Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
AlexOutdoors, Greyghost3, GasPasser, Aim2Please, TSV
62227 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 82324
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44216
BOBO the Clown 42371
BMD 40617
bill oxner 39340
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34453
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31324
facebook
Forum Stats
62227 Members
46 Forums
432962 Topics
5964436 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5975287 - 10/13/15 11:51 AM Feeding Soybeans
mow Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/17/12
Posts: 1240
Loc: granbury,texas 76048
Anybody feed soybeans or a corn soybean mix?..im about to fill feeder with a 50/50 mix..thoughts?


Edited by mow (10/13/15 11:52 AM)

Top
#5975293 - 10/13/15 11:55 AM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5430
Loc: texas
Lots of people do. The deer seem to respond well to them. I usually just throw some out when I'm hunting a spot to help hold the deer longer
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

Top
#5975300 - 10/13/15 12:02 PM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
stxranchman Online   content
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Roasted Soybeans if you can find them. Lot of places sell Soybean/corn mixture down around this area.
_________________________


Top
#5975312 - 10/13/15 12:13 PM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
fouzman Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1318
Loc: Houston, TX
I used to feed a roasted soybean/corn mixture from my spin casters. But I noticed the deer were eating the corn and not the beans, so I went back to straight corn. I also feed protein 24/7 so maybe they didn't need the extra from the soybeans?

Top
#5975316 - 10/13/15 12:15 PM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1415
Loc: SMTX
Why roasted?

Top
#5975323 - 10/13/15 12:19 PM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
fouzman Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1318
Loc: Houston, TX
smells really good

Top
#5975330 - 10/13/15 12:22 PM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1415
Loc: SMTX
do you pick up a handful on the way to the blind? Bet they go great with an ice cold silver bullet up

Top
#5975513 - 10/13/15 02:08 PM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
Cast Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 16339
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I fed it last year, but 4K Feed doesn't have it this year. I would love a corn, soybean and millet mix but can't find it anymore.
_________________________
Cast



I have a short attention spa

Top
#5975712 - 10/13/15 03:48 PM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
Pitchfork Predator Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 12361
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
I use a roasted soy/corn mix.

It works very well. It has a very pleasant smell from the soybeans that I'm sure they like.

We don't feed protein, if we did they might not eat the soybeans.
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top
#5976913 - 10/14/15 09:24 AM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
mooney_ag Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 588
Loc: Aledo, Texas
A little anecdotal but I hunt over two feeders. Last year I had one alternated with 1bag of the mix and one bag of corn to offset the feed bill. The other feeder was strictly corn. When the acorns dropped the corn piled up under the corn feeder and the mix feeder stayed eaten down. This year they both have some mix in them.

Top
#5976934 - 10/14/15 09:33 AM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
John Humbert Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/13/10
Posts: 1666
Roasting the beans increases the nutritional value, so I've been told. I use it and the deer gobble it up. Don't think it makes a big difference though. The best thing I have found for an attractant other than protein is FRESH cut premium alfalfa. It has such a strong odor that the deer (and exotics) like, that it carries a long distance and will bring deer in from pretty far away.

Top
#5976986 - 10/14/15 09:57 AM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1415
Loc: SMTX
I can see how roasting would help to get the smell out better..

Nutrition comes from only three sources (fat, protein, and carbohydrates). Carbs and protein yield 4 calories per gram, fat yields 9 cal/gr. Vitamins and minerals are non-nutritive. If they beans were roasted, crushed, and pelletized you could concentrate the density of nutrients but you cannot increase the nutritional value just by roasting.

Soybeans are pretty nutrient-dense, particularly in protein and fat. Corn is high in carbs, low in fat and protein. Corn is basically candy to a deer, as they do not need the large amount of carbohydrates it provides.

Top
#5978410 - 10/15/15 06:39 AM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
Age N Score ? Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Texas
I'm telling you to try Indian Corn. The deer REALLY do love it and will stay at the feeder longer. I order it from a feed store in New Mexico.
_________________________
I Feed Indian Corn. The deer love it and all the colors make them stay at the feeder longer.

Top
#5978497 - 10/15/15 07:57 AM Re: Feeding Soybeans [Re: mow]
Dry Fire Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 3205
Loc: Huntsville, AL
Alabama has tons of soybean fields. If the wife and I hit the grocery store just before dark, we see plenty of deer in them. Many hunters here plant soybean. It matures into nice early fall food plot.
_________________________
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide