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#7190236 - 06/06/18 12:16 PM Feeder pin and deer
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So for the first time in my life I had to put a feeder pin up. I had deer every morning and night before. To the guys that have done this how long till the deer get use to the pin


Hog panel/round pin/ 70 feet total across

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#7190256 - 06/06/18 12:42 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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Couple days, maybe a week. Last pen I put up had deer in it the next day.

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#7190259 - 06/06/18 12:44 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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Every feed pen I've built, somewhere between 1 hour and 2 days.

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#7190261 - 06/06/18 12:45 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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I had deer in my pen the first day.

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#7190264 - 06/06/18 12:46 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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Got live cams on 2 of them and no deer in almost a week now

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#7190269 - 06/06/18 12:48 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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Did you use 34" hog panels or 50" cattle panels to build the pens?

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#7190272 - 06/06/18 12:50 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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Really depends on the deer and what type of livestock fencing is on the place IME. I have had to open up one panel like a gate for couple of weeks to get them into the pen then shut it. Was fine after that.
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#7190379 - 06/06/18 02:48 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
ldfalcon123 Offline
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34 inch hog panel

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#7190417 - 06/06/18 03:27 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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No more than 2 days if there are existing feed pens on the property, up to 2 weeks if the local deer have never seen one before.
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#7190469 - 06/06/18 04:47 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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Was the feeder there before you put the pen up? or did you put up a new feeder and pen at same time?

Most of the time we have had deer at the feeders the same day. I would think deer density and natural forage may affect it too.
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#7190478 - 06/06/18 04:53 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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PIN??

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#7190491 - 06/06/18 05:21 PM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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If they're hungry and there is corn or protein inside the pen they will figure out how to get in.
Ask anyone that lives in the country & has a garden.

If you've had rain recently they may be more interested in native browse right now.

Deer jump over fences every day.

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#7190939 - 06/07/18 06:57 AM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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Just make it big. Deer are not comfortable in a small pen.......

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#7190957 - 06/07/18 07:20 AM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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How long ago did you put it up? 70' across? How many hog panels do you have and is it a square or round pen design?
A lot of it depends on deer density and available food and the time of year.

There are a lot of things that you can do to entice them in, like stxranchman said leave a panel open or you can put those sweet corn blocks in there, set your feeder to go off right before they move I have mine going off at 6:00 am and will move it up to 5:45 am tomorrow, in the pm at 8:30. If you throw to late in the am after they have bedded down (especially in the hot weather) the birds and squirrels get it, same thing in the afternoon.

Good luck up


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#7191195 - 06/07/18 10:17 AM Re: Feeder pin and deer [Re: ldfalcon123]
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70' across would be 13 to 14 hog panels. That's a circumference of 219 feet. Plenty big!

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