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#6612934 - 01/02/17 06:04 PM Feeder distance
Saltbayou Offline
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Registered: 01/27/13
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How far do you all recommend setting a blind away from the feeder when hunting? I was thinking about putting one in some thick cover about 75 yards is the max distance that I can see.

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#6613093 - 01/02/17 07:02 PM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
75 yards is good. I have a few at 75, but most are 100 yards, not much difference really.
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#6613139 - 01/02/17 07:22 PM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: Burleson Texas
25 to 100 yards but I bow hunt mostly.
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#6613474 - 01/02/17 09:30 PM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
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After hunting put in west Texas I have really come to like 200-225 yd setups. Of coarse from high ground you can see much more terrain than in thick woods. That distance allows you to not have to worry as much about wind or disturbing an area getting to the blind. Of coarse you need good glass and good shooting skills but it's what I've come to prefer. Truthfully I think all terrain and all setups are created differently there shouldn't be a specific number you look for but instead what will work for that situation.
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#6613560 - 01/02/17 10:15 PM Re: Feeder distance [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Truthfully I think all terrain and all setups are created differently there shouldn't be a specific number you look for but instead what will work for that situation.

Nailed it! Too many variables for a generic answer....
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#6613743 - 01/03/17 06:29 AM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
jimbob Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 858
Loc: Carrollton
im in west tx so 100-250 yds

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#6613813 - 01/03/17 07:38 AM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
Gemlin Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
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40-100 yards, depending on cover.

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#6613816 - 01/03/17 07:41 AM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Most of ours are around 120, but this year I set one up at 75 for the youngsters of the group that are just getting started hunting. The kids had a blast there.
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#6614369 - 01/03/17 12:45 PM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
JB1316 Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 79
You've got to take what the property gives you. On my lease, we dont have any stands closer than 50 yards, but no farther than 75 yards - but it's heavy brush and hard to get a shooting lane. If i had more open areas, I'd go for 100 yards - but as is, 45-75 yards is as far back as we can get.

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#6617689 - 01/05/17 09:22 AM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
At my two stands I've got one at 63 yards and one at 65 yards...just worked out that way with the brush and terrain. I was afraid I might bee too close and scare the deer off, but not at all.
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#6622109 - 01/08/17 08:09 AM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
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Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 439
Loc: Gilmer, TX
As far as your skills and terrain will allow.

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#6622115 - 01/08/17 08:17 AM Re: Feeder distance [Re: gollygee]
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Registered: 10/26/07
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Loc: The Island Cres
Originally Posted By: gollygee
As far as your skills and terrain will allow.


100% agree.
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#6622137 - 01/08/17 08:46 AM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
jimbob Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 858
Loc: Carrollton
100, 120,180 and 240

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#6622960 - 01/08/17 07:07 PM Re: Feeder distance [Re: Saltbayou]
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Registered: 12/05/06
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Loc: Saginaw, Tx
15 to 20 yards. But I only bowhunt.
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#6624008 - 01/09/17 12:30 PM Re: Feeder distance [Re: passthru]
txpitdog Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 225
Originally Posted By: passthru
15 to 20 yards. But I only bowhunt.


Same here. Mine is at 20 and at an angle that is generally favorable for the prevailing wind

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