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#6740537 - 04/20/17 12:15 AM Deer don't want my protein.....
WatersFowler Offline

Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 217
Loc: Melissa, TX
Put out a new protein feeder at the end of February and have yet to have a deer eat a bite. I put it inside my 11 panel deer feeder pen and deer are coming to the corn, but they haven't touched the protein. Other protein feeders on the lease are getting hit...should it take this long? Not panicked, but surprised.
Go ------------> elmer

#6740551 - 04/20/17 04:45 AM Re: Deer don't want my protein..... [Re: WatersFowler]
majekman Online   content
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Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 2118
Loc: Tha Rock, Tex"
Have you mixed some corn in with protein?
Also try spraying inside tubes with apple scent and turn corn feeder sling time way down

#6740867 - 04/20/17 10:41 AM Re: Deer don't want my protein..... [Re: WatersFowler]
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 6868
Loc: Anton, TX
I put in a 1000 lb protein feeder last spring. Mixed a little corn with the protein but they didn't touch if for about 2 months. One by one I started getting pics of single deer hitting it then all of the sudden I couldn't keep it full. Be patient, once they figure it out they will chow down on it. I now feed year around and added another protein feeder to my place. They are not hitting it heavy currently due to it being nice and green due to some good rain on my place. During the heat of the summer and winter they will hit it hard again I'm sure.

#6744492 - 04/24/17 10:39 AM Re: Deer don't want my protein..... [Re: WatersFowler]
Texan Til I Die Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 1818
Loc: Central Texas
Yep, I've noticed a definite slow down on mine too. Happens every year about this time if we get rain. They'll be back on it mid to late June.
Silver spurs and gold tequila
keep me hanging on.
Pretty girls and old cantinas
give me shelter from the storm.

#6744509 - 04/24/17 10:59 AM Re: Deer don't want my protein..... [Re: WatersFowler]
redchevy Online   content
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 24634
Loc: Texas
What brand protein? How high are your feed ports?

If your range is in good condition, they wont eat much of it.
It's hell eatin em live

#6744560 - 04/24/17 12:08 PM Re: Deer don't want my protein..... [Re: redchevy]
MoTex Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 362
Loc: Allen Texas
Lots of food for deer right now. They will hit it hard June/July.

#6746381 - 14 minutes 13 seconds ago Re: Deer don't want my protein..... [Re: WatersFowler]
tShawnB Online   content
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Registered: 09/19/12
Posts: 1014
Loc: Forney
A) mix corn with protein. B) turn off your corn feeders. C) watch deer eat protein
How come everybody I meet is a deer hunting expert?


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