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#7161763 - 05/06/18 11:22 AM Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative)
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Green Horn

Registered: 03/21/18
Posts: 5
Does anyone have experience using peas as an alternative and/or supplement to blend with corn in their feeders? For example, Peas Plus is 100% black eyed peas and Mumme's uses green peas blended with corn. I have had some recommend using peas to give deer something unique that other feeders are not offering. I have had others suggest that there is nothing deer like better than corn. Opinions?

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#7161796 - 05/06/18 11:58 AM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2261
Loc: Smith County
I have heard of using soybeans instead of corn. But never black eyes. I am curious as well.

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#7161800 - 05/06/18 12:01 PM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
cos Offline
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Registered: 05/09/10
Posts: 782
Loc: east texas
Deer love them. Higher in protein as well. Going to cost more also.

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#7161825 - 05/06/18 12:33 PM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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I have used "splits" or cull from blackeyed and other types of peas raised in South Texas and in the Panhandle. I used them back in the early 90's and fed them free choice. I was able to buy them bulk. Deer in some areas do not take to them quickly, so you have to be patient. I have seen people feed them out of spin feeders but they have to be pretty clean so they do not clog the feeder. They used to be much cheaper than protein pellets and about the same price as whole cottonseed back in the 90's.
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#7162021 - 05/06/18 04:27 PM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
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Registered: 10/29/09
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Loc: Western Parker County
Have seen soybeans work well as free choice - especially when there is active ag farming for the crop in the area.
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#7162610 - 05/07/18 09:05 AM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
luke0872 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 193
Loc: Midland, Lubbock, Abilene
tried them on numerous ranches. turkeys flock to them like crazy but no luck with deer. soybeans work MUCH better

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#7162781 - 05/07/18 11:45 AM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
Wytex Offline
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Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 581
Loc: Wyoming
Protein over carbs this time of the year.

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#7163463 - 05/07/18 09:39 PM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
llbts1 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 272
Loc: Aledo
I mix corn and roasted soybeans and have for years. Deer and turkey really seem to like them.

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#7163533 - 05/07/18 11:54 PM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
N.La.Beagler Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 729
Loc: CopperasCove,TX
Plant some to eat in N.La and you'll have to fight the deer for them.

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#7163749 - 05/08/18 09:41 AM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 7546
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
when I am buying my food plot seeds, the field or blackeye peas are considerably more expensive than corn. I've never thought about possibly putting those in a spin feeder (mainly due to the cost difference) but should work well once the deer got accustomed to it.
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#7164163 - 05/08/18 04:26 PM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
spg Offline
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Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 1615
Soybeans have good nutritional value for deer but you can buy a quality protein feed for alot cheaper. I always wanted to mix soybeans with protein but the soybeans are too expensive.

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#7164883 - 05/09/18 10:36 AM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6424
Loc: Undercover
Tried to use them in the Hill Country one year and never could get the deer to take to them. It was pleasant filling feeders after a summer rain because the area would smell like black-eyed peas cooking at my grandmother's house. We were throwing them out of feeders, not planting them as a food plot. Might work better as a food plot.
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#7164914 - 05/09/18 11:11 AM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 7546
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
once my feed store was out of pea seed when it came time to plant food plots, went to HEB and bought a couple pound bags of dried black eyed peas, they actually came up and the deer loved them.
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#7169525 - 05/14/18 12:28 PM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: cos]
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Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 5847
Loc: Faut Wuth
Originally Posted By: cos
Higher in protein as well.


That's the first thing I thought when I saw this thread.

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#7174660 - 05/20/18 01:46 AM Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker]
duelerdude Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/18/12
Posts: 9
Loc: alvin,texas
Tried them this year in Brownwood, deer seem to like them and it works great in a spin cast feeder. Just hope that for $18 a bag it is actually helping the deer!!

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