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Watering Hole

Unread postby attackone » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:49 am

Im wanting to add to small water holes to the main property that i hunt, i have places blue circles where i think they will be a good spot to be at....just wanted opinions what you guys think, any suggestions would be great.


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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby dan » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:37 am

I like the one next to the point, but not the one down in the bottom. Its hard to kill bucks in bottoms due to wind and thermal activity, so I would not want to draw deer ion that direction, rather pull them out.
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby attackone » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:21 am

dan wrote:I like the one next to the point, but not the one down in the bottom. Its hard to kill bucks in bottoms due to wind and thermal activity, so I would not want to draw deer ion that direction, rather pull them out.



Dan they are both on a point
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:33 am

I might be thinking out loud here, but I thought you don't want the waterhole right on a point where they bed? I thought you wanted to draw them from their beds, on points, to an area down the ridge more away from the point? I guess I was thinking you wanted to be maybe 80 yards away or so, just so they can't see you get into your tree.
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby attackone » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:47 am

also i dont think the one in upper one is in the location that i think it is...im pretty sure its going to be more up the hill
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby attackone » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:47 am

dreaming bucks wrote:I might be thinking out loud here, but I thought you don't want the waterhole right on a point where they bed? I thought you wanted to draw them from their beds, on points, to an area down the ridge more away from the point? I guess I was thinking you wanted to be maybe 80 yards away or so, just so they can't see you get into your tree.



you might be right but i was trying to pull them up the hill or give them a stop to drink before hitting the fields
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:49 am

attackone wrote:
dreaming bucks wrote:I might be thinking out loud here, but I thought you don't want the waterhole right on a point where they bed? I thought you wanted to draw them from their beds, on points, to an area down the ridge more away from the point? I guess I was thinking you wanted to be maybe 80 yards away or so, just so they can't see you get into your tree.



you might be right but i was trying to pull them up the hill or give them a stop to drink before hitting the fields



So, you are thinking they are bedded down low, and coming up the hill to feed at night?
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby dan » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:29 am

The lower one looks ok, MAybe I would move it more to the East side rather than the middle though. The other one appears to be on a hill side, but its hard to pick out a point there...

Yes. You don't want it to be right on the point, but the lower one is close to where you want it... The other one might be a good spot, but I can't tell from that map...
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby attackone » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:24 am

I went a bought a kiddie pool last night at walmart but decided just to buy one instead of 2. So i think im going to put it in the area of the upper blue dot, do you think its to late to do it this year (season starts Oct.3) or should i be good to go.
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby dan » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:26 am

How do you intend to keep the kiddie pool full of water without scenting up the area? I thought you were putting in actual water holes...
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby attackone » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:47 am

my plan was to test it out first and then if it work put the hole in, if you think that the kiddie pool wont hold water then i guess i will wait until next year to put the watering hole in
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Re: Watering Hole

Unread postby Ryan » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:09 am

I think the water would just evaporate out of the kiddie pool to quick for the deer to use it continuously, maybe not though if u get a lot of rain in that area

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