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#6462467 - 09/21/16 04:29 PM Weedeating around my feeder question?
JH117 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 166
Loc: parker county
I really need to do some weedeating around my feeder. Question is if I do it now, how much would it affect the deer that are already coming to my feeder? This is at my bow hunting location on the property and some of the patches of weeds are so tall that it could make some of my shots way too difficult.


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#6462471 - 09/21/16 04:32 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
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I wouldn't risk a change this close to the opener. The last thing you want is a jumpy deer to release on
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#6462472 - 09/21/16 04:32 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
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It won't affect them one bit.
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#6462479 - 09/21/16 04:36 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: Limit Extender]
Western Offline
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Originally Posted By: Limit Extender
It won't affect them one bit.


And you won't have to worry about botching a shot in the tall grass. I can weed-eat around my feeder and deer are there by evening waiting in the chow line.
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#6462567 - 09/21/16 05:27 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: Limit Extender
It won't affect them one bit.


And you won't have to worry about botching a shot in the tall grass. I can weed-eat around my feeder and deer are there by evening waiting in the chow line.

yep
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#6462576 - 09/21/16 05:36 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: PMK]
ChrisB Online   content
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I prefer to leave the grass for bow hunting. When they lower their head to eat the grass gives you cover to draw. Now for gun hunting, mow away.

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#6462580 - 09/21/16 05:38 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
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Registered: 05/31/07
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I disked around a couple of feeders the other day and planted some plots. Didn't seem to bother them, they ate the corn that night. I think if they are used to having a little activity around from time to time you have nothing to worry about.
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#6462589 - 09/21/16 05:50 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
stxranchman Offline
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I do it with a shredder early as I can and did mine on Sunday. I also like to leave clumps of 2'-3' tall weeds, brush or grass so that I can put corn in it or behind it so the bucks head is behind blocking his view of me. When I am done shredding/weedeating the area I will spread a 5 gallon bucket of corn all around it. Some deer will spook from it at first. I shredded late one evening a large area of waste deep grass and weeds around a feed pen a couple of years ago. The next morning a buck was spooked walking from tall grass into short area. He turned and left for a while till more deer came in. Most deer are curious enough for it not to bother them.
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#6462771 - 09/21/16 08:08 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
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I'm fixin' to do all of ours. Doesn't bother them a bit.
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#6462840 - 09/21/16 08:49 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: stxranchman]
JH117 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 166
Loc: parker county
Yeah I planned on leaving a few clumps here and there. Not only for cover, but to have a few spots to range for distance. I've never taken a deer with my bow, so I definitely want to have the advantage. Last thing I want is to have an arrow deflected! Guess I'll be cutting some weeds tomorrow....

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#6463213 - 09/22/16 08:01 AM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
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I've cut grass the day before opening weekend (gun). Opening morning, Mr Nice Buck was back munching on corn.
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#6463252 - 09/22/16 08:30 AM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
CRAnderson52 Offline
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We went and weed water last weekend... Pulled cards this weekend and there were 12 deer in the pen with an hour of us leaving. If anything else it makes it easier on them!
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#6464401 - 09/22/16 09:19 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
sbushee Offline
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Leave it. It's natural. Weedeat the yard, not your pasture

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#6464426 - 09/22/16 09:32 PM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Loc: Grayson County
It won't affect then, I spent four hours working with a chainsaw and cutting a lane and had deer that evening on the camera
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#6464614 - 09/23/16 06:03 AM Re: Weedeating around my feeder question? [Re: JH117]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
I'd do it...I'm going to use the weed eater on my bow pop up tomorrow because the grass was too high when I put it up three weeks ago...I do not want to climb in the pop up when there are snakes already in there...

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