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#6101750 - 12/25/15 06:06 PM Corn year round
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Registered: 05/11/10
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Loc: Copperas Cove
How many of you corn year round. Being on such a small track I think I am going to this year. May also build some cottonseed bins. My thought process is that they will become more accustomed to the food being there.
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#6101767 - 12/25/15 06:19 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: jsplinter]
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Registered: 07/08/06
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I do corn year round but we run a small place and not sure it helps all that much. But if the neighbors don't, I need all the help I can get.
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#6101768 - 12/25/15 06:20 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: jsplinter]
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My feeders never stop unless the batteries go bad, and generally replace them before they go bad.

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#6101773 - 12/25/15 06:25 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: jsplinter]
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We feed corn and protein year round keeps the deer close and your neighbors will love you for it LOL!!

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#6101794 - 12/25/15 06:36 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: Auctioneer1]
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Originally Posted By: Auctioneer1
We feed corn and protein year round keeps the deer close and your neighbors will love you for it LOL!!


I don't know if I will ever go to protein. We are only 10 acres and hopefully one day the 10 acres next to us also. I may do a good plot down the road. I wanted to plant an acre next year but don't know if I will have the funds to bring in soil to cover my rocky base
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#6101799 - 12/25/15 06:37 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: jsplinter]
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I feed corn from a spin feeder and free choice protein year round in 3 feed pens. I turn corn down after the season is over to 1 sec twice per day.
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#6101821 - 12/25/15 06:54 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: jsplinter]
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We re-acquired a lease late this summer that we lost a couple years ago due to a poor relationship between the lease president and the landowners. We always fed year round before and always saw good numbers of deer every season. While we've had feeders going since early September, it hasn't been enough to get our deer sightings back to what it was.

What we found surprising is how it appears the hogs had their run of the place during the two years the lease sat idle. When we had feeders going, we hunted them for hogs during the off season as an attempt to control them. Looking back now, it seems obvious the hogs did just as well without them, and our off season hunting did keep them from "digging in" so to speak. We kept cameras at each feeder throughout the year and when they showed high levels of hog activity, lead poison (bullets) was applied.
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#6101835 - 12/25/15 07:04 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: dgilbert]
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Originally Posted By: dgilbert
My feeders never stop unless the batteries go bad, and generally replace them before they go bad.


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#6102018 - 12/25/15 09:07 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: dgilbert]
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Originally Posted By: dgilbert
My feeders never stop unless the batteries go bad, and generally replace them before they go bad.


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#6102027 - 12/25/15 09:14 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: jsplinter]
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Registered: 11/10/14
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I turn it down to about 3-4 seconds and keep it chunking! bounce


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#6102031 - 12/25/15 09:15 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: jsplinter]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
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I feed year round. If they need something to eat I try to provide it. It really does not cost that much and keeps the deer on my property.

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#6102043 - 12/25/15 09:29 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: jsplinter]
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Cool, I'm gonna do that also
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#6102121 - 12/25/15 10:39 PM Re: Corn year round [Re: breal]
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Originally Posted By: breal
I turn it down to about 3-4 seconds and keep it chunking! bounce


And once a day is often plenty.
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#6102212 - 12/26/15 05:56 AM Re: Corn year round [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 26
Loc: Denton County
We feed year round as well. The bonus is that it keeps the hogs coming in for added hunting opportunities.

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#6102304 - 12/26/15 08:14 AM Re: Corn year round [Re: jsplinter]
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Registered: 01/20/14
Posts: 67
Loc: Brown County
I keep 3 corn feeders going after season ends, set them for mornings only. Start using 2 free choice protein feeders in February, and keep them full thru September.
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