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Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) #7161763 05/06/18 04:22 PM
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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?

Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker] #7161796 05/06/18 04:58 PM
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I have heard of using soybeans instead of corn. But never black eyes. I am curious as well.

Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker] #7161800 05/06/18 05:01 PM
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Deer love them. Higher in protein as well. Going to cost more also.

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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.



Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker] #7162021 05/06/18 09:27 PM
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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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Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker] #7162610 05/07/18 02:05 PM
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tried them on numerous ranches. turkeys flock to them like crazy but no luck with deer. soybeans work MUCH better

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Protein over carbs this time of the year.

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I mix corn and roasted soybeans and have for years. Deer and turkey really seem to like them.

Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker] #7163533 05/08/18 04:54 AM
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Plant some to eat in N.La and you'll have to fight the deer for them.

Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker] #7163749 05/08/18 02:41 PM
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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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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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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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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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Originally Posted By: cos
Higher in protein as well.


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

Re: Peas Plus - Black Eyed Peas (Corn Alternative) [Re: Klinker] #7174660 05/20/18 06:46 AM
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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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Originally Posted By: PMK
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.
Only black eye and pinto seeds we plant in the garden are from H.E.B.

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