By Gail McKee
For those of you who use trail cameras like I do, I think you'll find this tip very useful!
I've noticed deer will stay longer in front of my camera if I take a moment to broadcast the corn and other attractants instead of just dumping it in a big pile like many hunters do.
I've found a 10-foot by 20-foot area of distribution to be the best for persuading deer to linger in front of the lens.
Also, I like to cut up carrots into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces and broadcast those as well.
This has worked very well with the deer I experiment with in my backyard, and I bet it will work well for your hunting area, too.
Please note the deer I photograph and attract to my backyard are reserved for my family's viewing pleasure. I wouldn't consider it fair to hunt anything living that close to my house.
Another reason to spread out your feed is to keep deer from eating from the same pile, which is known to spread diseases.