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Old 10-01-2021, 07:12 PM   #1
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Had to take action today. Didn't want to start the season with all the water there covering up the corn.

This morning


After a little work.


What else have yall done to keep the little tanks from forming?
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:13 PM   #2
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Water wouldn't matter to the deer. They just go right in and get it underwater. Now the ditch you cut might scare them off.
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:16 PM   #3
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My deer come up with half brown faces from getting corn under water

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Old 10-01-2021, 07:18 PM   #4
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Feeder throws most corn out and away from that low area, right?

Pretty sure you’d have been good leaving it alone.
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:18 PM   #5
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Water wouldn't matter to the deer. They just go right in and get it underwater. Now the ditch you cut might scare them off.
This was my thought
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:26 PM   #6
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You got 6 legs on that feeder?

Good luck this season.
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:31 PM   #7
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Did somebody say water
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:31 PM   #8
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We had the same problem with multiple feeders. We actually put 30 bags of concrete underneath one feeder. We did not break up the concrete we just set the bags under there in that water suck it all out. It worked awesome
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:34 PM   #9
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I mean, they are standing IN the water in your pic so they can't be that worried about it.....
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:40 PM   #10
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:43 PM   #11
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Sacks of concrete. Takes a little work but nice when it’s done.
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:52 PM   #12
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While I appreciate your drive, I'm not so sure I would have boogered up my feed pen area before opening day. I'd have let them bob for corn and move it Sunday for the next trip. Good luck to you either way...

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Old 10-01-2021, 07:57 PM   #13
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Every one of my feeders has a concrete pad under it. Stopped fighting the mud hole issue years ago.
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Old 10-01-2021, 08:45 PM   #14
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How long has that one feeder been spraddled out like that?

I would figure it would not last long like that

Water is no issue for them
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Old 10-01-2021, 08:54 PM   #15
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Oh hell I didn't even notice the ditch. I thought you moved the feeders. Hell that'll work. Disregard above....well other than stinking up the pen...
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:48 PM   #16
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Had deer in the feed pen within 2 hours of leaving. I can't hunt this weekend anyway (nephew's funeral) so was just toping off the feeders and thought I'd dig the ditch so I wouldn't have to be in the slop to fill them again.

Feeders have been in this are for 8 years. I run 2 feeder. Each throw morning and evening about 30 min apart. I did that 8 years ago when one stopped working and showed up to a bunch of nothing.
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:52 PM   #17
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Few pics from this evening










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Old 10-01-2021, 09:55 PM   #18
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Looks like your good to go, good luck!!!
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:59 PM   #19
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How long has that one feeder been spraddled out like that?

I would figure it would not last long like that

Water is no issue for them
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:04 PM   #20
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My deer love the water holes under the feeder. More come to that than the corn.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:04 PM   #21
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Oh hell I didn't even notice the ditch. I thought you moved the feeders. Hell that'll work. Disregard above....well other than stinking up the pen...

Sorry I should have taken the pic from the same place as the camera is located. Didn't move anything, just dug a drainage ditch.

Due to nephew's funeral I can't hunt this weekend. Won't be able to hunt next weekend as it's my weekend with my kids. They are good for rifle hunt but not bow hunting. So it'll be 2 weeks before I can get out there. Wasn't worried about leaving scent out there today.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:10 PM   #22
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Based on all the above ya done good imo.

Best of luck when you make it out.

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Old 10-02-2021, 07:48 AM   #23
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Nice job, they like it too.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:14 AM   #24
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I guarantee if that was my hunting spot some of them feeder legs would have holes all in them. Also I know what you mean about showing up and feeder not going off. Nothing more disappointing than that, especially on opening day.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:15 AM   #25
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Feeder legs look like a gauntlet to shoot through!
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:48 PM   #26
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Looks good after the water all dries up you can use it as a corn trough for hand corn
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Old 10-02-2021, 07:47 PM   #27
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Feeder legs look like a gauntlet to shoot through!
Stand is on other side of camera. It's tested my patience a few times to wait for them to clear and get a clean shooting lane. But most of the time they help me focus and give me a tunnel to shoot through.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:02 PM   #28
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Doesn't look like any were scared off from my scent today.

The most deer Ive seen here in person is 20. The feed pen is 32' in diameter and gets full and they hang around.
















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Old 10-03-2021, 10:29 AM   #29
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Every one of my feeders has a concrete pad under it. Stopped fighting the mud hole issue years ago.
I've always wondered about the sack of concrete....this year I put grading under my feeder so they couldn't dig it out underneath
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