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squirrel proof deer feeder ideas #7504453
02/21/22 10:56 PM
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Does anybody know how to feed corn to deer without squirrels getting more than the deer?

I have visions of hanging ears of dried corn on mono fishing line about three feet high over logging paths. Do you think this would work?

Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504480
02/21/22 11:39 PM
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I think you're making it a bigger deal than necessary .
Squirrels are just part of the problem , you have coon and turkey , and many others going to feed on your bait .
A salt lick is a better idea , with some corn just a few days before you plan to hunt .


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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504495
02/22/22 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by charles
Does anybody know how to feed corn to deer without squirrels getting more than the deer?





Nope

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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504499
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plant hay


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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504515
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I attach the spiked rectangles used for putting trusses together but on occasion they can jump higher depending on the feeder. I have 4x6 post planted in the ground with a hanging feeder on one food plot My strips are at 3 feet and again at 5 feet and the feeder is at about 8 feet from spinner to ground. Never had any critter minus birds get to it. Once it's on the ground, let the games begin.


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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504606
02/22/22 07:48 AM
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The squirrels, jays and other critters are one of the ways deer find and come back to these food sources. I look at it as cost of doing business. We cannot bait or feed in Michigan, but when I go to my cabin, dump food in the bird feeder for the weekend. All the noisy critters let the deer know something is up. Not one deer track in the snow by feeder, a few hours of birds and squirrels and the deer appear looking for dropped seed.


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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504610
02/22/22 07:58 AM
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Plant some clover and turnips


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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: danny clifton] #7504618
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Cage traps

Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504630
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Green fields and salt or mineral blocks. Only fed corn about 2 seasons. Got tired of coons and squirrels quick


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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504701
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Find some young boys and turn them loose with a .22 of pellet gun.

Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: Providence Farm] #7504731
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Originally Posted by Providence Farm
Find some young boys and turn them loose with a .22 of pellet gun.

This would work


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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504739
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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: micheal] #7504744
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Originally Posted by micheal
Cage traps

This also, it takes time though


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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504778
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I have made a version that works for coon and squirrels I would post a pic but don't know how.


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Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504855
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Don't worry about the squirrels . They just eat the heart and the rest the deer will still eat. Coons are the main culprits.

Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7504887
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Start feeding earlier in the year. Fatten up your coon so they are able to be mass trapped when they are most prime. Set out a bunch of bucket sets and you should have most, if not all coon in the area in a week. I'm talking 10 sets.

The squirrels can be removed with simple 110 sets.

Re: squirrel proof deer feeder ideas [Re: charles] #7505884
02/23/22 09:10 AM
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Take a look at the EZ Feeder Hanger on Amazon. I bought two and they work great. They canít get at the corn until it hits the ground. Same for the coons



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