Deer feeder

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    Deer feeder

    I just bought and put up a deer feeder...30 gal. on tri-pod with a timmer...what are some do's and don'ts i should know about...
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    Don't put it up near a place you don't want deer to go
    my neighbor put a salt block out a few winters ago to bring deer closer to see and then complained the next summer when the deer destroyed his garden Then he wanted to know why they didn't get in my garden and i told him they must have to full from yours

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    I really like this feeder, I have been watching deer and turkey come to it like clock work...

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    I bought a Moulrtie (5 gallon) from WalMart last fall and used it during deer season. The deer were obviously using it, but I never saw any while hunting near it. I bought dad one for Christmas, but I forgot the name brand. But anyway it is 200 gallon tripod. The deer and turkey have really came in to it. We just planted our imperial clover field last week, so we are going to move the feeder into the same field. My wife bought me a "deer camera" (not deercam) for christmas, but it kept "eating" the batteries after only one or two pictures. Needless to say I took it back. She got it at walmart. The lady at the photo center said that a lot of people had problems with theirs too. Hopefully I'll get a new one before next season.

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    How did you prepare the field before you planted your clover…did you disc it up using a tractor or atv…

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    We used a tractor to plow and disc. We just plowed about a 1/4 of an acre. We planted 4 1/2 lb. of clover. We spread it by hand and then fertilized it. That was last monday and then it rained tuesday so that had to help things. This is our first time planting it so my fingers are crossed.

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    i have used whitetail clover before, but it is so expensive...good luck...

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    Yeah, thats why I wanted it to do well. It cost $30 for a 4 lb bag.

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