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#7156786 - 05/01/18 12:57 PM Water guzzlers for deer
Hunter Daddy Offline
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Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 193
Who uses water guzzler's on their property? It will be a dry summer in South Texas and the deer will need another source of water. Does anyone have any ideas on how to build such a unit?

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#7156793 - 05/01/18 01:05 PM Re: Water guzzlers for deer [Re: Hunter Daddy]
DUKFVR Offline
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Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 233
We use them in San Saba county. The wildlife use them all the time. Go through 275 gallons in about 2-3 weeks during the summer. We use a 275 gallon tote & run pvc to a horse waterer like you buy at tractor supply. We bury it in the ground. You want to use a small trough etc, because the bigger your trough the more you will lose to evaporation. We have 2 out on 230 ac & the regular trough at the well. Getting ready to put another one out soon. The more water you can give them on the place the better. If you are in an area that is dry & not much surface water like ponds etc the water will draw the game in.

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#7157768 - 05/02/18 12:21 PM Re: Water guzzlers for deer [Re: Hunter Daddy]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 27787
Loc: Texas
We don't have guzzlers, but have water totes that feed troughs with floats. They will keep water available for a long time in wetter conditions and about 2 months when dry (for our usage) I'm sure if you have higher density they will drain it faster.
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