How much corn do I put out for deer?

When should I put out corn for deer?

Early spring to mid spring is a good rule of thumb to start your spring deer feeding program. This roughly coincides as food plots will start being planted.

Can you feed deer too much corn?

Deer that have eaten too much corn may also develop diarrhea, bloat (potentially lethal build-‐up of gases in the rumen), polioencephalomalacia (a potentially lethal condition of the nervous system), and in severe cases, blindness, seizures, and death. Other problems may develop when deer eat a lot of corn.

How long will 200 lbs of deer corn last?

Registered. Our feeders use a bag per week with two feedings per day of ten seconds each. In your case I would guess that 200 pounds of corn would last about eight weeks.

Is it OK to feed deer corn all year?

Don’t feed the deer! Corn is what most wildlife lovers offer deer, and even if it’s labeled “deer corn,” feeding corn to deer is about the worst thing you can do. … “By late fall, deer instinctively reduce their food intake and continue to do so through most of the winter,” Feaser says.

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What should you not feed deer?

Do not feed hay, corn, kitchen scraps, potatoes, lettuce trimmings or any animal proteins from animals rendered into feed. Deer may actually starve when fed supplemental foods during winter if they have a full belly of indigestible foods.

Why are deer not eating my corn?

You may have corn that has been treated with a pesticide. Deer will not eat it until it is rained on which with a feeder will never happen. I’ve encountered that problem before. Try new corn that you know is not treated.

Is it illegal to bait deer with corn?

Baiting is not allowed on wildlife management areas. Using bait is illegal to hunt bears, deer, elk, pronghorn or moose. … Legal to feed deer with corn or grain also, but must be “established at least 6 months prior to taking of game in the proximity….”

How long will a 5 gallon deer feeder last?

At a very moderate feed rate, it will last 2 weeks(2x per day).

How long will a 300 lb deer feeder last?

It will hold about #300 and usually lasts about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks depending on deer density. We place them in new area in January and feed them all year. Once they become accustomed to them mature deer will eat from them.

How far does a deer feeder throw corn?

Between 10-15 feet all around – about a 25 foot circle.