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Old Dec 16th 2016, 10:00 AM   #1
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  Feb 2016
  Zion Grove, PA / United States

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Treats!

So I was curious as to what everyone feeds there deer as far as treats. I have used alot of things but apples seem to work the best for me. I have been wanting to try peanuts and I've heard animal crackers work well too. Wondering about your thoughts?

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Old Dec 16th 2016, 10:57 AM   #2
 
  Jun 2014
  Jefferson, NY
I use Apple & Oat Treats made by Purina. Tractor Supply sells them. The deer really like them.
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Old Dec 16th 2016, 12:10 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Cascade, Iowa

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I also use an apple treat but from Thiesen's. And of course. apples when in season
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Old Dec 16th 2016, 01:24 PM   #4
 
  Dec 2012
  Clymer NY
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I use Apple & Oat Treats made by Purina. Tractor Supply sells them. The deer really like them.
We feed these also......deer love them !
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Old Dec 16th 2016, 03:01 PM   #5
 
  Jul 2015
  Plymouth, IN
Whole corn is like crack cocaine.
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Old Dec 16th 2016, 03:20 PM   #6
 
  Jul 2012
  Russellville, KY
Bread, Vanilla wafers, sliced sweet potatoes work good for me.
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Old Dec 16th 2016, 05:27 PM   #7
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  Oct 2014
  Garrettsville, OH
Huck a watermelon over the fence of each pen for about a week straight over 4th of July time.
Same with pumpkins in fall.
Maple branchs all summer.
I add peanuts to feed during summer time.

Not to change post but does anyone spray there deer with water? Mine like it and get all playful.
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Old Dec 19th 2016, 05:40 AM   #8
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  Feb 2016
  Zion Grove, PA / United States

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Thanks everyone for the reply's! We have also used the Apple and Oat treats but didn't have too much success with some would eat others wouldn't. Definitely want to try some of the others options as well. We are still getting rid of pumpkins each pen gets about 3 every couple days since Halloween. Some of the more tame deer I squirt with the hose they seem to really like it!!!
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Old Feb 20th 2018, 05:46 AM   #9
 
  Oct 2017
  Urich, MO
Our deer love animal crackers, or kids enjoy feeding the deer and eating some themselves. Lol
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Old Feb 20th 2018, 05:02 PM   #10
 
  Feb 2018
  barboursville wv
carrots
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Old Feb 20th 2018, 07:23 PM   #11
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  Jan 2013
  Cando, ND
I feed peanuts and they go nuts for them lol. Don’t make the mistake and throw out to much corn and kill them. Wish I’d of thought about that before it was to late
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Old Feb 23rd 2018, 05:05 AM   #12
 
  Jul 2017
  Alabama
Bread, its cheap and they love it
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Old Feb 23rd 2018, 06:22 PM   #13
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  Jan 2013
  Cando, ND
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Bread, its cheap and they love it
Nice I never thought of that
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Old Mar 5th 2018, 05:11 AM   #14
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  Feb 2016
  Zion Grove, PA / United States

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I often find myself eating more of the deer treats than I hand out haha. Here is a thought we recently had an individual who was giving away watermelons and a lot of gourds. Can you over feed these? We have been giving roughly 6 to 7 Gourds per pen a night.
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Old Apr 19th 2018, 09:49 AM   #15
 
  Jun 2017
  Ohio
We do peanuts, watermelons in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, apples, horse treats any kind of cookies. Basically our deer will snack on just about whatever. We typically just try to stick to peanuts, I mix some in their grain from time to time.
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