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Old 09-14-2005, 10:37 PM
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Hey everyone, hope all is well I was wondering about and would like to get some opinions on when to put out my tripod feeder I'm going to buy. Gun season opens Oct. 29th in my neck of Louisiana. Thanks and good luck to everyone this season!


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Old 09-15-2005, 07:36 AM
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Dhunterinla,
I usually feed year around, some people start in early summer. This weekend I will be starting up my feeder for the first time. I am hunting a new piece of property and I'm getting a late start!
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:06 AM
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I run mine all year. . .corn is cheap. Don't need to throw but a pound or 2 twice a day. If you are just getting set up you might need 30 days or so for the Deer to find them and get used to them. Just like setting a new blind, you need time to settle things down.
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:51 AM
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My buddy uses feeders in two of the areas he hunts and tends to start them up 3-4 weeks prior to the opener. So, if I were you, you should be setting yours up now for a late October opener.
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:29 AM
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If your season starts Oct 29th I'd get the feeder up as soon as possible. This gives the deer time to find it, get used to it
and learn when it goes off.
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:53 PM
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I would do it asap especially since the season opens at the end of Oct. We feed year round but we have put feeders up during the season and seen deer at them the next day. I guess it just depends on if you already have feeders set up on your property. If the deer are use to feeders then they probably don't care when you put them up.
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:51 AM
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I feed my deer year round, that away I can keep them in the arean
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:26 PM
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