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Old 12-28-2017, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default Small acreage - what to feed year around ?

Just got on a small lease this November and got a late start. Ive got about 70 +/- acres to myself that overlaps another members section. He's got some great deer on camera and I've got a couple at night.
Looking for something to feed besides or in combination with corn year around to keep them frequenting the area and hopefully give me an advantage for next season. I did a search and read through some of the older threads and am leaning toward roasted soy bean/corn or cottonseed/corn.
Should I do a gravity feeder or timed feeder? Ive been hunting over corn piles this season because it's pretty dang thick and didn't want to have to carry in a feeder.
Any advice or orther recommendations?
Oh.... this in north east Tx.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:08 PM   #2
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Rice Bran

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Old 12-29-2017, 09:11 PM   #3
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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I agree with Rice Bran
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:22 PM   #5
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Just googled this and came up with a bunch of stuff. Elaborate please? Facing the same issue as the OP.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:31 PM   #6
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Definitely rice bran. It's essentially a white powder. You can get it at most feed stores.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:46 PM   #7
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I like rice bran too. My deer eat it up. I just switched my gravity feeders over to 100% buck ration. It is a 50/50 mix of roasted corn and roasted soy beans. I had deer on it day one and they have been eating it up constantly. I am just going to use this year round vs messing with pellets anymore. Nice to just buy bags of the same stuff all of the time. It's 22% protein. Smells good.
Congrats on the new place! Good luck!
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:50 PM   #8
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Just googled this and came up with a bunch of stuff. Elaborate please? Facing the same issue as the OP.
Just go to local feed store and ask for powder Rice Bran. Dump it all in one big pile or pour it over your corn piles.

Only problem with Rice Bran is if pigs find it it's gone in a matter of minutes.
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:13 PM   #9
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$6/bag average

If you have an Atwoods go there. Pellets for gravity feeder. Powder I just pour on the ground.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:13 AM   #10
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$6/bag average

If you have an Atwoods go there. Pellets for gravity feeder. Powder I just pour on the ground.
This stuff is guaranteed to put antlers on just like the buck graphic on every deer you have!
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:13 PM   #11
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Just go to local feed store and ask for powder Rice Bran. Dump it all in one big pile or pour it over your corn piles.

Only problem with Rice Bran is if pigs find it it's gone in a matter of minutes.
Appreciate the lead. Tractor Supply had some for $25 a bag, I went down the road to a mom and pop feed store and grabbed a bag for $12. I will depoly th mix tonight before I crawl into the blind.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:22 PM   #12
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Thx for the info !!
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:07 PM   #13
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Appreciate the lead. Tractor Supply had some for $25 a bag, I went down the road to a mom and pop feed store and grabbed a bag for $12. I will depoly th mix tonight before I crawl into the blind.
Make sure itís for ďDeerĒ and not stabilized for Horses. Thatís the expensive stuff you donít want... Mine is usually $8-10/50# bag
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:25 PM   #14
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Here's what I grabbed. It was 1/2 price from what Tractor Supply had. Thanks again everyone!
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:32 PM   #15
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Here's what I grabbed. It was 1/2 price from what Tractor Supply had. Thanks again everyone!
Your good!

Check out their Facebook page. Many different Bran flavors!
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:47 PM   #16
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Anyone find it close to San Antonio beside TS?
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:52 PM   #17
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Anyone find it close to San Antonio beside TS?
Bulverde Feed on 281.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:12 PM   #18
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Plant some fruit trees
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:15 PM   #19
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Consider warm season and cool season cover crops. Keep corn in your feeder but for $50-75 an acre you can have the seed bought and no-tilled in. Warm season will provide food and cover for fawns and the cool season will provide food in hard times. It'll also feed the soil which has much more benefits than most give credit.

No guarantee it'll rain though but may consider doing the math of keeping feeders full of feed versus planting.
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