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#5452886 - 12/01/14 09:16 PM watering deer
Lonestar1955 Offline
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anyone watering the deer at your lease? I started this year and finally got to watch them in action when season started. would like to see what you are doing if anything.

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#5452894 - 12/01/14 09:20 PM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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Are they growing very much?

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#5452896 - 12/01/14 09:22 PM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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no but due to watering them I am seeing lots more deer. I think the old ones knew there was no water on our place when it gets dry and quit coming till it got wet again.

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#5452910 - 12/01/14 09:26 PM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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I have had 2 water troughs set up for a couple years now. I set up a third that was a challenge. 330 gallon tank and 1200' of water hose. About a 300' elevation change to the bottom of a canyon. Talk about water pressure!
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#5452926 - 12/01/14 09:30 PM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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#5452951 - 12/01/14 09:41 PM Re: watering deer [Re: JustWingem]
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Originally Posted By: JustWingem
I have had 2 water troughs set up for a couple years now. I set up a third that was a challenge. 330 gallon tank and 1200' of water hose. About a 300' elevation change to the bottom of a canyon. Talk about water pressure!


roflmao

They defiantly get better protein absorption
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#5452953 - 12/01/14 09:42 PM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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We are in Palo Pinto County where the drought is extreme. We put two troughs inside pens and have not caught a deer drinking from either one. Our tanks have recently trapped a little water.

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#5453043 - 12/01/14 10:27 PM Re: watering deer [Re: Ron H]
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Originally Posted By: Ron H
We are in Palo Pinto County where the drought is extreme. We put two troughs inside pens and have not caught a deer drinking from either one. Our tanks have recently trapped a little water.


I put game cameras on all of mine. All have been hit by deer, porcupine, raccoons, birds, fox even a badger.

We are in West Crockett county and have extreme drought for 3 years. 90% of the Cedars up on the divide have died. If anything it keeps me busy. 2cents
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#5453144 - 12/02/14 12:14 AM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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Water is life. Luckily we've had enough rain to keep stock tanks wet, not full. We do have troughs available for the dry times.
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#5453231 - 12/02/14 06:25 AM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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Originally Posted By: Lonestar1955
anyone watering the deer at your lease? I started this year and finally got to watch them in action when season started. would like to see what you are doing if anything.


I started this year also....3 tanks and not enough water for a couple of minnows. I've got 3 150 gallon troughs and I fill them with a 275 gallon water tote about twice a month.
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#5453236 - 12/02/14 06:31 AM Re: watering deer [Re: z71dustin]
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Originally Posted By: z71dustin
Are they growing very much?

grin


roflmao

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#5453361 - 12/02/14 08:01 AM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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the key is a small trough and a big tank. I fill mine less than once a month most of the times. the ones by the protein feeders I fill more often. I have 2 that catch any rain water off the barn. that helps a lot. a 1/2 inch rain will give me a tank full of water.

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#5453364 - 12/02/14 08:04 AM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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I have a water trough about 20 yards from my feeder. It's 200 gallons. I'm in Bosque country near Waco. I've got a camera on it and I get about 1/3 as many photos as I do at the feeder, but then they stay at the feeder much longer than they do at the trough. It will last 4 months during the winter and 2 months during the summer. I have it in a nice concealed area that will help them feel safe. I will always have water near my feeder.
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#5453476 - 12/02/14 08:46 AM Re: watering deer [Re: Mr. T.]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
I have a water trough about 20 yards from my feeder. It's 200 gallons. I'm in Bosque country near Waco. I've got a camera on it and I get about 1/3 as many photos as I do at the feeder, but then they stay at the feeder much longer than they do at the trough. It will last 4 months during the winter and 2 months during the summer. I have it in a nice concealed area that will help them feel safe. I will always have water near my feeder.



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#5453481 - 12/02/14 08:48 AM Re: watering deer [Re: Lonestar1955]
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Thanks, the fawn resting by the water is one of my favorite TC shots.
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