How to Make Homemade Deer Bait (And other fun tips and tricks!)

Deer are very interesting animals. They come from a family called, Cervidae,” in which there are many different related species. They are surprisingly high jumpers and good swimmers! They usually travel in groups which are called, herds.” There are many different types of deer and they all differ in size and weight. For instance, states that deer can weigh between 20 and 1,800 pounds and range in size between 14 inches and over 6 feet tall. The smallest type of deer is the Southern Pudu, and the largest is the moose. Shocked? That’s normal. The deer family actually include caribou, elk, moose, muntjacs, and wapiti. Almost all of the males in this species have antlers. However, there is one type that does not, the Chinese water deer. Also, both male and female reindeer have antlers. All deer, however, are most attracted to the same type of bait, further along in this article, you will get useful tips and answer questions you may have on how to make your own homemade deer bait. 

Do Deer Live on Different Continents?

So where do deer typically live? Deer are found almost all over the world, in many different continents (excluding Australia and Antarctica). For us North Americans, we commonly see the white-tailed deer or the one similar-looking to Bambi. 

What Do Deer Eat?

Deer are vegetarian! Or, in correct terms, they are herbivores. Deer typically live off vegetation such as grass, leaves, and if they are close to an urban setting, they may even forage off of your home garden. Here at Daily Family Farms, we value the connection we have with our animals, so we advise against feeding them human food because just like humans, animals need healthy foods too. Deer love food so much, it can be used as a homemade deer bait!

How To Make Homemade Deer Bait

If you want to see the deer friends that live around your house, here is a recipe and some tips for making your own homemade deer bait. Attracting deer is best done with food, specifically, something called a food plot. A food plot drives the deer in your desired direction with food! Here at Daily Family Farms, we believe the best food to do this with is corn feed. However, some other common foods are apples and even peanut butter. Oddly enough, deer also love the smell of acorns, so you could either place acorns in your food plot or set off an acorn scent. Any of these options are successful ways to make homemade deer bait!