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#5731335 - 05/06/15 09:04 AM Whatcha think?
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This is my new set-up. The previous hunters had feeders in this small clearing, but had their blind up wind of the feeder near what I'm thinking is a bedding area. I choose to put my blind on the peak looking down to the feeders. Approx. 175 yds from blind to feeders and I'm hoping to pull deer from the thick draws on the other property. What do you guys think?

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#5731342 - 05/06/15 09:09 AM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: titan2232]
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Sweet up


FEED, FEED then Chum and then Feed some more...then Chum on top of your feed roflmao
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#5731506 - 05/06/15 10:52 AM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: titan2232]
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Sweeten the deal with a bale or two of alfalfa?
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#5731605 - 05/06/15 11:52 AM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Sweet up


FEED, FEED then Chum and then Feed some more...then Chum on top of your feed roflmao


So.......What are you saying Scooter? roflmao

Look like a great set up, Elevation is always good and gives you a lot of area to keep you entertained.
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#5731708 - 05/06/15 12:38 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: titan2232]
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Looks like it will only be good on southerly winds and not on north wind days. NE wind will be directly in the bedding area and N/NW wind they will smell you on the way to the feeder. Basically only a southwind blind.
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#5731746 - 05/06/15 01:00 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Sweet up


FEED, FEED then Chum and then Feed some more...then Chum on top of your feed roflmao


Solid plan

you may add a bit of extra feed to be sure though
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#5731792 - 05/06/15 01:35 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Sweet up


FEED, FEED then Chum and then Feed some more...then Chum on top of your feed roflmao


Solid plan

you may add a bit of extra feed to be sure though



STX was overthinking that approach a Tad eeks333

Feed enough and they will look over that windage...Kidding...You having a Bow set up or just Long Gun OP
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#5731828 - 05/06/15 02:11 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: titan2232]
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If that fenceline runs north into a saddle in between those those 2 higher points then that is where the deer will want to travel IMO.
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#5731830 - 05/06/15 02:13 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: stxranchman]
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If that fenceline runs north into a saddle in between those those 2 higher points then that is where the deer will want to travel IMO.



Couple good Pinch Points there for sure up
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#5731841 - 05/06/15 02:26 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: titan2232]
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Keep in mind that in Texas the prevailing winds most of the time are from the south - southwest and southeast. In winter, winds generally come from the west and northwest; when coming from the east, that will usually mean bad weather is approaching. So, looks like you should be in good shape until you can pattern how the deer will travel.

I had moved my blind two years ago and after the first season in that location, I was able to pattern the deer movement. So, last year I moved, once more, about 50 yards south and ended up seeing more deer, particularly bucks, than I have ever seen since being on the lease for 6 years.

Also, you might want to consider a second feeder about half way between your current feeder location and the fence line to the west. It would be far enough from the neighbor's, and a more strategice spot above the bedding area.
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#5731921 - 05/06/15 03:29 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: titan2232]
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I was thinking along the lines of southern prevailing winds, but I'm sure I'll be caught with a bad wind from time to time. I'll be bow hunting my 700 acre ET place this year and will hold off on a bow blind for this place until I get a year under my belt. It's a new lease and I really have no idea what to expect from the LO other than the occasional conversation with the previous hunters.

Our 3100 acres is on the back end of his 17K acres that has year round protein and constant water sources. My theory of drawing deer from these thick draws on the other property is a shot in the dark and was a easy choice after jumping many deer from this area and the seclusion it provides of being in the back corner of the property.

Forgot to mention this is the only area we've seen Auodad in our few trips so far. Wouldn't mind taking a big healthy goat/sheep. Whatever they are
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#5731943 - 05/06/15 03:41 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: titan2232]
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Rut will be when colder weather hits and that will mean northerly winds most of the time. Could be NE, N or NW. I would check those saddle areas now for old rubs and scrapes to see if they have been traveling those areas. Also the drainages can be good travel areas also. Mature bucks use those saddles to move from one location to another. Is that Live Oak, Cedar and Mesquite country?
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#5731964 - 05/06/15 03:56 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Rut will be when colder weather hits and that will mean northerly winds most of the time. Could be NE, N or NW. I would check those saddle areas now for old rubs and scrapes to see if they have been traveling those areas. Also the drainages can be good travel areas also. Mature bucks use those saddles to move from one location to another. Is that Live Oak, Cedar and Mesquite country?



I did see a good rub line coming/going from the North Northwest 50 yds from the base of that peak on my last visit and I'm hopeful this elevated position gives me time to judge and/or give me shooting lanes before the wind becomes a factor.

This property is between Sonora and Juno (10 miles east of hwy 277 and 10 miles south of hwy 189) so I think the Live Oak, Cedar, and Mesquite is accurate.
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#5732006 - 05/06/15 04:21 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Rut will be when colder weather hits and that will mean northerly winds most of the time. Could be NE, N or NW.


Most cold fronts blow through in 1-2 days, and then you have 4-5 days of SE, S, or SW before the next front.
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#5732109 - 05/06/15 05:19 PM Re: Whatcha think? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Rut will be when colder weather hits and that will mean northerly winds most of the time. Could be NE, N or NW.


Most cold fronts blow through in 1-2 days, and then you have 4-5 days of SE, S, or SW before the next front.

Yep, but it depends on how strong the front is and how quickly they are moving down also. Used to be a front would keep north winds for 3-5 days, but rarely happens nowdays.
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