Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Alternative Deer Bait
The corn is funneled through a cone down to the spinner which distributes the corn into the surrounding area once or twice a day. A couple days ago I went and checked the area to look for tracks only to find the cone was completely gone. At first I thought some hunter had come onto my land and torn it off, but a closer look revealed the teeth marks. They had chewed the through the cone and eaten every last kernel of corn. If I can find a new cone to buy I will fix my feeder, but the drought does provide an easy alternative. Stringing together three hundred feet of hoses, half of which are covered with electrical tape to try and hold them together, I filled this old turtle sand box with fresh cool water. The first time I did this everyone goofed on it, but I have seen tons of deer drink from this source. Everything is bone dry around here creeks, branches, springs. Any animals have to go all the way to Big Cyprus creek to get a drink until now.