Peas Preferred by Wildlife
We found deer prefer peas over corn and over commercial deer attractant as well. When offered all three sources in an open range environment, deer preferred peas 2:1 to corn and 1 and half times to a commercial deer attractant. Deer hunters in the post and live oak regions often complain that acorns keep deer off the feeders during years with heavy acorn mass. Hunters using peas instead of corn report that once deer get on the peas they will stay on the peas even when acorns are abundant.