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Old 06-07-2021, 11:21 AM   #101
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I said I would never complain about rain after 2011, but I don’t know why we have to get all the rain within a 6 week period lol. Got another round of storms headed this way now it appears
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:57 PM   #102
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Backyard plot is looking good.

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Old 06-22-2021, 06:28 AM   #103
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What did you plant? I just finished clearing a couple acres for a plot id like to get started
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Old 06-22-2021, 03:53 PM   #104
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What did you plant? I just finished clearing a couple acres for a plot id like to get started
Iron Clay Cowpeas and Sunflowers.

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Old 06-22-2021, 06:59 PM   #105
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Old 06-28-2021, 07:55 AM   #106
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Deer are looking great, looking forward to the season!


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Old 06-30-2021, 06:07 PM   #107
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Anybody seeing acorns beginning to grow yet?
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Old 07-01-2021, 02:07 PM   #108
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Beautiful sunset yesterday while watching two bucks passed last year putting on the bone

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Old 07-05-2021, 09:33 PM   #109
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In the last 2 weeks the deer have hammered protein and practically wiped out my summer plot. Sucks but I'm glad they let it grow for a while and it was there when they needed it. Will keep feeding protein, and start gearing up for the season. Only a few more months!
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:11 PM   #110
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My Gregg Co. bachelor group looking good and started my 16x32 cabin at the farm.
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Old 07-12-2021, 11:16 AM   #111
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Man, that looks like a lot of money in wood. lol

Congrats, looks like a good start.



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Old 07-12-2021, 11:19 AM   #112
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If you want the lease prices as high as South TX. Post more East TX. deer pics. Just my $02.
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Old 07-12-2021, 11:48 AM   #113
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Old 07-12-2021, 12:03 PM   #114
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I’m looking at getting several acres of my 26 acres in Marion county mulched before the season. Any advice on when a good time would be? I was thinking early September.
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:39 PM   #115
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Went out to the lease yesterday (north liberty) and I almost got carried away by mosquitoes trying to set up a new feeder. I think I heard a faint laugh when I sprayed down with off..


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Old 07-12-2021, 08:21 PM   #116
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Range conditions are excellent at our place in north Jasper County. Every doe seems to have a fawn with her and they looking healthy.

Now just need to fix all the washouts in the roads.....
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:39 AM   #117
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Fred, I know, but could get worse.
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:25 PM   #118
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The deer are wearing out my pea patch.

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Old 07-18-2021, 09:12 PM   #119
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:51 AM   #120
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Dang, looking good.

Hope it holds out a couple/few more months.

Do you sit over just the food plot during the season, or do you put down some hand corn also?


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Old 07-19-2021, 07:58 AM   #121
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Those looks good EastTx

My cowpeas got drowned out by the heavy rains we had in may. Lost all 5 plots
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:00 AM   #122
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Dang, looking good.



Hope it holds out a couple/few more months.



Do you sit over just the food plot during the season, or do you put down some hand corn also?





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I'll plow it up towards the end up September and do a Winter pea/ oat mix.

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Old 07-19-2021, 08:21 AM   #123
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Ahh, ok. Cool.

Looking forward to more pics later.


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Old 07-26-2021, 12:49 PM   #124
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Sunflowers are blooming!

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Old 07-26-2021, 08:26 PM   #125
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Went out this past week and filled protein which they are hammering and pulled cards. They definitely look healthier at this point than previous years. Got a new stand that I need to put up. Going to be a good season
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Old 07-26-2021, 09:55 PM   #126
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Went out to my Trinity Co place and set my feeder up and checked out the pastures. The grass is well over 5ft tall in places. Needs a good mowing once i feel better there wont be fawns laid down in it.

Feeder battery was dead. So i went ahead and filled it anyway and poured a little down on the ground. Had visitors pretty quickly. One young buck and a few fat does. I really need to start feeding protein any way that I can.
Mid-late september, i will disc it up real good and put down some winter wheat in a half circle around my stand location on the field edge.




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Old 07-27-2021, 12:29 AM   #127
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Yall are doin way better than me. Ive had a protein feeder out for almost 2 months and not a single deer. Hardly any deer coming to corn feeders either. I may have bought the wrong property
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Old 08-06-2021, 04:35 PM   #128
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Old 08-08-2021, 04:09 PM   #129
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I went to ETX this weekend, set up the feeder and tripod and filled the feeders. I know the tripod is out in the open but it's so thick I can't get it any further back. I have a tractor and brush hog but no disc so, I do not plant food plots at all. If you have any advice to pull a buck in, please share. Thanks.
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Old 08-08-2021, 04:18 PM   #130
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I went to ETX this weekend, set up the feeder and tripod and filled the feeders. I know the tripod is out in the open but it's so thick I can't get it any further back. I have a tractor and brush hog but no disc so, I do not plant food plots at all. If you have any advice to pull a buck in, please share. Thanks.
I feel like you would see more bucks in general if you took the tripod feeders down. Instead, mow out that pipeline as wide as you can, then hang the feeders in the air using one of the tree limbs that's hanging out over the ROW.
Rent a disc and plant the ROW's around October 20th with Buck Forage oats. Get you a couple of bags of rice bran and dump a couple of piles out on that ROW as well
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Old 08-08-2021, 07:31 PM   #131
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I feel like you would see more bucks in general if you took the tripod feeders down. Instead, mow out that pipeline as wide as you can, then hang the feeders in the air using one of the tree limbs that's hanging out over the ROW.
Rent a disc and plant the ROW's around October 20th with Buck Forage oats. Get you a couple of bags of rice bran and dump a couple of piles out on that ROW as well

X2 plus every etx deer in the world will bust you in that tripod stand that close and out in the open not to be rude just tryin to help out


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Old 08-09-2021, 08:24 AM   #132
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Definitely making it more challenging. Going to limit your movement.

Might be able to clear out more brush to the right and tuck it behind that to at least help a little. But then your shooting area and lane will be less.


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Old 08-09-2021, 08:31 AM   #133
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I went to ETX this weekend, set up the feeder and tripod and filled the feeders. I know the tripod is out in the open but it's so thick I can't get it any further back. I have a tractor and brush hog but no disc so, I do not plant food plots at all. If you have any advice to pull a buck in, please share. Thanks.

Ditch the tripod and get a popup. Tuck it
in that thick mess with a good entry trail.

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Old 08-09-2021, 09:28 AM   #134
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Not trying to be negative or anything, but I agree with everyone else above. That tripod is way too far out in the open. Jamming it in some of that thick stuff would be way better.

You dont need a disc to plant food plots. Youll want some kind of a chemical spray rig. Spray that lane, wait a week or two to make sure you get a good kill, then broadcast the seed. Then mow over. Theres a bunch of good threads on here. Good luck
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Old 08-09-2021, 10:38 AM   #135
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Those of yall with experience hunting planted pines, hoping yall can help me out. The new lease Im on is 90%+ planted pines. Some harvested areas, but very little patches of hard woods on the property. I set up a feeder in an oak flat covered in white oaks several weeks ago but nothing is coming to the feeder yet. I assume this spot wont have any traffic until acorns start falling? Im kind of assuming that and hoping Im right. Everything is pretty green out there so Im sure there is tons of browse.


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Old 08-09-2021, 10:40 AM   #136
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Those of yall with experience hunting planted pines, hoping yall can help me out. The new lease Im on is 90%+ planted pines. Some harvested areas, but very little patches of hard woods on the property. I set up a feeder in an oak flat covered in white oaks several weeks ago but nothing is coming to the feeder yet. I assume this spot wont have any traffic until acorns start falling? Im kind of assuming that and hoping Im right. Everything is pretty green out there so Im sure there is tons of browse.


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Correct they wont start hitting the oak flats till acorns start hitting the ground


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I feel like you would see more bucks in general if you took the tripod feeders down. Instead, mow out that pipeline as wide as you can, then hang the feeders in the air using one of the tree limbs that's hanging out over the ROW.
Rent a disc and plant the ROW's around October 20th with Buck Forage oats. Get you a couple of bags of rice bran and dump a couple of piles out on that ROW as well
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Definitely making it more challenging. Going to limit your movement.

Might be able to clear out more brush to the right and tuck it behind that to at least help a little. But then your shooting area and lane will be less.


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Not trying to be negative or anything, but I agree with everyone else above. That tripod is way too far out in the open. Jamming it in some of that thick stuff would be way better.

You don’t need a disc to plant food plots. You’ll want some kind of a chemical spray rig. Spray that lane, wait a week or two to make sure you get a good kill, then broadcast the seed. Then mow over. There’s a bunch of good threads on here. Good luck
I appreciate all of the feedback. I will definitely move the tripod or set a pop-up in that hole I mowed out. A pop-up might be better in that spot. I backed the brush hog in there as far as I could get it. There's a big creek right behind the tripod and I have to cross the creek to get to that spot. It is very snaky.

I actually considered hand corning only but I live 4.5 hours away and would not be able to keep corn on the ground all of the time.

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Old 08-09-2021, 03:20 PM   #138
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Old 08-09-2021, 08:13 PM   #139
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Corn feeders in E Texas are only good for drawing in hogs, which in turn, will run off your deer.

That is, unless you put a LARGE feed pen around the feeder.

After all this, you will still have deer that avoid the feeder like the plague.
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Old 08-10-2021, 10:04 AM   #140
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I don't have much to work with as far as hanging those big feeders. I live 4.5 hours away. I make it there about once a month, sometimes once every 2 months as mentioned above. I do have a couple of small bucket hanging feeders that hold about 40# of corn but the corn would not last.
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I don't have much to work with as far as hanging those big feeders. I live 4.5 hours away. I make it there about once a month, sometimes once every 2 months as mentioned above. I do have a couple of small bucket hanging feeders that hold about 40# of corn but the corn would not last.
Nothing wrong with your setup I can see other than no cover around the tripod. I would move it further into the brush (considering prevailing wind direction) and THEN trim only the limbs needed to get a clear shot. Ideally, you will have just a hole to shoot through and plenty of cover to break up your outline. Consider what it will look like when the leaves are gone too. May want to add the popup for a different wind direction.

The really smart old bucks may avoid the feeder, but they occasionally slip up and follow a doe in. Downwind from the feeder in heavy cover is a good place to intercept them as they come by scent checking for does.
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Those of yall with experience hunting planted pines, hoping yall can help me out. The new lease Im on is 90%+ planted pines. Some harvested areas, but very little patches of hard woods on the property. I set up a feeder in an oak flat covered in white oaks several weeks ago but nothing is coming to the feeder yet. I assume this spot wont have any traffic until acorns start falling? Im kind of assuming that and hoping Im right. Everything is pretty green out there so Im sure there is tons of browse.


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My lease is 90% planted pines also. My primary location is on a creek loaded with white oaks. It is great hunting when the oaks are dropping heavily, with deer hitting them every hour of the day. Unfortunately, the past few years have had poor acorn production.

Have a backup spot for when there are no acorns. The new growth in cleared or mowed areas will often draw deer, especially later in the season. Early season look for American Beautyberry bushes...they love those clusters of purple berries. Corn feeders or hand corn do well too...especially for hogs.
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Old 08-10-2021, 05:26 PM   #143
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Those of yall with experience hunting planted pines, hoping yall can help me out. The new lease Im on is 90%+ planted pines. Some harvested areas, but very little patches of hard woods on the property. I set up a feeder in an oak flat covered in white oaks several weeks ago but nothing is coming to the feeder yet. I assume this spot wont have any traffic until acorns start falling? Im kind of assuming that and hoping Im right. Everything is pretty green out there so Im sure there is tons of browse.
The one I was on a while back about fit that description pretty well. Its tough when its mainly just pine. We all put our set ups in the little hardwoods we had on the place like you would think, but just seemed like the deer were not there in the hardwoods consistent enough to hunt. All the deer that were taken were spot and stalk in the pines alleys/lanes. Good Luck!
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Those of yall with experience hunting planted pines, hoping yall can help me out. The new lease Im on is 90%+ planted pines. Some harvested areas, but very little patches of hard woods on the property. I set up a feeder in an oak flat covered in white oaks several weeks ago but nothing is coming to the feeder yet. I assume this spot wont have any traffic until acorns start falling? Im kind of assuming that and hoping Im right. Everything is pretty green out there so Im sure there is tons of browse.


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As others have stated they will show up when the acorns start falling. It took me 2 years before I found my spots. We have close 2000 acres of planted pines plus sections of hardwoods. Me being the only bow hunter has worked hard for the deer I have on camera. Honestly I / we kill a bunch of pigs. I love hunting those pigs.


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Old 08-11-2021, 08:19 AM   #145
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Corn feeders in E Texas are only good for drawing in hogs, which in turn, will run off your deer.

That is, unless you put a LARGE feed pen around the feeder.

After all this, you will still have deer that avoid the feeder like the plague.
Not true for all east Texas

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Old 08-11-2021, 08:50 AM   #146
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I agree.

I have read several threads that have said a small pen will work also.



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Old 08-11-2021, 09:15 AM   #147
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Old 08-11-2021, 10:28 AM   #148
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Corn feeders in E Texas are only good for drawing in hogs, which in turn, will run off your deer.

That is, unless you put a LARGE feed pen around the feeder.

After all this, you will still have deer that avoid the feeder like the plague.
This wins dumbest and most untrue statement Ive read today.
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Old 08-11-2021, 01:41 PM   #149
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As others have stated they will show up when the acorns start falling. It took me 2 years before I found my spots. We have close 2000 acres of planted pines plus sections of hardwoods. Me being the only bow hunter has worked hard for the deer I have on camera. Honestly I / we kill a bunch of pigs. I love hunting those pigs.


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Ill mainly be bowhunting this area. Its set up really nicely for it. Seems like bucks that live on pine plantations dont really have a home, they just kind of wander around lol


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Old 08-11-2021, 04:18 PM   #150
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We're going to have a number of feeders, blinds, and one way-too-nice hunting cabin for sale near Grapeland. PM for more info.


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I caught a stroke of bad luck and lost my place near Grapeland a few days ago. Landowner is selling and the buyer isn't playing ball. I figure it is a long shot but if anyone knows of any properties available north or west of Houston please let me know. We are a really easy going, family oriented group.
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