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Feeding pattern question. #8042713 11/08/20 09:19 PM
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I hung a small feeder up at the small farm I hunt in August. I have the timer set for 1/2 hr before and right at sunset. The farm has several sounders visiting and have been doing damage under the oak and pecan trees. But....mostly random hours. Rarely at dusk, often 2-3 hours after sunset, then at all hours of the night. Most consistent was 730 -830 at night. Having said that last 4 nights I've waited and nothing. (Missed too late by 12 min one night and left 5 min too soon another.) I'm fairly certain they're not currently living close, which is why I'm not seeing them right at dark. Also know they are grocery-heavy now and plenty to choose from. Otherwise, any other thoughts, ideas, suggestions? I'm up to about 20 sets without a sighting.

Re: Feeding pattern question. [Re: Douglas Tipton] #8042838 11/08/20 11:17 PM
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They aren’t coming to my feeders right now either, at least not on a predictable day and time. But, I did drill one last evening that was rooting around the ground under an oak tree that has acorns. Second one on that tree recently.


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I'm up to about 20 sets without a sighting.


Then you are obviously hunting the wrong place and/or at the wrong time.


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Re: Feeding pattern question. [Re: Douglas Tipton] #8043032 11/09/20 02:11 AM
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Not really sure about your situation, but if you have thermal and put in the hours. It is very rare to leave with out a kill

Re: Feeding pattern question. [Re: Douglas Tipton] #8045961 11/11/20 01:33 AM
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Yah I think there are a bunch of factors at play. One of them being spoiled with regularity without a ton of effort. I don't have a thermal nor do I have a bunch of different spots to hunt. I did reset the feeder to go off earlier to capture the interest of those that have come by before sunset. I honestly don't think they've been around when the feeder goes off, thus arent associating the sound with food yet. In the end I'm a victim of my own success. It's a very small farm and when I first started hunting it the hogs were living on property. I've probably gone through 4 Sounders now, some completely, and there have been no replacements, just nomads more or less.

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