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#5403015 - 11/06/14 11:58 AM Awight, got a question
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Registered: 10/15/12
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Loc: Grayson Co Texas
I have a small 25 acre piece of property. I live on it and have owned it for over 15 years. There are deer around me. I'm about 1/2 a mile from a major creek. I have seen deer on the North, South and West of me many times and all within 1 mile of my property. I have never seen a deer or even a track or any sign of deer on my property. I do have some thick woods and a pond. The property is a little elevated from surrounding property. Any ideas on drawing deer to the property. Currently it is completely fallow. No grazers and no farming.
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#5403017 - 11/06/14 11:59 AM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Woodsman

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Loc: Grayson Co Texas
I have put corn feeders in the past with no luck.
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#5403019 - 11/06/14 11:59 AM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Have you put up any TC's on it to see if anything is moving on it for sure?
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#5403025 - 11/06/14 12:02 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Loc: Grayson Co Texas
No TC's, but have checked it very closely for sign many, many times. Area is moderately populated. All rural population, no neighborhoods. Also, surrounded by equal to or larger properties.
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#5403038 - 11/06/14 12:06 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Where ever the water runs is where they will travel. Check for the lowest area of your property.

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#5403043 - 11/06/14 12:10 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Woodsman

Registered: 10/15/12
Posts: 124
Loc: Grayson Co Texas
Yea, that's the main problem I think. I'm more elevated than the property around me and they just don't travel through. I'm looking for something that might have a chance to draw them in from 1/2 to a mile away. Anybody got any bright ideas?
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#5403048 - 11/06/14 12:12 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Registered: 10/30/14
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Loc: Ft Worth
I had quite a bit of luck a few years back on a small chunk by knocking on doors of people who's property I have seen deer on nearby and asking if we could just walk through to see what's different about their land. Probably 2/3 of them said no but after walking around a few we found out they all had thicker cover so I built a few brush piles around 2 acers that I stopped cutting or even entering for the entire year. By the next season a few does started bedding back there and the bucks followed

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#5403054 - 11/06/14 12:15 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Registered: 05/09/12
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Loc: Texoma
Food plot, feeder=deer

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#5403071 - 11/06/14 12:20 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Try hand corning in likely spots. Feeders don't necessarily equal deer.

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#5403073 - 11/06/14 12:20 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Well then you might have to use scent to pull them in. So I would do a feeder and a scent like B & j's. To pull them in and let them know that food is up there.

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#5403106 - 11/06/14 12:35 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Woodsman

Registered: 10/15/12
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Loc: Grayson Co Texas
Is B & J's the only product out there you'd recommend? Any others? Sounds like a good idea.
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#5403124 - 11/06/14 12:40 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Put up a feeder with a camera on it. I bet there are more deer that move through unseen than what you think.

I just find it really hard to believe that there is a 25 acre vacant low traffic plot in deer country that deer wont go on. Do you have fences? What are they?
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#5403145 - 11/06/14 12:49 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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I swear by B & j's. If it's not too windy, it works great. In low winds It will drift out and pull deer in.

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#5403201 - 11/06/14 01:12 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Woodsman

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Loc: Grayson Co Texas
I know it's hard to believe. I've found it hard to believe for years and years. I have put up feeders/cameras in the past with ZERO deer pics. Coons, birds and the occasional yote. Normal barbed wire fencing. I think I'm a gonna try sum of that there B & J's.
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#5403255 - 11/06/14 01:38 PM Re: Awight, got a question [Re: TruTexican]
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Throw out some alfalfa bales. They will smell it
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