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Feeder Placement #7543751 06/28/19 12:23 AM
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Is it a good idea to put another feeder in the same area you're hunting but about 150 - 200 yards away?The feeder that's there now isn't attracting many deer during daylight hours, but I just want to put another one on the opposite end of that one.

Re: Feeder Placement [Re: brian43] #7543759 06/28/19 12:34 AM
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If you're not attracting deer, it's very doubtful you're going to attract deer 150-200 yards away, unless you put it on your neighbors fenceline. smile

You mentioned "during daylight hours" are you getting deer at night, but not during the day or not at all? If your visitors are all at night, what time are you feeding?


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I feed at 7:00am and 4:00pm

Im Hunting in East Texas Pineywoods.

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I have 2 feeders at my home. Have the regulars up near the house daily but the bigger bucks all stay down by the creek feeder and rarely show themselves.


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Re: Feeder Placement [Re: brian43] #7543834 06/28/19 02:42 AM
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Deer eat when they want to eat. You can drop 40 feeders if you like. This time of year, most of our pics are in the coolest times of the day (spin cast and free choice protein feeders). Patterns change between what we see now and when the temps cool, pre-rut and rut are in play.

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Moving a feeder can make a big difference in activity depending on the terrain, bedding areas, travel corridors, etc.

For example I have two corn feeders about 400-500 yards apart....one gets probably twice as much deer activity as the other. I have moved feeders around a few times to try to pattern deer and see which locations work better. The stand/feeder I thought would be the best location happened to not be the best location on my property.

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Originally Posted by DocHorton
Moving a feeder can make a big difference in activity depending on the terrain, bedding areas, travel corridors, etc.

For example I have two corn feeders about 400-500 yards apart....one gets probably twice as much deer activity as the other. I have moved feeders around a few times to try to pattern deer and see which locations work better. The stand/feeder I thought would be the best location happened to not be the best location on my property.


Yep. And this time of year is not the best to attract deer. Its green everywhere. We only feed hogs and coons now until October. Depending on where you are located deer won't touch corn for a while.

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Originally Posted by DocHorton
For example I have two corn feeders about 400-500 yards apart....one gets probably twice as much deer activity as the other. I have moved feeders around a few times to try to pattern deer and see which locations work better. The stand/feeder I thought would be the best location happened to not be the best location on my property.


Doc, isn't it different with your feeders in a HF? smile

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Depending on where you are located deer won't touch corn for a while.

They're still diggin' corn, protein and beans around PK Lake.
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Originally Posted by CharlieCTx


Doc, isn't it different with your feeders in a HF? smile

Originally Posted by Txduckman

Depending on where you are located deer won't touch corn for a while.

They're still diggin' corn, protein and beans around PK Lake.



roflmao LF only.

Same for me as well.....Deer hit my corn feeders every single day of the year.

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Just my opinion but "If you feed them they will come." As others have said there are likely other reasons they aren't coming in but to me in most cases the location isn't the reason. That's just talking numbers of deer cause mature bucks may be another story. For what its worth I once heard that Al Brothers, very well known and respected wildlife biologist, once said it takes deer 3 years to get completely used to coming in to a particular feeder location. I respect him a lot so I hope im not misquoting him. Doesn't make sense to me but I in fact got that second hand info first hand. Ive always assumed I didn't have all the facts so if anyone can shed any light im curious.


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