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Old 03-14-2021, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Hunting over supplemental feed locations??

Do any of y'all hunt over your supplemental feed locations or leave it alone? I can see some pros and cons to both, but curious as to what y'all may or may not be doing.
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:19 PM   #2
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Yes. I have my supplemental feeder next to my corn feeder.
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:38 PM   #3
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We do both, I typically have protein at my stand set ups, but also have a few satellite protein stations that we do not hunt over and leave alone.
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Old 03-14-2021, 11:03 PM   #4
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Yes we do. Some ranches I’ve been on have “sanctuaries” that are just feed stations that do not get hunted. Personally I think that’s a little over kill unless you are over hunting the setups. All of our feed pens have protein feeders and there will be maybe 1-3 bullets/arrows max shot at deer on a given year at each of our pens. That’s not worth the cost of setting up extra setups for just feed stations for us.
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:03 AM   #5
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Yes we do. Some ranches I’ve been on have “sanctuaries” that are just feed stations that do not get hunted. Personally I think that’s a little over kill unless you are over hunting the setups. All of our feed pens have protein feeders and there will be maybe 1-3 bullets/arrows max shot at deer on a given year at each of our pens. That’s not worth the cost of setting up extra setups for just feed stations for us.

This is my second season on an archery only lease. I have approx 130 (+/- 10) acres all to myself so the pressure will be very minimal but I'm aware that it does not take much intrusion for a mature buck to vanish. I recently set up a spincast corn feeder in one hunting location and will be adding a free choice feeder in the same area . I'm also considering adding a second free choice feeder about 600 yards away that may or may not be hunted.
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:59 PM   #6
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I hunt over mine.
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Old 03-16-2021, 02:37 PM   #7
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We have a corn feeder and protein feeder at our deer blinds and have 1 protein feeder in the middle of the property that we don't hunt.
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:14 AM   #8
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I generally don’t. However late season when I am trying to target specific deer, I hunt a blind that is about 250 yards from a supplement feed pen.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:58 PM   #9
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Yes. We put one next to all our corn stations
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:31 PM   #10
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We do both, I typically have protein at my stand set ups, but also have a few satellite protein stations that we do not hunt over and leave alone.
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Old 05-04-2021, 02:34 PM   #11
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Yes we do. Some ranches Iíve been on have ďsanctuariesĒ that are just feed stations that do not get hunted. Personally I think thatís a little over kill unless you are over hunting the setups. All of our feed pens have protein feeders and there will be maybe 1-3 bullets/arrows max shot at deer on a given year at each of our pens. Thatís not worth the cost of setting up extra setups for just feed stations for us.

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Old 05-04-2021, 03:07 PM   #12
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We hunt over corn feeders and and have 4 different protein stations that we don't hunt over. It may be better that way for growing big bucks, but who cares how big your bucks are if you can't kill them. In my experience other people in our area who hunt over their protein feeders have a lot more success putting arrows consistently in mature bucks than us and others just hunting over corn. If it were up to me I'd put my protein feeders in pens with my corn feeders like a lot of y'all.
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Old 05-04-2021, 03:08 PM   #13
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Also as mentioned it would be more convenient/ cheaper having less feed sites when it comes time to fill feeders, manage cameras, buy supplies ect....
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:37 PM   #14
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Spinners and corn right before and during deer season. Remove and put on drop tubes and fill with protein remainder of year. 2000 lb feeders Never a problem
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:37 AM   #15
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I don't see the problem with it. Deer are spooked daily, and i don't understand how a couple of shots during a 3-4 month period will keep them from being comfortable at the feeder.
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:29 AM   #16
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A majority of the game cam pics, around protein feeders, we have of our mature bucks is at night. Might consider hunting the ridgeline near the protein station early morning!

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Old 05-06-2021, 11:20 AM   #17
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I have a tree stand setup about 200 yards from one of our protein feeders. We let the feeders go empty in Sept. I still have better luck out of this stand. See more mature bucks in this setup than anywhere else on property.
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:41 PM   #18
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I have a tree stand setup about 200 yards from one of our protein feeders. We let the feeders go empty in Sept. I still have better luck out of this stand. See more mature bucks in this setup than anywhere else on property.
I have one stand over the feeder and a couple locations selected to hang some stands within a 300 yards of the feeder. It's going to be trial and error this season.
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