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Old 05-03-2013, 10:27 PM   #51
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You're right. This is the first time I've tried leaving a small gap for fawns in our pens and curious to see how they work.
I see, sadly I never thought of that nor have I ever seen it! Cool,deal...
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:05 PM   #52
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Finally got some pictures. Below are pictures of a 15 ton delivery of WCS, the pen we made to keep out the yard goats, and a feeder full of WCS.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #53
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That should pay off Big time down the road as hard as it is getting to Find yr around in some Places
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #54
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #55
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Finally got some pictures. Below are pictures of a 15 ton delivery of WCS, the pen we made to keep out the yard goats, and a feeder full of WCS.
Looking good! When yall plan on being back down there for a few days let me know and we'll hook up and visit..
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:07 PM   #56
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Looking good! When yall plan on being back down there for a few days let me know and we'll hook up and visit..
Hoping to get a chance Memorial Day weekend but work may not permit. Gonna try to make it down before June and will hit you on the cell when (if) I do.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:58 PM   #57
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Hoping to get a chance Memorial Day weekend but work may not permit. Gonna try to make it down before June and will hit you on the cell when (if) I do.
Sounds good!
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:27 PM   #58
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Wow those are cool!
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:51 PM   #59
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So, we started adding cottonseed to our supplement program on May 5. There are signs that deer have been around the feeders (tracks on the ground and indentions to the seed pile through the wire--as if they're sniffing it) but it doesn't look like they're eating it yet. I know it's only been a few weeks and there is a lot of new growth from recent rains, but I figured they would have hit it by now since it's in the same pen as pellet feeders that get hit hard. Whining aside, I'm extremely great full for the rain and extra food it's put on the ground.

I know people have sped up the process by mixing corn or other attractants but I do not want coons and hogs to also be attracted. I realize it's probably the billion dollar question, but has anyone used anything that will attract deer to the cottonseed but not hogs and coons? We thought about the feeder tops (thx MexBowhunter) but that won't do anything for hogs.
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Also found a pretty big track in one of the pens--Ol' Slew Foot!
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:49 PM   #60
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Ya looks like they are picking at it quite a bit. To start my deer I just poured a sack of corn around each basket. Didn't mix it with the corn, just went around it. That's all it took!
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If they have started to eat it you will be Fine. They go from that to killing it before you know it.
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:30 PM   #62
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How much wire do you need? I buy mine from a place in Elgin he will sell it by the feeder at a time if wanted for $ 25 He also sells bagged or bulk.


Sorry about reviving a 3/4 year old thread - but it is my first post so I hope that I get cut some slack!

I was curious if this person in Elgin is still selling wire in lengths for single feeders (or if there is anyplace South of Austin that would sell the vmesh wire in sections (anything up to 50 ft),

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Old 02-06-2017, 04:55 PM   #63
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You can also use 4"x2" rectangular fencing . That's what we use. Didn't feel like paying a bunch of money for the "V" shaped fencing.
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:04 PM   #64
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anyone know where to get cotton seed out towards Seymour also how is the quality of deer out there
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:11 PM   #65
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Just filled mine. Decided to try the tote bin cage even though I believe that the wire cylinders would be better. Will put my game camera back up in a few weeks.

Can't post pics yet I guess. Looks like this:

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Will also put a plywood cover on it soon - to keep the raccoons from messing with it.

It held a full 1000 lb supersack.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:44 PM   #66
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Just finished a couple at the house tonight. 58" V-mesh. Can't wait to put them out this weekend.




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Old 02-21-2017, 10:47 PM   #67
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Those look great! Got any wire left over?? I am planning a trip to the DFW area in a few months and would love to buy some from you.

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Old 02-21-2017, 11:00 PM   #68
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Pic of my setup. Currently, no wire around the cage.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:32 PM   #69
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Those look great! Got any wire left over?? I am planning a trip to the DFW area in a few months and would love to buy some from you.


Yes sir
Just shoot me a pm once you get closer and I'll see how much I got left.


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Old 02-22-2017, 06:43 AM   #70
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How much wire do you need? I buy mine from a place in Elgin he will sell it by the feeder at a time if wanted for $ 25 He also sells bagged or bulk.
What is the name and number for this place in Elgin for cottonseed this is not far from my place in navasota and I am in need of cottonseed and can't find it anywhere thanks in advance
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:35 AM   #71
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Pic of my setup. Currently, no wire around the cage.
How many pounds does that hold?
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:20 AM   #72
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Interesting article on feeding cotton seed. Most of y'all probably already know this. It thought I would post it as fuel for thought.

http://springcreekoutdoors.com/cotto...-good-the-bad/
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:40 AM   #73
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Where in Sinton did you get the cotton seed and do you know if they had anymore?
D&D in Seguin has 80 pound bags
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:51 AM   #74
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Interesting article on feeding cotton seed. Most of y'all probably already know this. It thought I would post it as fuel for thought.

http://springcreekoutdoors.com/cotto...-good-the-bad/
The part about infertility has been myth busted by several studies. All of the ranches I work for feed vigorously and have no problems with fawn crop or population growth.
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:34 PM   #75
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Interesting article on feeding cotton seed. Most of y'all probably already know this. It thought I would post it as fuel for thought.

http://springcreekoutdoors.com/cotto...-good-the-bad/
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The part about infertility has been myth busted by several studies. All of the ranches I work for feed vigorously and have no problems with fawn crop or population growth.
It's my understanding the "early knock" on CS was caused when some breeder bucks had issues becoming sterile. I'm no expert but I believe all the subsequent, more recent studies have shown that this only happens to "pen raised" deer that aren't allowed to browse on other feed and natural vegetation. Kinda like a rat that gets cancer being fed nothing but "sweet n low" in a laboratory environment. HELL, that's a rough darn diet for anyone!
I haven't heard of issues with free range deer that have access to other natural forbs and nutrients.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:48 PM   #76
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:49 PM   #77
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How many pounds does that hold?
It held 1000 lbs with some room to spare.

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Old 02-22-2017, 07:57 PM   #78
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Got it from Hartzendorf Gin - near Sinton Tx. $145 per sack
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:30 PM   #79
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Does anyone know of a place that sells bulk cotton seed between San Antonio and Freer?
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:59 PM   #80
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It held 1000 lbs with some room to spare.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:15 PM   #81
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Hold about 1100 lbs which is a little less than a truckbed full. Topped them off almost a month ago so our deer are hitting cottonseed pretty hard.



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Old 02-23-2017, 09:08 AM   #82
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Our fawns jump the fence with no problems.....they eat protein and cotton seed without a problem.....
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:47 PM   #83
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How do the deer get the cottonseed in the middle of those big cages?
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:54 PM   #84
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How do the deer get the cottonseed in the middle of those big cages?
I just rake it to the edges whenever I'm at the ranch. I've even slanted the cage by propping it on a rock forcing it to one side.
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:26 PM   #85
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Excellent ideas
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:00 AM   #86
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YES YES YES... They love it. If they ever find it you will never be able to keep them away. Put it in your feed pens so they can't get to it.
This man speaks the truth. The cattle guy on our ranch feeds it to his cattle. We tried to feed it a couple years ago and the cattle showed some pretty spectacular jumping ability to get into our feed pens to get to it. Pipe H-brace corners, hog panel, and 2 strands of barbed wire on top would not keep them out.
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Old 01-25-2021, 04:15 PM   #87
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How many lbs does the t-post and panel hold? And about how long will it last in the hill country?
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:59 AM   #88
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V mesh van be good or bad. Lost a few deer when they stuck a horn in and couldn't break it. Used 4x2 welded.
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Old 01-26-2021, 03:16 PM   #89
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V mesh van be good or bad. Lost a few deer when they stuck a horn in and couldn't break it. Used 4x2 welded.
This! 2 ft diameter will hold 8 sacks (320 lbs).
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Old 02-01-2021, 12:11 PM   #90
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Great thread!
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:31 PM   #91
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How many lbs does the t-post and panel hold? And about how long will it last in the hill country?
It Depends on how big the diameter is of the ring/feeder. Our diameter is normally around 2.5 to 3ft and the 4X2 fence holds a little over 300lbs. We have 2 cottonseed feeders at each protein feeder and they will eat it all up in about 30 days. We like it bc if an older buck is dominating a feeder then it gives the fawns, does, young bucks a chance to still grab a bite.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:08 AM   #92
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Anyone have any success with these in Hill / Navarro county?
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Old 02-03-2021, 11:57 AM   #93
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oasis in uvalde sells enough wire and a t-post for around $30 to make a feeder, which is better then buying a $400 roll of wire
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Old 02-04-2021, 05:06 AM   #94
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I'm in East Texas and I'm highly considering using fortified cottonseed within the next few weeks. I really like the simplicity of the feeders on this thread but like most places, the hogs will like it too and I do not want to build a feeder pen. Besides buying an ASF, are there any DIY options y'all have used to elevate the feed?
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Old 03-11-2021, 06:33 AM   #96
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Does anyone know of a place that sells bulk cotton seed between San Antonio and Freer?
Yes, Coastal Plains Gin in Mathis (361) 547-9141 call before you go he is getting hit pretty hard demand is high. Last week it was $300.00 a ton.
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Worked on this design after several years of issues with busted wire, broomed off tines from being damaged in wire, forgetting to being a shovel and other problems.

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Worked on this design after several years of issues with busted wire, broomed off tines from being damaged in wire, forgetting to being a shovel and other problems.

Best design ever
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:49 AM   #99
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55 gallon drum cut in half with three 1/2 holes drilled in bottom for drain. Holds 125 pounds each. Lasts 7-10 days. They eat every drop.



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