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#6038761 - 11/19/15 10:32 AM Advice please...
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5543
Loc: DFW
Guys,

I got on my lease late so I really only had time and money to get one stand with feeders set up. Last week I found the place I plan to set up my second stand and feeders. I believe it has the potential to be a great place. So here's the question....I'm thinking about spreading out 90lbs of corn on the ground this afternoon and hunting it from the ground. Thoughts?

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#6038768 - 11/19/15 10:35 AM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
jsplinter Offline
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Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 794
Loc: Copperas Cove
Forget the corn and go get a 40LB bag or two of Big and J BB Squared. the only reason I say forget the corn is because where I am at they are not currently eating the corn. If they are by you then throw some out also.


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#6038796 - 11/19/15 10:47 AM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Yep put out as much corn as you can over an area you can easily see and shoot from where you want to sit. I would buy a feeder and put in the area as soon as I could afford.
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#6038833 - 11/19/15 11:06 AM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Yep, feeder is just consistent and convenient. If it as good an area you think, may not even need corn for this hunt, but it will help draw in the ladies.
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#6038838 - 11/19/15 11:08 AM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43788
Loc: Kingwood
Corn it and hunt. Consider how deer are reacting to your other feeder set-up. If you've yet to see mature bucks at that feeder, may be a good idea to not put one there and to let it be a spot that sits kind of idle and you corn as you hunt.

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#6038841 - 11/19/15 11:09 AM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Get a feeder asap and hand corn before every hunt until then. I've killed more deer from the ground without a feeder then I ever will from a blind.

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#6038853 - 11/19/15 11:17 AM Re: Advice please... [Re: 8pointdrop]
TruTexican Offline
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Registered: 10/15/12
Posts: 124
Loc: Grayson Co Texas
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
Get a feeder asap and hand corn before every hunt until then. I've killed more deer from the ground without a feeder then I ever will from a blind.


I agree with this. I wouldn't put all that corn at once. I'd hand broadcast in smaller amounts.
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#6038857 - 11/19/15 11:18 AM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Corn it and setup a pop-up blind. If it gets good activity, make it permanent later.
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#6038879 - 11/19/15 11:28 AM Re: Advice please... [Re: dkershen]
D6Ranch Offline
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Registered: 11/13/15
Posts: 130
Originally Posted By: dkershen
Corn it and setup a pop-up blind. If it gets good activity, make it permanent later.

This is how I have found some of my best spots. If it's a good travel route you may not even bother with a feeder.

I use feeders but have never killed a buck under one and didn't even kill any doe around one the past two years.

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#6038889 - 11/19/15 11:36 AM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
BigBucky2014 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 228
Loc: Cypress, TX
Might consider getting some sweet feed from the feed store. Deer love it and it might draw them in quicker.

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#6038969 - 11/19/15 12:31 PM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1414
Loc: SMTX
Take you some loppers and make a quick natural blind. If you can get about 100 yards from the corned area that'd be ideal. like stx said.. get a feeder out there asap. even if it's a cheap bucket type.. just something to get them to that area more frequently.
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#6039360 - 11/19/15 04:26 PM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5543
Loc: DFW
Thanks Guys! Followed the advice...sitting about 120 yards from the corn back in a little cut out area. So far I've only seen turkey which frankly I'd rather not be seeing cuz they're gobbling up the corn. We are overloaded with turkey.

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#6039745 - 11/19/15 08:03 PM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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popcorn Well?
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#6039804 - 11/19/15 08:40 PM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5543
Loc: DFW
Didn't see anything but the turkeys. I'm sure if I got a feeder up and fed consistently I'd have deer coming to it.

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#6039961 - 11/19/15 10:20 PM Re: Advice please... [Re: Deerhunter61]
ryorgensen Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
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Loc: Grapeland,Texas
Broadcasting corn over a large area that you can see will bring more deer out than any feeder will. Try to keep putting it out the day before you hunt if possible. P.s. If you need any help shooting some turkey this spring give me a shout! Lol..
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