So I put 3 feeders out to experiment. I live in Virginia so there is not much in the way of deer management going on with the running of dogs and all. I only have 3 acres I am experimenting on but it is a start.
I made up 3 feeders using 4inch PVC piping and spaced them out over my 3 acres of woods along with mineral licks near each. I figure I will give them 2 weeks and then put out some cameras to see what I am picking up. I want to see how much the deer use them and how much the other critters destroy them.
I have 100+ acres in Boswells, VA and 60 acres in Victoria. It is all private land so that helps. I have several mineral licks down in Boswells and they have turned into 8-10inch deep holes, so the deer are liking them. I put 4 mineral licks down on the property in Victoria just two weeks ago.
This summer a small food plot is going in at Victoria.
So I want to see how much the deer will use the feeders and see if it is worth putting 3/4 on each property also. I don’t want to waste all the money in feed if no deer are using them and it is just the critters enjoying the feed source.
Using a mixture of whole corn and horse feed protein pellets.