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#6102628 - 12/26/15 12:29 PM Mule deer eating all my corn
steven h Offline
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Registered: 09/13/08
Posts: 71
Loc: Carrollton,TX
I bought 120 acres a couple years ago which has both whitetail and mule deer. I have set up a stand and feeder on the property and as soon as the feeder goes off, both morning and evening, it is covered with mule deer does (usually between 15-20) which clear out the corn within 5 minutes. As the does are by permit only and our biologist issues me one doe tag per year, what do you feel is the best way to draw the whitetail in? I see plenty of WT on camera but seems as they are just passing through as I rarely see the same one more than a couple times.


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#6102818 - 12/26/15 03:44 PM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
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Registered: 04/05/09
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Chec with the game warden, see if he knows of anything. I got nothing.

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#6102866 - 12/26/15 04:26 PM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
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Registered: 02/02/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Start corning the roads by your stand.
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#6103628 - 12/27/15 05:51 AM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5014
Loc: Germany
Don't know what your place looks like, but maybe you can establish better cover so the whitetail feel more secure.
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#6103759 - 12/27/15 08:18 AM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
bg75074 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 101
Plant some soybeans or oats maybe?

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#6103760 - 12/27/15 08:19 AM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
Loanman Offline
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Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 542
Loc: Keller Texas
Try putting a protein feeder 20 yds away, if you have a pen around your feeders, add a feeder on the outside for hogs and the fawns will also eat there, when the pigs aren't around.

We do 15 panel pens with stand and fill and protein on inside of pen, bucks and dominant does eat there mostly, then have (Hog) feeder outside of pen, stand and fill, staked down of course, hogs are moving from area to area so alot of the fawns and younger deer will eat from there....not cheap but the deer know where to get groceries.20-30 deer at a time...

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#6104632 - 12/27/15 04:14 PM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: Loanman]
steven h Offline
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Registered: 09/13/08
Posts: 71
Loc: Carrollton,TX
Thanks for the advice! I will give the protein feeder a shot. Do you recommend the second feeder next to the pen or say 150 yards on the other side of the stand?

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#6105576 - 12/28/15 07:07 AM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
Loanman Offline
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Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 542
Loc: Keller Texas
We put it 20 yds away...hogs come in and circle the big pen everytime, deer get worried, then they head over to their feeder and start eating, then deer keep eating....works well when you want to bring in all of your animals to one location.
We have bow blinds in range of everything.

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#6105873 - 12/28/15 10:04 AM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
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Registered: 05/11/10
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Loc: Copperas Cove
So a regular mule deer doe tag doesn't work in your area? If it does I can come help take out one of those does for you grin
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#6106179 - 12/28/15 12:41 PM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
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We have both mule deer and whitetail on the place we guide on.
We have found that the mule deer do not like the smaller feed pens. We have several that are only 8-10 cattle panels around and the mule deer don't seem to like them. We set up multiple corn feeders in areas where we see both and stagger the feed times so that everyone gets a chance. And of course we run Total Deer Protein to keep the Mule deer happy, they LOVE it.
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My opinion is go with the fatties!

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#6107564 - 12/29/15 03:05 AM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: jsplinter]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5014
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: jsplinter
So a regular mule deer doe tag doesn't work in your area? If it does I can come help take out one of those does for you grin

In most counties that I am aware, MD does are by Antlerless Mule Deer (AMD) permit only, which are issued each year by the local TPWD biologist.
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#6107676 - 12/29/15 08:01 AM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
More corn, lots more corn. Feed late morning as well

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#6108835 - 12/29/15 08:32 PM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
Mikel H Offline
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Registered: 09/10/11
Posts: 154
Loc: Seguin, Texas
Bow hunt does.

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#6111728 - 12/31/15 01:34 PM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: kry226]
Bowtech1233 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/10
Posts: 1355
Loc: Denton County, TX
Originally Posted By: kry226
Originally Posted By: jsplinter
So a regular mule deer doe tag doesn't work in your area? If it does I can come help take out one of those does for you grin

In most counties that I am aware, MD does are by Antlerless Mule Deer (AMD) permit only, which are issued each year by the local TPWD biologist.


^^^This

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#6111747 - 12/31/15 01:43 PM Re: Mule deer eating all my corn [Re: steven h]
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26613
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
set them out a giant alfalfa square and put a no mule deer allowed sign on your feeder
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