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Old 08-14-2009, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default Pics of deer using your DIY water trough

If you have any pics of deer using your home built water troughs please post up, I could use the extra motivation to spend the extra $. I plan to build a couple in a few weeks and would like some positive or negative input. I have some 275 gal totes in mind and a couple of 40 gal water tanks from TSC. Thanks
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:55 AM   #2
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That would be cool to see some tc pics of this.
I seen plenty DIY guzzlers.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:03 AM   #3
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:41 AM   #4
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Hehe nice!

Umm any problems with varmits chewing up your hose?
I know we did have a hose from our well to fill the camper tank & it got chewed smooth up
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:02 AM   #5
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Look at the gut on that doe. Must be ready to drop one.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:19 PM   #6
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They will use it! Out of the 1,200 or so pictures I pull from my camera weekly there are about 75-100 of them that have a doe or two at the water trough behind my protein feeder. I erase all my doe pictures and just keep buck pictures that I am interested in keeping up with so I don't have pictures to post. It will be worth it
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:27 PM   #7
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I will have some on monday. I put my camera out last week and I am going to check ut saturday.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:18 PM   #8
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Hehe nice!

Umm any problems with varmits chewing up your hose?
I know we did have a hose from our well to fill the camper tank & it got chewed smooth up
Yes, hose did not work out so well. One little hole is all it took to make me resort to PVC.


Yea, putting water out will have em coming from all directions, LITERALLY...

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Old 08-15-2009, 10:15 PM   #9
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Nice pics, bar2hunter. Very interesting.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:20 AM   #10
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That coon is awesome.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:42 PM   #11
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I have been researching some rain water collection systems for a new lease we have this simple set up is much easier to put together. I have a couple questions for you...how much rainfall does it take to fill the entire system? How long does a fully filled system last without future rains?
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:35 PM   #12
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Like my Phi Phi Brother, I would also like to know how long 55 gallons of water will last.

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Old 08-23-2009, 03:56 PM   #13
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I've got tons of pics.......here's one I grabbed right quick. IMO...it's worth the time and $$.


Good luck and don't be afraid to ask questions if you decide to take the leap!

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Old 08-23-2009, 03:58 PM   #14
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Like my Phi Phi Brother, I would also like to know how long 55 gallons of water will last.

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Depends on how much game you have visiting your trough. It will likely be slow at first until they get used to it, then they will hit it more and more regularly. I've noticed that they will feed for longer periods than they used to. I've got pics of them eating protein and then drinking water and then back to eating again. Before the water set up they'd eat for a little bit and then leave.

Hope this helps!

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Old 08-24-2009, 09:12 AM   #15
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Here are two bucks using it at the same time. I also have a couple of coons taking baths.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:15 AM   #16
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Depends on how much game you have visiting your trough. It will likely be slow at first until they get used to it, then they will hit it more and more regularly. I've noticed that they will feed for longer periods than they used to. I've got pics of them eating protein and then drinking water and then back to eating again. Before the water set up they'd eat for a little bit and then leave.

Hope this helps!

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They do use more when you are feeding anything with protien in it. Before I went to 2 55gal delivery I was getting emptied in about 7-10 days. unless you get out to the lease alot the more barrels the better.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:58 AM   #17
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will have pics tonight when I get home.....
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:04 AM   #18
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What setup do y'all use to fill the barrels? Any pics of that?
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:36 PM   #19
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Yes, hose did not work out so well. One little hole is all it took to make me resort to PVC.


Yea, putting water out will have em coming from all directions, LITERALLY...

cool pic of the coon, he musta been real thirsty
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:46 PM   #20
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This is a cool Idea in an area where there is no water, my stand and feeder is 20 yards from a pond
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:14 AM   #21
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cool pic of the coon, he musta been real thirsty
Yea, I guess the coon was trying the "Mission Impossible" approach to sneaking up on the water.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:20 AM   #22
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ninja coon is awesome

predatorsniper- how is yours set up? how big is that bucket in the ground?
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:20 PM   #23
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Here is a water source I just put in with a 300 gallon tank. The picture was taken the same night I put it out.
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...r/53f25944.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...r/6ddb08c4.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...r/1215b11f.jpg
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:15 PM   #24
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Cool pics, but if I start getting pics of the corn stealing coons bathing in the water I will have a breakdown and wage complete war against the little thieves.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:10 PM   #25
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Cool pics, but if I start getting pics of the corn stealing coons bathing in the water I will have a breakdown and wage complete war against the little thieves.
Just make sure you post some pics of the stack of coons you get!
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:25 PM   #26
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Hey hillcountryhunter, blinded any does lately..
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:55 PM   #27
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Looks like the coon was divin in head first! wonder if he took a drink....or went for a swim!
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:15 PM   #28
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Just a 6 gal feed pan
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:14 AM   #29
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I really like those small troughs like that. Really cuts down on evaporation and not as many animals will try to get into your trough. Not to mention its easier to move/tansport and costs less!

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Old 09-14-2009, 11:37 AM   #30
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Nice idea, going to pass this one along.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:12 AM   #31
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Just a 6 gal feed pan
Yep I like the smaller pans as well.
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:38 PM   #32
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Here is a water source I just put in with a 300 gallon tank. The picture was taken the same night I put it out.
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...r/53f25944.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...r/6ddb08c4.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...r/1215b11f.jpg
Where did you get the old fertilizer container?
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:33 PM   #33
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My wifes uncle gets them for the ranch. This one wasnt being used so I put it to good use.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:31 PM   #34
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Okay, here is my new setup, inspired by the TBH brotherhood... It is a Roundup tote (275 gal), sitting on two crossties. I did not paint it for the camo effect, but rather to keep the sun off the plastic as it will last MUCH longer that way. The trough is a 17" x 22" x 9" pan I made here at work, and it has a ramp so any critters that fall in can get out instead of dying in there. It is 1/2" thick polypropylene cut and welded together. We build water and foam tanks for fire trucks, and I welded it together out of scrap. Regular old stock tank float valve, plumbed in with 3/4" pvc. I use a second tote to haul the water in, 1/2 a load at a time. 2" hose and it gravity dumps pretty quick. My BIL's shop is just about a mile away so it is no big deal just getting half a load at a time.

Gonna use it to drip irrigate some trees next summer also to keep them from dying the first couple of years.

I put one of my cameras up over it, so hopefully I will have some pics when I run it this weekend.

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:45 AM   #35
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I finally went back and checked on mine. Had pics of a javelina and a couple mule deer (a spike and a doe) but didn't have my computer with me to download the pics. Next time I go I'll probably switch out the card so I can post them.
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:14 AM   #36
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nice work jethro
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:36 PM   #37
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I use a similar setup with the 275# totes and a 24" of 10" PVC citting the top 1/2 out and leaving enough PVC to cover the float. it works great.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:19 AM   #38
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Thanks to raiderbowhunter I was able to get a couple of totes and put out by the feeders. Here is my setup:




and here are a couple of pixs with deer -- took them a total of about 3hrs to find it and use it.


I have two totes and did not have much luck with gravity flow to fill the one in the field so I went to acadamey and got this biluge pump. It takes about 15 mins to transfer water. works great.



Good luck with your set up.

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Old 09-24-2009, 08:33 AM   #39
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I may have to check into doing this myself. Looks like a good way to go.
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:43 AM   #40
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I have to try this. Good ideas here.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:31 PM   #41
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good ideas
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:32 PM   #42
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:50 PM   #43
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Nice...love the creativity.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:49 PM   #44
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thats a nice pic of a sneaky coon
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:17 PM   #45
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Yall have a nice set up i wished thatb i didnt have water on my place so i could rig up one. It looks fun.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:00 PM   #46
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what should I expect to pay for one of the totes?
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #47
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1500 Gal tank, trough has a faucet on it (friend's dad's idea) for the illegals. I HAD a pic of one (illegal) taking a drink, but it got deleted



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Old 11-30-2009, 08:29 PM   #48
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^hahaha
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:23 PM   #49
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now the illiegals can bath get a drink at the same location. really good ideas
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:58 AM   #50
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so down south ppl really do see illegals walking around their ranches? i mean ive heard stories of things like that but its still hard to believe
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