Mixing Corn and Protein To Start A Feeding Program

One of the common questions when starting a deer feeding program is how to get your deer started on a free choice feeder. Lance Cote Wildlife Consultant for Mummes shows you how he does it.

I get many questions on how do I get my deer started eating protein pellets. What I tell people , the best thing to do is to mix it in the beginning a fifty-fifty mixture of corn to the pellet. Put that in the feeder, let the deer get acclimated to it. Next time you go, lower the corn ratio. Make it 75-25, and by the third time you can probably put straight pellets in there and they’re going to be ready to eat it all by itself.


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