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Old 03-02-2017, 10:44 AM   #1
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so let me throw this out there for discussion......

we've been feeding Buck Ration protein (corn/soybean mix) for the past few years and the deer love it on our place. this year we are thinkin of putting in a soybean summer plot too. my question is do ya'll think that's a bit over kill or is a combination of the two the best way to go? I think the answer is obvious just looking for thoughts and past experiences
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:30 AM   #2
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Corn/soybean mix is great to feed, especially from August through March when the deer need high energy feed. Planting a soybean plot provides a higher protein content and is a great summer plot. I think if you can afford both, great. It's all about what you can afford to do for the deer herd but I don't think it's overkill.

Note- you may be able to find protein pellets cheaper than the corn/soybean combo. I prefer the protein pellets for this time of year.
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:34 AM   #3
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I feed protein pellets year round and do spring/fall food plots also. Protein consumption drops with rainfall and it drops also when the food plots are growing. Deer will always prefer a good food plot.
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:48 AM   #4
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appreciate it!
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:28 PM   #5
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The land that I lease has a 65 acre crop that will be planted in soy bean this spring. I am hoping that it will hold the deer on the property this summer. I will let you know how well it does.
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