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Old 07-05-2020, 08:51 PM   #1
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Iíve been hunting West Texas for 4 years now and have come close to adding a water station for the deer. But about the time I decide to spend the money, it rains. This year that hasnít been the case, it is drier than I have ever seen it. So Friday morning my wife, grandson and I headed out. Of course my normal 5.5 hr drive turned into closer to 7 with them, but thatís ok. After breakfast Saturday morning we got to work. Everything went great until I went to hook up the water hose to the water trough I was using. Apparently I am not smart enough to test everything before driving 1.5 from the nearest homedepot. As it turned out we all needed to cool off and the drive into Del Rio was a nice break. Everything else went as planned. I was even able to drive all but one tpost in without hitting rock. We finished about 6:00 Saturday evening. Kale and I went back up to install the trail cam that I forgot at the camp house about 8:00pm and there were 2 does in the pen already. I had put some corn on the ground to help them find it. Checked the camera this morning and although the angle of the camera was off, there were several pictures that showed deer drinking. Needless to say I was pretty excited. Iíll post pictures from my phone.
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Old 07-05-2020, 08:55 PM   #2
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In for pics.
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:23 PM   #3
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:29 PM   #4
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In for the pics...

It has defenitly been dryer this year and it's going to be a brutally scorching summer unless we get the remnants of a tropical storm or hurricane.
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:34 PM   #5
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Nice work Brian. It will be well worth the time it took to do that.
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:34 PM   #6
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:35 PM   #7
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Trail camera pics are much. We were in a hurry to get on the road. Hopefully I adjusted the camera to get better pictures. Going back out this coming weekend for a guys weekend so Iíll up date.


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Old 07-05-2020, 09:43 PM   #8
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I would reccomend if you didn't already do it to secure that flapper. Mine worked as shown for 8 seasons. Till now. Leasemate sent me this last weekend. Dang coons.
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:52 PM   #9
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Good deal Brian! you will be surprised how many animals will love you now!
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:58 AM   #10
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I would reccomend if you didn't already do it to secure that flapper. Mine worked as shown for 8 seasons. Till now. Leasemate sent me this last weekend. Dang coons.


I had seen that recommendation on a previous thread. I didnít but I will this weekend.


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Old 09-17-2021, 09:59 PM   #11
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I had seen that recommendation on a previous thread. I didnít but I will this weekend.


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Howís it holding up? I need to get a watering system set up yesterday


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Old 09-18-2021, 11:27 PM   #12
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Howís it holding up? I need to get a watering system set up yesterday


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Great!! No proble at all. Have had deer, coons, foxes, aoudad and a mountain lion on the cam. Even survived the freeze.
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Old 09-24-2021, 11:21 AM   #13
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Same here! Lol
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:25 AM   #14
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:35 AM   #15
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Nice looking kitty!!
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Old 09-26-2021, 05:07 PM   #16
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This is awesome Brian. Nice work!


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Old 09-26-2021, 09:49 PM   #17
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Well done!
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:14 PM   #18
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A lot of great info and ideas here... https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...ad.php?t=36871
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:29 PM   #19
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Well for some reason the deer were mighty thirsty the month of September!! Only had a 1Ē of water in the two totes. Checked the camera and had deer 24 hrs a day. Big group of Aoudad visited one day but the rest were deer. Certainly werenít planning on toting water opening weekend but glad I was there.


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Old 10-06-2021, 07:39 PM   #20
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Add a roof to the tanks. Helps out with not having to truck water in. Here's one of mine before it was finished out.

Thanks for the pics, neat to see what's coming for a drink.
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Old 10-09-2021, 06:50 AM   #21
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