Do Deer Eat Millet Plants and Seeds?

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Deer will eat Pearl millet and Japanese millet if opportunity presents itself. So, you can plant millet in a food plot for deer.

Personally, the ones in my area don’t eat millet much at all, but millet can quickly become weedy and hard to get rid of later if the food plan changes in subsequent years.

This is why Pearl millet is considered a noxious weed in plenty of states. As for sorgum, the deer may or may not eat it, never until the seed is milk stage & probably not til after deer season. For the deer to eat it, you leave it standing,

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Do Deer Eat Millet Plants and Seeds?

Deer can eat millet, especially in young, growth stages with tender shoots. Not so much when it gets taller. It is really simple to plant.

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Although millet won’t be my first choice. Winter wheat and buck forage oats mixed together is a simple crop seed.

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Do Whitetail Deer Eat Millet?

If the birds are eating it, a whitetail deer will eat it too. They love sorghum heads like crazy.

I grow Japanese Millet in two dips that frequently hold water after heavy rains….and are the last to dry out after spring flooding.

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And yes, deer will eat the heads of JapMillet. I’ve watched ’em do it.

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Do Deer Eat Millet

Do Deer Eat Brown Top Millet?

Deer will eat top millet. So, you ca plant it in dry areas for deer, turkey, dove, and other wildlife.

It produces early and can supply seeds in about 60 to 70 days.

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Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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