• February 21, 2017

Options in deer feeding

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  • Shawn Paul posted at 10:47 pm on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    Shawn Paul Posts: 34

    You're welcome, crios. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • crios posted at 6:51 pm on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    crios Posts: 15

    Thanks for sharing your insights.

  • Shawn Paul posted at 9:44 pm on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    Shawn Paul Posts: 34

    There are a lot of folks out there who feel that way, awilson. I respect their opinion, but regardless of the chosen method, if you don't place yourself in an area where deer have a good food source and/or water source, the chances of getting a good shot, or even making a sighting, are slim. This is true whether the sources are naturally present or introduced.

    I'll have to admit that I haven't done that sort of hunting before, at least not for deer. I've been meaning to take up bow hunting, and under the right conditions, that style of hunting sounds like it could be rewarding. Thanks for your comment.

  • Shawn Paul posted at 9:38 pm on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    Shawn Paul Posts: 34

    Thanks for your comment, Hill51. You might consider the suggestion made by an above poster, when it comes to hog problems with feeding. A tubed gravity feeder might be something to try at some point in the future.

  • Shawn Paul posted at 9:31 pm on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    Shawn Paul Posts: 34

    Unfortunately, with several types of feeders, there's a lot of that going on, rudeman. Thanks for the comment.

  • Shawn Paul posted at 9:29 pm on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    Shawn Paul Posts: 34

    My experience with timed feeders has been the same, Roger, and I can imagine that those gravity feeders would help with hog problems. They could be a good investment.

  • rogerhill posted at 8:26 am on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    rogerhill Posts: 1

    I like the feeders with the timers because the deer get used to the feeder going off at a certain time and that gives you an idea when you need to be in the stand. If you are having trouble with hogs the gravity feeders that have the tubes that keep the feed suspended of the ground are a good fix

  • rudeman posted at 6:51 am on Wed, Jan 8, 2014.

    rudeman Posts: 5

    I glad you wrote this. I thought all you had to do was pour some corn on the ground and hoped the little critters didn't get it.

  • Hill51 posted at 10:48 pm on Tue, Jan 7, 2014.

    Hill51 Posts: 6

    We feed corn from a feeder the main problem now the hogs find it almost as soon as the deer .The feeder and stand are still a good match for me since I don;t get around as easy as I once did.

  • awilson posted at 10:08 pm on Tue, Jan 7, 2014.

    awilson Posts: 9

    My grandfather says sitting in a deer blind near a feeder isn't hunting. He says if you want to hunt, you've got to do the work and walk. Have you ever done that kind of hunting?