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#6187015 - 02/17/16 01:47 AM Deer at Feeders
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Big D
Anyone in north Texas still checking cams this time of year? We are running three out of our eight feeders and just have hogs, turkey, and tons of dove hitting them. A deer comes by every now and then. Seems we get no deer regularly until September normally. We just run corn and this is Montague where they are everything but consistent.

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#6187119 - 02/17/16 07:46 AM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
Jimbo1 Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
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Loc: Grand Prairie, TX
Yep. Still have deer consistently day and night. Eating corn and protein. Shackleford county.

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#6187123 - 02/17/16 07:49 AM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
stxranchman Offline
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Put up feed pens. Let someone else feed the hogs. I would also feed about at daylight and dusk with the hotter temps ahead.
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#6187146 - 02/17/16 08:03 AM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: Burleson Texas
Mine run year round. Still have deer coming to them regularly.
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#6187147 - 02/17/16 08:04 AM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
redchevy Offline
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Loc: Texas
Far from north texas but we are still seeing good deer numbers at feeders. Like Ranchman said put up a feed pen. We had no feed pens and put one up shortly before season this year the deer got used to it in about a week and deer activity has skyrocketed at that location since the hogs are not hitting it any more.
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#6187253 - 02/17/16 09:15 AM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
spro Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 125
Loc: Highland Village
In Montague also. Deer are hitting my feeders more now than they were during the hunting season.

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#6187330 - 02/17/16 10:04 AM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
Bbear Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
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Loc: West Texas
Coleman county here, deer still working over the feeders. Have one protein feeder going and they're working it fairly regularly.
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#6187343 - 02/17/16 10:21 AM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
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Deer in our area are democrat deer. Any free meal they are gonna show up . . .
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#6187358 - 02/17/16 10:35 AM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
BenBob Offline
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There better be some deer at ours, because we are not running them for the benefit of the coons and turkeys.
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#6187389 - 02/17/16 11:01 AM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
Mr. T. Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
Eastland and deer hitting feeders more now that they did in November.
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#6187536 - 02/17/16 12:58 PM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
spencer Offline
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Registered: 03/19/07
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Loc: Boyd TX
I have some monsters showing up at the feeder. Never saw them before. One with freaking drop tines.

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#6187541 - 02/17/16 01:01 PM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Its a race to my feeder after it goes off... some have gotten pretty good at timing it... they will be waiting on the corn a few minutes before it goes off.... usually 8-16 deer show up
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#6187580 - 02/17/16 01:43 PM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
Txduckman Offline
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It was late and I answered my own question like y'all said. We have pens on 4 feeders but don't run those feeders in the off season. We just hunt the hogs now and upcoming turkey on the 3 feeders with no pens. I put the pens up last year to keep the hogs away so my plan did work since almost all deer are taken at the penned feeders. grin We are not in a high density area as well. 1 per 25 acres is my guess. Also, during the season only 20% of the deer we see actually go the feeder. Most just walk by it or stay in the brush and never come in.

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#6187601 - 02/17/16 01:54 PM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Feed the deer year round at a feeder with a pen and they will use it year round. In some areas they have to be raised feeding at one to hit them year round and daily.
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#6187609 - 02/17/16 01:58 PM Re: Deer at Feeders [Re: Txduckman]
YanceyTX_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 10/22/14
Posts: 154
Loc: San Antonio
we have a few does hanging around 4 feeders we got running year round, hogs showed up right at the end of Jan will probably stay around through the summer... Sorry forgot to add South Medina County


Edited by YanceyTX_Hunter (02/17/16 01:58 PM)
Edit Reason: Location
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