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#5432453 - 11/19/14 09:31 PM First year to deer hunt have a few questions.
Sights Offline
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Registered: 11/19/14
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This year is my first year to hunt and I have a few questions. I have a feeder set up where I am hunting but am unsure of what time/times for the feeder to throw corn. I am only seeing deer coming in at night on camera in between 8pm-4am very rarely are they there within shooting hours. So if if you guys could enlighten me as to what I need to do to get this show on the road it would be greatly appreciated. First feed time is 6am second is 5 pm for about 5sec a piece. I have had corn piling up for a while are they eating something else? I don't have a lot of time to be out there as I work in the oilfield and am rarely home to check on things and what not. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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#5432468 - 11/19/14 09:37 PM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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If you are in acorn country the corn will pile up for another couple of weeks.
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#5432470 - 11/19/14 09:38 PM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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My feeder is set at 6:15am and 5pm also piling up and set to 1 sec. You are experiencing the same as many of the guys here are, deer just have a good amount of browse with good timed rains and a surprise huge amounts of acorns.

Best thing I could think to tell you is plan for all day hunts when you have the time to go, take a lunch and ride the long day out. I have seen more buck activity during shooting hrs from 9am-1pm in the last week to 10 days here.. Few of the bucks I see, stop for photos at a feeder, so you could have who knows what running just outside of TC range.
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#5432491 - 11/19/14 09:45 PM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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Registered: 08/20/13
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What part of country?
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#5432668 - 11/20/14 02:10 AM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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I'm near whitt area.

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#5432703 - 11/20/14 05:31 AM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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#5432717 - 11/20/14 05:47 AM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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My guess is the same as others; too much food elsewhere this time of year. Hunt during the day and/or keep watching your camera to see if their patterns change

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#5432842 - 11/20/14 07:37 AM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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Never hunted that area , but believe you are kinda in the transition between oak and mesquite. Could very well be acorns.
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#5432964 - 11/20/14 08:41 AM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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Try filling a spray bottle with water and vanilla extract. Spray it all over your feeder legs and carry a coffee can of corn and chum a pile away from the feeder and spray on top of the pile.

Good luck. up
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#5433071 - 11/20/14 09:20 AM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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Same with us, they are still nocturnal but that could be due to the season starting off with a full moon. This weekend should be better and have them moving during the day. We will have a new moon, and cloud cover most of the weekend. I only feed 2 seconds on high @ 6:15am, when they start hitting feeders in late Dec and Jan I'll start feeding in the evening.
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#5433359 - 11/20/14 11:10 AM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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Registered: 11/19/14
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I have the bushnell wireless cam so I can see a little what's going on and sure thing I will try the vanilla when I get home.

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#5433369 - 11/20/14 11:13 AM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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#5433391 - 11/20/14 11:22 AM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
Sights Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/19/14
Posts: 9
Kind of what is going on around where I hunt. They are growing something in the field because it's always green

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#5434032 - 11/20/14 04:30 PM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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Registered: 08/20/13
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Loc: Fannin and Hall
Not trying to tell you what to do, but if the field and oak trees are yours to hunt, I might try putting my feeder close to that tree line at top of picture. Just get it closer to some brush or cover.
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#5434232 - 11/20/14 06:33 PM Re: First year to deer hunt have a few questions. [Re: Sights]
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Green Horn

Registered: 11/19/14
Posts: 9
Wish I could property line ends at the field at the top.

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