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Old 07-24-2019, 02:11 PM   #5501
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1. Gravity feeder, hand corn, or spinner?


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Old 07-24-2019, 02:51 PM   #5502
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I'd go with spinner. Raccoons will empty a gravity feeder pretty fast.

I use a cheapo game cart, but they are loud and clumsy over rocks. Most of the time now I use a large HD backpacking backpack to carry stuff with.

Keep your wind and thermals in mind to. Most of the time early and late your thermals will be going downhill to the lake, many times opposite of your prevailing winds, depending on your set up.

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Old 07-24-2019, 03:35 PM   #5503
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1. Gravity feeder, hand corn, or spinner?
All the guys that I know out there use a spinner. As mentioned by Dave, the raccoons are pretty relentless. I use a cage with a varmint buster installed to try to keep them from emptying the feeder. I feed twice daily, morning and night, about a bag of corn a week.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:19 PM   #5504
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All the guys that I know out there use a spinner. As mentioned by Dave, the raccoons are pretty relentless. I use a cage with a varmint buster installed to try to keep them from emptying the feeder. I feed twice daily, morning and night, about a bag of corn a week.
What has worked for me is hand corning. Just my personal opinion, but the deer at Lake Georgetown are SMART. Come the second week of the season they wise up and anyone with a feeder tend to only seeing young doe and spikes. I could be wrong, but that's been my experience.

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Old 07-27-2019, 01:33 PM   #5505
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Good luck to ya'll.

Didn't put in this year. Looking to hunt some place new.
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Old 07-27-2019, 04:46 PM   #5506
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Set up feeder today. Alot of new growth and brush on my area. Will be setting up stands next weekend. Hot day.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:59 AM   #5507
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Looks like they found the corn... Still really hot, so only daylight photos on the couple cool mornings this week.

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Old 07-28-2019, 12:25 PM   #5508
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:03 AM   #5509
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Has anyone done any good hunting ducks, dove, squirrels, or rabbits on Georgetown in the past few years? And is the small game permit easy to draw?

Found out about the deer draw too late, but mainly a duck hunter anyways and looking to expand my options.

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Old 08-06-2019, 05:01 AM   #5510
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Has anyone done any good hunting ducks, dove, squirrels, or rabbits on Georgetown in the past few years? And is the small game permit easy to draw?

Found out about the deer draw too late, but mainly a duck hunter anyways and looking to expand my options.

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Havenít personally duck hunted Georgetown, but can tell you last year early season while sitting in my deer blind, hundreds would fly over at a time. Fairly low too, so assuming they were coming off the lake.


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Old 08-06-2019, 11:40 PM   #5511
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There are ducks on lake Georgetown. You may have to use boat to access a huntable spot. Dove hunt is vary. One year, I saw and got few limits, but others didn't do good.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:20 PM   #5512
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Qualifier shot.... bring on the season.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:17 PM   #5513
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Qualifier shot.... bring on the season.
Same here. Did it yesterday at Double G. Going Sunday morning to put up my stand and pull cards from the trail cam around my feeder. Just started seeing a group of about 5-6 doe show up at my feeder between 6:45 am and 8:30 am on Monday. Hope they have gotten used to the feeder there and keep on showing up!
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:51 AM   #5514
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Checked feeder and camera this morning. Just one big hog so far
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:35 PM   #5515
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If sunflowers are up dove are decent. Can only duck hunt down the river channel basically. You can scratch out a few but it is slow. Lots of ducks in the main lake and coves but off limits. It is nice to duck hunt there though as there are not 500 people on a shoreline
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:48 AM   #5516
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Thanks for the duck/dove info

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Old 08-12-2019, 03:43 PM   #5517
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Just sent you a PM - I picked the same spot and then found your ribbon a few weeks ago. I'm set up SW of you a bit.

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Old 08-18-2019, 07:21 PM   #5518
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Iíve got a nice group of does thatís been visiting my set up.

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Old 08-23-2019, 03:49 PM   #5519
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Im a bit confused on aging a doe. Sounded like Brad was just saying dont shoot one thats small enough to carry out in a bag. Is there really not a more scientific way? And if i shoot one thats 2 instead of 2.5 what happens then?
Also do we gotta wear blaze orange at gtown? Sorry if these are stupid questions...
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:25 PM   #5520
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Im a bit confused on aging a doe. Sounded like Brad was just saying dont shoot one thats small enough to carry out in a bag. Is there really not a more scientific way? And if i shoot one thats 2 instead of 2.5 what happens then?
Also do we gotta wear blaze orange at gtown? Sorry if these are stupid questions...
He was joking about if you can carry it its definitely not a mature deer. They age the deer by lower jaw bone. A 2+ year old will have had its replaced some of its juvenile teeth. But the volunteers aging the deer are not experts, they do the best they can.

A 2 year old deer would be 2.5 because he was born the summer before hunting season.

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Old 08-23-2019, 04:26 PM   #5521
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And no. No blaze orange needed while deer hunting. Happy hunting!

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Old 08-23-2019, 05:52 PM   #5522
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I was out there spraying some deer repellant this afternoon, not sure whose stand I was by


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Old 08-24-2019, 09:54 PM   #5523
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I get that he was joking. But im still a bit confused. This is my first season hunting deer and im worried about telling a 1.5 year apart from a 2.5 year old. I got a doe on my trail cam that's running around with a fawn so i assume its safe to call her mature? What about a single doe? How can i be sure? What if im wrong? How will i be dinged? Just a bit concerned due to my ignorance
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:19 PM   #5524
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You can still shoot a young deer. You won't get dinged it just won't count towards the exception next year. I'll shoot a yearling any day to fill the freezer. A fawn or yearling will be smaller/sleeker and have a shorter face than a mature deer. Hill county deer are tough b/c they all have small bodies. It just comes from experience. You can Google "aging deer on the hoof" to get some pics.

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Old 08-24-2019, 11:30 PM   #5525
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Might help..

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Old 08-25-2019, 08:50 AM   #5526
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Deaf, drive through some of the neighborhoods in Georgetown in the evening, say an hour before dark, and you will see tons of deer. When they are grouped up, you will be able to distinguish most age classes pretty quickly. It will also help with shot placement practice. I have deer in my yard every day and all I see is that sweet spot crease behind the shoulder. It helps when you have a chance to study several deer at one time. Hope this helps, good luck this season!
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:22 AM   #5527
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Awesome advice fellas! Thanks. I did email Brad the day after orientation but have yet to hear back from him. I appreciate the advice.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:47 AM   #5528
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Deaf, drive through some of the neighborhoods in Georgetown in the evening, say an hour before dark, and you will see tons of deer. When they are grouped up, you will be able to distinguish most age classes pretty quickly. It will also help with shot placement practice. I have deer in my yard every day and all I see is that sweet spot crease behind the shoulder. It helps when you have a chance to study several deer at one time. Hope this helps, good luck this season!
I live in a similar neighborhood. See deer taunting me all the time. I can easily tell fawns from adult does but the 2.5 specification made me a bit nervous. Good to know it's not a violation to harvest a younger one.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:02 PM   #5529
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Is this one 2.5?

I always have trouble putting an age on these does at night.


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Old 08-26-2019, 09:05 PM   #5530
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Is this one 2.5?

I always have trouble putting an age on these does at night.

Haha! Love the sense of humor on the green screen! Looks like a nubbin buck to me
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:26 PM   #5531
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That's a five yar old chupacabra buck fawn.
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:20 PM   #5532
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Donít know if your on this forum but if you are, i Came across your set up today, you definitely have me on your camera. Iím a novice hunter, just wanted to see a good example. If you donít mind can you PM me so i can ask about your location.



Also, i have a rookie question for yíall.
Has the lake water level ever risen after some rain and taken someoneís set up because it was placed too close to the the bank? Is that even possible?


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Old 08-31-2019, 01:23 PM   #5533
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Filled feeder and checked camera. Bingo
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:32 PM   #5534
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How are the acorns looking in your area?
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:29 PM   #5535
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I have not see many yet. I will be by again this weekend.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:24 PM   #5536
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Nearly stepped on this beauty on the way to my camera.



Then got there and found that the boar, that has been eating all my corn, appears to be growing.



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Old 09-08-2019, 05:47 PM   #5537
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Nearly stepped on this beauty on the way to my camera.



Then got there and found that the boar, that has been eating all my corn, appears to be growing.



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Wow, did he rattle at you? I think I would have needed a change of underwear. I very rarely wear my snake boots out there because they rub blisters. I may have to re-evaluate that now....


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Old 09-08-2019, 06:07 PM   #5538
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Wow, did he rattle at you? I think I would have needed a change of underwear. I very rarely wear my snake boots out there because they rub blisters. I may have to re-evaluate that now....


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No, did not rattle.

I tried to provoke him to move off the trail by nudging him with a stick, as I was dragging a wagon of corn, but he just raised his head, flicked his tongue a few times, and then went back to sunning himself.

I did not want to press my luck, so I let him be and went around him.


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Old 09-08-2019, 09:45 PM   #5539
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How many folks are seeing deer on their cams during daylight hours? Almost all the animals ive seen show up around 11:30 pm. Ive only got one picture of a doe that showed up around 6:00 am about a month ago. Think they'll change their habits once it cools off a bit?
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How many folks are seeing deer on their cams during daylight hours? Almost all the animals ive seen show up around 11:30 pm. Ive only got one picture of a doe that showed up around 6:00 am about a month ago. Think they'll change their habits once it cools off a bit?
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:12 AM   #5541
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How many folks are seeing deer on their cams during daylight hours? Almost all the animals ive seen show up around 11:30 pm. Ive only got one picture of a doe that showed up around 6:00 am about a month ago. Think they'll change their habits once it cools off a bit?
I'm seeing quite a few deer between about 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. and then again after about 6 p.m. They are coming by during dark hours as well. I think movement during dark has to do with the phase of the moon now and how much visibility they have at night due to that.

Luckily, opening weekend is a new moon and the deer should be moving more during hunting hours....At least I hope!
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:16 AM   #5542
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Most of my daylight deer photos are does w fawns. They probably can't be as picky about when they take a free meal.

It will improve as the temps fall.



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Old 09-09-2019, 09:59 AM   #5543
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Yeah id seen yours. Just wondering about the other fellas here. Kinda discouraging that all mine are at night and does and fawns. Oh well. Guess ill see what happens. Probably wont check again til opening weekend.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:15 PM   #5544
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Mostly does, a ton of Turkey, and younger bucks during shooting hours. But once the testosterone levels get up, the temps drop a bit, I think the bigger bucks are going to start cruzing.

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Old 09-10-2019, 03:50 PM   #5545
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Turkeys??? I hadnít heard of any out there... are you aloud to take them during season?


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Old 09-10-2019, 03:52 PM   #5546
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I have seen them SW of the lake on the trailhead.

Unfortunately, not allowed to hunt them.

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Old 09-10-2019, 09:35 PM   #5547
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Yup got turkey's but you can't shoot them.

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Old 09-11-2019, 07:43 AM   #5548
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Thatís a bummer. I know they used to hunt them years back out there, at least thatís what I was told.


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Old 09-12-2019, 07:06 PM   #5550
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Anyone happen to have seen any teal while checking their cams and whatnot?

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