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Fencing in the Feeders

snake284snake284 Senior MemberPosts: 22,429 Senior Member
Well every year a couple months after the season, the guy that leases the ranch I lease to hunt deer on who leases the same place for his cattle, opens the gate and lets his cows into our hunting area. His wife also hunts on the place and she already had her feeders fenced in so last weekend my Son In Law and I put fences around two feeders. We were going out to finish today but he got cornered by my daughter and she made him take her to a winery. He has the fence post driver but I'll borrow it tomorrow and take a friend out and drive posts around the other two feeders and fill them with corn. I want to keep em feeding all year, but cutting back on the timers so as to feed minimal during the off season. I have four feeders out now and I don't want his cows eating my corn or wrecking the feeders, like last year. A cow or something pushed one over and screwed up the timer. Anyway, hunting is turning into a year round activity.
Daddy, what's an enabler?
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.

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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,300 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Anyway, hunting is turning into a year round activity.
    Always has been ...............just like fishing and chasing wimmen........... I have more success with the first two than I do with the third...........probably due to the amount of time I spend on the former lol.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLoYFvbR0XY

    No fences. Isn't it slow elk season?
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLoYFvbR0XY

    No fences. Isn't it slow elk season?

    Well actually Craig, we have this Chronic shortage of Elk around here. I have only seen a couple and they were both in the Zoo, hahaha!

    But seriously, well maybe just sort of seriously, the hogs and deer get through the fence, but cows can't fit. The only bad thing is I too have to navigate my big butt through that damn fence to fill the feeder. That's a pain I. T. A. Life was much simpler without the cows around.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Two weeks later and we still haven't finshed. I can't get my son in law or anybody to help me. I guess I'll just do it myself. I'm not going to put corn in those two feeders until I get the fences up.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Cows are like dummycraps- - - -they can't think. If you put a V-shaped opening in the fence by arranging the fenceposts in the right pattern, the cows can't navigate the maze. Sort of like this:

    - - - - - ->- - - - - -

    All it takes is four T-posts and a little barbed wire.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Cows are like dummycraps- - - -they can't think. If you put a V-shaped opening in the fence by arranging the fenceposts in the right pattern, the cows can't navigate the maze. Sort of like this:

    - - - - - ->- - - - - -

    All it takes is four T-posts and a little barbed wire.

    Yep Teach, you're right on as usual. :up: Cows make great steaks but lousy thinkers.:rotflmao:

    And also, the cows can't make sharp turns.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Except for them new black tactical cows. You know, the one with rails, high capacity udders, and them there shoulder thingies that go up.
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Except for them new black tactical cows. You know, the one with rails, high capacity udders, and them there shoulder thingies that go up.

    Yeah, but I don't think those new breeds make as quite tasty steaks as the older generation models. Something to do with less body fat I think. The new models are probably..... health food?.... YUK!!!:cuss::yikes::vomit::jester:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    On the serious side of the news, I went out to the lease today and drove in 4 poles around the main feeder and strung Barb wire around it. I thought I could get the Feeder to work and brought some spare fuses along and changed the burned one. But still no go. It's a high dollar digital timer too. But now power out of the timer. Not even a fizzle. I'm going to replace it with another Dusk to Dawn Moultrie. They're cheap and they work and are more dependable.

    I also drove in a couple of posts on another feeder that's on the edge of a mott of trees and I'm going to use one of the trees instead of a regular post. But it got dark on us so we didn't put the Barb Wire around that one yet. Maybe tomorrow.

    We also filled the rest of the feeders and we'll go out this weekend and see if we can entice Porky to come to dinner.

    Now I'll have four working feeders, just in time for spring when Wild Hogs come out in the day time.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Except for them new black tactical cows. You know, the one with rails, high capacity udders, and them there shoulder thingies that go up.

    Yeah, but I don't think those new breeds make as quite tasty steaks as the older generation models. Something to do with less bod fat. The new models are probably health food.... YUK!!!:cuss::yikes::vomit::jester:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Well, here it is almost April and I'm still jackin' with feeders and fences and I'm not through yet. I was coming back from Austin yesterday and stopped in a Buckey's Store to get some coffee and they still had deer corn and it was fairly cheap. I bought eight 50 pound sacks. So that should keep my feeders going for awhile. I am cutting back the output on them, since I have four feeders in relatively close proximity of one another. I should be ok come deer season if the deer decide to show up this next year.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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