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#5414603 - 11/11/14 09:20 PM Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line?
TexAg Mike Offline
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Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 32
This past off season we put up a real nice stand along with a feeder along a fence line that had some really good potential. We started feeding back in the Summer and have had some good looks at game coming in. The property that it borders does not have any active signs of vehicles or human interaction. Yet today I got to the stand only to find my feeder over come with brush that our neighbors decided to throw right under our feeder. Whats your take?

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#5414620 - 11/11/14 09:28 PM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Be a good neighbor and don't hunt the fencelines. The same deer will hit your feeder 200 yards off the fence. cheers
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#5414623 - 11/11/14 09:28 PM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
rytheguy84 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/14
Posts: 232
Loc: Lockhart, tx
There is no law or regulation about how close feeders or deer stands can be to a fence. However everyone is responsible for their bullet and bullets can't legally cross a fence.

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#5414625 - 11/11/14 09:30 PM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
rytheguy84 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/14
Posts: 232
Loc: Lockhart, tx
Words from the mouth of a game warden as I had to find out due to someone putting one up on my fence line, my suggestion is dont do it out of respect

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#5414637 - 11/11/14 09:34 PM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
TexAg Mike Offline
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Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 32
The other thing I forgot to mention is that on our side is an old county road that goes the entire length of the fence which is the main reason we put it there b/c of the lane we have on our side.

Also, on the backside of our place, another neighbor who has a massive grass field decided to put a feeder about 20 yards off of our fence. They have NO cover at all and just put a feeder up trying to draw deer out of our lease onto their land. Now that is frustrating!


Edited by TexAg Mike (11/11/14 09:37 PM)

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#5414641 - 11/11/14 09:37 PM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 489
Loc: West COMMA Texas
As long as your bullet doesn't cross the fence you're fine. Your neighbor doesn't own the deer.

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#5414644 - 11/11/14 09:38 PM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
Hunter3007 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 122
What about high fence line same thing goes

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#5414663 - 11/11/14 09:43 PM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: dawaba]
dawaba Offline
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Registered: 10/22/06
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Loc: Big Eddy Road, Noonday
Originally Posted By: dawaba
[quote=stxranchman]Be a good neighbor and don't hunt the fencelines. The same deer will hit your feeder 200 yards off the fence. cheers


Yep.

All my hunting years, I've heard that courtesy calls for setting up at least 100 yards from your neighbor's fence. Since you've seen little activity across the fence, your neighbor seems to be abiding by this courtesy. Now, he has subtly told you to move back away from the fence. I would recommend you do so...you will see the same deer, as stranchman has posted.

In return, you'll become a good neighbor too.
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#5414666 - 11/11/14 09:44 PM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Big D
Move it if you have options. We have some hunters that have one on our fence line. I never go over there due to the fact this is a feeder on the fence. We had one near there over 100 yards off but moved it due to the fact theirs was too close. They have zero cover, just a big open field pulling deer from our place.

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#5414671 - 11/11/14 09:46 PM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
mightyp Offline
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Registered: 08/10/07
Posts: 1460
Loc: Keller,TX
perfectly legal,but like the others have said not going to make your neighbors very happy,plus if you shoot one and it hops the fence you just lost a deer.
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#5414872 - 11/12/14 12:03 AM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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We do have one on the fence, next to the neighbors high fence. Some of the only good soil around, so we plant oats along it. We shoot long ways down the fence, never towards it. Our low fenced areas are far from any fence. Just courtesy and safety.
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#5414884 - 11/12/14 12:22 AM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
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T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 33685
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
We don't have any against neighbors fences that I can think of off hand, but our neighbors have our place lined on two sides. We asked two to relocate the stands so they aren't shooting onto our land and the kindly obliged. The others are shooting long ways, so we have no issue.

Just the same as STX said, the deer will travel another 100 yards to feed, so I don't figure it matters if they are 20 yards off the fence or 80 yards off the fence confused2

I have said it before on here...and wish I could remember the handle of the guy...but one of my neighbors has a stand that dang near got knocked over when we were grubbing the fence line. The excavator just missed it, but it was close. He isn't pointing toward our place, so no big deal.
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#5415090 - 11/12/14 07:45 AM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 971
Loc: Straight out of Johnson County
golden rule, if it is close enough and or points in a way it would bother you if the shoe was on the other foot then don't do it. other than that safety is the big deal for me.

Only ones I've ever had problem with was a couple I literally could have touched over the fence.... and they were hunting a trail to our feeder 60 yards away... they got pigs piled up right by there door for a while till they got the hint...
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#5415101 - 11/12/14 07:52 AM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4080
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Common practice in South Texas on long senderos, whom am I to say right or wrong, no one owns the deer. Do it but understand the situation of shooting one and having it hop the fence.

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#5415122 - 11/12/14 08:01 AM Re: Protocol for putting a stand and feeder on fence line? [Re: TexAg Mike]
F150&30.06 Offline
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Registered: 09/29/11
Posts: 965
Loc: Justin, TX
The people to the north of me have a feeder 39 yards off my north fence and a tower blind 100 yards north of it. They are shooting straight into my lease. Not safe, not courteous, still trying to find out who they are so I can talk to them. They may start getting piles of hogs and coyotes too! On my side of the fence of course!


Edited by F150&30.06 (11/12/14 08:03 AM)

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