July 30th, 2008, 10:21 AM
Suggestions for deer feed that's cheaper than corn?
Does anyone have any recommendations or experience feeding deer with something cheaper than corn that draws them in just as well?
We've got a few deer feeders on a property in Ohio and we've used corn in the past but now corn has doubled in cost in the last year. It went from $4.20 + tax to $8.10 + tax in my area.
We've got some small food plots but I'm looking specifically for something I can put in these feeders. Soybeans? Oats? Feed pellets?
Thanks for insight!
July 30th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Its probably all going to be about the same price, oats are actually more.
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July 30th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Has anyone ever tried cotton seed mill. I know alot of farmers that feed it to cattle but I dont think I have ever heard of anyone put it out for deer.
Last edited by CABINET MAN; July 30th, 2008 at 10:37 AM.
July 30th, 2008, 10:38 AM
How about just fertilizing the natural vegetation? That's pretty cheap and effective
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July 30th, 2008, 10:44 AM
My dad has started buying deer chow. It looks like dog food and has a water shed on it to keep it decent in a boradcast feeder. He says it is cheaper than corn.
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July 30th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Do you know what brand or roughly how much it costs?
Originally Posted by JPizzle
July 30th, 2008, 04:05 PM
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July 30th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Acorns. Just go out and gather all that falls or let them be and place a stand there.
July 30th, 2008, 04:35 PM
I thought cotton seed will eventually make the deer sterile. I could be wrong...
Originally Posted by CABINET MAN
July 30th, 2008, 05:59 PM
wal mart here is 6.50 a bag for corn. rice bran is cheap, same as buck grub but lots cheaper. beans are expensive to, hard to get sometimes, works better i think for bucks.
July 30th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Corn around western MD is going for around $18.00 for 100 lbs. at the feed stores. 40 lbs. at Wal-Mart is almost $9.00. Insanity!
July 30th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Plant Food Plots
Check out this website for a comparative cost analysis of feeding deer with food plots versus feeders.
This is good stuff.
July 30th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Paying right at $8.00 in Southern Maryland.
Originally Posted by NVR4GT3
July 30th, 2008, 08:04 PM
July 30th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Rice bran is what i feed here in AR but we grow alot of rice!!! Ask your local feed stores and see what you can get it for.
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