Frequent question: Can deer smell corn?

How long does it take for deer to smell corn?

1-3 days they should be on it good. If it is well traveled.

Can deer smell corn feed?

Feed indian corn, the deer can smell it 10x further and will stay on the cornpile longer. If you like the Indian corn you should try to find some with apple scent added to it.

What smells are deer attracted to?

Doe urine in the liquid form is probably the most common attractant scent used by deer hunters. It is good for calming deer’s nerves and piquing their curiosity, since it simulates a new deer in the area. Since it is a common smell in the woods, it very seldom scares deer—bucks or does.

Why are deer not eating my corn?

You may have corn that has been treated with a pesticide. Deer will not eat it until it is rained on which with a feeder will never happen. I’ve encountered that problem before. Try new corn that you know is not treated.

Do deer prefer whole or cracked corn?

If deer cannot access high quality natural forages around your feeder, they will not thrive. As a winter supplement, cracked corn, oats, or barley are an improvement over veggies and fruit, but single diets of grains are not optimal.

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What can I feed deer besides corn?

Some good fall food sources include hard mast (e.g., oak acorns, beech nuts, chestnuts, hickory nuts, etc.), soft mast (e.g., apples, pears, persimmons, etc.), and agricultural crops (corn, soybeans, brassicas, cereal grains, etc.).

What can you feed deer instead of corn?

In fact, the high sugar content in apples is healthy for them and it helps them during the autumn months when they are trying to store fat for winter. In case you’ve ever wondered what to feed deer instead of corn, apples is the answer! Do Deer Eat Grass? Only when they are fawns because grass is easier to digest.

What time of day are most big bucks killed?

Most of them are specifically between 9:00 and 10:00 in the morning to be exact. It’s a proven time, and it could have a lot to do with the common perception among deer hunters that things slow down once early morning is through.

Does human urine spook deer?

Conclusion. So in the end, human urine probably won’t run most deer off, and it may even pique the curiosity of some of them. If you’re going to drop your britches and answer the call of Mother Nature in a scrape or underneath your stand, just make sure that’s all you’re leaving.