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#6394522 - 08/04/16 10:47 AM Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land
Sick Train Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 06/05/11
Posts: 289
Loc: Corpus Christi
We have about 20 acres in Jim Hogg County, close to town but have been feeding corn only for the last few years. My family has the acres next to use and also feed corn. It's pretty much low fence all around and I've had some decent bucks and lots of doe's come through but still young for me to shot. Been thinking of putting out a Protein Feeder to see if I can attract more deer but not sure it would help with such a small amount of acres. What do you fellas think?

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#6394531 - 08/04/16 10:54 AM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 24828
Loc: Texas
A lot depends on the hunting pressure around you.

If I was you I would set up a corn feeder, protein feeder, and a water trough inside of a large feed pen to keep hogs off. Try to keep activity to a min.
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#6394733 - 08/04/16 01:36 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
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Registered: 01/20/12
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Protein feeder helps especially in dry years.
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#6394839 - 08/04/16 02:55 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
westtexaswatkins Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 6887
Loc: Anton, TX
Protein feeder is really bringing the deer into my place, my deer also really like the record rack deer blocks. Like mentioned better fence it to keep hogs away. Good luck.
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#6395032 - 08/04/16 05:47 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 4981
Loc: texas
Feeding protein may get you more activity, but your also feeding deer for the neighbors

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#6395665 - 08/05/16 09:21 AM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Arent you feeding deer for your neighbors with any feed attractant?
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#6396069 - 08/05/16 03:57 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
Bittercreek Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 810
Loc: San Angelo Tx.
Alfalfa and apples. Apple scented corn. Quilty Protein Blocks. Feed as much as you can afford.
It will take a little time. But will pay off. If you start Towards end of month,
That's how I did it on 20 acres for 8 yrs. Had deer all over me.
Good-Luck.

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#6396187 - 08/05/16 06:16 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
don k Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9858
Loc: Bandera, Tx
Corn is hard to beat. Feed it until they can't eat it all.
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#6396341 - 08/05/16 08:02 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: redchevy]
maximum Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 1647
Originally Posted By: redchevy
A lot depends on the hunting pressure around you.

. . . Try to keep activity to a min.

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ this
also depends on if you're there when any neighbors can see
when you're there or not. you might want to show up at odd
times during the middle of the week some time so they can't
figure when you'll be there and when you won't. hopefully,
they'll go hunt someone's else's land and stay off yours.
and don't ride any 4 wheelers around all the time.

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#6401241 - 08/09/16 08:33 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
AdThomps Offline
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Registered: 11/08/11
Posts: 563
Loc: Abilene
Food plots are always a great way to attract and hold deer on small acerage. This is especially effective if there are not many ag fields around you. It is also extremely cost effective compared to protein and corn feeders.
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#6401287 - 08/09/16 08:53 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34224
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
I would do all the above: protein, corn, food plots, water, limited pressure, etc. You want to make your little piece of land more appealing than your neighbors.
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#6401429 - 08/09/16 10:21 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
SniperRAB Offline
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Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 21271
Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
FEED

WATER

PATTERN


Next
cheers
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#6401596 - 08/10/16 06:21 AM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 6305
Loc: bastrop county
water...
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#6402236 - 08/10/16 01:21 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
Sick Train Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 06/05/11
Posts: 289
Loc: Corpus Christi
You guys have any good DIY ideas for a water set-up? We do have a water well but have to use the generator to pump water.

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#6402641 - 08/10/16 05:08 PM Re: Attracting More Deer On Small Piece Of Land [Re: Sick Train]
Happy Birthday Tripper Swift Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/01/15
Posts: 58
Loc: Dallas, Texas
I guess its different in different areas but our deer will drink out of a hole, a footprint, leaf anything before they will drink from a pond, river, creek or trough. On a wet year like last year it was just a waste of time to hunt water. But if it dries up like they are saying it cant hurt.

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