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Winter oats vs whitetail oats
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
firemen 31-Jul-20
ND String Puller 31-Jul-20
t-roy 31-Jul-20
Buck Watcher 31-Jul-20
ND String Puller 31-Jul-20
BOHUNTER09 31-Jul-20
Stressless 31-Jul-20
sticksender 31-Jul-20
t-roy 01-Aug-20
happygolucky 01-Aug-20
From: firemen
31-Jul-20
Going to try winter oats this year at $12 a 50 lbs bag vs $45 a bag 40lbs bag of whitetail oats.

31-Jul-20
I’ve used horse oats from the feed store many times and just broadcasted it heavy with an atv spreader. I‘ve also mixed in yellow forage peas they will climb the oat stems. It turned out so good I ended up cutting it for hay and sold it.

From: t-roy
31-Jul-20
I’d suggest getting seed oats vs just feed oats. Seed oats have less chance of having some weed seeds in them. They are a bit more expensive, but worth it, IMO. Agreed, the “deer head” bags of seed are usually WAY overpriced.

From: Buck Watcher
31-Jul-20
My buddy has tried many of the food plot brands (Whitetail Institute etc.). He told me the other day that the deer like the Winter Oats from the feed store the best. " Way cheaper too." he said.

31-Jul-20
The stuff I used was “premium” racehorse oats supposedly triple cleaned. Because there’s no one more picky about feed than horse owners. Lol I think it was like $12 for a 50 pound bag.

From: BOHUNTER09
31-Jul-20
I’ve had good results with the horse oats

From: Stressless
31-Jul-20
Cereal Rye

From: sticksender
31-Jul-20
Back when I was still planting oats, I used feed oats with acceptable results. But now I plant cereal rye or wheat instead, due to their superior cold hardiness.

From: t-roy
01-Aug-20
Agree with planting rye vs oats. There are additional benefits to rye the following spring as well.

From: happygolucky
01-Aug-20
I personally always use a mix of oats and rye and I use the cheaper versus of oats. Give them a variety.

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