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#5894197 - 08/24/15 08:02 PM Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens?
pegasaurus Offline
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Registered: 07/19/08
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Loc: South Denton County
Or do you just let it grow wild and let the deer beat it down where the corn falls??

I typically clear out the grass every year but might not have time to get that done this year.
And we do not have pigs so it is just the deer, turkeys and the other corn grubbing critters.
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#5894212 - 08/24/15 08:10 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
We used to just walk around and kick the tall thicker stuff down or cut it with a knife or machete if it wasn't being trampled already

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#5894221 - 08/24/15 08:16 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
stxranchman Offline
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Yes every year I shred with the tractor/mower.
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#5894227 - 08/24/15 08:21 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
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The deer activity has done a great job in beating the weeds down inside and outside the pen.


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#5894235 - 08/24/15 08:25 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
aeb Offline
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Answered my question that it is ok because my protein feeder pens are very high in weeds this year. I worry about snakes when I pull camera cards. Feed on the ground attracts mice/rats which attract rattlesnakes. Not good!
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#5894242 - 08/24/15 08:27 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
yeti2009 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/09
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Loc: Cen Texas
I used to weed whack my pens because the weeds would set the cameras off. Nobody likes looking at 1,000 pictures of grass moving.

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#5894322 - 08/24/15 08:59 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: yeti2009]
Texasrebel649 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/14
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Loc: Azle,TX
If Im just setting the feeder for the first time, I generally will weed eat/mow it. After that I let the deer keep it trampled down.
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#5894324 - 08/24/15 09:00 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
MathMan Offline
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Registered: 07/24/10
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I weedeat the pens and then spray eraser. Now it's bare dirt with deer activity. I use a machete on the small brush.

It's not needed to cut the grass. The deer will find the corn and get rid of the grass over time.
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#5894372 - 08/24/15 09:20 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: MathMan]
ChrisB Offline
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Registered: 12/20/06
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I don't use pens but I also don't mow around the feeders. Our lease is bow only and the taller grass can make for great cover to draw while there head is down.

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#5894386 - 08/24/15 09:26 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
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I had cows bust through my panels. They keep the grass pretty low but it cost me a feeder. I do not recommend that method.
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#5894439 - 08/24/15 09:51 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Had to knock some weeds down this spring. They grew too well with the rain we had.

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#5894500 - 08/24/15 10:20 PM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
pegasaurus Offline
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One pen I have been feeding all year and the other I just filled and it has a bit more grass in it.
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#5894978 - 08/25/15 09:37 AM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
spro Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 134
Loc: Highland Village
Yes, and deer were back at feeder 10 min. after I left.

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#5895020 - 08/25/15 10:04 AM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
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Registered: 12/13/10
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I had 700 pictures of blowing waist high weeds, so now it is cut down...
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#5895022 - 08/25/15 10:05 AM Re: Do you mow/weedeat your feeder pens? [Re: pegasaurus]
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