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Old 11-03-2017, 06:33 PM   #1
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Well I finally got on a lease. It's a small lease and I know most the guys on it. All layed back good people. You pick you out a couple spots to hunt and everyone stays away from each others spots. I like it!!
So since I'm the new guy everyone already has established spots. So I get what's left over.
Well.... bout the only thing left is the thick stuff. Which I like!!!!
The kid closest to me set up in the easiest to reach spots so headed to the creek bottom. My initial thought was to use the creek and or its edges for access but on my way in I found several good trails and a fresh bed along the creek. So I'll have to find another way in.
I eventually found a small area that wasn't to thick to set up. I wanted to do a corn pile but I'm worried about hogs eating it all and I didnt want to set up a feeder and alert anything so instead I decided to hang a bucket feeder high in a tree.

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Old 11-03-2017, 06:36 PM   #2
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Good luck. You sitting there now?

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Old 11-03-2017, 06:38 PM   #3
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I took my bow fishing rig
Shot over a limb and then pulled my feeder up about 16-18 feet. ( forgot to take a pic of that)
Set up a camera and anxious to see what I get pics of. I did find a good rub about 10 yrds behind where I hung the feeder
It's only been running for 2 days but I'm gonna go check the camera tomorrow mid afternoon just to see
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:47 PM   #4
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No sir, taking my daughter out for her bday. I'll check cams tomorrow and then formulate a plan
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:52 PM   #5
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Good luck at your new spot!

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Old 11-03-2017, 07:05 PM   #6
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Good luck! Clever to shoot rope over limb -- that's way up!
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:08 PM   #7
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Looks like a good spot.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:15 PM   #8
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Looks good

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Old 11-03-2017, 08:43 PM   #9
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Good luck! Clever to shoot rope over limb -- that's way up!
Agree

Kinda of surprising no one else wanted the creek bottoms, they must have some really good spots.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:01 PM   #10
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Kinda of surprising no one else wanted the creek bottoms, they must have some really good spots.
Honestly, not taking anything away from them but they are not what I would consider hard core hunters. It is really really thick getting down to the creek and They set up in the easiest most accessible places they could. They have some really good bucks on camera. I'm hoping the pressure of gun season pushes them deeper in the woods where I'll be waiting!
Only hope they don't get mad when the new Trad guy or his daughters kill their target bucks!!

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Old 11-04-2017, 06:31 AM   #11
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Good looking spot Randy. Hope you kill a big one!!
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:25 AM   #12
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I've had friends like that. But when you rifle hunt you want to be able to see more ground. Whole different mind set. Good hunting on the place. Keep us in the loop.

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Old 11-06-2017, 11:17 AM   #13
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It is always exciting to get on a new lease. Good luck to you.
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:20 PM   #14
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That's a pretty good idea! I've been tying my cord to rock and chunking them up!
Hope you get some good pics!
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:10 PM   #15
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Good luck on your spot in East Texas. I posted this on another thread but look at the Outpost Feeder www.outpostfeeder.com I have one and it holds a little over 20 pounds of corn and can feed up to 4 times/day. I have mine spinning 2 seconds x 2 times/day and it spins out about 10 pounds per week.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:30 PM   #16
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Good luck on your spot in East Texas. I posted this on another thread but look at the Outpost Feeder www.outpostfeeder.com I have one and it holds a little over 20 pounds of corn and can feed up to 4 times/day. I have mine spinning 2 seconds x 2 times/day and it spins out about 10 pounds per week.
I bought one of these feeders after reading your other thread. I hung it about two weeks ago. Going to go hunt it this weekend. Randy, I like the idea of using a bow fishing rig to get the rope over a high limb!
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:49 PM   #17
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Good luck on your spot in East Texas. I posted this on another thread but look at the Outpost Feeder www.outpostfeeder.com I have one and it holds a little over 20 pounds of corn and can feed up to 4 times/day. I have mine spinning 2 seconds x 2 times/day and it spins out about 10 pounds per week.

I actually looked at this feeder but I opted for the bucket because it holds up to 40# of corn. I can throw a little more each day and last approximately the same length of time, or throw the same amount for a longer length of time.

Tod, you just gotta go easy and do a very short draw or you'll be ripping the string out of your rig or ducking it when it snaps back at you!!
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:05 PM   #18
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Randy, I like the idea of using a bow fishing rig to get the rope over a high limb!

Thatís an old arborist truck...
sling shots with 10-16oz lead shot bags work too.



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Old 11-07-2017, 10:04 PM   #19
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Good luck Randy! Yeah I tried leases a couple times and most don’t like it when you go to killing their deer lol
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:25 AM   #20
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Randy...Im excited for you. Im gonna start a slow chant for encouragement...target...target...target...target. .. Fantastic rope casting technique too.

Ikeman...Thanks for mentioning the sling shot technique. (Fishing weights with strung eyelets just popped into mind.)
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:32 PM   #21
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Hope ya show em how its done Randy! Just a note... if I was huntin there, you would have a lot less real estate! Cuz that's where I'd be huntin no matter if I had first dibs, or last! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:08 PM   #22
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Got a chance to run out and check the camera and refill the feeder. Had this guy show up. Hope he continues to come back and during the daylight at some point!
I also did a little more scouting on the way out. Found the start of a fresh rub next to an old one along a rub line that follows the creek!
Things are looking up!!


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Old 11-12-2017, 04:09 PM   #23
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