I'm needing some opinions on feeder location here. Do you all like location A or B? The area just to the right of the blind is flooded grass right now, but just beyond that will be winter wheat when the time comes. Feeder location A is in a slight, slight draw that comes in from the neighboring pasture to the south. I think I like location A better, except B makes me feel better for bow hunting because it's a touch farther from the neighboring fence. I like to keep respect there and not be trailing a deer over the fence line. The blind location is and has been there for years and I asked the landowner if it offended the neighbor and he assured me it didn't and to use the blind if I wanted. Also, feeder location B is directly out the front window of the blind, location A is out a small side window currently. The blind is big and bulky and turning it wouldn't be easy. Thoughts?
IF the green pin is the stand then I have the same concern as what SnakeWrangler brought up- shooting across a property line. Wherever you put the feeder make sure it is close to some brush or tree line- the deer feel more comfortable coming to a feeder close to an escape route rather than crossing a big clearing to get to it.
There is a fence and you actually can't even see in the other property, so there is no concern of me accidentally shooting over the boundary. I was more concerned of shooting one with bow and having to trail it across the fence.
Wind direction is always key. Bowhunting next to a fence where a deer may cross a fence can be a problem. I would stay at least 100+ yards from a fenceline, and make sure the deer isn't facing the fence when you turn loose of your arrow.
"B" It has the feeder/water and window facing the feeder. A is a swamp right now and turning to shoot out a side window is not very handy. Additionally, if the map is oriented correctly (North at top) you will be looking at the morning sun.
Last edited by DH3; 05/26/1911:30 PM.
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I would not use either location you have indicated. I would go north of the water trough up to the ridge of dark trees and find a spot to put a feeder. That would keep the location away from neighbors and their traffic. If those are Oak trees you would be better off when you have acorns.
Thanks to everyone for the replies. I think I'm going to go with Location "B", just because it's a bit closer to the water, a little further from the property boundary, and there is a nice place to set up a bow blind where I will have the wind in my favor. I'm considering putting up an additional feeder at "A", but if I'm bow hunting, I hate to have 2 feeders going - I'd rather just have 1. So we'll see. Thanks again!