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Txhuntr2 02-22-2018 11:39 AM

Rice bran v. Protein as attractant
 
We feed corn and will start feeding cottonseed full time. But I want to add something else to my feed pens as a pure attractant. Thinking about a timed protein trough feeder (A.S., Lamco, HB) or the Fortress timed rice bran feeder.

Which would you chooses as the better attractant in South Texas?

Rice Bran or Protein

bbqfan5909 02-22-2018 11:48 AM

For pure attractant, rice bran gets my vote.

8pointer 02-22-2018 11:51 AM

I highly recommend feeding protein out of a Lamco timed protein feeder. We added them to our pens this past year, so we could feed protein during season as an attractant. I stopped free choice during season, to not encourage feeding at night. It didn’t take long for the deer to get used to the trough feeder. If you go that route, I would recommend setting your timer relatively low until they get used to it.

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BolilloLoco 02-24-2018 03:44 PM

I have no experience with rice bran in South Texas. But protein will definitely bring deer into your area. Free choice and as much as you can afford to feed.

PYBUCK 02-24-2018 04:07 PM

I would think it would be next to impossible to feed rice bran out of a timed feeder. If you can prove me wrong, i would love to see how you are doing it.

TTU TX Hunter 02-24-2018 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by PYBUCK (Post 13210294)
I would think it would be next to impossible to feed rice bran out of a timed feeder. If you can prove me wrong, i would love to see how you are doing it.

I believe the only way to do so right now is with those fortress feeders. I just dump it on the ground while hunting.

RascalArms 02-24-2018 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by PYBUCK (Post 13210294)
I would think it would be next to impossible to feed rice bran out of a timed feeder. If you can prove me wrong, i would love to see how you are doing it.

Been done

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Originally Posted by TTU TX Hunter (Post 13210305)
I believe the only way to do so right now is with those fortress feeders. I just dump it on the ground while hunting.

Yessir....they are pricey that’s for sure!

https://www.fortressfeeders.com
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...light=Fortress

blntrey3 02-25-2018 08:06 AM

Both

SBESTX 03-01-2018 03:11 PM

Have you tried rice bran yet? I'd try dumping it on the ground first before buying an expensive feeder. I tried it in Llano this season and the deer didn't touch it. I tried several flavors readily available in La. Must be something lacking in the pineywoods, cause they devour a 50 lbs. sack in 2 days up here in NE La. Check into the bran bag as an option to a feeder.

alack392 03-23-2018 07:46 AM

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They love Rice Bran in East Texas. The deer in my area will clean up 50 lbs in less than a week.

RR 314 03-23-2018 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by SBESTX (Post 13223233)
Have you tried rice bran yet? I'd try dumping it on the ground first before buying an expensive feeder. I tried it in Llano this season and the deer didn't touch it. I tried several flavors readily available in La. Must be something lacking in the pineywoods, cause they devour a 50 lbs. sack in 2 days up here in NE La. Check into the bran bag as an option to a feeder.

Man, the Llano deer squatting on my land love rice bran. I have never seen flavored bulk bran, but they fight each other over the plain stuff I put out.

jshouse 03-23-2018 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by blntrey3 (Post 13211402)
Both

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skipetex 04-02-2018 12:57 PM

You guys using the timed protein feeders, how much do you try to feed per time it goes off?

Freer 04-02-2018 01:19 PM

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the deer on my place in Webb county go straight to rice bran. I put out 100lbs at a time in a barrel cut in half long ways. Last 2-3 weeks.

Arrow Slinger 04-05-2018 02:47 PM

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Hornfan 04-05-2018 10:13 PM

Where can you get rice bran? We have farms in collin and wise counties.

jshouse 04-06-2018 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Hornfan (Post 13297151)
Where can you get rice bran? We have farms in collin and wise counties.

try collin county feed. i get it at mitchells in royse city, its about $9 a bag. tractor supply has something called rice bran but it most be something a little different because its like $30-40 a bag.

ive seen guys on here saying they get flavored rice bran somewhere around canton or athens i think, peanut and persimmon flavored.

SFAbowhunter 04-12-2018 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by jshouse (Post 13297723)
try collin county feed. i get it at mitchells in royse city, its about $9 a bag. tractor supply has something called rice bran but it most be something a little different because its like $30-40 a bag.

ive seen guys on here saying they get flavored rice bran somewhere around canton or athens i think, peanut and persimmon flavored.

The last time I bought rice bran at Collin County Feed it was like $13 or so a bag. I think they went up in price cause I remember buying it for like $9-$10 a bag at first then he realized lots of hunters were looking for it.

bbqfan5909 04-12-2018 07:57 AM

Atwood’s has it for $6 a bag.

KactusKiller 04-12-2018 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jshouse (Post 13297723)
try collin county feed. i get it at mitchells in royse city, its about $9 a bag. tractor supply has something called rice bran but it most be something a little different because its like $30-40 a bag.

ive seen guys on here saying they get flavored rice bran somewhere around canton or athens i think, peanut and persimmon flavored.

The expensive stuff is stabilized rice bran, I think they reduce the fat. Its for horse feed.


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