Water for deer/wildlife.

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  1. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a pretty good place to bowhunt, plenty of food and cover. The only thing missing is water. During dry periods, like the opening of bow season, I think the deer have to travel off our property to find water. I'm going to try and set up one or two water sources for them.

    After reading a good bit about it, I think I'm going to use one of those auto-fill horse bowls hooked up to a 55 gal barrel. The barrel will be on the top of a hill and the bowl about 10-15 ft lower and 50-100 ft away. I plan on using another drum to refill it when needed.

    Has anyone ever done anything like this or something that worked better?
     
  2. dakndug

    dakndug Moderator Moderator

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    Widgeon, I personally have not done this but I know the Texas Parks and Wildlife page or the TTHA pages should have something about this. Though I think your gonna find they are doing watering troughs fed by wells but that's where I would look or maybe the QDMA pages too.

    Doug
     
  3. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks! I'll check it out.
     

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