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i would imagine if there was a bunch of snow on the ground, and it was freezin that they would form a line and take numbers
 

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We threw some flakes out in the snow last year after season and it was gone by the next day.
I dont imagine it was the ***** and possums.
 

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yes, definatley will, farmer i hunt on had a alfalfa hay bale set out for cows and deer had a trail out of woods straight to it
 

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I am pretty sure they feed some alfalfa hay to the deer/elk at lone elk park.
 

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Now why wouldn't feeding deer an alfalfa hay bail in the snow be the same as dumping corn on the ground. They are both planted and harvested crops. I realize they are planted for different uses but.... :confused: I'm not saying I'm for or against either one. :whiteflag: Doesn't seem much different to me. :stirpot:
 

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I'm pretty sure it would be considered baiting but we did it after the season.

dunno...
 

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Put a little molasses on it and they will knock you over running to it They LOVE it!!
 

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Hay is NOT good for deer...

Deer rely on bacteria to "disolve" food... Cant produce it from hay...

Yes they will eat it and many have died w/ a full belly because they couldnt digest it very well..

Just a word of caution from da reb :wave:
 

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It wouldn't be baiting if it was put out for cattle, as this is a normal ag practice. But if you don't have cattle, beware.
 

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Originally posted by seth_turner_04
Alfalfa is crack for deer. :D
Yes but only when its growing. Deer can't digest it when mature or when baled and is dry. We could count close to two hundred deer in our alfalfa fields eating while it was growing and no bales touched after it was baled. They will eat it but only if other food is hard to get and it does them no good.
 
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