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Another Auto Feeder Question

Old 10-09-2009, 03:33 AM
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I made some "trough" feeders out of fence board. The deer were on them in a few days. They keep them empty. I bought a timer feeder & hung it. It's been there for over a month and zero visits. It's only 50 yards from where I had a wooden feeder. Any ideas?? I have a trough about 200 yds away & they keep that one empty.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:30 PM
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Why would they want to go there when they've been so lucky to get it in one spot at the trough feeder?

I guess that's a question you have to think about. I think they are just use to using the trough feeder and working hard to pick one kernel at a time from a spread feeder is work for them. LOL!

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Old 10-09-2009, 08:28 PM
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Are you sure it's deer at the trough feeder, and not hogs? I've thought about troughs before, but didn't want to feed the pig, birds, squirrels, etc... I know these can eat under the regular feeders too, but the amt. is at least regulated with the timer. just a thought.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:23 PM
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Hogs or coons maybe getting the feed in the trough. If you have a large acorn crop like we are having in Oklahoma the deer may not be visiting the deer feeder. Just give it time and they will start showing up when the acorns rot.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:17 AM
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Definetly deer tracks...but also some hogs.
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:16 AM
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If you are wanting to get the deer to show up when you are in the stand I would stop feeding in troughs and utilize the automatic deer feeder. Another suggestion is to put up a camera to get a better idea of what time the deer are visiting the troughs and size. The camera will provide with some good information on what is showing up, times, and size.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:18 PM
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AHARLEY, trough feeders allow the deer to feed on their time and auto feeders force them to feed on your time (when you set it for) also auto feeders make noise when they go off ( I could hear mine go off sitting in my stand 200 yards away on a quiet morning ) and it is the most un natural noise I have ever heard in the woods so it could take some time for your deer to start feeling comfortable feeding around it. Pike
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