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Old 02-22-2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default 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
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:48 AM   #2
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For pure attractant, rice bran gets my vote.
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:51 AM   #3
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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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Old 02-24-2018, 03:44 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:07 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:11 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:30 PM   #7
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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.
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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
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:06 AM   #8
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:11 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:46 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:12 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:46 AM   #12
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Old 04-02-2018, 12:57 PM   #13
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You guys using the timed protein feeders, how much do you try to feed per time it goes off?
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Old 04-02-2018, 01:19 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:47 PM   #15
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:13 PM   #16
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Where can you get rice bran? We have farms in collin and wise counties.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:32 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:34 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:57 AM   #19
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Atwood’s has it for $6 a bag.
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Old 04-12-2018, 05:23 PM   #20
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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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