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Old 09-14-2008, 02:29 PM
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just wondering what the best bait was i use corn and sweet potatoes. Just seeing if there was anything better
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:05 PM
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Maybe not better but just as equal to....Sugar beets....they all have their time...beets last longer when stored through the cold n freeze where potatoes will turn to soup....corn has to be the best all around bait..
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:27 PM
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I agree corn is probably the best. If you hunt in an area with a lot turkeys then I usually use sweet potatoes and sugar beets. I also use deer cane under the bait pile.
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:40 PM
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Deer luv sugar beets. Apples and carrots are also good.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:54 PM
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From what I've seen, sugar beets win.
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Sweet taters and apples, corn third....brings too many squirrels in....pisses me off
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I agree Sugar beats are #1, but second best is apples! Good ole fashioned sweet tasting apples, keeps e'm coming back time after time...
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any info on where i can get beets at
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I like sweet potatoes,beets are ok but they won't eat them in some spots Corn is good in the snow and early season but once the acorns really fall the turkeys eat all the corn.
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any info on where i can get beets at
Check with some of your local farmers to see if they have them!
I buy them by the truckload...

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just wondering what the best bait was i use corn and sweet potatoes. Just seeing if there was anything better
My vote is for small sweet potatoes. If you are in competition with other hunter's bait piles, the sweet potatoes will give you the edge. Plus, they blend in with the ground and don't reveal your spot like corn and apples.

Corn works well in freezing weather but heavy rain causes it to swell. Corn attracts all birds and squirrels in the area. Every 15 minutes you think that big boy is coming in behind you. Corn's great for auto feeders. Corn is the easiest to store and the easiest to use. Carry a small bag in every trip to your spot(s).

Apples pull the deer in from a greater distance if you rub them on trees near your pile. Some hunters pour apple juice on the bushes. You have bee problems if the apples are rotten or have bad spots. Bees don't bother the deer.
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:22 PM
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sweet taters and corn
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:00 PM
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Molasses covered corn. Works great.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:22 PM
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thanks guys does anyone know where to get beats in november
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:25 PM
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My deer love pumpkins.
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