Author Topic: Is fuel corn safe for deer?  (Read 2590 times)

Offline Call

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Is fuel corn safe for deer?
« on: June 21, 2012, 04:31:52 PM »
I'm looking for a cheap source of corn for my new deer feeder. I found the product below at my local TSC store:
 
http://www.tscstores.com/55LB-FUEL-CORN-P12751.aspx
 
My question: is this considered safe as deer feed? I read an article elsewhere that suggested corn not specifically produced as feed may carry disease even if washed by the manufacturer.
 
I don't want to endanger my local deer population...any opinions?
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 04:52:55 PM by Call »

Offline cheryl1

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Re: Is fuel corn safe for deer?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 12:57:54 PM »
I would say it's ok. The $&@% deer around here won't stay out of my fields, they even went through and dug up the treated seed after planting for a snack. Trust me, whatever field that corn came from had deer eating it before harvest.

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Re: Is fuel corn safe for deer?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 11:02:38 AM »
i would say its fine the only difference probably is that the fuel corn has a lower moisture content than the corn used for feed .so in the end you will get more corn per pound if its dryer. so i say feed away.