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Old 11-08-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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So here's why I just hand throw corn. I've lost feeders in the past. It does this at least two to three times a year. It's a roaring current when it's full throttle. The bordering property came in and installed a high fence along the east side of my lease years back. It has been taken out by full sized dead timber in the past, so now, the owner came in and replaced the flood zone with baffles (I guess u could call it) instead of the initial wire that was up. There's been many mornings when I've pulled into the property to go bow hunting, and seen the field look like a lake. It's 13 feet in some places when it comes up. Good thing is, the deer can escape when it's jammed open. I used to see many deer come from that way before that fence went up. It really sux. I'm not a fan of high fences, nor that unpredictable high water at times.

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Old 11-08-2018, 07:17 PM   #2
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I wouldn't put a feeder in an area where it floods either, just move it to an area that is not affected. the deer will come to it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:18 PM   #3
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He's gonna loose that fence too eventually...
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:21 PM   #4
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If he placed that kind of fence and it results in flooding on your property would he be liable for damages to your equipment as a result?
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:26 PM   #5
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If he placed that kind of fence and it results in flooding on your property would he be liable for damages to your equipment as a result?
That type of water gap doesn't cause any flooding, it just allows the water to pass downstream as it did before the fence was ever built. It isn't a dam.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:35 PM   #6
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Interesting set up.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:43 PM   #7
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My place floods regularly. I have feeders everywhere. Gotta be smarter than the water.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:00 PM   #8
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That type of water gap doesn't cause any flooding, it just allows the water to pass downstream as it did before the fence was ever built. It isn't a dam.
Thanks for the info. Never seen something like that before.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:10 PM   #9
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It doesn't really sound like your upset about losing feeders but upset about the fence.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:15 PM   #10
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I wouldn't put a feeder in an area where it floods either, just move it to an area that is not affected. the deer will come to it.
Really?
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:32 PM   #11
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Hand corn is a better option anyway. I bet I dont buy 5 bags a year. In your situation I would not even consider it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:09 PM   #12
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It doesn't really sound like your upset about losing feeders but upset about the fence.
Yes I hate that high fence. Nice deer used to freely roll through.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:11 PM   #13
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Really?
Yes, really. I've seen the high fence disappear under water form the high point with binoculars.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:11 PM   #14
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I don't use a feeder when I'm deer hunting East Texas, and it's has nothing to do with flooding
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:21 PM   #15
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Rain run off is a sticky issue just about everywhere. I had a friend 20 years ago have to pump the rain water from his back yard to the street in Austin so as to not send his water to his neighbors yards.
When we bought this house I found out a couple of yards dumped to my yard. Simple solution dig two small ditches to make it go away fast.
If I was you I would find the two or three spots to dig to make it move on.....
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:23 PM   #16
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Yes, really. I've seen the high fence disappear under water form the high point with binoculars.
I guess you don't see my feeder is sitting in knee deep water. All that water "was" to be a food plot. At least the ducks are enjoying it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:53 PM   #17
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I guess you don't see my feeder is sitting in knee deep water. All that water "was" to be a food plot. At least the ducks are enjoying it.



Hell I don't see a feeder either.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:57 PM   #18
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Hell I don't see a feeder either.
It in the middle of the pic by the trees.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:58 PM   #19
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Rain run off is a sticky issue just about everywhere. I had a friend 20 years ago have to pump the rain water from his back yard to the street in Austin so as to not send his water to his neighbors yards.
When we bought this house I found out a couple of yards dumped to my yard. Simple solution dig two small ditches to make it go away fast.
If I was you I would find the two or three spots to dig to make it move on.....
LOL. I guess you don't realize the severity of these floods. There's no trench or digging that can redirect this water from the rise of the main creek. It's on 100 acres, and about 90 of it goes completely submerged, with a strong current as well.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:05 PM   #20
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The creek is past the tree line on the horizon, where my stands are all located. I'm videoing from the high ground, only about 10 acres out of the 100. It will come in and maybe be gone by daylight by the next morning. Maybe the video will load to view. It's amazing how many times I've gone to hunt and had to just go back home after arriving to this. Lolhttp://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5be4f8a7...2677356805.mp4

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Old 11-08-2018, 11:36 PM   #21
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That place your hunting looks awfully familiar, wouldn’t be just off of Bedias Creek would it.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:18 AM   #22
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That place your hunting looks awfully familiar, wouldn’t be just off of Bedias Creek would it.
Yes. Madison County
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