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Where have the deer gone #7125503
03/28/18 12:27 PM
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We have gone from having herds come in every night and every morning to one or two deer coming by every few days . We are smaller land , wondering if this is typical come spring with crops blooming.

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Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7125539
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Yep. Plenty of new growth to eat. They have really slowed down at the feeders.


Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7125591
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I have the same deal. Feeder corn lays around for a while, and way fewer deer in the yard during daylight hours. But, last night I shined the spotlight around in the front around 10 pm and there were deer bedded down all over the yard.

Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: 603Country] #7125668
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
I have the same deal. Feeder corn lays around for a while, and way fewer deer in the yard during daylight hours. But, last night I shined the spotlight around in the front around 10 pm and there were deer bedded down all over the yard.
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Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7125686
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Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7125797
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Pounding the young clover and other new weeds/forbes that are springing up!


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Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7125899
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They'll be back in September.

Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7126044
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This is why I don't run a feeder in the spring.......

Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: snake oil] #7126057
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Originally Posted By: snake oil
This is why I don't run a feeder in the spring.......
Will run a corn feeder on a couple of unfenced feeders for pigs. Free choice protein will be available in select spots.


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Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7126862
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Very typical as the fellas said, new growth is much better nutrition and the know that. Land management for browse, is one of the best things you can do to improve deer forage btw. I still have the "regular" crew that clean up the turned down timer nearly year round, but it is a small amount.
They do a good job trimming my fruit trees each spring as they seem to bud a tad earlier than the native vegetation.


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Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7126891
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Time to turn the feeder down

Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7127306
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Sunday March 11th got home around 9:30 PM and had 22 standing in the pasture beside the house. Rye grass and clover mixed in with common bermuda.
They still hit the feeder behind the house but not as hard as fall.

Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7127360
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CWD got them all haven't you heard peep


Nothing unusual for spring and green-up for deer to back off feeders. The deer are still there just not needing the handouts like they did in mid-winter. I turned my corn feeders down a month ago to 2 seconds/twice per day and feeding at 6 am and 9 pm. I still have corn on the ground in the daytime. My protein consumption has all but stopped also. Still a lot of tracks at water and on the food plots chasing winter weeds. I plowed them all last week but deer are still moving around. I see 2-3 bucks and 1 doe at the house feeder when it is cool enough.



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They are migrating>>> roflmao

Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: stxranchman] #7129175
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CWD got them all haven't you heard peep


Nothing unusual for spring and green-up for deer to back off feeders. The deer are still there just not needing the handouts like they did in mid-winter. I turned my corn feeders down a month ago to 2 seconds/twice per day and feeding at 6 am and 9 pm. I still have corn on the ground in the daytime. My protein consumption has all but stopped also. Still a lot of tracks at water and on the food plots chasing winter weeds. I plowed them all last week but deer are still moving around. I see 2-3 bucks and 1 doe at the house feeder when it is cool enough.



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Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7131662
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It is very strange. Across from a neighbor of mine a person completely cut all the cedar from his place and burned about half of that. Yet my neighbor actually has less Deer now than before. Where did the Deer go that should have gone into the neighbors place looking for cover?

Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7133461
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where have all the ????gone, can't thing of the song


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Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7133519
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Re: Where have the deer gone [Re: varnoldi13] #7133529
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Mine aren’t killing the corn so much but they’re hitting the protein to make up for it. The turkeys are hitting the corn so I won’t back it off until mid May.

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