Do Deer Like Syrup?

Author: Jacob Smith
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Deer love to eat sweet treats but we all know that those are not healthy for deer. Feeding deer only sweet treats can cause serious problems because nutritional value of those is really small. That is the reason why we should be careful of what we put out for deer to eat.

Do deer like syrup? They love to eat maple syrup. Deer can smell Molasses, Grape or Strawberry Jell-O from miles away. They like the sweet taste. Molasses it’s what’s poured all over that deer corn you buy on stores to feed deer.

Do deer like syrup

This year, I drilled holes in my salt blocks and filled them with maple syrup before putting out my trail camera. The deer absolutely loved it.

I like to use an attractant that will stay on the ground until the next rain and has a distinct scent and high viscosity. For each of those factors, molasses-based substances are difficult to beat.

Try covering an old sock with actual blackstrap molasses, sorghum, or any of the many commercial molasses, sweet meal, syrup, or grain-based attractants. Any time of year, this drag will work, but it works best later in the fall when the easy acorns have been eaten and the crops have been harvested.

Put whole corn or cobs in a large pot, pour in apple juice just enough to get all corn covered. Pour in your corn syrup or molasses just as it begins to steam before boiling while the heat is on medium. After letting it cool, drain it and then pour it into spray bottles. Spray around the stand, on the plants, and on the bait.

You may also add a teaspoon of vanilla, a teaspoon of anise oil, a teaspoon of maple syrup extract, and a quarter of a teaspoon of almond extract; this is preferable for times when you prepare your area before hunting because it will bring various odors.

You can also try this. Find the cheapest bottle of table syrup you can. Combine the warm water and the syrup. I filled a gallon milk jug with a pint of syrup. This works the same way when poured over maize as it does in the C-mere Deer advertising. Deer love it!

Is syrup safe for deer?

Feeding deer sweet treats in small amounts is considered to be safe. If you want to use syrup as deer attractant, make sure to use only small amounts of it spread among large deer feeders.

What kind of syrup do deer like?

Deer like to eat syrup because of the sweet taste and Maple syrup is the most favorite of them. Deer love maple syrup and will find it from far away.

Does deer like maple syrup?

Maple syrup, vanilla, peanut butter, and apple juice all work. Deer like to eat them. Drag the mop back and forth to create a concentration of scent. If deer are close enough, they will be able to find it.

Do deer like sugar?

Yes, sugar does attract deer. Sugar is a natural source of carbohydrates, which deer need for energy. Sugar also contains calories, which can assist deer in gaining weight.

Can you feed deer sugar?

They enjoy apples, as well as other sugar-containing deer attractants. Give it a try if you are allowed to bait deer in your area but you might also attract some ants also!

Is molasses OK for deer?

Molasses attracts deer with its sweet smell and taste. The molasses will contribute to the formation of a tasty, hard food block for the deer. Deer meal blocks with molasses are a common form of deer feeding that are offered by businesses who produce deer feed.

What food is like candy for deer?

Besides privet berries, they like grape leaves (which can be high when the grapevines climb up the privet) and apples.

Does deer like peanut butter?

Deer love peanut butter, so it is an excellent bait. To entice deer into a location for hunting or simply to enjoy watching them, you can use peanut butter alone or in combination with other foods. Compared to most commercial deer attractants, peanut butter is far less expensive and equally effective.


Deer like to eat sweet things in general, so they will eat syrup also. Deer are able to smell syrup from far away and will find it fast. Syrup will make deer gain more weight but is low on nutritional value.

An expert in deer hunting with 10 years of experience in the field and woods. Certified as a hunter by the State of California. I created Deer Hunting Life as my personal blog to share my experience and tips on deer hunting.