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#5662103 - 03/21/15 02:36 PM Where do you guys set your protein feeders
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We put out a couple of protein feeders ended up putting them on the edges of the existing food plots seems logical. I also had a thought to stick them back in the woods in a little clearing off some deer trail but didn't do it this way. Be to hard to get to and disturb the woods getting to them.




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#5662115 - 03/21/15 02:48 PM Re: Where do you guys set your protein feeders [Re: okbowhunter]
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excellent location, our are at plot edge or or standing atleast 50yrds from corn feeders
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#5662129 - 03/21/15 02:58 PM Re: Where do you guys set your protein feeders [Re: okbowhunter]
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Deer will use them if they need them, where ever you locate them. Just that mature bucks will not use them as readily until close to dark and before good daylight in the more open areas. I would have put the second one over by the cedar tree or more to the right at the brush line. That is a good location with the finger draw it is located by. I would have put the top one just inside the brushline.
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#5662729 - 03/21/15 09:23 PM Re: Where do you guys set your protein feeders [Re: okbowhunter]
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We put ours in cover away from blinds and feeders off the beaten path. We want the deer to go to them with out hesitation or any fear. Going in to fill them is once every 2 or so weeks. It wont bother them as bad as going out in open. They will hit ours all times of day or night. Getting the protein out and getting them what they need is most important though. Nice looking place.
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#5662952 - 03/22/15 06:22 AM Re: Where do you guys set your protein feeders [Re: bigdavehunting]
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Originally Posted By: bigdavehunting
We put ours in cover away from blinds and feeders off the beaten path. We want the deer to go to them with out hesitation or any fear. Going in to fill them is once every 2 or so weeks. It wont bother them as bad as going out in open. They will hit ours all times of day or night. Getting the protein out and getting them what they need is most important though. Nice looking place.


This is what I wanted to do I got outvoted 2 to 1 so we put them in the food plots. Still have a few more to put out I'm going to get one a little into cover.

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#5663236 - 03/22/15 10:06 AM Re: Where do you guys set your protein feeders [Re: okbowhunter]
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Hunters like to put them where they can watch them. Put a camera on them so you can see the change from week to week. Save the pictures and notice how the change happens. Day to day tough to notice in early stages of growth but once the later growth the growth over a week or two you will be able to notice. They will hit the protein as long as they need it.
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#5666235 - 03/23/15 09:50 PM Re: Where do you guys set your protein feeders [Re: bigdavehunting]
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Originally Posted By: bigdavehunting
We put ours in cover away from blinds and feeders off the beaten path. We want the deer to go to them with out hesitation or any fear. Going in to fill them is once every 2 or so weeks. It wont bother them as bad as going out in open. They will hit ours all times of day or night. Getting the protein out and getting them what they need is most important though. Nice looking place.


Your plan works for me. I try to find a clearing so that they do not have to get very far away from cover. Keeps them from being nervous. I've seen some feeders that apparently were placed so it would be convenient to check them while driving down the highway at 60mph. grin
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#5668372 - 03/25/15 08:07 AM Re: Where do you guys set your protein feeders [Re: okbowhunter]
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We put our centrally in the property trying to hold deer.
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#5668383 - 03/25/15 08:16 AM Re: Where do you guys set your protein feeders [Re: okbowhunter]
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My backyard... easy to keep full and huge number of deer using it
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#5668384 - 03/25/15 08:17 AM Re: Where do you guys set your protein feeders [Re: okbowhunter]
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front yard... my bad
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