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Fencing around your feeder? #5923269 09/11/15 04:04 AM
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Just curious how many of you fence in your feeders vs how many that don't. I'm moving everything to a different part of the lease, And not sure if I want to use a fence or not.



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I didn't have one and then put one up. It did make a noticeable difference in how long deer stayed. Also started seeing a lot more too.

Re: Fencing around your feeder? [Re: KnoxCityNate] #5923290 09/11/15 04:45 AM
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Lots of variables. Do you have hogs? Cows? Sheep or goats?

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I have one around 3 of my sets and none around one. We have cattle, but no hogs on the place.


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I went with (10) 16' X 34" hog panels to keep the sheep out. Has not kept deer out one bit. I've counted 14 deer inside my pen at one time with several more on the outside that were possibly going in as well.



Re: Fencing around your feeder? [Re: KnoxCityNate] #5923344 09/11/15 10:29 AM
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12 34" hog panels around all but one of mine, the hogs or cows for some reason never go to that feeder. Build the pens big if you're going to build them.




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The only feeder I have that is not fenced is the one in front of my house. I will not ever have a feeder without a fence/pen if there are cattle and hogs around. I can use a road feeder to feed other areas when I hunt. I kill all the deer on the roads on corn by choice.



Re: Fencing around your feeder? [Re: KnoxCityNate] #5923432 09/11/15 12:34 PM
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I don't have one on my feeder simply cause of space and location. Although we do have hogs and they are there often, only damage so far is broken varmint cages using a stand & fill feeder


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Re: Fencing around your feeder? [Re: KnoxCityNate] #5923464 09/11/15 12:52 PM
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Had to if I wanted to see any deer with all the hogs around me. See deer all the time now and zero pigs.

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I made the mistake of not fencing my feeder so I could shoot hogs. I've been shooting hogs for years now and it seems the more hogs I have coming to the feeder, the fewer deer I see. After joining this site last year, I realized that the reason I wasn't seeing very many deer was because of all the hogs I was bringing in. I built a log wall around my feeder with trees from my land that I've taken down clearing my fence line. Two pines laid on top of each other give me a 2 1/2 foot wall. I used wire fencing on the side facing my blind. Since doing this, the hogs have pretty much disappeared and the deer numbers have increased dramatically!!! Right now I have 3 decent 8 pointers hanging around and last year, late in the season we had a really nice 9 point that showed up and hung around until he dropped his antlers. So far he hasn't shown up on the game camera, but we are hopeful.

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All but one have 3 strand barbed wire & t-posts. 2 of the 4 have 1/3ac fenced food plot, 1 food plot has no fence & 1 has small fence around feeder but no food plot. Most of the time we don't have cows and if the rancher does put a few in he usually moves 'em before gun season opens. zoro


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You know a cheaper way out without driving in big posts is grab some smaller cattle, or
hog panels at T Supply. 3 would make a fairly nice circle unless you need a large area to cardon
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I just use barbed wire on our farm, keeps the cows out for now, no it wont do pigs, if become
a problem this year, guess panels are coming.....

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Thank you for all the information. I do have hogs around and cows but they normally stay on the south side of the lease. I might try the cattle panels because the ground is very hard around the feeder and I don't own a T post driver.



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My protein feeders are fenced. Hunters do not fence their corn feeders.


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Originally Posted By: aeb
My protein feeders are fenced. Hunters do not fence their corn feeders.


You're correct that some don't when it comes to broadcast, but the 80% that didn't on OUR ranch are wishing they had after seeing the sheep invasion



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I use them but just to keep the cattle out. They are a good herd that has never damaged anything for a couple years but just didn't want all the sh!t laying in with the corn

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I had several hogs hitting my feeder,Put up T-post and hog panel's, now i still get some pic's of hog's, but nothing like i did,now maybe 2 pic's amonth,and that's REAL GOOD here in Wood County,Fence OH yea,and it don't bother the deer. texas


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If you do fence your feeder in, be sure that you haven't fenced yourself out. It's a PITA moving corn over the top of the fence, leave yourself a gate or opening.


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34" hog panel is stepped over with ease. Even at 5'8" and two bags of corn on the shoulder up



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Originally Posted By: aeb
My protein feeders are fenced. Hunters do not fence their corn feeders.


All my corn are fenced to keep pigs out. But we use 5 cattle panels and cut them in half long ways and it works great... Pigs aren't much for jumping and out of 100 cows I think I only had one get in

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So they are actually 10 around

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Hill country, no. East Texas with cows, yes.

Re: Fencing around your feeder? [Re: KnoxCityNate] #5927927 09/14/15 04:07 PM
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How high does it need to be to keep pigs out? Is 36 inches good enough?

Do you lose anything by buying the welded wire fencing versus panels?

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36" should be plenty tall for hogs.

I believe A&M did a project on what height panel was high enough. Think anything around 30" or taller stopped 100% of hogs from getting into feed pens and even 28" or something like that soped high 90%.

Its a lot easier to keep them out than in.


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What about rolls of fence vs panels?

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