Gone Outdoors

How to Feed Deer Apples & Peanut Butter

by Sarah Schreiber

Seeing a wild deer in nature is a thrilling occurrence. Perhaps you are looking for a way to attract deer to your back yard if you live in a rural area. Hunters also seek ways to draw deer to the areas around their tree blinds. Regardless of your reasoning, feeding deer apples and peanut butter may prove to be the right method.

Use a knife or apple slicer to cut several apples into slices. Start with one or two apples at first to see if the method will work for attracting deer to the area. Use more apples once you begin to see deer at the feeding spot.

Cut the slices of apples into smaller pieces and place into a bowl. Spoon several heaping scoops of peanut butter into the bowl and mix with the apple pieces until everything begins to stick together.

Put the mixture of apples and peanut butter at your desired location for attracting the deer. Fill a deer feeder, or smear the mixture onto tree trunks of several trees in the same area if you don't have a deer feeder. Place the mixture at different heights along the trunks.

Items you will need
  • Knife
  • Apple slicer
  • Bowl
  • Spoon

Tip

  • Be patient when waiting for deer to come to the spot. There are no guarantees that food will attract the animals. If you have a history of seeing deer in the specific spot, chances are higher that the animals will come to feast on the apples and peanut butter.

Warning

  • Do not ever attempt to feed a deer apples and peanut butter directly. Most deer are naturally afraid of people. If you find one that you can approach without it running away, this may be a sign that it has rabies or another disease that could be harmful to humans.

About the Author

Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.

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