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What is some good deer feed that the HOGs will not eat first. I'm tired of putting out corn and the hogs eat it before the deer.
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Well, there is not much that hogs won't eat but corn is like a bone-in ribeye. Add coons and bears to that list. I use soybeans. They just seem to be lower on the list of desirables for hogs, coons and bears. This is especially true if you have neighbors feeding corn! Let them pull in the undesirables.
The only negative point is that you will pay more for soybeans.
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I was always told soybeans too, but they gobble up that and any flavor rice bran I put down where I'm at. Maybe try a feed trough or gravity fed feeder that only the deer can reach. A little trick I started this year for the coons and squirrels.... put grease on the legs. My corn lasts sooo much longer now, lol!

One other thing.... hog wire and t-posts around your feed area. There's a lot of back and forth on how high, but I'd say around 38-42' would be good. I'm sure I'll get a lot of feedback on the height, but I really don't care. Just trying to give you some ideas.

Good luck and let us know if you find something!
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Should have mentioned that I use the soybeans in a gravity feeder. Also,
I have been staying away from rice bran as it pulls in the hogs. If the hogs move on I'll go back to putting down some rice bran.
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First, in full disclosure...I put out feed for deer so I am in no way bashing you or anyone else. But....try not putting ANY feed out. Hunt the natural browse and travel corridors. Everyone puts piles of food out for the deer, and when that happens, deer do not have to walk around looking for feed. They can stay bedded up during the day and get up right before dark and walk to any pile of food they want to and get a full belly.
I know it will never happen because of the amount of money spent on feed each year but it would sure be nice if feeding was illegal.
All of this is just my opinion. It is not right, nor is it wrong. It is just my experience that when everyone and their momma puts out piles of food for deer, the movement stops, until the rut starts.
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JB does make good points. He's right. I started putting feed out just so I can get pics of the herd and just started hunting over it. Got away from the tactics like JB described. Obviously when the rut starts, it changes everything. I'll usually hit the funnels and trails later in the season and leave the feed alone. I do keep feeding and put the wife and kids over the feed, but I catch em coming. Unless it's really windy or raining... then I walk around. Might not be best, but I make sure I'm as scent free as possible and it works. Pattern your deer, don't put too much pressure, and pick the best days to go (wind, barometric pressure, etc.). Sorry for going in left field... got carried away, lol!

One more thing.... the lease I have with the hogs, I put a big feeder and keep it full and spraying corn twice a day. On the other end of the lease, I don't put anything. The side with no feed has all the rub lines, scrapes, deer sightings, etc. I like to think keeping the hogs well fed keeps them on that side. Don't get me wrong, the hogs do still roam all over, but not as bad as when I was putting feed all over. And it seems like the deer are fine. My heard has been growing in numbers and quality over the last few years too. Not sure how big your lease it, but this area is only 300 acres. Not much land I know, but me and my family are the only ones that hunt it. Primarily me though.

Hope my rambling helps....
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