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Old 08-10-2017, 10:46 PM   #1
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I have done about everything I can think of to Deer Camp. We have 14 tree stands (2 per feeder for wind location), 7-elevated fiberglass blinds, 7-650# stand & fill feeders, hog lights, the best camp I could have ever imagined...

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The only project I could think to do this off-season was to add a watering system. I almost have it complete:

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I ordered one of these 110 gallon "Drinkers". It arrives mid-next-week!

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This is going to be cool to put a camera and see what comes in! I put a 40' dia. pen around it to keep the cattle out of it. It will probably keep the hogs out too...but the deer, turkey and other game birds (dove & quail) will be able to access it. I will post more pictures once complete.

51-days and counting!

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Old 08-10-2017, 10:57 PM   #2
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Pretty neat. Just needs some H2O now.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:01 PM   #3
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Neat idea, be interesting to see how much water the roof sheds into the holding tank. Neat deal for sure!
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:09 PM   #4
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1" of rain on 1000 sq ft will produce 600 gallons. Nice build, hope you get some rain!
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:16 PM   #5
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With a 1" rain, you should be able to catch @ .625 gallons of water per square foot. I like your set up. Good luck.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:08 AM   #6
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Here is the finished picture. Turned out pretty good. The rain help fill it up pretty quick!

The dove love it!

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Old 08-31-2017, 08:16 AM   #7
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That turned out great!
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:20 AM   #8
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Would it have been a little better to have it lifted out of the ground a little so when it gets low they can still access the water?
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:52 AM   #9
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Nice job.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:12 PM   #10
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That's awesome. What did you spend on it all together?
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:18 PM   #11
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Nice job as usual.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:23 PM   #12
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well done sir, in for pics of wildlife drinking.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:31 PM   #13
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Very nice!
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:34 PM   #14
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Waiting for pics. I always set up water systems at my leases, they work out great.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:43 PM   #15
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Where did you get the trough? Is it poly or concrete? Can't tell from the photo. Adding a water source is one of the most beneficial things you can do.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:22 PM   #16
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Great job
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:28 PM   #17
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Make sure you post some of the trail cam pics for us! Nice project for sure!
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:11 AM   #18
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Would it have been a little better to have it lifted out of the ground a little so when it gets low they can still access the water?
The trough has a float system down low and a ramp. It is made to be in the ground.
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:13 AM   #19
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Where did you get the trough? Is it poly or concrete? Can't tell from the photo. Adding a water source is one of the most beneficial things you can do.
https://www.rainmakerwildlife.com/drinkers/
I ordered it and had it shipped to my local feed store. It is UV resistant Poly.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:18 AM   #20
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great build
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:13 PM   #21
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That’s so awesome! Pricey but awesome
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:52 PM   #22
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Put a hog panel over the though so varmits don't bathe in it and dirty it. Deer can still drink threw the panels.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:27 PM   #23
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Man, that’s a great set up
Panels around the pen should keep it safe from pigs/javelinas etc
Other critters should not be a problem.
I put a concrete trough on my new property, but I had the luxury of piped water
I built an earthen ramp to allow small critters access and rocks inside to keep them from falling in and drowning.
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