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    Hey everyone,

    Tried the feeder this late season in one of my spots. Resulted in pretty much one night visit without a touch and everything emptied by squirrels.
    It a bit lengthy video, but if you can review the doe behaviour and provide some suggestions.

    https://youtu.be/UGCyD18qLZ8

    It looks to me like the doe picked up the scent thus decided not to touch the corn mix; however any expert can comment/suggest to improve the setup etc..

    Thank you in advance
    Last edited by newbiehunter; January 31st, 2022 at 08:15 AM.

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    What did you try to feed it with?

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    I must admit to being a complete failure as a hunter as I couldn't see any deer let alone what they were doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbk View Post
    What did you try to feed it with?
    Corn

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    Quote Originally Posted by oaknut View Post
    I must admit to being a complete failure as a hunter as I couldn't see any deer let alone what they were doing.

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    Lol. [emoji23][emoji23]

    I just clicked the link my self and realized that I trimmed the wrong part of the video haha.

    Sorry will re-upload again shortly.

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    Updated link

    https://youtu.be/UGCyD18qLZ8

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    A couple of thoughts. Never a good idea to introduce corn mid-winter to deer. Their main food at this time is browse - mainly twigs, bark and cedar. Throwing corn into the mix if that food source isn't a part of their diet already, can result in death - as the acids in their stomachs are not able to break down the starchy food source, ultimately causing them to 'starve' to death. If you are going to feed corn, best to introduce it mid to late summer, so that they can become accustomed to it.
    I put down fresh natural cedar. This is a staple food source for whitetail in winter and they eat it up like candy. Best of all, it costs nothing and comes with no risk of doing harm to the animals.
    Here's an article on the dangers of corn: http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/...n-be-a-killer/

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    Point taken. Thank you.

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    Deer are really going after evergreens right now must be their winter comfort food when it’s cold

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