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Backyard Deer Hunting Help #2411901 07/07/11 04:01 AM
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Saw a deer in the back yard so of course the natural hunter in me says I need a feeder. Had an extra one at the farm so I brought it back. Are there any hints to help deer find the feeder. We've lived here about 6 months and have only seen one deer but there should be some deer in the area. Have heard lots of people talk about huge deer in Parker so I'm trying to figure out how to get them to visit my feeder.


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Have you tried to send an e-vite? I also heard that corn in your feeder works.



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Fill it and turn it on, they'll find it.


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Originally Posted By: DiverTexas
Fill it and turn it on, they'll find it.


Along with the coons and the pigs. I don't think you want it too close to your house.



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Originally Posted By: Stompy
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Fill it and turn it on, they'll find it.


Along with the coons and the pigs. I don't think you want it too close to your house.


If you are not able to hunt at your house/property, it probably wouldn't be a good choice to bring a feeder in as what was mentioned above. Also, you definitely don't want to start what has happened to the area around West Lake Hills & Lakeway here in Austin!


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Before you bring in a feeder and go to all that trouble, you could try some dumping some deer mineral along a trail and set up a trail cam to monitor it first.

Bucks and does will find mineral quickly, this will give you a chance to see what bucks you have roaming around there. Make a decision after a month of camera pics.



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I'd say feed them deer in the backyard...then you won't have to mow the grass and the wife's plants will be destroyed also. Nothing like having a yard full of ticks also.



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Re: Backyard Deer Hunting Help [Re: stxranchman] #2412668 07/07/11 04:49 PM
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We have a couple acres in the back so if they do start showing up I fully intend to hunt them. With a bow though. Just curious how big of a pile of corn to give before giving up on it.


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I put out a plastic kiddie pool of water for my pigeons, and the deer found it in less than a day. Now they wander in and out like they own the place, at all hours. I feed the pigeons a mixed grain that has soybeans and corn mixed in and the deer hoover it up - PDQ! mad

It's going to be easy pickin's come Oct.... elmer


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They will find it if you put it out via some type of feeder or if you just dump it out yourself a little at a time.


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Originally Posted By: scot
We have a couple acres in the back so if they do start showing up I fully intend to hunt them. With a bow though. Just curious how big of a pile of corn to give before giving up on it.


Make sure it is legal to hunt there on small acreage - some counties do not allow it depending upon acreage size. Subdivisions, neighborhoods and homeowner associations can be a different story when it comes to discharging a firearm, hunting with one or archery equipment.

Something to know before it's too late:

Restricted Areas in Counties
It is against the law to:

-hunt in a subdivision with lots 10 acres or less in an unincorporated area of a county if the commissioners court, by order, prohibits the discharge of a firearm or the use of archery equipment in such subdivisions. (Contact local county clerk and ask about 235.022, Local Government Code.)

-hunt on any area named as a wildlife sanctuary, nesting, or propagation area.

-hunt anywhere that hunting has been prohibited by county or city ordinance.


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I "hunt" the small place my in-laws live on, 20 acres, in NE Parker County. I have seen some good size bucks there. Last year I didn't want to set up my feeder so I just dumped corn on the ground and they found it within a few days. They will find the corn no matter what.



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I put a feeder out on my 6 acre place 5 years ago and they found it in no time. I get to shoot pigs and coons in the off season from the back porch. rifle Got a good bow stand on it too for the skillet heads.


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Originally Posted By: kyotee1
Originally Posted By: scot
We have a couple acres in the back so if they do start showing up I fully intend to hunt them. With a bow though. Just curious how big of a pile of corn to give before giving up on it.


Make sure it is legal to hunt there on small acreage - some counties do not allow it depending upon acreage size. Subdivisions, neighborhoods and homeowner associations can be a different story when it comes to discharging a firearm, hunting with one or archery equipment.

Something to know before it's too late:

Restricted Areas in Counties
It is against the law to:

-hunt in a subdivision with lots 10 acres or less in an unincorporated area of a county if the commissioners court, by order, prohibits the discharge of a firearm or the use of archery equipment in such subdivisions. (Contact local county clerk and ask about 235.022, Local Government Code.)

-hunt on any area named as a wildlife sanctuary, nesting, or propagation area.

-hunt anywhere that hunting has been prohibited by county or city ordinance.


I think we are good on that but I will make a call before shooting at anything.


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Not sure but I believe you have to have at least ten acres to hunt in most counties,some subdivisions prohibit hunting by any means.Nothing like poking a deer and have it run in your neighbors front yard and die.



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Originally Posted By: DoubleB20
I put out a plastic kiddie pool of water for my pigeons, and the deer found it in less than a day. Now they wander in and out like they own the place, at all hours. I feed the pigeons a mixed grain that has soybeans and corn mixed in and the deer hoover it up - PDQ! mad

It's going to be easy pickin's come Oct.... elmer

Haha thats funny!



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Originally Posted By: erathkid
Not sure but I believe you have to have at least ten acres to hunt in most counties,some subdivisions prohibit hunting by any means.Nothing like poking a deer and have it run in your neighbors front yard and die.



Not in a subdivision and if the 10 acre rule applied in parker I'd have to lease a couple acres from my neighbor.


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This may be the regulation they are referring to:

Restricted Areas in Counties
It is against the law to:

- hunt in a subdivision with lots 10 acres or less in an unincorporated area of a county if the commissioners court, by order, prohibits the discharge of a firearm or the use of archery equipment in such subdivisions. (Contact local county clerk and ask about 235.022, Local Government Code.)

Here are some restrictions for counties:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/annual/hunt/restricted_areas/


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Was talking to the bow guy at Bass Pro on 288 in Pearland last year. His grandpa (I think) owned some land (14 acres I think) in some sub-division in Brazoria County that doesn't have restrictions on hunting. He arrowed a nice buck last year that proceeded to jump his neighbor's fence and die in their lawn....

In the middle of their Christmas party. Little awkward, but an awesome story.


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Scot, you should have a lot of deer running around by your place. Especially across the street. If you put up a feeder, you wil have them in no time. Or even out it on the ground. It might take them a little longer to find it, but they will. There are good deer to the north of you. I used to see them in that bottom costal field 1/2 mile north of ya. Put one out and you will for sure tag out on does in no time. If you need help with the feeder, let me know.




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The deer in my neighborhood between Azle and Springtown are pets. They walk right up to the house to get Apples. Hope your two acres are somewhere else in Parker county. deer



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Originally Posted By: sportsman
Scot, you should have a lot of deer running around by your place. Especially across the street. If you put up a feeder, you wil have them in no time. Or even out it on the ground. It might take them a little longer to find it, but they will. There are good deer to the north of you. I used to see them in that bottom costal field 1/2 mile north of ya. Put one out and you will for sure tag out on does in no time. If you need help with the feeder, let me know.


Was thinking about trying to figure out who the owners were of the place across the street. That is multiple hundred acres if I am not mistaken and have seen a few deer in it.

No deer during daylight at the feeders yet still waiting.


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Originally Posted By: scot
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Scot, you should have a lot of deer running around by your place. Especially across the street. If you put up a feeder, you wil have them in no time. Or even out it on the ground. It might take them a little longer to find it, but they will. There are good deer to the north of you. I used to see them in that bottom costal field 1/2 mile north of ya. Put one out and you will for sure tag out on does in no time. If you need help with the feeder, let me know.



Was thinking about trying to figure out who the owners were of the place across the street. That is multiple hundred acres if I am not mistaken and have seen a few deer in it.

No deer during daylight at the feeders yet still waiting.

I have never seen anyone on that place as I drive by other than the guys cutting/baling hay. It would be a good place to get if you could get access to it.




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What you need a feeder for? Try a basketball goal. They love em. I love to post this picture.




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