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Offline BrewBama

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I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« on: April 12, 2019, 03:55:38 PM »
...but maybe not.




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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 04:37:07 PM »
Wild turkey?
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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 04:45:48 PM »
Yep. First one I’ve seen in a cpl yrs.


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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 05:05:35 PM »
Yep. First one I’ve seen in a cpl yrs.


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They're such a problem around here that a was was just passed allowing limited hunting.
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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 05:09:24 PM »
The turkey population in NH was almost extinct in the '70's until Fish & Game started managing the hunting seasons.  Now they are everywhere and almost daily have to stop on my way to work to let them cross the road.  Especially now during mating season...the Tom's are kinda pricks showing off for the hens.
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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 06:44:16 PM »
Lots of turkeys in OH.   We have multiple seasons for toms and hens.  When we had the place in the country, they were all around all the time.  But now I'm strictly a city boy, I just saw one on the street here the other day.  Was not expecting that.  Though I do live by a large park.
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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 06:51:54 PM »
Never saw any when I was younger. Now spot them several times a year. Our problem creatures are deer and coyotes. In 2017 we had 18,540 reported accidents involving deer.
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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 06:57:57 PM »
We have wild turkey here in Des Moines but I haven't seen a lot them in the city.  They tend to gather along rural fence lines.  Except during hunting season when they are no where to be found.   :D

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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 08:26:20 PM »
I live out in the williwacks so we have plenty of turkeys and a few deer, as well as, assorted other critters hanging around. However, nothing seems to be seriously interested in eating my spent grain. Not even the crows! 
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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 10:12:23 PM »
I put my spent grain in the garden, after a few warm days of fermenting piles of grain it smells to high hell and back! The neighbors and I were outside talking one day and they finally asked what that stench was!! At least they like the beer and it keeps their dogs out of the yard!

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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 03:54:11 PM »
   You need to start a compost heap, it helps keep the aroma to a minimum and the composted material is better for the garden. Another warm week or two and mine will thaw out enough for me to till in the winter's contribution of spent grain.
   Wild turkeys seem to be making a comeback across much of 'Merica. I was driving through Buffalo Wyo a couple weeks ago and there smack dab in the middle of town was a flock of a dozen or so, acting like they owned the place.
   
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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 04:27:19 PM »
   You need to start a compost heap, it helps keep the aroma to a minimum and the composted material is better for the garden. Another warm week or two and mine will thaw out enough for me to till in the winter's contribution of spent grain.
   Wild turkeys seem to be making a comeback across much of 'Merica. I was driving through Buffalo Wyo a couple weeks ago and there smack dab in the middle of town was a flock of a dozen or so, acting like they owned the place.
 
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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2019, 05:14:45 PM »
I wish Wild Turkeys would eat mine. No more room in the garden so I have been dumping in the lot next door and all I get are obnoxious Canada Geese.


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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2019, 06:29:35 PM »


all I get are obnoxious Canada Geese.

Is there any other kind of Canada Geese?  (watch where you step now...)
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Re: I thought the deer were eating the spent grain
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2019, 06:49:24 PM »


all I get are obnoxious Canada Geese.

Is there any other kind of Canada Geese?  (watch where you step now...)
cigar ashes scatter about the yard, makes great addition to the compost pile at least
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