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Old 08-14-2018, 12:10 PM   #5101
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Got my setup tonight. Just got to get my feeder up now!

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Old 08-14-2018, 12:22 PM   #5102
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Thanks just went and passed the test and paid my permit fee. Getting excited now!

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Old 08-14-2018, 02:36 PM   #5103
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Thanks just went and passed the test and paid my permit fee. Getting excited now!

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Haha, I just got back from a late lunch after having paid for my permit fee.

Per the lady at the park entrance they are getting a lot of the permits paid for today.
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Old 08-14-2018, 02:37 PM   #5104
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Oh yeah. People getting ready now, I'm waiting to make sure there is no issue with my spot before moving my feeder in there lol

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Old 08-16-2018, 04:28 PM   #5105
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Who is hunting right behind Walnut Springs Campsite? You posted up 50-60 yards from my friend in another spot 2 years ago and 30 from me last year and again this year. I know this is public land but give me a break, don't be lazy.

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Old 08-16-2018, 06:18 PM   #5106
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This is the set up.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:48 PM   #5107
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Honey badger did you build that tripod ive been looking for a way to make filling my feeder easier without having the spinner in reach of the deer
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:10 PM   #5108
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That is the set up for the person I was referring to, not mine.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:54 AM   #5109
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Waiting at Lake Georgetown
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:58 PM   #5110
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Waiting at Lake Georgetown
How was it too? Any changes?
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:43 PM   #5111
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Anyone know how many stand-by people got in?? Just curious.


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Old 08-18-2018, 10:27 PM   #5112
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Anyone know how many stand-by people got in?? Just curious.


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Old 08-18-2018, 10:33 PM   #5113
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They pulled 5 people and 5 Backups.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:09 PM   #5114
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Going to get out there tomorrow and get my permit number on my stand and feeder. I got them tagged with personal info just been waiting for our permits!

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Old 08-18-2018, 11:17 PM   #5115
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Hogs all over my feeder. First time I have seen them in years in my area.
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:50 PM   #5116
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Hogs all over my feeder. First time I have seen them in years in my area.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:30 AM   #5117
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Hogs all over my feeder. First time I have seen them in years in my area.
Nice! I saw a lot of sign of them last time I was out. I'll be back out there tomorrow to put my feeder up and put my permit number on my stuff.

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Old 08-20-2018, 07:24 PM   #5118
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Camera counts during the daylight hours are still lower than I would like, but it is still really hot.

No hog photos yet, but they tend to eventually find my corn.

The does that are showing up all appear to be healthier than my photos from the same time last year. Thought the grasses looked more burned up this year, but it may just be localized.

Almost no dove at the feeder, which happened last year as well. In 2016, the dove would clean the ground within minutes of spinning and tended to fill my camera full of blurry, winged photos.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:28 PM   #5119
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Worried about my feeder just saw we had a severe storm pass through Tejas area 60mph gust and quarter size hail. Hoping it didn't blow over.

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Old 08-21-2018, 09:48 PM   #5120
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Got a few bucks coming in. Couple small does as well. Not sure if any will be my golden ticket.
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:23 PM   #5121
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Question for y'all. For the ones with pigs coming to your feeders are y'all seeing deer as well? I haven't got any deer on camera yet and now have pigs. Great lol.

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Old 08-26-2018, 05:57 PM   #5122
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Question for y'all. For the ones with pigs coming to your feeders are y'all seeing deer as well? I haven't got any deer on camera yet and now have pigs. Great lol.

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What area are you in? In my experience deer do not like hogs and will not come into the feeder while the hogs are there

Even worse news is the hogs if they show up during daylight it will be during primetime in the evening and may see them in th a.m. around light.

The best way to get rid of the hogs is to shoot one or two when the the group is around the will usually avoid the feeder for a minimum of a couple weeks.
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:45 PM   #5123
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Please make sure to check boundaries of where you are hunting. My family has the adjoining fence line of sections 9i, 7a, 7b and 11. I discovered a makeshift ladder on our fence line yesterday. I am an avid bow hunter and the rest of my family hunt as well. I want to believe this could be from an honest mistake. Our fence line is posted and I have setup cameras along there b/c this is not the first time something like this has happened. If you are hunting along there please make certain you do not cross over on to private property. By the way, if you are hunting around there and shoot something that crosses the fence, I would be more than happy to help you recover your animal.
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:44 PM   #5124
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Question for y'all. For the ones with pigs coming to your feeders are y'all seeing deer as well? I haven't got any deer on camera yet and now have pigs. Great lol.

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I donít have pigs in cam yet, but from past experience on private lands, pigs will keep deer at bay during early mornings, but they tend to leave by 830-9 and then the deer will come in. Not ideal, but still workable. Iíd suggest shooting one or two and see if they stay away, or break down and move locations


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Old 08-26-2018, 08:23 PM   #5125
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They are hanging out from 5pm to midnight the last 2 days...

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Old 08-26-2018, 08:24 PM   #5126
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No sir not in those areas.
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Please make sure to check boundaries of where you are hunting. My family has the adjoining fence line of sections 9i, 7a, 7b and 11. I discovered a makeshift ladder on our fence line yesterday. I am an avid bow hunter and the rest of my family hunt as well. I want to believe this could be from an honest mistake. Our fence line is posted and I have setup cameras along there b/c this is not the first time something like this has happened. If you are hunting along there please make certain you do not cross over on to private property. By the way, if you are hunting around there and shoot something that crosses the fence, I would be more than happy to help you recover your animal.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:32 PM   #5127
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I have both showing up. Pics from last week while checking my feeder.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:33 PM   #5128
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I have both showing up. Pics from last week while checking my feeder.
Nice. I.csnt get them to find my feeder. The deer that is. Lol

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Old 08-27-2018, 12:17 AM   #5129
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Deer will come, but they don't stay with hogs. You need to set your feeder for deer's favorite.

I let feeder to spread more corn in the morning than the afternoon. In the morning, set the timer close to legal time, so it starts to light after feeder goes off. Hog does not like light, deer does not care too much (but, deer cares of direct bright sunshine). So, even hogs may still come, but they won't stay long. There will still have corns for deer. In the afternoon, set the timer a little earlier, i.e. 4:30pm, or 5:00pm. So, deer would be able to visit your feeder before hogs. And don't spread too much in the afternoon. If the deer cannot clean it up, hogs will come after dark.

In this way, I cannot 100% eliminate hogs, but significantly reduce their visits.

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Old 08-27-2018, 12:31 AM   #5130
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Deer will come, but they don't stay with hogs. You need to set your feeder for deer's favorite.

I let feeder to spread more corn in the morning than the afternoon. In the morning, set the timer close to legal time, so it starts to light after feeder goes off. Hog does not like light, deer does not care too much (but, deer cares of direct bright sunshine). So, even hogs may still come, but they won't stay long. There will still have corns for deer. In the afternoon, set the timer a little earlier, i.e. 4:30pm, or 5:00pm. So, deer would be able to visit your feeder before hogs. And don't spread too much in the afternoon. If the deer cannot clean it up, hogs will come after dark.

In this way, I cannot 100% eliminate hogs, but significantly reduce their visits.
The hogs have been at the feeder from 5pm to 1am the last two days in a row! But I'm going to set the morning feeder to 10 seconds as the hogs are only coming in the evening.

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Old 08-27-2018, 12:38 AM   #5131
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The hogs have been at the feeder from 5pm to 1am the last two days in a row! But I'm going to set the morning feeder to 10 seconds as the hogs are only coming in the evening.

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I guess your spot is in the deep wood or very close. Hogs may be bedding closely. So, they can be your feeder this earlier and fearless. Hogs will clean the ground so there will be no deer to come after. Like other said, be prepare to shoot a hog in the opening afternoon. Then, they will learn the lesson for a while.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:42 AM   #5132
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I'm actually in a opening thats beside a huge open field! There isn't much woods around me that s the crazy part! But I'm prepared to shoot one opening day if need be! Can't beat some bacon lol
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I guess your spot is in the deep wood or very close. Hogs may be bedding closely. So, they can be your feeder this earlier and fearless. Hogs will clean the ground so there will be no deer to come after. Like other said, be prepare to shoot a hog in the opening afternoon. Then, they will learn the lesson for a while.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:48 AM   #5133
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Few years ago, I had a setup that both deer and hog came in the morning. It was the opening day, so no hunting pressure. Deer showed up first right after feeder went off. I shot a nice 8 points. That pushed other deer to run away. About 10 minutes later, but it was still before sunrise, a group of hogs came. I shot one for sure. Then, hogs ran away. After sun fully raised, 2 does came back. There were still plenty of corns on the ground, since neither buck nor hogs had enough time to clean it up. (I didn't shoot the doe).
This story tells me that deer and hog would come to the same kitchen, but they don't eat at the same table .
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:53 AM   #5134
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I'm actually in a opening thats beside a huge open field! There isn't much woods around me that s the crazy part! But I'm prepared to shoot one opening day if need be! Can't beat some bacon lol

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Hmm, this is weird. It is a group of pigs or a solo boar? Never see a group of hogs come to open field this early. They may be very hungry due to drought.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:13 AM   #5135
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:14 AM   #5136
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My problem is deer still haven't found the feeder. Just pigs.

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Old 08-30-2018, 01:47 PM   #5137
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Dove season starts this weeknd so I'm hoping none of them **** with my stuff. Any one seeing anything good yet?

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Old 08-30-2018, 03:05 PM   #5138
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Dove season starts this weeknd so I'm hoping none of them **** with my stuff. Any one seeing anything good yet?

I sure hope some dove hunter breaks the rules and shoots 6-7 of the raccoons that are under my feeder.

I am going to put my varmint zapper back on the feeder for a couple weeks to see if I can scare them away. (It worked for me last year.)
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Old 08-30-2018, 03:46 PM   #5139
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I don't even have coons or dove. There were some buzzards that were eating my block lol. But it's just the pigs lol

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Old 09-01-2018, 10:44 PM   #5140
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I sure hope some dove hunter breaks the rules and shoots 6-7 of the raccoons that are under my feeder.

I am going to put my varmint zapper back on the feeder for a couple weeks to see if I can scare them away. (It worked for me last year.)
Show my coons the way to your feeder I have pictures of deer walking around my feeder and never touching it.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:11 PM   #5141
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After looking into people crossing our fence line, I have found that google maps is inaccurate. It shows sawyer park all the way to our west fence line. This is completely inaccurate and we have posted more signs hopefully to help people know. Please make sure to check the maps that are given out by the corp. not google maps.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:22 PM   #5142
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The outer green is boundary, the other is the hike trail. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:32 PM   #5143
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Pics from yesterday from loading feeder and checking game cam.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:32 PM   #5144
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Bacon!!!
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:58 PM   #5145
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Shot in the dark.

Does this feeder belong to anyone on the GS?

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Old 09-04-2018, 11:04 PM   #5146
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Story of my life lately. Trail camera for some reason is taking black and white pics, I think the time is messed up on it.

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Old 09-06-2018, 10:57 AM   #5147
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Shot in the dark.

Does this feeder belong to anyone on the GS?

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I know who's it is. I have told him you are looking for him and he wants to know what's up. We hunt pretty close to each other.

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Old 09-06-2018, 01:21 PM   #5148
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It’s mine, pm sent..
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:34 PM   #5149
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Lake hunting is gonna be nice this year I believe.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:47 PM   #5150
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Why is there a cow on my cam?? Lol.


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