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#1605452 - 08/18/10 09:35 AM From how far away can deer smell corn?
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
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Say there is a light breeze.

200 yards? 400 yards? 50 yards?


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#1605454 - 08/18/10 09:37 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: cameron00]
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I know they can smell our feeding stations from probably farther than that because we have corn and roasted soybean in the feeders along with a deer block and then an alfalfa bale. Smells like peanutbutter! grin food

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#1605475 - 08/18/10 09:46 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: txhunter24]
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???, they can pick up a tinks bomb and start lip curling from 450yds.

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#1605491 - 08/18/10 09:52 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: rifleman]
redseal Offline
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they don't smell my corn they just feel a disturbance in the force.

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#1605597 - 08/18/10 10:28 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: redseal]
cameron00 Offline
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I'm asking because I'm trying to decide on stand placement. I have a pasture that's about 700 yards long that is sort of a long, slight hill. Not going to do a feeder, but if I put a blind on one end of the pasture and then threw corn a couple hundred yards away, would deer passing through the pasture smell it if they were on the opposite end (400-500 yards from corn)?

Not really important, I'm just kind of thinking out loud.


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#1605682 - 08/18/10 11:01 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: cameron00]
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cornpile doesn't work near as good as a corn trail for 500yds...at that far it would be hard to tell if they were 13" wide unless you've got some good glass, or release your pitbull/chihuahua cross to go hold it down for you so you can put a tape measure to it.


Feed indian corn, the deer can smell it 10x further and will stay on the cornpile longer.

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#1605757 - 08/18/10 11:33 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: rifleman]
cameron00 Offline
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I was planning on calling out to the deer to inquire as to their respective legalities.

You're saying that's a no-go?


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#1605762 - 08/18/10 11:36 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: cameron00]
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calling out to the deer will work 20x better than ARs, wave at them if you have to in order to get their attention.

try and see.

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#1605767 - 08/18/10 11:39 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: rifleman]
cameron00 Offline
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Sounds like I'm good to go.

Maybe I'll put up a sign that reads, "Free Corn!" and point it in my direction.

I'm way ahead of the deer in cunningness.


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#1605876 - 08/18/10 12:36 PM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: cameron00]
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I think they could probably hear the feeder go off further then they smell it.


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#1605893 - 08/18/10 12:48 PM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: cameron00]
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Regular or Indian Corn? bolt

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#1605900 - 08/18/10 12:51 PM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: Curly]
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Originally Posted By: Curly
Regular or Indian Corn? bolt


I lured a cpl bucks from Medina Co to Nac Co by driving with a bag of indian corn in the bed of my truck..... I couldn't believe they could follow the scent trail that far.

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#1607320 - 08/18/10 09:10 PM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: okietex]
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Originally Posted By: okietex
I think they could probably hear the feeder go off further then they smell it.


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Edited by huntindude (08/18/10 09:10 PM)

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#1607721 - 08/19/10 03:42 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: huntindude]
BowSlayer Offline
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I hunted a place in Brazos county once that had quite a few deer on it. I did not have a feeder so I would just pour corn out in a long trail across a pasture. I have seen deer as far away as 300 yards pick up the smell and come straight to the corn when they were down wind.


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#1607992 - 08/19/10 09:22 AM Re: From how far away can deer smell corn? [Re: rifleman]
FoxTrot Offline
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Originally Posted By: rifleman


Feed indian corn, the deer can smell it 10x further and will stay on the cornpile longer.


it's true, Indian corn is the best

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