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#6564487 - 11/29/16 05:39 PM Cows are ruining my season
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2996
Loc: Watauga, TX
I hunt on 100 acres that my wife's grandmother owns. A friend of my wife's cousin has a cattle lease on the property. But for the last 2 years, he hasn't used it. This year, 2 weeks before season, he put 20 or so cows on it. Not only have they broken a feeder, and the mounting hardware on my game camera, but every time I hunt, they are close by. Every time I get here, they are up by the gate, and they follow me to my part of the property. Today I decided to go sit in the brushier area of the place, and they followed me in there, and started eating every kernel of corn I put down. So I went back to my blind. I can currently count 14 cows standing in the field my blind overlooks. I've seen a couple of deer this season, but only on the very rare occasions the cows aren't close by. A feeder pen won't help, my feeder is currently broken anyways, so there isn't any corn on the ground. This is making deer season a lot less enjoyable this year. Rant over.
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#6564493 - 11/29/16 05:45 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9398
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Yes, welcome to Texas in the hunting season. I chase cows off a few times a season. Some places are worse than others. But 100 acres and 20 head will know everything that comes and goes and be curious.
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#6564503 - 11/29/16 05:50 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8633
Loc: Harris County
Bring a couple sacks of range cubes for them. Should buy you a little time.
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#6564505 - 11/29/16 05:51 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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Registered: 08/27/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX
I think I start feeding them at the gate when I get here. Maybe that will keep them away.
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#6564509 - 11/29/16 05:52 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6450
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Hay takes them longer to eat than cubes. Take 'em about 4 bales when you go out there and dump it all by the gate.
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#6564517 - 11/29/16 05:54 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Harris County
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Hay takes them longer to eat than cubes. Take 'em about 4 bales when you go out there and dump it all by the gate.

Cheaper too.
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#6564526 - 11/29/16 06:00 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: TexFlip]
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Registered: 11/13/15
Posts: 115
Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Hay takes them longer to eat than cubes. Take 'em about 4 bales when you go out there and dump it all by the gate.

Cheaper too.


Yep. If they have grazed off all the grass and aren't getting fed regularly, they are hungry. If you have a truck or diesel like the owner that could cause problems too. bang I've done my fair share of battling cows, I feel your pain.

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#6564528 - 11/29/16 06:00 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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Registered: 02/18/10
Posts: 1797
Loc: Tx
Good ideas ! Cows have messed out place up this season as well. Last year we had deer every time I went. This year not so much cowboy
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#6564532 - 11/29/16 06:01 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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I've seen more deer on a 150 acre tract that I hunt that has no feeder or food plots and about 30 head of cattle, than another tract that has both a feeder and a food plot and no cows. I'm seeing more deer on the tract that has more acorn trees on it. It's just a matter of finding the routes they use to hit the acorns. The biggest buck I've seen was on the tract with cows.
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#6564535 - 11/29/16 06:03 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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#6564558 - 11/29/16 06:18 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: D6Ranch]
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2996
Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: D6Ranch
Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Hay takes them longer to eat than cubes. Take 'em about 4 bales when you go out there and dump it all by the gate.

Cheaper too.


Yep. If they have grazed off all the grass and aren't getting fed regularly, they are hungry. If you have a truck or diesel like the owner that could cause problems too. bang I've done my fair share of battling cows, I feel your pain.


They get fed regularly. I think they are more curious than hungry. And there is still a ton of tall grass all over our place.
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#6564560 - 11/29/16 06:18 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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Registered: 03/20/13
Posts: 35
I use creep feed it's smaller then range cubes and will keep them there for hours

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#6564569 - 11/29/16 06:22 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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Woodsman

Registered: 10/12/11
Posts: 238
Loc: West Texas
How much did you pay to hunt the 100 acres?

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#6564595 - 11/29/16 06:34 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: Tff caribou]
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Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6223
Loc: Rockwall
I will never hunt a property with cows again, or any livestock for that matter.
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#6564626 - 11/29/16 06:50 PM Re: Cows are ruining my season [Re: TX Hitman]
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Registered: 08/27/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: TX Hitman
How much did you pay to hunt the 100 acres?


Zero dollars. Which is why I'm venting to y'all, and not to anybody else. Haha.
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