Sunflowers and Deer

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Sunflowers and Deer

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:26 am

I was driving past one of my hunting areas, and noticed that the neighboring farmer to the east, has planted sunflowers. Anybody got experince hunting around them? I have no idea how deer use them, or if they even like them for food or cover. Any help would be greatly appricieated.

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Re: Sunflowers and Deer

Unread postby Indianahunter » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:27 am

I don't know from personal experience, but was told by a farmer that the deer don't mess with them much, but Turkey, coons, and ordinary birds will hit them hard.
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Re: Sunflowers and Deer

Unread postby Dabowhunter » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:52 am

I was tempted to plant some but later found out they are an attractant for bears. Don't really need any bears messing around my land
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Re: Sunflowers and Deer

Unread postby Beauford » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:04 am

One year a farmer planted a field up by the road I drove by all fall. I would see deer in the sunflowers all the time. A lot of this was in the dark in the morning and night would see the eyes and outline with my headlights.
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Re: Sunflowers and Deer

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:54 pm

Deer definately love sunflower seeds. We fed them up north at a cabin we rented and they ignored corn for them.
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Re: Sunflowers and Deer

Unread postby Sneaky » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:32 am

We have a lot of sunflower fields around here for dove hunting, and I see tracks through the fields, but I don't see a lot of activity, and I don't see them eating them. They might use them, but I think there's a lot better options out there.

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