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#6707269 - 03/16/17 05:43 PM Feeder in Washed Out Tank?
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Woodsman

Registered: 10/01/08
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Loc: Hallettsville
Has anybody had either a good or bad experience with this set-up? Before flooding washed out the dam it was about 30 feet deep and about two to three acres. Its a noticeable drop in elevation and was wondering whether this will make deer more or less comfortable with coming in to feed

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#6707808 - 03/17/17 10:38 AM Re: Feeder in Washed Out Tank? [Re: HVILLE HNTR]
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Deer will be vary wary of a feeder in the bottom like that - reduces most of their senses against spotting danger.
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#6707977 - 03/17/17 02:58 PM Re: Feeder in Washed Out Tank? [Re: HVILLE HNTR]
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Agree with above, deer like to see and smell, they will have a hard time doing both down in a hole. I don't see this as a good set up.

One of my most heavily traffic'd set ups was simply a small clearing in a wooded area of my lease, put the feeder down and it gets hammered every day and night until all corn is gone. Sometimes sticking to more natural setting works best, won't be as "on-guard" if it is in a more native string versus a large clearing...deer always seem to be hesitant to walk out into the open. they will go out, but they typically will sit at the edge an watch for a while, and if you make any wrong moves they are gone before you know they are there.

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#6709879 - 03/20/17 08:00 AM Re: Feeder in Washed Out Tank? [Re: HVILLE HNTR]
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Hogs would like it. Not the deer unless there is no rain and nothing else to eat.
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#6710290 - 03/20/17 02:13 PM Re: Feeder in Washed Out Tank? [Re: Halfadozen]
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Originally Posted By: Halfadozen
Deer will be vary wary of a feeder in the bottom like that - reduces most of their senses against spotting danger.


Another agreeing. Might make nice bow blind setup for pigs up
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#6710333 - 03/20/17 03:03 PM Re: Feeder in Washed Out Tank? [Re: HVILLE HNTR]
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The better hunting locations at our place are all low areas near the main draw that goes through the property. The feeders aren't down in the middle (where the water would flow come a big rain), but they're on the 2nd level just outside the draw.

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#6710476 - 03/20/17 05:44 PM Re: Feeder in Washed Out Tank? [Re: HVILLE HNTR]
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When did the dam wash out? Has it been long enough for brush and tree's to grow so the deer can move in the area with some cover? If so, it could be a very good spot.

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#6710751 - 03/20/17 10:24 PM Re: Feeder in Washed Out Tank? [Re: Wilhunt]
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Registered: 10/01/08
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Loc: Hallettsville
Originally Posted By: Wilhunt
When did the dam wash out? Has it been long enough for brush and tree's to grow so the deer can move in the area with some cover? If so, it could be a very good spot.


About 10 years ago and is grown up quite a bit in brush and small tree's and patchy grass. Certain areas still hold a little water after a big rain and remain mucky for months later (Not where I would setup though). It looks like it would be a good spot but my hesitation to commit to this spot has always been the elevation change which it sounds like based on other posts would be the reason this spot may not be as good as it could be if the ground was more level with surroundings. Heading up there this weekend. Will take pics and post up when I get back

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#6710974 - 03/21/17 09:05 AM Re: Feeder in Washed Out Tank? [Re: HVILLE HNTR]
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Years ago we had a feeder in a location as you describe and it was very good. Go for it..

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