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Old 10-07-2020, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Peanuts for deer?

Lyssy and Eckel sells 50lb bags of peanuts for deer. Has anyone used peanuts and if so what were your results? I realize they're mostly just carbs, but did deer like them?
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Old 10-07-2020, 12:27 PM   #2
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They love them.
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Old 10-07-2020, 12:36 PM   #3
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Good source of protein and fat too.
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Old 10-07-2020, 12:50 PM   #4
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Mostly just carbs??? Peanuts are mostly fat and protein
Calories: 567 in 3.5 oz
Protein: 25.8 grams
Carbs: 16.1 grams
Sugar: 4.7 grams
Fat: 49.2 grams

Over in Northwest Texas, the deer herd feasts on peanuts by choice. So much that their body fat has a yellow color vs white.
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Old 10-07-2020, 01:07 PM   #5
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Deer don't like em and if they do eat em it makes their horns shrink
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Old 10-07-2020, 01:30 PM   #6
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Try animal crackers.
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Old 10-07-2020, 01:34 PM   #7
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We used to feed raw peanuts to our pen deer. They absolutely love them. Shell and all....

I bet that 50 lb bag isn’t cheap.
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Old 10-07-2020, 02:59 PM   #8
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Interesting, I didn't realize peanuts had that much protein
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:40 AM   #9
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My brief experience with them was a little varied. We don't typically feed peanuts or use them but I was chasing a buck that just wouldn't cooperate. I tried throwing all kinds of stuff out hoping he'd get hooked on one of them and come in consistently. Some deer didn't pay any attention to them and would eat around them but others liked them a lot. Target buck never got into them or cared for them.

I got in the stand one morning about an hour and a half before daylight with a very bright full moon overhead. I barely had the door of the blind closed before a mature buck was mowing the peanuts down. He was a known deer and I watched him in the moonlight and listened to him crunching peanuts for an hour before he finally ate his fill and eased off. That buck had to have watched/heard me walk in and get in the blind, but he was on those peanuts fast and just couldn't get enough of them.

I think like everything else, it just depends
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:43 AM   #10
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curious how much as well? Buddy feeds peanut hay and says the deer tear it up.
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:07 AM   #11
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We used to feed raw peanuts to our pen deer. They absolutely love them. Shell and all....

I bet that 50 lb bag isnít cheap.
$41 per bag.
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:23 AM   #12
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We hunted a large piece of land in Brady years ago that was a farm that grew peanuts. The deer would be in those fields most of the day eating.
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Old 10-15-2020, 02:52 PM   #13
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This is one of 6 spots where I feed peanuts every day!


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Old 10-15-2020, 02:54 PM   #14
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/\ holy buck farm batman!
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:01 PM   #15
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What the buck!
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:17 PM   #16
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I see an axis too!
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:50 PM   #17
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I see an axis too!
Just 1?
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Old 10-15-2020, 04:05 PM   #18
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Really.................. Lmbo
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:20 PM   #19
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They like their peanuts and if we are 20 minutes late they look like they are ready to shank you!


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Old 10-23-2020, 08:08 PM   #20
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What do you think is the major ingredient in DD? Stuff will pull in deer for miles. They love it!
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Old 10-23-2020, 08:26 PM   #21
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They love to eat peanuts. Great source of protein and fat. Plus, I like to watch them drop peanuts in their co-cola!


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Old 10-23-2020, 08:29 PM   #22
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What do you think is the major ingredient in DD? Stuff will pull in deer for miles. They love it!
Sarcasm or serious? Haha have to ask.

Iíve been thinking about getting some DD as an attractant, not for bulk feed.
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Old 10-23-2020, 08:30 PM   #23
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Sarcasm or serious? Haha have to ask.



Iíve been thinking about getting some DD as an attractant, not for bulk feed.
Haha... kinda both. They do mill a bunch of peanuts. And deer love it!

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Old 10-23-2020, 09:23 PM   #24
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I'll try it!
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:07 PM   #25
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Peanuts work great, but I can’t get them to touch the cotton seed. Lol
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:12 AM   #26
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I’ve heard growing peanut plants are a great deer forage. Hogs love them more than deer.
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:13 AM   #27
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I'd try it
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:14 AM   #28
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Iíve heard growing peanut plants are a great deer forage. Hogs love them more than deer.
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:21 AM   #29
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how much are the 50# sacks of peanuts?
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