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Old 12-05-2022, 10:30 AM   #1
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We were down at the lease this weekend, talking to all the landowners while helping herd goats and sheep to pens. They all asked why we don't mount a blinker relay and car horn to our feeders. They use this setup for goats and sheep as well. When the feeder feeds it sounds the horn like a vehicle to draw in the animals from afar. Apparently, the deer get accustomed to the horn and attribute the sound to food.

I would never have believed it if I did not see it myself.


Has anyone else ever done this to a deer feeder?
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:38 AM   #2
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We just use pea gravel round here.

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Old 12-05-2022, 10:40 AM   #3
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:41 AM   #4
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It might work but I already about jump out of my skin when napping and the feeder spins. An air horn going off might give me a heart attack!
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Old 12-05-2022, 02:18 PM   #5
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It might work but I already about jump out of my skin when napping and the feeder spins. An air horn going off might give me a heart attack!
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Old 12-05-2022, 07:33 PM   #6
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It might work but I already about jump out of my skin when napping and the feeder spins. An air horn going off might give me a heart attack!
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:48 AM   #7
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Here and I was thinking about going the opposite direction - spin for 1-2 seconds three to four times every 10-12 minutes. It keeps the deer from getting pelted by corn.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:06 AM   #8
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Here and I was thinking about going the opposite direction - spin for 1-2 seconds three to four times every 10-12 minutes. It keeps the deer from getting pelted by corn.
So it goes off. Then they come in. Then it goes off and hits them. Then it goes off again. Multiple times


Corn ainít gonna hurt the deer lol
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:09 AM   #9
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So it goes off. Then they come in. Then it goes off and hits them. Then it goes off again. Multiple times


Corn ainít gonna hurt the deer lol
I love watching the feeder go off with the deer there. They jump out of their skin and run for their lives for about 20 yards, then stop and run back and go to eating.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:17 AM   #10
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I love watching the feeder go off with the deer there. They jump out of their skin and run for their lives for about 20 yards, then stop and run back and go to eating.
Heck mine just stand there and look at it. Sone donít even pick up their head.
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Old 12-05-2022, 12:01 PM   #11
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I love watching the feeder go off with the deer there. They jump out of their skin and run for their lives for about 20 yards, then stop and run back and go to eating.
Seems I always have a deer every year at one location that just stands there getting rained on looking around at the others wondering why they are scared of food.
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:50 AM   #12
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Sounds like it would wake me up or disturb my peace and quiet.
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:55 AM   #13
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That's what the corn does.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:05 AM   #14
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I am pretty sure the deer can here all that clanking as the feeder spins. I do like it to be noisy though.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:19 AM   #15
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They all asked why we don't mount a blinker relay and car horn to our feeders.
Heck, why stop there? Why not add a car radio too?
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:19 AM   #16
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That doesn't sound peaceful. And for that reason, I'm out.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:26 AM   #17
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We were down at the lease this weekend, talking to all the landowners while helping herd goats and sheep to pens. They all asked why we don't mount a blinker relay and car horn to our feeders. They use this setup for goats and sheep as well. When the feeder feeds it sounds the horn like a vehicle to draw in the animals from afar. Apparently, the deer get accustomed to the horn and attribute the sound to food.

I would never have believed it if I did not see it myself.


Has anyone else ever done this to a deer feeder?
My Granddad drilled water wells all around the hill country for decades. Many times he just camped out at the rig for days because the drive back home was to far. He told me more than once that after a couple of days running the rig, straight six with not much muffler, the deer would come up 40-50 yards away and look to see what all the noise was about. They get used to the noise and once they figure out it won't eat them they'll just ignore it.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:27 AM   #18
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I'd have every cow in the area pasture at my feeder if it had a car horn. Landowners feed their cows with a vehicle honk. No Thanks
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:30 AM   #19
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A car horn going off is the last thing i want to hear in the woods. They do it for livestock because they feed them at different times, the deer know when your feeder is going off already.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:47 AM   #20
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I can hear other lease members feeders go off more than 1/2 mile away, deer can probably here it a lot further
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:54 AM   #21
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Put a wiper motor on it so it will wave a flag.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:58 AM   #22
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Put a wiper motor on it so it will wave a flag.
Genius
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:43 PM   #23
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I can hear other lease members feeders go off more than 1/2 mile away, deer can probably here it a lot further
On a crisp still morning, we can hear feeders from a ways off.
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Old 12-05-2022, 12:14 PM   #24
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We used a square foot of tin and the corn would ting on it as it throws...
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Old 12-05-2022, 12:41 PM   #25
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We used a square foot of tin and the corn would ting on it as it throws...
Same here, works good.
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:21 PM   #26
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We used a square foot of tin and the corn would ting on it as it throws...
This I call cows with my truck horn.
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Old 12-05-2022, 12:17 PM   #27
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Sheep and goats are among the dumbest critters on the planet. Some deer aren't real bright either, but they know where the corn is.
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:30 PM   #28
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Alert every meth addict in Newton county to the location of my setup? No thankyou.
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:32 PM   #29
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I’ve got two that camp out by it. When it goes off I’ve seen em sprint the 197 yards to the feeder.
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:35 PM   #30
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Sounds like something that would be fun to do to a buddy's feeder without telling him.
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:45 PM   #31
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Sounds like something that would be fun to do to a buddy's feeder without telling him.
I like the way you think!!
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Old 12-05-2022, 02:24 PM   #32
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Sounds like something that would be fun to do to a buddy's feeder without telling him.

After about 2 weeks he has all the deer on the lease at his feeder b/c they know its going off.. Jokes gonna be on you.
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Old 12-05-2022, 02:24 PM   #33
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After about 2 weeks he has all the deer on the lease at his feeder b/c they know its going off.. Jokes gonna be on you.
I just need YouTube footage of his first morning hunt in the stand.
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Old 12-05-2022, 02:22 PM   #34
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You do it and let know how it goes.
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Old 12-05-2022, 03:15 PM   #35
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Had a friend that had a old hub cap from back when they were metal. It was all bent up hanging by a piece of wire with a nut hanging on the end. Just enough to clang around a bit. It was on the truck he drove to the blinds and corned senderos with a tail gate feeder. Said it made the deer associate the sound of the approching vehical with corn. The feeder spinning sounds are enough for our feeders.
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Old 12-05-2022, 07:31 PM   #36
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I can see this being dangerous, people falling off of their tripods or out of their tree stands, when that horn starts going off. Maybe pissing off the neighbors, if you are close to a fence line.
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Old 12-05-2022, 07:38 PM   #37
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We actually have a thick piece of sheet metal screwed into our Winch up feeders that prevents corn from being thrown beyond the feeder. The corn falls into our hunting area, or directly below the feeder.

But it makes a Heck of a Racket when it feeds.
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Old 12-05-2022, 08:21 PM   #38
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I used to have some 1/16" pit liner rubber tied to the back of my feeder to prevent it from throwing behind the feeder. Deflected the corn and make a little noise. Better than a hubcap or piece of tin, too loud.
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Old 12-05-2022, 08:49 PM   #39
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We have ours where a 12gu blank goes off about 1min after the feeder spins corn. Works AMAZING!
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