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#5895192 - 08/25/15 11:29 AM Stand and Feeder placement?
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Registered: 10/11/13
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Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
I've been thinking of moving either my stand or feeder, or even both. I've mapped out in the picture below a few things.

There wasn't really anything wrong with last years set up, but I was very restricted on what I could see due to how thick everything is around me. My feeder was about 60-65 yards from the stand and is pretty close (to me at least) with a rifle. I haven't moved my stand yet, but did move my feeder with intentions of moving the stand next time out (to the Blue X). The more I look at the land, I'm thinking of clearing out the area in green, but I'm not sure if that area would be best to clear or the orange area would be best. With the orange I could set up two feeders. I'm waaaaay over thinking this lol.

I've had a camera on my feeder since I have moved it (Pink X) and have yet to have a single deer show up. It is close to my blind but last year I had deer walk 10' in front of my blind and not pay any attention to me. Only pigs, coons and a bobcat have shown up in ~2 weeks.

I've tried stepping off distances of the new options but its pretty hard with the brush. Either way if I make a change up from last year, i'll remove brush.

Where would yall move things around, if any?

Legend:
Red X - Current blind location
Yellow X - Last years feeder location (~60-65 yards)
Pink X - current feeder location (moved it 2 weeks ago, Aug. 8)
Blue X - Blind location I've been thinking to move it to
White X - possible location to move feeder to if blind stays in the same location
Orange area - if blind moves to Blue X, will clear out
Green area - if blind stays, clear out



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#5895202 - 08/25/15 11:31 AM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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Move blind to blue X cut an alley left to open space at bottom left of pic and then ahead of you to see all the way to white X
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#5895205 - 08/25/15 11:34 AM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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Is map situated where up is north?
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#5895211 - 08/25/15 11:35 AM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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#5895218 - 08/25/15 11:40 AM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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Map is situated correctly. North is up. I'll do different maps to ease the pain Sniper lol

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#5895229 - 08/25/15 11:43 AM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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Originally Posted By: ZK-315
Map is situated correctly. North is up. I'll do different maps to ease the pain Sniper lol


roflmao

I like Nav's Plan and also cut you two shooting lanes to the left and right to Chum Amigo...You can NEVER not have enough Lanes to chum up

Looks like a great Area
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#5895256 - 08/25/15 11:53 AM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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In the first post, forget the pink x. It's a temporary location for the feeder right now.

Here is how I hunted last year...




Here is how I was thinking to move blind and feeder, plus adding a second feeder...




In the second picture, the clearing farther west of where "feeder 2" is, theres a small ridge between the feeder and that clearing and I don't think i'll be able to see it. Maybe I need to walk it again

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#5895267 - 08/25/15 12:02 PM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB

roflmao

I like Nav's Plan and also cut you two shooting lanes to the left and right to Chum Amigo...You can NEVER not have enough Lanes to chum up

Looks like a great Area


It's a great area, but man is it thick. There's parts of this place that you cant hardly get through without crawling on your hands and knees with a helmet on. roflmao I know i'll have to clear more and more as time goes on, but there are a lot of monster pines. At least in the green area below, the pines are still fairly young and only about 4-6" in diameter making them easy to remove.
Originally Posted By: ZK-315


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#5895268 - 08/25/15 12:03 PM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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That's perfect or clear you a couple lanes or one lane to the right of that Road Sir...


You can drive in and chum those lanes and chum that road back to your stand... up


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#5895269 - 08/25/15 12:03 PM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Move blind to blue X cut an alley left to open space at bottom left of pic and then ahead of you to see all the way to white X


Of the options you described I'd also do what Nav said. But if it were up to me, I'd look at putting the stand due south of the pink X on the opposite side of the road, where you can see north towards the green X and southeast back down the road. I'd then clear the green area, back down the road to the southeast and maybe another lane to the south depending on how thick it is down there. That would give you a "T" shaped area of view with 3 different shooting lanes. I'd put the feeder at the white X, and then you could add a 2nd feeder in either of the other two shooting lanes if you wanted to.

If you do a different map, center up the area so that we can see what is south of the area better. Also is the white X the lowest elevation and the blue X the highest elevation of the stand and feeder area?
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#5895272 - 08/25/15 12:04 PM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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Offer Nav and I, 2 135" 8 points and and we will have a Blade there in the mng rofl


Didnt realize it was that thick Amigo
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#5895275 - 08/25/15 12:08 PM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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How often do you hunt this location? Which direction do deer approach feeder from?
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#5895298 - 08/25/15 12:22 PM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: stxranchman]
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Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
How often do you hunt this location? Which direction do deer approach feeder from?


Last year I hunted that location all year. It's my FILs place and he's had the same hunters on there before I was a twinkle in my wife's eye. I've been limited to location due to other hunters or the thick woods, or a swamp. This year I can switch between my stand and my brother in laws since he's in S. Korea playing army man.

Deer really come from all angles. The red below show all of the major trails in this vicentity. That blue line is the main road for other hunters stands. There's probably 5 other stands past me.


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#5895301 - 08/25/15 12:23 PM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: SniperRAB]
ZK-315 Offline
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roflmao wish I could amigo. I haven't even gotten to bring my dad out yet. Been scared to ask yet

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#5895309 - 08/25/15 12:26 PM Re: Stand and Feeder placement? [Re: ZK-315]
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I would almost back that stand up right on that road where I could chum that road also...
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