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Old 04-28-2017, 07:59 PM   #1
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Ok just wondering how far will deer travel to visit a feeder on a regular occasion.
What do you think?
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:08 PM   #2
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Depends on location, population, competition, water sources, and pressure. I have places where the deer, bucks and does, are coming everyday like clockwork, other places I have my bucks coming in 2-3 times a week.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:16 PM   #3
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Lots of factors could influence your scenario, but I've got non-rut pics of bucks regularly at feeders two miles apart.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:08 AM   #4
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Yes I know there are lots of variables. This place has fairly low density and adequate natural food sources. Is the a guideline on feeder per acre?
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:11 PM   #5
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I do not gauge by feeders per acre but deer per feeder. Rainfall or lack of it will dictate how far they will travel when food sources get scarce.
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:26 PM   #6
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Are you talking about corn feeders or protein feeders? And what is the acreage?
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:46 PM   #7
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800 acres and talking corn feeders, basically . How
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:49 PM   #8
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Usually I like about 1 feed station per 100 acres depending on the location.

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Old 05-14-2017, 01:47 PM   #9
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Just remember you can only hunt so much land at one time
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:10 PM   #10
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800 acres and talking corn feeders, basically . How
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I had six rifle stands and feeders on 1406 acres in Runnels Co. Four of those had bow stands also. Two other feeders with bow only stands. So, eight feeders in all. Had two rifle stands on a 75 acre field that had oats or wheat in it every winter. It seemed like we covered it pretty well, balancing between observation/opportunity and intrusion.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:27 PM   #11
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We are HF with a high deer density and have 1 corn feeder/100 acres. Along with 1 free choice protein every 250 acres.

For us it works out to about 1 corn feeder per 15 animals...
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