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#6375601 - 07/20/16 07:16 AM Feeding times ?
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 207
Loc: Stephens county
What time is everyone feeding right now this time of year?
My Deer are hitting the feeders right at 6am right now. What time do yours come?

A few sparingly hit it during the day however right at 6 mine are hitting.

Last year I couldn't get them to come at day light hours as it was always dark.

Trying to get them on day light time.

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#6375604 - 07/20/16 07:24 AM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4063
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Ask yourself this, would you rather eat outdoors in 70s-80s degree weather or 90-100s? Deer are not too dissimilar to us, they prefer cooler temps...

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#6375609 - 07/20/16 07:27 AM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
That said, I feed currently at 6:45 AM and 7:00PM currently, during season at 6:45AM and 5:00PM.

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#6375698 - 07/20/16 08:40 AM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
I move the setting on my timer all the time. 10 minutes before sunrise. Plenty of good shooting light during the season. I have deer waiting in the bushes for it to go off. I also set it one hour before dark but not as much corn as I don't want them feeding all night. 10 seconds in morning, 4 seconds in evening.
I do the same in the summer but cut way back to 1/2 with 5 seconds in morning and 2 seconds in evening.
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#6375719 - 07/20/16 08:59 AM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: StephensCnty308]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 2998
Loc: Conroe, TX
Corn Broadcast throws @ 6:30am and 7:00pm for 5 seconds each (not much corn since I installed the eliminator plate)

Lamco Protein drops 10 lbs at 1:00am and 10 lbs 6:00am
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#6375728 - 07/20/16 09:10 AM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: StephensCnty308]
rickym Offline
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Half hour before sunrise and half hour before sunset. During season it'll be right at sunrise and an hour and a half before sunset
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#6375975 - 07/20/16 11:29 AM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: StephensCnty308]
StephensCnty308 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 207
Loc: Stephens county
My deer are hitting the feeders about 30 minutes before they go off. I figured the heat of the day had a lot to do with it. I have 1 doe that visits about 1pm mid day! Blows me away when it's 100 out

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#6376114 - 07/20/16 01:33 PM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Registered: 12/23/12
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Loc: Denton or Knox County
I only feed free choice this time of year. The majority of deer hit the feeders at night due to the heat. I have some that show an hour or so before dark and a few that show up at first light, but the vast majority are feeding at night at the free choice feeders.

Once velvet is shed around Labor Day, I start the timed feeders up. I do like Mr. T and set the morning for a few minutes before sunrise and have to adjust as the days get shorter. I go ahead and set the afternoon for 5:30 (4:30 when the time changes to standard daylight time in the fall). I don't mind the feed on the ground in the afternoon until dusk/dark in the September. Once it begins to cool down, they'll begin hitting it while it is still light.

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#6376815 - 07/20/16 10:34 PM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: Big_Ag]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 207
Loc: Stephens county
Thanks Ag

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#6376834 - 07/20/16 10:54 PM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Pepe' Le Pew

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 10437
Loc: Grayson County
Mine were set at 6:15 and 7:15 evening beginning of July. I will adjust to 7 pm next week and leave it until Sept and then pull it back to 7. By November after time change the evening feeder will go off at 5:16. Morning will by set 15 min before daylight.
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#6378609 - 07/22/16 10:50 AM Re: Feeding times ? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Registered: 02/02/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
During the Summer I feed at 6:30am and 7:30pm
During the Fall I start feeding at 7:00am and 4:30pm the morning feedings change as needed
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