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#5686990 - 04/06/15 03:56 PM Watering System
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Can anyone recommend a wildlife watering system? I have seen a couple of different designs and was curious how many hunters actually are using these in the field?
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#5687089 - 04/06/15 04:51 PM Re: Watering System [Re: buck-snort]
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There has been some good threads on here with Tote set ups...Justwingem has a nice set up, its not as good as mine but he has a good one rofl roflmao

Good tote, paint it with chocolate colored spray paint to retard the algae growth and get you a horse water w a float valve at TSC and bam...
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#5687098 - 04/06/15 04:56 PM Re: Watering System [Re: buck-snort]
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Start here Amigo...


http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5454608/Re:_watering_deer#Post5454608
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#5687101 - 04/06/15 04:58 PM Re: Watering System [Re: buck-snort]
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If you can find an old satellite dish, the big ones about 6 foot across you can add a guzzler collector to the system. Every time I see one we stop and ask about buying or hauling it off, the answer has been no so many times I am about to give up.
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#5687213 - 04/06/15 06:09 PM Re: Watering System [Re: buck-snort]
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The system I am interested in looks like this. However not sure if anyone has one in the field / how well they hold up. I found them for sale at a feed store in Junction.

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#5687243 - 04/06/15 06:34 PM Re: Watering System [Re: buck-snort]
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Water is a very important part in deer management that is almost always overlooked. How much are they asking for the water system? You will need another tote to fill it also. How many deer will be watering from the location you place it and how often can you go refill it?
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#5687273 - 04/06/15 06:53 PM Re: Watering System [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Water is a very important part in deer management that is almost always overlooked. How much are they asking for the water system? You will need another tote to fill it also. How many deer will be watering from the location you place it and how often can you go refill it?


That system is $475. We do have another 350 gallon tank on a trailer that we use to fill the bigger tank that provides water from the camp. Not sure on the number of deer to be honest. That tank is 275 Gallons. I usually go about every 10 weeks to feed. The feeders I currently have will run 12 weeks before going dry. With the smaller trough on that watering system not too sure how long 275 gallons would last.
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#5687316 - 04/06/15 07:12 PM Re: Watering System [Re: buck-snort]
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You can buy totes for way under $100 and a float setup for less then $50. Then stainless steel hose & fittings and have a similar setup for less than $200. 275 gallons is going to give you 27.5 gallons per week till you return. That is about 5-8 deer per day watering, not including birds, turkey, coons and other critters along with evaporation.
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#5687334 - 04/06/15 07:18 PM Re: Watering System [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
You can buy totes for way under $100 and a float setup for less then $50. Then stainless steel hose & fittings and have a similar setup for less than $200. 275 gallons is going to give you 27.5 gallons per week till you return. That is about 5-8 deer per day watering, not including birds, turkey, coons and other critters along with evaporation.



If you go this route make sure whats in them also Sir..flush them well..

Be a very wise move on your feeding program
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#5687352 - 04/06/15 07:24 PM Re: Watering System [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
You can buy totes for way under $100 and a float setup for less then $50. Then stainless steel hose & fittings and have a similar setup for less than $200. 275 gallons is going to give you 27.5 gallons per week till you return. That is about 5-8 deer per day watering, not including birds, turkey, coons and other critters along with evaporation.



If you go this route make sure whats in them also Sir..flush them well..

Be a very wise move on your feeding program

Yes food grade is the way to go.
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#5687368 - 04/06/15 07:30 PM Re: Watering System [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
You can buy totes for way under $100 and a float setup for less then $50. Then stainless steel hose & fittings and have a similar setup for less than $200. 275 gallons is going to give you 27.5 gallons per week till you return. That is about 5-8 deer per day watering, not including birds, turkey, coons and other critters along with evaporation.


what would you recommend for the trough?
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#5687395 - 04/06/15 07:39 PM Re: Watering System [Re: buck-snort]
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Originally Posted By: buck-snort
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
You can buy totes for way under $100 and a float setup for less then $50. Then stainless steel hose & fittings and have a similar setup for less than $200. 275 gallons is going to give you 27.5 gallons per week till you return. That is about 5-8 deer per day watering, not including birds, turkey, coons and other critters along with evaporation.


what would you recommend for the trough?

Smaller the better on trough size (coons,evaporation, dead critters in it,etc). I dig them down into the ground so the top is just above the ground.
http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/...searchType=1000
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#5687406 - 04/06/15 07:43 PM Re: Watering System [Re: buck-snort]
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That red plastic is the exact one I have, the metal ones get a little warm in the heat. Porcupines do more damage on mine than the Coons I hate to say
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#5687412 - 04/06/15 07:46 PM Re: Watering System [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
That red plastic is the exact one I have, the metal ones get a little warm in the heat. Porcupines do more damage on mine than the Coons I hate to say

eek2 They are not on your "list" wtf
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#5687426 - 04/06/15 07:50 PM Re: Watering System [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
That red plastic is the exact one I have, the metal ones get a little warm in the heat. Porcupines do more damage on mine than the Coons I hate to say

eek2 They are not on your "list" wtf



Ive almost eliminated them roflmao
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