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#6058572 - 11/30/15 03:25 PM Neighbors Hunting the Property line.
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 486
Loc: Mckinney, TX
all right gents need your thoughts!

me and my buddy hunt a 100 acre track in OK. On the north fence line of our property the is a high line that divides our property and our neighbors. our neighbors put in a blind about 15 feet off our fence line and a feeder just on the other side of the high line about 50ish yards away firing into their property. their property is about 300 acres. when we were up there for the rifle opener they must have fired at least 5 times in 3 hunts and killed a 2yrd 7 point that we ( me and my hunting buddy) had marked off limits to let him grow. we went over and introduced ourselves to them 1. to be neighborly and 2. to confirm our suspicion that they took the 7 point since we had just seen him heading that direction about 10 minutes prior to hearing the shot. Well it was confirmed that they had harvested the buck upon our arrival. We had a friendly conversation with them, and explained to them that we were trying to manage the heard with food plots and protein on our side and not shoot young deer and their response was pretty much its their property and they can shoot what they want.....

So, my question to ya'll! since they are not wanting to join in our school of thought, which i completely understand is their right and their land, but is there any tricks or ideas that ya'll have used in the past to deter deer from their feeder/blind? to force them to move it??? I thinkin of make a spot on our side of the fence line just behind their blind our bone yard and gut pile dump! i want to be ethical but at the same time i dont think its right for them to be hunting the fence line like that.

let me know what ya'll think?
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#6058602 - 11/30/15 03:37 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Bandera, Tx
With a 100 acres I would think you are SOL on anything you do except HF.
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#6058608 - 11/30/15 03:41 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 486
Loc: Mckinney, TX
well its family land which means its free to hunt! i get that we'll all see the same deer but they could at least move their blind to where their shots dont spook the deer at our feeder.
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#6058611 - 11/30/15 03:44 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 794
Loc: Copperas Cove
I have no advice but to continue to be neighborly. When I first got on my 10 acres I noticed the neighbors had a box blind set up about 15 ft off the fence line. They don't have a feeder and it is aimed directly at the previous owners feeder on my side of the fence. I talked to them and told them we are the new owners. Hopefully knowing we are out there all the time will keep them from hunting our feeders. One thing you could do though is show some pictures off your game cam of some big bucks, even if nocturnal, tell them that's what we can have running all over the place if we implement a deer management program.
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#6058613 - 11/30/15 03:45 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 05/11/10
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Loc: Copperas Cove
Originally Posted By: Wreckem04
well its family land which means its free to hunt! i get that we'll all see the same deer but they could at least move their blind to where their shots dont spook the deer at our feeder.

I thought the same thing. I have a post on here about the downfalls of small tracts. My neighbors kids were out shooting for fun last week. 30 minutes later my girlfriend shot a 9 point.
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#6058614 - 11/30/15 03:45 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
You could plant a 10acre+ food plot on your side that would help.. but really they will still see the same deer you are since they roam so much... dosnt matter if they shoot him at yalls fence or in the middle of their property. youll still have plenty of deer they cant shoot them all. I like highline cuts myself id be doing the same things and sounds like they are being safe about it shooting into their property
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#6058640 - 11/30/15 03:57 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 07/25/11
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Loc: Mckinney, TX
yea bigger food plot is going in this spring!

yea i know its a weird post. we tried the neighborly approach, introduction, congrats, discussed with them as to what we had going on our side and the deer we've been seeing, and watching. all were met with a go scratch attitude. so going off their statement of its on OUR SIDE i was trying to come up with something that can be done on OUR SIDE.. i'm not to proud of it but when you're out there with your kids trying to get them in to hunting and the neighbors are blasting away so close scaring off the game its quite frustrating.
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#6058641 - 11/30/15 03:57 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Since they are shooting into their property, they are in their rights to hunt the setup you described. Small properties like yours are pretty much impossible to manage. Just understand that free hunting on a small tract is what it is....
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#6058644 - 11/30/15 03:58 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 03/04/12
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Originally Posted By: Wreckem04
100 acre track in OK.


I believe I have isolated the source of your issue

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#6058655 - 11/30/15 04:02 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
ddmm Offline
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Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 406
Loc: Haslet
should have met them before season started to find out what type of hunters they are. It's their land and, like said above, they put their feeder so they are shooting away from you. You're going to aggravate yourself trying to control something you can't control.
Take the time and enjoy what you have.

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#6058657 - 11/30/15 04:05 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1153
Loc: Dallas, TX
you're being nosy about what they do on their land

deer does not belong to you, manage what you can , and shoot what you can

don't let a stinking deer ruin your day

the best you can do is provide more cover and more food, that's what I did
on my land and I am seeing more bucks in the last month than I did all year.
I am talking all over AR legal, 8,10,11, 12 pts not counting the 6s

I would have a problem if one of my neighbor wants to tell me what I should shoot or do
on my land, ,,, I'll show him where to go , real quick

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#6058666 - 11/30/15 04:09 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 07/25/11
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Loc: Mckinney, TX
its not so much what they are shooting. trust me i get that deer roam and no one owns them. my frustration is that they are so close to use when they shoot it ruins our hunts. we have 100 acres they have 300. don't really see the reason why they can move off the fence a bit. thats all we proposed. we've been on the property before, there are several other great setup spots.
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#6058681 - 11/30/15 04:16 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 11/12/09
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Loc: Cowtown
At different times, I've had several feeders set back not far from neighbors that weren't really huntable, being set in very heavy brush. Only way to find them was to know where they were or hear them go off. They dumped a ton of corn about an hour before light, again 30 min before light, and again at first light.

I'll never know how much they disrupted traffic, but I do know they were heavily visited.

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#6058734 - 11/30/15 04:40 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 1753
Loc: Albany
100 or 300 acres is not much land. Sometimes it is better to have a neighbor with a blind on your fence and a feeder sitting inside their land farther. It is safer for you that way with them shooting to the interior of their place. As far as management, your out of luck. I have a couple of small tracts(300) acres and wouldn't ever try to tell my neighbors how to hunt their land.
A big food plot in the center of your land would help but not allow you manage much.

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#6058821 - 11/30/15 05:19 PM Re: Neighbors Hunting the Property line. [Re: Wreckem04]
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 690
Loc: Houston, Texas
I would save your urine for a while and dump it right on your property line every two weeks. The deer wont travel there for long..
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