Homemade deer food can be made with a variety of ingredients, such as cracked, ground or whole corn kernels and whole oats. Wearing gloves, mix equal parts in a large bucket thoroughly.

Pour 1/4 cup of molasses over the mixture for every 2 1/2 cups of corn and oats. Mix until the ingredients are slightly sticky to touch. Add soybeans to this mixture during the warmer months to provide extra protein.

Deer require more carbohydrates in winter and will go through feed quickly. Place the food in areas that are surrounded by woods or brush to provide them with a place to retreat. Deer can also be fed a pound of salt that is sprinkled over the area. Add apple halves and acorns. The scent of the apples attracts and draw them in.

Homemade food can also be made with loaves of bread mixed with peanut butter, molasses and honey. Crush the bread with a food processor until it is fine and crumbly. Mix in a jar of molasses to every four loaves. Add honey and peanut butter. Stir thoroughly, until the ingredients are mixed well. Let them sit in the sun for a few hours to dry and cure. Place it in a pan or block, or lay it down on the ground to attract deer.