Deer feeders help you to attract deer to a given area so that you can easily view or hunt them. If hunting, the feeders give you an opportunity to observe the animals and choose the ones that meet the wildlife management criteria.
Tips on how to have a great experience with your deer feeder
For you to have a great experience with your feeder you need to consider a number of tips that include:
Install the feeder at the right place: Where you locate the feeder has a great impact on your success rate. The location of the feeder should provide you with good visibility, the easy approach into the wind, good deer traffic, easy access to water and good escape routes. It’s common for mice, bears, squirrels and birds to attempt to use the feeders. To avoid attracting other animals other than the deer, you should use varmint guards and feed pens. You can also consider hanging the feeder on a stand that is low enough for only the deer to reach.
Invest in high-quality feeders: High-quality feeders not only last for a long time they also reduce wastage. With a high-quality unit, you provide the feed to the deer when they want to eat. Deer feed at certain times during the day. A high-quality unit will be able to tell the right time to release the feed without your direct involvement.
Be wise in your food choices: There is no way that you will attract deer if you don’t use the right food. To be successful you should use food that the animals love to eat. The animals love eating a blend of grains such as deer pellets and corn. If you are interested in the health of the animals, you should provide a variety of grains. You should regularly replace or refill the feeder depending on the weather conditions and number of deer feeding.
Feed the animals at the right time: Different deer feed at different times. Some will feed at specific times of the day while others will feed at all times as long as you are providing them with food. You should research and find the best time to feed your animals. Experts recommend that you start feeding the deer during the cooler months of the year. During this time the food is scarce. If the animals keep on coming you should provide them with food the entire year but if they feed at a certain time, you should provide feed them only at this time.
Deer feeders are a must have for any hunter or animal lover. To have an easy time you should use high-quality feeders. You should also install the units at the right location. Also remember to use the right food and feed the animals at the right time.