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Old 03-14-2021, 08:22 PM   #1
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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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