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#1416888 - 05/10/10 05:08 PM alfalfa pellets for protein.
hunter3 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/01/08
Posts: 423
Loc: fort worth,
what is yalls thinking on alfalfa pellets. do you think deer would take to them. it is high in protein and thought about giving it a try.



Edited by hunter3 (05/10/10 06:19 PM)

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#1416926 - 05/10/10 05:29 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: hunter3]
mbavo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 7417
Loc: odessa tx
dont know,never have heard anybody using them. i have wondered the same thing myself. try some out and let us know what happens.


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#1416934 - 05/10/10 05:32 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: mbavo]
hunter3 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/01/08
Posts: 423
Loc: fort worth,
I am going out there tonight to throw some in. I will be checking my feeder again in about three weeks so I will see what happens


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#1416942 - 05/10/10 05:35 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: hunter3]
mbavo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 7417
Loc: odessa tx
you going to feed them free choice through a protein type tube feeder?


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#1416952 - 05/10/10 05:41 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: mbavo]
hunter3 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/01/08
Posts: 423
Loc: fort worth,
I was going to mix it with the corn and throw it out with it. any ideas would be great though. I am trying to feed protein on some what of a budget. The pellets I am looking at are 16% protein.


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#1416961 - 05/10/10 05:51 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: hunter3]
mbavo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 7417
Loc: odessa tx
i hear you on the budget part. we are feeding protein on 320 ac. in concho county. right now they are eating about 400lbs. of protein in a week.


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#1416987 - 05/10/10 06:04 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: mbavo]
hunter3 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/01/08
Posts: 423
Loc: fort worth,
I say budget becausae the lease I just got on has not really ever feed any protein, so I don't know how the deer will take to it. It has plenty of potential but the people that are on the lease with us use it really to get away from the house not to hunt.


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#1417037 - 05/10/10 06:47 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: hunter3]
don k Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5830
Loc: Bandera, Tx
I tried alfalfa pellets a few years ago. The deer loved it but for some reason they kept choking on it. I don't know if it was too dry or what. When they would eat it it would get caught in their throat and they would run around stretching their neck until they could cough it up. That was the only pellets I ever had a problem with.


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#1417058 - 05/10/10 06:55 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: don k]
hunter3 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/08
Posts: 423
Loc: fort worth,
Don k where were you hunting when you tried them out?


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#1417223 - 05/10/10 08:23 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: hunter3]
highlonesome1 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/02/07
Posts: 5149
Loc: Scleicher County
X2 on what don k said.
Just throw a bale and see what happens. There is also a protien block put out by Angelo Pellets it runs 6 bucks or so. Unless everybody is putting out protien you could be spending extra money for naught. Put a cam on it and try different stuff use what works.

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#1417230 - 05/10/10 08:26 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: highlonesome1]
hunter3 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/01/08
Posts: 423
Loc: fort worth,
well we shall see. I put it in the feeder we will see in about three weeks.


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#1417375 - 05/10/10 09:29 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: hunter3]
don k Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5830
Loc: Bandera, Tx
Originally Posted By: hunter3
Don k where were you hunting when you tried them out?
Here at home in Bandera.


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#1417800 - 05/11/10 08:18 AM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: don k]
ccbaseball Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 1268
keep us posted on the alfalfa I am interested


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#1417891 - 05/11/10 09:15 AM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: highlonesome1]
Tye Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 2897
Loc: Eastland county
I would stick to a pellet designed for deer. Yes the pellets might have 16% protein but does it have the proper ratios of the minerals the deer need for antler production. I also would not mix the pellets with corn in a spin feeder. They can clog when they get wet

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#1423421 - 05/13/10 08:32 PM Re: alfalfa pellets. [Re: Tye]
westexhunter Offline

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Registered: 03/02/09
Posts: 737
Loc: lubbock
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