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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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Couple days, maybe a week. Last pen I put up had deer in it the next day.

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Every feed pen I've built, somewhere between 1 hour and 2 days.

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I had deer in my pen the first day.

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Got live cams on 2 of them and no deer in almost a week now

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Did you use 34" hog panels or 50" cattle panels to build the pens?

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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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34 inch hog panel

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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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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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PIN??

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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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Just make it big. Deer are not comfortable in a small pen.......

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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.

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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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Its 15 panels

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Its 15 panels total round

It goes off at daylight and 30 minutes before dark

I had 3-5 deer hitting the feed every morning and night

I put 50 pounds on the ground still there been a week.

crazy like the deer just went poof!!

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that is odd!!! I've had deer in the pen within an hour out near Ozona, within a day in east Texas.

Do you have a way to open up one side of the pen (not pin hammer) for a few days so they might become accustomed to going in???


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Weird. Put a camera facing outside.

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Weird. Put a camera facing outside.


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For how long it takes for them to go in the pens that all depends. One place I have them on they were there that night but then they have to jump the same material fence the pen is made from just to cross the property. if they are accustom to crossing that type fence no time or very little time if not it can take a while. Of course there are exceptions to that as all deer have a personality of their own

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PIN??
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! It's a PEN dagnabit!!!!!!!!

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that is odd!!! I've had deer in the pen within an hour out near Ozona, within a day in east Texas.

Do you have a way to open up one side of the pen (not pin hammer) for a few days so they might become accustomed to going in???


confused2 any panther, sasquatch sightings?

hammer some one had ta ask ...

Could be just something different ta them.
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Is this the part where someone suggests Indian Corn?

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What kind of natural food is in the area?


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I have a new round pen with a feeder in it... 12 panels. In 3 weeks I have seen 1 deer near the pen. The new pen is roughly 60 ' from the old location. I think there is enough natural vegetation for them and they prefer the natural. After the natural food supply is gone they will be at the feeder.

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