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Old 10-07-2019, 06:00 PM   #1
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Curious as to what would be better to feed at my place in Oklahoma. I own 70 acres in Choctaw County and I'm currently running 3 corn feeders. I have about 8 to 10 does/yearling/spikes hitting my feeders right now, but I would like something that is going to keep the bucks around and just bring more deer in in general.

I was looking at throwing a free choice tube that I have on one of my feeders and possibly feeding protein or rice bran pellets. But after reading and doing some research I see I can get buck ration and rice bran pellets for the same price. And, the buck ration I can throw in my feeders without changing anything.

Buck Ration:
16% protein
8% fat
5% fiber

Rice Bran Pellet:
12.5% protein
10% fat
12% fiber

Both at $.192 per pound, buck ration sold in 50# bag and rice bran pellets in a 40# bag.

I want something that isn't going to break the bank, will be better than corn for the deer, and something easy to feed them.

Thoughts between the 2?
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:29 PM   #2
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Rice bran is harder to feed in a gravity feeder

I’ve got deer that will eat a bag of rice bran in 3 days.... 2 miles away it will rot on the ground untouched

Same two properties buck ration last a week and I poured it in a hog trap to get rid of it at the other place. After a month 1 doe ate 1 nibble
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:04 PM   #3
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Iíve never fed rice bran but on my place in north Texas the deer go crazy for buck ration


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Old 10-07-2019, 10:10 PM   #4
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Iíve never fed rice bran but on my place in north Texas the deer go crazy for buck ration


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I havenít tried buck ration yet. Are you feeding it free choice or throwing it?

I donít think my neighbors are doing any feeding besides some corn, so if I offer something a little different I think I can attract more of the deer in the area.


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Old 10-07-2019, 10:12 PM   #5
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Where do you get this buck ration?


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Old 10-07-2019, 11:30 PM   #6
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They are out of McKinney and have several dealers in North Texas that carry it. www.buckration.com
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I havenít tried buck ration yet. Are you feeding it free choice or throwing it?

I donít think my neighbors are doing any feeding besides some corn, so if I offer something a little different I think I can attract more of the deer in the area.


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I fed it out of a Krivoman protein feeder with The Hammer timer on it during the off-season with the tubes open during daylight hours. The deer loved it so now I am hunting over it with the tubes open from 7 AM - 8:30 AM and 6 PM - 7:30 PM.

I think if you feed it through throwing or a tube and you can offer something different than your neighbors you will have success.

If you have hogs, Iíd fence off your feed station for sure.


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I fed it out of a Krivoman protein feeder with The Hammer timer on it during the off-season with the tubes open during daylight hours. The deer loved it so now I am hunting over it with the tubes open from 7 AM - 8:30 AM and 6 PM - 7:30 PM.

I think if you feed it through throwing or a tube and you can offer something different than your neighbors you will have success.

If you have hogs, Iíd fence off your feed station for sure.


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Thanks for the info! The hammer timer sounds like the ticket on the protein feeder. I think I'll fill one of my spin cast feeders and see how the deer react to it. I appreciate the help!
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:09 AM   #9
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I put out both at my place near Atoka last year. The deer consistently are the buck ration over the rice bran. I’d say buck ration for sure. I don’t think you’ll go wrong with it.
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I put out both at my place near Atoka last year. The deer consistently are the buck ration over the rice bran. Iíd say buck ration for sure. I donít think youíll go wrong with it.
Thanks! I have a customer that uses buck ration too in far west Choctaw County and he says his deer will practically camp at those protein feeders until they finish it.

I'll be giving it a whirl!
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I removed another feeder today of buck ration. Ain’t been touched in almost a month. Not even coons or hogs will eat it
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My local feed store sells a product called Deer Ration which is a corn/soybean mix for $11.00/50# I believe. Has anyone ever used it?
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My local feed store sells a product called Deer Ration which is a corn/soybean mix for $11.00/50# I believe. Has anyone ever used it?
That's what we are referring to. I will be purchasing it from the manufacture in McKinney @ $9.60 per 50# bag of the 16%.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:52 AM   #14
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Rice bran meal deer will crush this time of year.

Buy corn and soybeans whole and mix them yourselves instead of buying the marked up mix
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Rice bran meal deer will crush this time of year.

Buy corn and soybeans whole and mix them yourselves instead of buying the marked up mix


Where can I buy whole soybeans at a decent price?


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Old 10-09-2019, 12:37 PM   #16
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Buck ration is awesome! They have a 16% and 22%. I actually put a bag of buck ration out and a bag of rice bran meal out a few days ago. I am going to check it tomorrow to see which they hit the most.
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Buck ration is awesome! They have a 16% and 22%. I actually put a bag of buck ration out and a bag of rice bran meal out a few days ago. I am going to check it tomorrow to see which they hit the most.
Awesome! Let us know what worked better for you!
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Rice bran meal deer will crush this time of year.

Buy corn and soybeans whole and mix them yourselves instead of buying the marked up mix
Don't believe there are too many places that sell roasted soybeans that you can then mix into your own corn?
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:06 AM   #19
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Any update on this? Im hunting outside of Durant. I can't get a deer to touch my corn feeders right now. They walk right past it. So many acorns and natural foliage. Have a friend hunting about 10 miles south. They have tons of deer hitting the feeders. I can't figure out what's going on.
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Any update on this? Im hunting outside of Durant. I can't get a deer to touch my corn feeders right now. They walk right past it. So many acorns and natural foliage. Have a friend hunting about 10 miles south. They have tons of deer hitting the feeders. I can't figure out what's going on.


I havenít had the chance to get back to my place yet. Iíll be going up this weekend and will be putting some buck ration out. Iíll let you know what my feeders are looking like with activity when I pull the cards. I think my deer are not fans of the feeders for some reason.


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Old 10-14-2019, 09:18 AM   #21
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I havenít had the chance to get back to my place yet. Iíll be going up this weekend and will be putting some buck ration out. Iíll let you know what my feeders are looking like with activity when I pull the cards. I think my deer are not fans of the feeders for some reason.


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Thanks! I started running a feeder for the first time on this place a little over a month ago. ZERO activity coming to the feeder. I got a bunch of pictures in the summer of does, pigs and bucks from a camera i put on a trail leading to a water hole, so I know there's wildlife on the place. I'm still seeing tons of tracks down the old logging road. I'm thinking about throwing that buck ration on the ground instead of a feeder
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Don't believe there are too many places that sell roasted soybeans that you can then mix into your own corn?
The deer love the rice bran meal... I think I am going to get more of it.
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The deer love the rice bran meal... I think I am going to get more of it.
Heard good things about that.
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