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#6494352 - 10/13/16 06:42 PM New digital feeders spook deer?
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Got some new land I am going to hang a stand and start hunting and was curious how much it would effect the deer having a feeder go off in the morning and evening? The land was just recently purchased by a friend and it doesn't appear anyone ever hunted or did anything with the land.

I'm tempted to hunt when I can on the weekends without the feeder starting off, as to not disturb the area anymore then I need to. However, I would hate to wait until Halloween time or later to put the feeder down and effect the deer during potential rut time.

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#6494383 - 10/13/16 07:04 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
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It won't hurt at all. It will only help. It'll take a few days for them to find it.
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#6494395 - 10/13/16 07:16 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
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Yeah what he said welcome

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#6494514 - 10/13/16 08:42 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: texashelms]
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Originally Posted By: texashelms
Yeah what he said welcome

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#6494722 - 10/14/16 12:25 AM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
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They will learn to come to the sound of the feeder.

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#6494852 - 10/14/16 07:44 AM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
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As everyone said....the best sound in the morning if you are deer hunting is the feeder going off.
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#6495238 - 10/14/16 12:05 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
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The sound of the feeder going off is the dinner bell to deer.
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#6495334 - 10/14/16 01:11 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
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Registered: 02/09/16
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You will spook every deer off of the property !!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER use a feeder !!!!!
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#6495338 - 10/14/16 01:17 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
It won't hurt at all. It will only help. It'll take a few days for them to find it.


Probably less time that that. There have been many times I have put up a feeder and checked on it the very next day to find that the deer had already been all over it.
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#6495344 - 10/14/16 01:19 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: dune2218]
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Originally Posted By: dune2218
You will spook every deer off of the property !!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER use a feeder !!!!!


I'm sorry....that is what I meant to say...never use a feeder....I hope all my neighbors read this post and stop scarring the deer off with their feeders. lol
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#6495419 - 10/14/16 02:31 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
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Put a feeder up and enjoy your hunts up
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#6495619 - 10/14/16 05:19 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
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If you build it, they will come (and so will all the hogs!!!)

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#6496873 - 10/15/16 06:17 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: texashelms]
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Depends on what part of country you are in. Hand corn might work better.
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#6499209 - 10/17/16 12:59 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
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If there's deer there, after a while they will recognize that sound as a "dinner bell". A bit longer and you'll find 'em standing around waiting for it to go off....

A fellow I once hunted with hung 1/16" thick small steel plates around his feeder and we could hear it ring from the front gate!
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#6499311 - 10/17/16 02:03 PM Re: New digital feeders spook deer? [Re: spoon33]
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That's why I put gravel in my road feeder sometimes rofl

To make there Ears perk up roflmao
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