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#6608840 - 12/30/16 08:22 PM Getting deer to eat Protein?
Monster_Raxx Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 292
Anyone that feeds protein. Did you have a broadcast feeder with the free choice protein feeder until they got used to it or just the protein feeder alone? I'm having trouble getting them to eat it

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#6608879 - 12/30/16 08:52 PM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
therock Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 814
Loc: Southwest TX
Tried to get em to eat it in the broadcast feeders mixed with corn. All the corn was eaten but the protein wasted. Put it out in free choice feeders and after a little time to get used to it, I can't keep em full.

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#6609307 - 12/31/16 09:28 AM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Bbear Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 680
Loc: West Texas
Used and still use, a broadcast feeder. I started by mixing one bag in 350 lbs. Then, gradually add more protein at each re-fill. It takes a while but they'll end up eating it all. It's getting into the hard times for them, the bucks are trying to recover (still) from the run and the does are mostly all preggo. They start looking for the mineral mix that makes up the protein.
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#6609313 - 12/31/16 09:31 AM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26727
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Free choice... I started by dumping piles of corn on the ground.... once they started eating it id put a bag of protein out with it... then came the free choice feeder... I didn't even have to split the mix.. just put some corn under it and they figured it out in a week... now its hard to keep full. I also have one I set out a few miles down the road and in a years time I still havnt got any to eat out of it
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#6609587 - 12/31/16 12:29 PM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
4Weight Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 2882
Loc: Tarrant Cty and Murray
I feed straight 20 percent FMC in Graham. I use a 1K free choice and started them out with 1 bag of corn to every 3 protein. Hand mix it as you fill the feeder. They were on it by the second go round. Still hit it strong to this day.
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#6609832 - 12/31/16 04:22 PM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
majekman Offline
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Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 2141
Loc: Tha Rock, Tex"
Free choice....spray inside of tubes with apple scent. Remove as many coons as you possibly can and your good to go

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#6610797 - 01/01/17 11:33 AM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
elstone Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 234
Loc: Tx Hill Country
600 lb free choice feeder. Mixed a few bags of corn in the bottom of the feeder when filling. Almost empty next time I checked it.

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#6610818 - 01/01/17 11:49 AM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Bandera, Tx
I have never had a problem getting deer to eat anything.
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#6610832 - 01/01/17 11:59 AM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 7119
Loc: Frisco, Texas
is there any point to feeding expensive protein without a high fence?
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#6610924 - 01/01/17 01:05 PM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Dadsaid Offline


Registered: 05/06/09
Posts: 585
Loc: Houston, Texas
I think it depends on the size of your hunting lease and what your neighbors are doing. 100 acres and you're the only one feeding protein while your neighbors are not, I would not feed protein. 100 acres and your neighbors are all feeding protein with the same management plan, I would feed protein .

We feed protein on 3000 acres, our neighbors do not.

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#6611206 - 01/01/17 04:11 PM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: majekman]
Z-man65 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/08/16
Posts: 19
Loc: Belton
I mixed corn with protein in free choice and then went to straight protein.

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#6611364 - 01/01/17 05:59 PM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Big Stan Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 468
What are the names of those good protein in 50 pound bags? Or does any deer protein from any feed and seed store work?

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#6613566 - 01/02/17 10:16 PM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26727
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
is there any point to feeding expensive protein without a high fence?


More deer will frequent the property
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#6613575 - 01/02/17 10:19 PM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Dadsaid]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26727
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: Dadsaid
I think it depends on the size of your hunting lease and what your neighbors are doing. 100 acres and you're the only one feeding protein while your neighbors are not, I would not feed protein. 100 acres and your neighbors are all feeding protein with the same management plan, I would feed protein .

We feed protein on 3000 acres, our neighbors do not.


I see even more of a reason to feed it or more free choice than anything if the neighbors arnt feeding..
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#6614497 - 01/03/17 01:38 PM Re: Getting deer to eat Protein? [Re: Navasot]
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 240
Loc: Lake Palestine, TX
First bag is corn only. Mix the next bag then protein only. Camera shows bucks at all tubes eating. They love it. Many great benefits for them and the hunters.
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