Ever experience deer not using a feeder? I have this Fall and winter.
I used rice bran for years witj good luck so decided to avoid molded waste I would build a special feeder for keeping bran dry. Since corn prices jumped up it seen like a good idea.
I decided to place the feeder at a great spot that had deer traffic and high use history. In prior years I simply threw the corn and bran on the ground.
The feeder is placed on the south side of a ridge in an grown cedar thicket surrounded by woods of at least 125 depth in any direction. Same spot used to bait deer before.
Feeder was placed in early August. It was sprayed with scent killer to cut down on new smell.
The picture shown was shot recently. Since day one deer use has been almost zero. It's a misery why. Other critters use it often and in fact took it over early. I trapped them down to a trickle. I expected finally in cold weather as acorns burned away they would began using the feeder but no way. I surprised of these results from my experience. I expected use much earlier.
I have a cell linked camera overlooking it.
Any feedback as to what could be the deteriant is requested.
Thank fellow CBN members
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Same here..just took some time getting used to them.....seems the fawns that have grown up around them now as adults have no fear at all of the tripods , but was a learning curve for a while...in fact, some of the mature bucks never will feed under them...just the nature of the beast..The first year I ever put out a corn feeder (spinner on a tripod) I didnt get much response from the deer. They were very, very skiddish of the feeder and would walk around it but not feed near/under it. I moved it from the hardwoods and placed it on a food plot after the season needed. I think they began getting used to it and by the summer months they came regularly to it and have ever since.