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#5761977 - 05/27/15 01:13 PM Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings)
KY Boy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/17/15
Posts: 22
I hunt 200 acres of low fenced land in Edwards County, near Rocksprings. What can I do to bring more whitetail in and keep them healthy? We have protein and corn feeders out there now. I have thought about some type of food plot, but I am not sure I have the time or money to do it (open to suggestions though). I am also not sure how much I can plant with how rocky the ground is out there. We get some axis and aoudad that come through, I try to control the aoudad because they eat everything and reproduce quickly. I don't mind the axis being around. Anywho, does anyone have any suggestions for whitetail management in this area? Thanks!

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#5761981 - 05/27/15 01:19 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: KY Boy]
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25956
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
What is your water situation
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#5762001 - 05/27/15 01:25 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: KY Boy]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1159
Loc: Dallas, TX
deer attractants do work

feed, feed, and more feed

keep that feeder running daily, if they're there, they'll come

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#5762008 - 05/27/15 01:28 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: Navasot]
KY Boy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/17/15
Posts: 22
We have some creek beds that fill up when it rains, but the main water source is a well/spring on another ranch. They tend to work their way through several properties to that water.

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#5762013 - 05/27/15 01:30 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: cabosandinh]
KY Boy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/17/15
Posts: 22
Which deer attractants would your recommend?

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#5762020 - 05/27/15 01:34 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: KY Boy]
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25956
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: KY Boy
Which deer attractants would your recommend?


Water
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#5762021 - 05/27/15 01:34 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: KY Boy]
cabosandinh Offline
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Originally Posted By: KY Boy
Which deer attractants would your recommend?


Deer Cane (Cabelas have them )

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#5762024 - 05/27/15 01:35 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: KY Boy]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25956
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Corn works just the same as any attractant...
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#5762049 - 05/27/15 01:52 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: KY Boy]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3022
Loc: Conroe, TX
I think you're just really limited with only 200 acres. Only so much you can do and your neighbors play a big part.
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#5762060 - 05/27/15 01:57 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: titan2232]
KY Boy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/17/15
Posts: 22
I understand the limits. The neighbors just put out corn for the most part. We see plenty of whitetail most years, I just want to see if some extra work gets us a few more deer and a big buck or two. We get a lot of does and young bucks.

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#5762063 - 05/27/15 02:01 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: KY Boy]
cabosandinh Offline
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another thing to consider is give them a place to hide, bed and don't disturb that area

I bought a place last year with only 2 does and 2 small bucks showing up on cams;
after 5 months of heavy feeding/baiting I now counted 15 distinct deer,
3 does pregnant , 5 bucks that are nice to shoot, with 2 I consider trophy

set up a bunch of cams and figure out where they come out and leave those areas alone

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#5762070 - 05/27/15 02:07 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: KY Boy]
rytheguy84 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/14
Posts: 232
Loc: Lockhart, tx
Set up a water catch system

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#5762074 - 05/27/15 02:08 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: cabosandinh]
KY Boy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/17/15
Posts: 22
I have a good idea of where they bed. Guess I'll bait heavier and more frequently in that vicinity and hope it keeps them around. I need to get another cam or two up as well. Thanks for all the replies y'all.

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#5762081 - 05/27/15 02:11 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: rytheguy84]
KY Boy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/17/15
Posts: 22
Originally Posted By: rytheguy84
Set up a water catch system


Do you have a link to one that you recommend?

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#5762123 - 05/27/15 02:36 PM Re: Managing Land for Whitetail (Rocksprings) [Re: KY Boy]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41125
Loc: Metroplex
Water, water and feed. That order

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