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#5937563 - 09/20/15 03:13 PM Feeder Times
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7584
Loc: DFW

I'm curious what times you set your feeder/s to throw in the AM and PM?



#5937749 - 09/20/15 05:28 PM Re: Feeder Times [Re: Deerhunter61]
DaveTexas Offline

Registered: 11/18/13
Posts: 73
Loc: Rocksprings (hunting)
I was out last week and set them to spin at 5:30 PM and 6:30 AM (based on current time in Rocksprings area))
(just to keep it simple since I have some exotics I do this so I make sure I'm in the position no later than 5:00 PM and 6:00 AM)

During season I'll adjust once or twice so that they spin about 1 hour before dark and 15 minutes before sun up
This is the key for me depending on you location.

Edited by DaveTexas (09/20/15 05:46 PM)

#5937766 - 09/20/15 05:40 PM Re: Feeder Times [Re: Deerhunter61]
Simple Searcher Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5750
Loc: Helotes, Hext
For us it is 15 - 25 minutes before sunrise and one hour before sunset.
There is no really good rule for all of Texas as Orange differs from Dalhart by a good 30 minutes.
I hunt in 4 different counties and set the time accordingly, it is simple, just google sunrise/sunset for your area.

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#5938941 - 09/21/15 11:10 AM Re: Feeder Times [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Over yonder.....
I try to set mine for 1 hr past sunrise and 1.5 hr before sunset....
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#5938961 - 09/21/15 11:22 AM Re: Feeder Times [Re: Deerhunter61]
jdickey Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 3721
Loc: Waco, Texas
Just remember to keep your times consistent year-round. Deer do not wear watches, so Daylight Savings Time means nothing to them.

My choice of times is about 6:45AM and 5:00PM with a 4 or 5 second feed time - I try to keep those cycles standard year-round.
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#5939158 - 09/21/15 01:04 PM Re: Feeder Times [Re: Deerhunter61]
TyBU Offline

Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 219
Loc: Houston, Tx
I have it set at the following below. I currently hunt south Of Woodville, Tx.


Noon - Saw too many pictures of deer at this time on camera cruising through so I decided to throw a few seconds at noon so there would always be a chance of corn being on the ground. Plus when its cold the deer will move all throughout the day.


#5939236 - 09/21/15 01:43 PM Re: Feeder Times [Re: Deerhunter61]
Killin Stick Offline

Registered: 07/15/11
Posts: 71
Loc: Tx
7am and 5pm here in Brownwood!!!
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#5939243 - 09/21/15 01:49 PM Re: Feeder Times [Re: Deerhunter61]
Chuck Cox Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 267
Loc: Rowlett
I have mine set to go off at 7 am and 5 pm and I never change it. Time changes in Nov. and it will go off at 6am and 4pm.

#5940185 - 09/21/15 10:35 PM Re: Feeder Times [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 12688
Loc: Big D
7am/4pm when DST ends. I don't want them eating it all in the dark. Sunrise/set times can differ 30 minutes across the state so there is not one perfect time.


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