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#6628892 - 01/12/17 09:57 AM Feeder Placement
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Currently running a 1500# Lamco timed protein and 85 gallon barrel corn feeder in the same pen that's ten 16' hog panels circular, but it seems the pen gets crowded (15+ deer sometimes)

Thought about moving the corn feeder to another spot (another shooting lane about 100 yds away) and centering the protein feeder in the pen.

How many of you have your feeders separated like this? It might give the does and fawns another place to feed since they get pushed from the pen during peak hours.
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#6628899 - 01/12/17 10:04 AM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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Or you could make your protein feeder free choice. That way the other deer can eat when the dominant crows isn't there.

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#6628919 - 01/12/17 10:14 AM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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If you have that many deer, I think it makes perfect sense to separate the feeders. Depending on the size of your place, maybe even another protein feeder located in the next 150-200 acres.
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#6628929 - 01/12/17 10:18 AM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: WesTexHunter75]
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Originally Posted By: WesTexHunter75
Or you could make your protein feeder free choice. That way the other deer can eat when the dominant crows isn't there.


This. My PF's are all free choice.
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#6628989 - 01/12/17 10:52 AM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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why not just add a few more panels? seems easier than moving feeders or building an additional pen. adding 4 16ft panels should increase your diameter from ~50ft to ~ 70ft.

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#6628990 - 01/12/17 10:52 AM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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I'd like to go back to free choice, but the travel time and expense just isn't worth it to me. The Lamco has been a great addition as an attractant as several mature bucks bed down inside my pen waiting for the protein to drop.

Another protein feeder is not a bad idea
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#6628992 - 01/12/17 10:54 AM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: HWY72]
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Originally Posted By: HWY72
why not just add a few more panels? seems easier than moving feeders or building an additional pen. adding 4 16ft panels should increase your diameter from ~50ft to ~ 70ft.


Moving the corn feeder won't be much work and others on the lease without a pen are not having sheep issues since the deer are hitting it early and often.
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#6629107 - 01/12/17 12:11 PM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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I have a similar set up. I moved my corn feeder about 90 degrees and 200 yards from where the feed pen is. What I love about this set up is that I get two spots where deer stop and feed, both huntable from the same stand.

There are deer that I've shot at the unpenned feeder that may not have ever crossed the wet-weather creek and make their way over to the feed pen.

I have since added a second corn feeder to the feed pen, BTW. So I'm feeding to corn feeders and one free-choice protein feeder from this one stand.

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#6629137 - 01/12/17 12:24 PM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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I have two feeders...100 yds apart. Always peace of mind living 200mi away...corn should be falling at least in one place.
95% effective this yr. one timer got off by an hour but allows 2 areas per blind and like above stated, the does can run over to the other feeder if uncle buck takes over at one.

I only run one during bow season for obvious reasons (stand placement)

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#6629385 - 01/12/17 02:34 PM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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can you fill that lamco from the ground?
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#6629432 - 01/12/17 03:02 PM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: mustafa]
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Originally Posted By: mustafa
can you fill that lamco from the ground?


I use a small ladder that's kept under my feeder, but it can be filled standing on the trough (I'm 5' 8")
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#6629446 - 01/12/17 03:10 PM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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I'd move one and leave it un penned for hogs or deer that don't like jumping into pens
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#6629492 - 01/12/17 03:27 PM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I'd move one and leave it un penned for hogs or deer that don't like jumping into pens


My exact thoughts bud. Will be feeding soybean/corn mix thru it instead of straight corn. Should give a lil extra to the does and fawns.
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#6629731 - 01/12/17 06:03 PM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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Thank you sir. Sorry to hijack. Is the trough heavy duty?
Originally Posted By: titan2232
Originally Posted By: mustafa
can you fill that lamco from the ground?


I use a small ladder that's kept under my feeder, but it can be filled standing on the trough (I'm 5' 8")
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#6629741 - 01/12/17 06:12 PM Re: Feeder Placement [Re: titan2232]
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I've always had them separated.....

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