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Old 10-26-2016, 09:08 PM   #1
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I am hunting on a new ranch. I have been feeding since May. I have moved feeders around to be in better spot. I had a feeder in the back where Buck were coming up everyday. Now things have stopped and they coming in to new feeders at random spots. What is the best way to get them to a normal pattern? I know with the rut everything will change. I have Does coming to all my spots. Need help with what I should do from here.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:16 PM   #2
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If you have does, you will have bucks. You might try some hand corn in some areas away from the feeder.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:19 PM   #3
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If you have does, you will have bucks. You might try some hand corn in some areas away from the feeder.
Agree
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:22 PM   #4
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Welcome to the painful life of buck hunters.

Put in the time. They will show!
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:33 PM   #5
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I'm on a lease in junction , this is my first year. I had a large group of bucks coming in everyday, that stopped a couple of weeks ago. Opening weekend I saw around 70 white tails and 6 axis and only one was in my pen. All the rest on hand corn that I put out each morning.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:34 AM   #6
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The bucks home ranges are increasing and they change their patterns and become unpredictable this time of year. I would keep feeding (hand corn) and stay patient. Some of our older bucks disappear and don't show up on trail cams from September until February/March. There's a reason we all don't have monster bucks hanging on our walls.
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Old 10-29-2016, 02:01 AM   #7
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They change there patterns in pre rut they are seeking doe groups right now so find where the does are hanging and the bucks will be close by eventually it's a waiting game
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Old 10-29-2016, 02:37 AM   #8
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:03 AM   #9
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You haven't heard? "BUCKCANDY" PUT IT OUT AND ALL THE BUCKS WILL COME!!!
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:40 AM   #10
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B patient.
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:02 AM   #11
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Feeder full of protein will work
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:16 AM   #12
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I have noticed over the years that one of the best things you can do is set your feeder up and leave it. It may take a season or to for the deer to pattern to it consistently. You will start to see older mature deer actually hanging around the feeders after year 2 or 3 years. Deer spook easy and even though they are familiar with feeders any change to their area can cause a change in pattern. Another thing did you recently put up a new pop ups or stand. I have seen even the best brushed in pop up spook mature bucks and does. This is just my personal experience.
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