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Should I fence around the feeder ? #8399183 09/27/21 01:09 PM
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Have a broadcast feeder and there are about 8 javelina hitting it quite a bit.
Another hunter close by has a gravity feeder and is getting a ton more pics of deer than me.
Only reason I do not want to put out a gravity feeder is I would like to get the deer on a schedule of my time and not have them only coming out at night on a gravity feeder.
Wondering if I should leave it alone or put up some 36 inch hog panel around the feeder to stop the javelinas or just leave it alone.
What do you all think, do you think it will help and possibly bring in more deer or not have the deer scared off by the javelinas?

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When I first bought my land, I really liked shooting hogs year round. Unfortunately, the more I fed the hogs, the more they showed up. That led to less and less deer. Deer do not like being around hogs. Then I fenced in the feeder, but it was a battle, because the hogs still wanted in, and they where very good at destroying my fence. Eventually, I built a fence strong enough to keep them out, but not away. This didn't really help, so I moved the feeder to another spot and put a hot wire around it and my food plot. It's about half an acre, maybe a little under. The hot wire is a foot off of the ground. Deer stop over it, hogs walk right into it and get zapped. This worked better then I hoped for. Since then, my deer numbers have gone up, and the hogs stay away.

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Pen the feeder now, you will be much happier in the long run. Build a large enough pen to keep all the corn that is spun inside the pen. You will see more deer than now. If you don't fence it, your buddy hunting close by will thank you ever time he kills a deer. grin


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Pen the feeder now, you will be much happier in the long run. Build a large enough pen to keep all the corn that is spun inside the pen. You will see more deer than no. If you don't fence it, your buddy hunting close by will thank you ever time he kills a deer. grin

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And fill your bag limit of javelina, usually two, each year. They ARE a legal game animal, so carefully cut out the back straps, avoiding the gland, and cook it. drink7 (Whiskey helps.)


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Re: Should I fence around the feeder ? [Re: bcuda] #8399296 09/27/21 02:38 PM
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Always pen your feeders unless you are a hog shooting addict. LOL. I love to shoot pigs too, just not at my deer feeders.

Re: Should I fence around the feeder ? [Re: bcuda] #8399342 09/27/21 03:29 PM
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We built 6 feeder pens this past Saturday. 13 panels each. We had one more to go and the young guys quit on me. I wanted to finish the last one(out of 11 total) really bad but in retrospect if we had done that last one, it may of killed this old man. Ive come home to recover and wash clothes and then Im going back up to finish(among many other projects.) Doing all that work and coming up one short is like taking a .... and not wiping. Younger generation......
Anyway, if you have problems with hogs or javis then I highly recommend penning them out.


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make a pen with 12 x 16' panels, cut the T-post flush with the panel and enjoy much better hunting.


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Re: Should I fence around the feeder ? [Re: bcuda] #8399384 09/27/21 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bcuda
Have a broadcast feeder and there are about 8 javelina hitting it quite a bit.
Another hunter close by has a gravity feeder and is getting a ton more pics of deer than me.
Only reason I do not want to put out a gravity feeder is I would like to get the deer on a schedule of my time and not have them only coming out at night on a gravity feeder.
Wondering if I should leave it alone or put up some 36 inch hog panel around the feeder to stop the javelinas or just leave it alone.
What do you all think, do you think it will help and possibly bring in more deer or not have the deer scared off by the javelinas?



Javelinas are definitely vacuum cleaners when it comes to corn but I've never know them to affect deer activity like hogs will.
I just put up a 6 panel pen around one of mine this past weekend and with 6 t-posts it was $200. Ridiculous cost now on all steel items and I wouldn't have done it at all except that the ranch owner requested me do it.
Of course that feeder throws corn out about 40' to each side and this 6 panel pen is only about 30' diameter so the hogs are still going to get some and if they really want it a big one will lift those panels up like there are not even there. smdh

I honestly don't think the gravity feeder vs your timed feeder is the reason he is getting more deer in.
How much corn are you throwing and how far does your feeder disperse it? Maybe the answer is to just feed a little more to give the deer more of a chance to eat.
Another answer is to eliminate 2 of those javelina and if that doesn't help take another hunter and eliminate a couple more! grin


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Originally Posted by freerange
We built 6 feeder pens this past Saturday. 13 panels each. We had one more to go and the young guys quit on me. I wanted to finish the last one(out of 11 total) really bad but in retrospect if we had done that last one, it may of killed this old man. Ive come home to recover and wash clothes and then Im going back up to finish(among many other projects.) Doing all that work and coming up one short is like taking a .... and not wiping. Younger generation......
Anyway, if you have problems with hogs or javis then I highly recommend penning them out.


You, sir, need a motorized t post pounder or a tractor to put in those poles. We have it down to where 3 people can put up a 12 panel (16' each panel) pen in 90 minutes or less with one of these:

https://www.titanpostdrivers.com/

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those mechanized t-post drivers are a blessing

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You too can own one for only about a Grand. A little hard work never hurt anyone.


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Re: Should I fence around the feeder ? [Re: Creekrunner] #8399782 09/27/21 10:25 PM
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Whiskey in the dish or on the side?


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How much does a shoulder operation cost?

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Having done the shoulder surgery and rehab thing, I can’t say it was a ton of fun. I’d gladly buy the gadget before I did it again.


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Originally Posted by Whammer7
Whiskey in the dish or on the side?


Both.


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Work smarter not harder after 40, pen the feeder and thank all of us later..

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Maybe turn those javelinas into money by selling hunts, until they thin out or they get the point, lol.

Get into the airgun shooting crowd, guys wil pay a lot for an opportunity to plug a javelina with a souped up pellet rifle.


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I guess somes only count cots in dollars.

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High fence, low fence, no fence, it really doesn't matter as long as you're hunting!
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Here are those little buggers this morning.

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They seem to be multiplying.

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Originally Posted by freerange
You too can own one for only about a Grand. A little hard work never hurt anyone.


As others said, shoulder surgeries suck and I've been putting one off. I'm not afraid of work, but I don't believe in unnecessary work. Our driver has put up 5 or 6 pens, helped us chip through limestone while digging post holes, and will probably run for 20 years with that little honda motor. If you have a lot of work in front of you, go buy one (yes, they are a grand). If you don't have a lot of work in the future then rent one and spend $30 a day.

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Originally Posted by freerange
We built 6 feeder pens this past Saturday. 13 panels each. We had one more to go and the young guys quit on me. I wanted to finish the last one(out of 11 total) really bad but in retrospect if we had done that last one, it may of killed this old man. Ive come home to recover and wash clothes and then Im going back up to finish(among many other projects.) Doing all that work and coming up one short is like taking a .... and not wiping. Younger generation......
Anyway, if you have problems with hogs or javis then I highly recommend penning them out.



Did you use 13 16' Hog Panels? Dang I thought I was overdoing it by using 10.


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