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#5978126 - 10/14/15 09:02 PM Hand corning?
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: parker county
Trying to get my son his first deer during youth only in a couple of weeks. Question is, how long before the hunt should I throw out some corn? It's a high traffic area about 100-150 yards away from our box blind. I've only hunted feeders before so any input would be helpful.

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#5978144 - 10/14/15 09:07 PM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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You can start at any time. Just keep in mind that once they find it, it won't last more than a day or two at most, especially if there are hogs in the area.

Once you have them coming into the area to look for it, I would corn it the afternoon before.

I have added corn to sweeten a food plot late in the season and not a kernel was left the following morning.
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#5978149 - 10/14/15 09:10 PM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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Corn every chance you get. Corn a couple of spots if you can for changes in wind direction also. I corn every day I can starting in late August and now everyday I can even if I do not hunt. I use a road feeder and still put out corn by hand when hunting one of my bow blinds that does not have a feeder.
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#5978150 - 10/14/15 09:10 PM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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#5978186 - 10/14/15 09:23 PM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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Get there early and corn it before the hunt. Won't hurt anything and you can get them where you want them for a good shot. Keep it thin in the open areas and I like to go heavy in the cactus and thick stuff to make it last longer. Good luck!
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#5978191 - 10/14/15 09:26 PM Re: Hand corning? [Re: Texas Dan]
JH117 Offline
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Loc: parker county
Ok cool, one other question. How much corn we talking? 50lb bag?

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#5978198 - 10/14/15 09:29 PM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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Depends on how many deer you are seeing in one set. I put out a lot more when I am hunting than when I am just corning blinds. I want the deer staying around longer when I am hunting.
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#5978498 - 10/15/15 07:57 AM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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I throw one 50 pound bag a week on my East Texas place and it normally last 5-7 days. That's only 7-8 different deer eating it though.

They're used to this spot being corned so they are on it the first day it's spread.
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#5978507 - 10/15/15 08:03 AM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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I would spread 10-15lbs until you get the consumption rate figured out. Then spread almost the whole bag around an area the morning before you hunt then throw the remaining 5-10 lbs out a couple hours before you hunt
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#5978519 - 10/15/15 08:14 AM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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I put corn out in one spot next to a small pond on the back of our place. Been doing it for a few years, but only just before and during the season. The deer have a good memory. I put corn out a few days ago, in the evening, and the next morning I watched them eat it. Days that I forget to put out corn, the deer still gather there and stand around like a great wrong has been done.

Now...here's the question...why do I have the Bucks eating that corn and not the corn at my feeders? I can't figure it out.

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#5978522 - 10/15/15 08:22 AM Re: Hand corning? [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
I put corn out in one spot next to a small pond on the back of our place. Been doing it for a few years, but only just before and during the season. The deer have a good memory. I put corn out a few days ago, in the evening, and the next morning I watched them eat it. Days that I forget to put out corn, the deer still gather there and stand around like a great wrong has been done.

Now...here's the question...why do I have the Bucks eating that corn and not the corn at my feeders? I can't figure it out.


The deer would hit my feeder, but only at night. The feeders aren't natural and they never got used to them to visit during the daytime in 5 years of trying.
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#5978530 - 10/15/15 08:25 AM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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Originally Posted By: JH117
Ok cool, one other question. How much corn we talking? 50lb bag?

Depends on how often you can corn it and where you're at. But, it's what I do. One reason, I can't get there but once a week. Another reason, by not going out there all the time, I'm not leaving my scent all over the place. And since this is in E Tx, I compete with the acorns, so a 50lb bag will last 3 to 5 days. And I spread it out pretty good. Our deer don't like it piled up.

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#5978540 - 10/15/15 08:30 AM Re: Hand corning? [Re: sqiggy]
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Originally Posted By: sqiggy
Originally Posted By: JH117
Ok cool, one other question. How much corn we talking? 50lb bag?

Depends on how often you can corn it and where you're at. But, it's what I do. One reason, I can't get there but once a week. Another reason, by not going out there all the time, I'm not leaving my scent all over the place. And since this is in E Tx, I compete with the acorns, so a 50lb bag will last 3 to 5 days. And I spread it out pretty good. Our deer don't like it piled up.


I'll 2nd that
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#5978544 - 10/15/15 08:32 AM Re: Hand corning? [Re: JH117]
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I use a road feeder, and spread out 50 lbs before hunt. There no traces of corn the next day. At my place I see more deer eating the corn I threw out than at my feeder all year. I've been doing it for 3+ years now and the results are amazing. I included this step into my regular hunting prep. I need it before I hunt. Now when I first get my stand I don't have to wait form the feeder to go off to see deer. Its fun to watch. Last year (east texas) I had 23 deer at one time eating the corn I threw out. Never had I seen that many deer at my feeder. Man hunting season gets me going. Sorry for the long write up.
Forgot, the first time I threw out corn was when I wasn't seeing deer at my feeder, one day a saw a little doe come out on the opposite side off feeder. Well the next hunt I hand tossed half a bag where that doe came out and in a couple of days I had like 9 deer come out just to the spot where I threw out the corn. Half were bucks, none shooters, but better than what had been seeing at the feeder.
Its works. Try it. But be patient.

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#5978545 - 10/15/15 08:32 AM Re: Hand corning? [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
I put corn out in one spot next to a small pond on the back of our place. Been doing it for a few years, but only just before and during the season. The deer have a good memory. I put corn out a few days ago, in the evening, and the next morning I watched them eat it. Days that I forget to put out corn, the deer still gather there and stand around like a great wrong has been done.

Now...here's the question...why do I have the Bucks eating that corn and not the corn at my feeders? I can't figure it out.

I have bucks that eat corn I spread on the ground and some of them run to the feeder when it goes off. Figure that out.
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