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#5373458 - 10/22/14 09:09 AM How many of you don't hunt over feeder?
enock Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 184
Loc: Stephenville Tx
After feeding hogs ALL of last deer season I'm considering not putting corn in feeder this year. I built a pen around feeder and they still figured out a way to break in. Its real sandy soil where I'm at so digging under pen is no problem. I had over 1000 pics of hogs last year and not a single deer. I did manage to take a nice 8 point but it was a 300 yard shot as he was no where near the feeder and all deer seemed to avoid the area. I'm thinking of old schooling it this year and just throw corn out before hunting. So far I haven't seen a trace of hogs and deer seem to be moved back in. The other hunters on lease think I'm crazy don't think I'll have much luck. Wish me luck!

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#5373480 - 10/22/14 09:17 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
Weegs Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 378
Loc: Round Rock
I am on a managed lease so we have to (get to smile ) take a bunch of does. Last season I took more deer someplace other than my stand and feeder set-up. Most of my deer were taken by taking a position under a tree overlooking a trail and just being quiet. Yes, pay attention to the wind and all the other "hunting" stuff. Now to be clear, I am throwing corn this year, and when the weather was really cold last year I did go back to my stand and heater! And yes, I have already cut the corner on my MAN CARD.

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#5373528 - 10/22/14 09:37 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: Weegs]
ancuegar Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/15/14
Posts: 160
Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: Weegs
when the weather was really cold last year I did go back to my stand and heater! And yes, I have already cut the corner on my MAN CARD.

thats just smart! hunting suppose to be fun!

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#5373631 - 10/22/14 10:26 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
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Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 1240
Loc: Portland, Texas
Depends on the conditions and what I'm after, but I always have the option of hunting near feeders.

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#5373639 - 10/22/14 10:30 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
Jimbo Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 4412
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
I don't like to hunt and stare at a feeder. I'll hunt near one, but I have to see a long distance in several directions and every now and then have a view toward the feeder.
Most of the action has always been down the long senderos never right at the feeder.
A feeder to me is just to keep the does in the area nothing more!

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#5373642 - 10/22/14 10:30 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
NETxHunter Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 958
Loc: Longview, Tx
I have a box blind with a heater in it, that watches a feeder for the really cold days and trips that my son goes with me. Other than that I have a couple of places that I hunt where I don't have a feeder. I kill hogs and see does at the feeder. Feeders attract more hogs and coons than anything else on my place. I don't have a feeder pen. But I have shot 7 hogs this year and 26 last year.

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#5373656 - 10/22/14 10:34 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
Schpanky Offline
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 858
Loc: DFW/Taylor County
I will be doing both this year....165 yds to feed pen with hog panels and lots of still hunting other areas away from my pen with my 30/30 open sights....

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#5373726 - 10/22/14 11:00 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
enock Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 184
Loc: Stephenville Tx
This is my 4th year on lease and i have yet taken a deer at feeder. It really is a "hog feeder". The other hunters filled feeders up in sept and are currently over run with hogs. I have a feeling I'm going to have a good year. I hunt near a creek bottom that opens up to 50 acre wheat field so theres plenty to look at.

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#5373739 - 10/22/14 11:06 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23444
Loc: Texas
Hunted over feeders most of my life. We own our own hunting property now and it has been nice to get out and move around more. I really enjoy hunting trails. I will take a little corn with me and corn a spot in the trail just to get them to stop for a while, either for a shot or just to watch.

I enjoy having the option to hunt both ways.
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#5373747 - 10/22/14 11:08 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
hook_n_line Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 3929
I like the deer to think they are safe at the feeder so we usually post up away from them. I do love a food plot hunt though.
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#5373755 - 10/22/14 11:11 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6479
Loc: Lubbock, TX
80% of my hunting is pure just-see-what-shows-up.
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#5373767 - 10/22/14 11:15 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
wisco-hunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 359
Sounds like you need a little hog control during the off season. If you shoot a few at the feeder it will deter them for "awhile".
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#5373780 - 10/22/14 11:23 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
Palehorse Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4033
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
I guess I'm just not patient enough, but sitting in a box staring at a feeder is just not my cup of tea.
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#5373806 - 10/22/14 11:38 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
enock Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 184
Loc: Stephenville Tx
Oh I killed many hogs last year! They would stay gone for a week or so then come back. They got smart on me and started hitting feeder between 12-3 am. I actually pulled an all nighter one time and had a blast! But I don't want to hog hunt during deer season.

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#5373811 - 10/22/14 11:40 AM Re: How many of you don't hunt over feeder? [Re: enock]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23444
Loc: Texas
Build feed pens.

I doubt hogs at night is hurting your hunting much, it may be helping it if it keeps the deer off the feeders at night.
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