Need the collective help of the forum community.....
We have a roughly 2000 acre deer lease with pine timber near Nacogdoches county with 2 pipelines. I would estimate that 60% of the lease is forest and the rest is open or mostly open. We have roughly 20 food plots of various sizes, with 10 of those on the 2 pipelines. We have a lot of oak and other acorn producing trees as well and we have 3 creeks and 2 ponds on property
We have tried to keep roughly 25-30 feeders running corn and 5 protein feeders in pens last year. I am convinced we need to go to roughly 12-15 protein/corn feeders (mixed) in pens and get rid of all of the corn feeders because the acorns and food plots provide plenty. Others on the lease think we need to keep the corn becuase it slows down the deer.
We also have more pigs this year than we have in past.
What say the collective group here? More protein/corn mix feeders in pens, or keep all the corn feeders?