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#6422602 - 08/24/16 02:21 PM Corn Feeder Settings
R. Johnson Offline
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Registered: 11/25/09
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Going from summer to fall feedings, how many times a day do y'all feed and how much corn do y'all feed per day?? I have been feeding once in the morning and once in the afternoon over the summer but plan on increasing soon. Ideas??

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#6422634 - 08/24/16 02:37 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
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Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 492
Loc: Houston and Kinney County
I increase the spin time to put more corn on the ground and usually add a second feed 10-15 minutes after the first for a second or two. I like to adjust my times every few weeks during the season so that my morning feed happens just before or just as I can see what's under the feeder. Afternoon feed is usually an hour or two before sundown, but my afternoon feed time is a little more variable depending on how the deer pattern to that particular feeder.

As for spin time v spinner plate distance from the funnel, I prefer to keep the spinner pretty close to the funnel but increase the spin time as needed. This helps prevent the loss of feed due to wind.

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#6422659 - 08/24/16 02:51 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
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I do as Txhuntr2 does and change my feeder times as the daylight changes. One at first light and on for 2 seconds more about 30 minutes later.....just another dinner bell for them. I throw more corn in the morning than the evening. I don't want them able to show up after dark and eat all night. My evening time also changes as the day changes. I have it 1-1/2 hours before dark.
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#6423508 - 08/24/16 11:05 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
R. Johnson Offline
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Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 100
Loc: League City - Hunt in Mills Co...
Thanks for the advice. Kinda what I was thinking. Most of my feeders throw at a rate of 1lb per 4 seconds. Probably gonna turn my feeders to throw 3-4 times in the morning and twice in the afternoons. Keep the feedings to 1.0-1.5 lbs per feeding. That will have it throwing between 6 and 9 lbs. of corn daily. Gotta get em fat and trained!!

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#6423510 - 08/24/16 11:11 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
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Set it once for deer season and never change it. I see no reason to change times. 2 times a day 0600 and 1530.
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#6423531 - 08/25/16 12:34 AM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
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Wish the timers were on a atomic clock

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#6424354 - 08/25/16 01:58 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
kick2theside Offline
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Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 81
Loc: TEXAS
Twice a day, off season 8 sec and during season 16 sec and road feed 50lbs per hunt.

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#6424357 - 08/25/16 02:02 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
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3 seconds at 7a.m. and 5p.m. during spring and summer. 7-8 seconds starting labor day.

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#6424358 - 08/25/16 02:02 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
KCH Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 361
Loc: Frisco, TX
I'm a corn miser I guess, lol. 4 seconds during the season and 2 seconds in the off season...

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#6424359 - 08/25/16 02:04 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
During season I throw 8lbs a day. Off season I throw 3.5 lbs a day. First thing I do when we get to the property for a hunting weekend is broadcast 50lbs in about a 50' area while standing on the 4wheeler.

Sapper, that seems a little early in the afternoon. Im sure it works out fine, just seems early in the day to me.
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#6424369 - 08/25/16 02:10 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
During season I throw 8lbs a day. Off season I throw 3.5 lbs a day. First thing I do when we get to the property for a hunting weekend is broadcast 50lbs in about a 50' area while standing on the 4wheeler.

Sapper, that seems a little early in the afternoon. Im sure it works out fine, just seems early in the day to me.
I like to get to the stand early anyways that way if it doesn't go off I can go trouble shoot it or toss out some corn. Nothing worse than sitting in the stand n hour before dark and the feeder decides to not go off. Plus they know its there so they will come get it. haha.
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#6424375 - 08/25/16 02:11 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
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3 seconds now. 7 seconds when they start hitting it good. Twice per day plus tailgate feeder each visit to a stand. Also corn lots of senderos, etc. while at the ranch. I've had the ranchero do it before we arrive, but the hogs start getting on the corned senderos within a day.

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#6424384 - 08/25/16 02:15 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: R. Johnson]
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Registered: 10/05/15
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Loc: Texas
5 seconds in the morning and evening. But 10 seconds at 1pm.
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#6424479 - 08/25/16 03:13 PM Re: Corn Feeder Settings [Re: rickym]
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Originally Posted By: rickym
During season I throw 8lbs a day. Off season I throw 3.5 lbs a day. First thing I do when we get to the property for a hunting weekend is broadcast 50lbs in about a 50' area while standing on the 4wheeler.

Sapper, that seems a little early in the afternoon. Im sure it works out fine, just seems early in the day to me.


Not gonna hurt any throwing early. Rather too early than too late.
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