We try to keep feed out year round. It is tuff/discouraging during the summer with the hog numbers. As of this weekend we now have 1/2 of our feeders penned and if this year is anything like the last the deer will use the penned feeder significantly more than they will one that has hogs. So in the off season we are feeding the core of the property in locations hogs cant get too.
It's hell eatin em live