Will deer get turned off a new trough feeder

Crakajak

Senior Member
I have always added rice brand to the protein or corn in a trough feeder until the deer get use to using it.
 

madsam

Senior Member
corn smell will override other.. I found it took the deer a week or so to use it. the

coons,etc. appreciated it immediately!!!!!!
 

catch22

Senior Member
Wuldnt worry bout the wood. May take a little while for them to get used to eating from them but add corn or rice bran as mentioned.
 

Mark K

Senior Member
Fill it up and scatter a little corn around it. I’d be willing to bet if you put it in a place they’ve already been fed they’ll start hitting it within days. Especially young bucks. They are about the most stupidest animal in the woods.
 
The raccoons wont mind at all
 

j_seph

Senior Member
Took my deer a month or more to use one. It has been sitting in the woods so long now the deer don't pay it any attention unless it has corn in it. You would think they are so smart to elude us hunters that they would have to wonder how it goes long period of no corn to magically having corn.
 
I replaced a spreader feeder, which they used frequently with a trough before the season started and I can’t get them to use it for nothing. Despite all the for mentioned add ons including peanut butter and peanuts themselves, the deer will not come around it. Think I’m going to quit feeding at my other feeders till they get hungry enough to use it.
 
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