Jslotter wrote:Why put up a fence with that many acres then? This aint the only time I have seen this type of discussion here and to be honest, high fences and feeders isn't hunting to me. I dont care how many acres there is. Kinda makes me sick when I see show on TV of guy from TX blowing deer away after they come scurrying in when the feeder goes off. just my opinion.
You have a thread here that tells you exactly why I fence off that many acres and more. It's called fractionation of property. It's exactly why you have a guy in another thread wondering "where have all the deer gone". In Texas most of our land is private. When it gets cut up into small pieces (combined with a lower natural carrying capacity than you folks in the north have), and then you combine that with every Tom Dick and Harry shooting everything that moves then the deer "disappear".
In Texas we have a VAST proportion of our population that hunts. Way more than will support poorly managed places. When you have blinds lined up all along the edge of your property with guys that only want to fill their freezers it makes the deer "disappear". If you live long enough and the population of hunters grows large enough you'll see what I mean when the number of hunters grows past the natural capacity of the land to support that pressure.
So, we protect our hunting ranches by high fencing. And feeding. And the deer in those fenced ranches get REAL smart REAL fast. I know you don't believe Ted Nugent but he's right when he says some of his easiest hunting is northern farm deer, and some of his hardest hunting is for the 200+ animals on his 230 acre high fenced place in Texas.
We are FAR from lazy. You can call us "bad" based on your own flawed definition of "bad". But your ignorance is evidenced in the lazy remark. And that goes for the guy that just agreed with you.
I've started bow hunting over my feeders this year on my high fenced ranch. I've spent countless hours in those sets. I have had ONE
How many shots did you get at your "wild" deer this year?
I'd rather be a fencepost in Texas than king of the world.