Frequent question: Can you bait deer with corn in Ohio?

A DEER HUNTER MAY Hunt deer over bait, except on public land and in the Disease Surveillance Area. Such area is considered a baited area for 10 days following complete removal of all such corn, wheat or other grain, salt, or other feed. …

Is it illegal to bait deer with corn?

Baiting is not allowed on wildlife management areas. Using bait is illegal to hunt bears, deer, elk, pronghorn or moose. … Legal to feed deer with corn or grain also, but must be “established at least 6 months prior to taking of game in the proximity….”

Can you hunt over a corn pile in Ohio?

In Ohio, baiting deer on private ground is 100% legal. I have used corn piles in the past to kill a couple nice late season bucks and with 2013-2014 season winding down, it’s looking like a tactic I may be using in the near future.

How do you attract deer with molasses?

Mix 18 ounces of granulated molasses with a 28 ounce jar of peanut butter. Insert the mixture into the can and hang it from a tree. When the sun heats up the metal coffee can, the peanut butter and molasses will melt and start to drip from the holes to attract the deer.

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How far away can deer smell corn?

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

When should you start putting corn out for deer?

Early spring to mid spring is a good rule of thumb to start your spring deer feeding program. This roughly coincides as food plots will start being planted. Bucks will still be recovering from the rut and the past winter, but they’ll be also transitioning into starting new antler growth.

Do deer prefer whole or cracked corn?

Yeah whole corn is better because cracked corn can mold and stuff way easier and all animals will eat the whole corn espacially deer. If deer cannot access high quality natural forages around your feeder, they will not thrive.

How long does it take deer to find corn in the woods?

Registered. 1-3 days they should be on it good. If it is well traveled.

Will big bucks come to a corn pile?

If the big bucks are hanging around a corn pile, they don’t stand a chance. And our cameras show that they are not. “It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year.”

Why do deer only come to my feeder at night?

Deer become nocturnal because of pressure. Either from hunting or other human activity. Deer change movement habits because of pressure, other human activity in the area, changes in cover or changes in bedding areas as related to feed areas.

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Can deer smell corn in the rain?

Senior Member. It will swell & soften very quickly, becoming not very attractive at all to deer; then it will mold after just a few days, potentially becoming toxic (google aflatoxin). After a good soaking rain like we have had, you’ll need to get you some new, if they didn’t eat it all when you left.

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