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#6958012 - 11/13/17 08:01 AM Cattle on the lease
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Well the cows wiped out 2 feeder pens on our place. My pen made of hog panels was wrecked or should I say part of it was. If I did not have t-post every 5 foot it would have been worse. Trail camera got it all...first cow reared up and then rested her mid section on the panel then just came on in. Four more did the same. The cows were after a new deer block I had just put in the pen, they ate it all. The other pen was not a very good pen and they got in there and turned over the feeder which bent all three legs. That feeder had those light weight legs that slip into each end to make 8 foot and were staked down with lightweight stakes. This is a new set of cows that were recently brought in by the rancher who is not the owner. Wish I could do something about it besides put it back together with barb wire around the top and don't buy any more deer blocks.

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#6958044 - 11/13/17 08:18 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
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Hollywood

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Does the landowner lease the pasture for cattle of own them? If lease you can see how much and try to pay for that also... then convince him to get on wildlife since im sure he gets exemption for cattle..

long shot but never know.

I will never pay for a lease again that has livestock.. unless its very low stocked (rare) and the most perfect place for big deer also rare lol its not happening.. to much of a headache not half the wildlife
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#6958104 - 11/13/17 08:46 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
Wilhunt Offline
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Nav, yes the landowner does lease the grazing rights. Suppose we could try your suggestion.

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#6958191 - 11/13/17 09:49 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
BenBob Offline
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Wire the panels about 6-12 inches off the ground. Not much can go under and this usually makes cows think twice about going over. A string of barb wire across the top after that will also help.
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#6958225 - 11/13/17 10:15 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
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You and others may scoff at the suggestion, but forget about feeders and hunt heavily used trails, funnels and pinch points the old fashioned way. After some field work and a little planning, you'll save money and could easily see just as many deer, including the ones too smart to ever hit a feeder in daylight.
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#6958231 - 11/13/17 10:17 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
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Build real feeder pens. Concrete, pipe, and cattle panels

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#6958266 - 11/13/17 10:30 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: BOBO the Clown]
Wilhunt Offline
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Build real feeder pens. Concrete, pipe, and cattle panels


That should do the job...have the panels but no concrete or steel.
Thanks!

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#6958270 - 11/13/17 10:32 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
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Put up 2 strands of barb wire, hope that does the job.

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#6958342 - 11/13/17 11:11 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Texas Dan]
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Hollywood

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Not cringing at the trail option but those trails will be hard to distinguish and be unreliable with livestock on the property
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#6958347 - 11/13/17 11:13 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
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Hollywood

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If anything you want to find a section of the property less used by livestock and try to hunt it... I would however agree with staying away from feeders... find a spot heavy with scrapes and maybe put some scent out... spreading corn out by hand can also work better than feed stations
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#6958377 - 11/13/17 11:25 AM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
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I had that problem once with my cows. Actually it was just one cow and she was a jumper. I ran a hot wire around the top of the feeder pen and once she got shocked a couple of times I just turned it off and never had a problem after that. Should have sold her but she always had a pretty calf.

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#6959093 - 11/13/17 07:32 PM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
soonersorlaters Offline
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Registered: 08/13/15
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Loc: Mansfield, TX
Shoot the cow. Fills the freezer faster than deer. cheers

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#6959135 - 11/13/17 07:52 PM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
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Got tired of cows and pigs and built 6 of these, made out of old propane tanks.........at least if they bust through the pin your feeder will be ok.

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#6959234 - 11/13/17 08:55 PM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
sdunshee Offline
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Registered: 11/16/13
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Our cows became unruly out of nowhere, our hog panels were no match and was getting calls from the landowner that his cows kept getting trapped in our pens (he made us put them up). This past weekend we ran a strand of barbwire on the top of 3 pens. My buddy said they'd walk up to the new taller pens and size them up and walk off. Hopefully we're done with this cow/pen debacle.

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#6959286 - 11/13/17 09:26 PM Re: Cattle on the lease [Re: Wilhunt]
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Cows and deer dont jive. I hunt near a big cow pasture. The deer stay way the hell away from those nasty cows. The hogs dont care. Kinda the same catigory. If forced to, the deer will work around cattle to live amoung them, but I can promise you they hate cows like I hate pigs. PS they hate pigs too.
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