
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#5949049 - 09/27/15 02:17 PM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: GPS]
DQ Kid Offline
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Originally Posted By: GPS
Same thing happened to me last year. Our deer were draining our protein feeder every 5-8 days and around mid September they stopped. I have seen the same pattern these past few weeks. Deer were eating 300 pounds of corn. This past week they have really backed off on how much they are eating and time spent at our feeder.


GPS, you're out in Young County too? Was it near Olney/Newcastle?

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#5949328 - 09/27/15 06:08 PM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
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Things for us have picked up a bunch in the last week or so here in clay county

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#5949340 - 09/27/15 06:15 PM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
Txhillbilly Offline
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Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 571
Loc: Johnson County
Mine go through around 400 lbs of protein and corn each month.They never stop eating at the feeders.

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#5949808 - 09/27/15 10:10 PM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
GPS Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
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Loc: Flower Mound
DQ Kid, I am in Wise and Jack county.
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#5950009 - 09/28/15 06:59 AM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: DQ Kid]
maximus_flavius Offline
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DQ, you may remember I'm due east of your place about 10-12 miles (SE Young County). They have been very active at my protein feeders. No acorns yet, but when they fall, I expect it to taper off quickly, should be any day now. Several feeders the deer hit every night, couple of different bunches of deer, most of the night. I'm surprised your not experiencing the same.

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#5950326 - 09/28/15 10:27 AM Re: Is anyone Not Seeing Much [Re: Aggieman775]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1657
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: Aggieman775
We can't get deer to eat the protein. They might once in a blue moon but that's it.


Mix it 50/50 corn and protein until they start hitting the feeders regularly. Then go to 25/75 corn/protein the next filling. Then go 100% protein and you should be good.

But if you have good forbes and browse, they will eat that before they eat protein. That's why it's called supplemental feed and not a full-ration.

I just returned from our place in NE Webb Co. The deer are still eating a little protein, but not heavy. We're not going to refill until later in the season once this load is gone. Pending habitat/deer condition. Bucks look outstanding this season. Got two nice rains down there Saturday and Sunday on our place. The Callaghan looks to have gotten quite a bit more, but we'll take it. Most of our tanks are full to 75% full. Habitat is the best it's been in I dunno when.

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