"I would bet that any water holes/tanks made by the ranchers are very popular with the local Deer populations."
I've even put out a big bucket that mama used to use for canning for water. I run a 5 gallon water bottle out to every other day or so in the same wheel barrow y'all see in the deer pics I've posted. Baiting?? Depends on your point of view I guess.
I do know one thing . . . . Mama's already warned me what will happen if I put any bullet holes in her bucket. <grin>
For such a dry year +, we certainly have a bunch of little ones this year. I'm just wondering how they will fare over the next couple of years if/when conditions around here don't improve any. Only time will tell . . . . .
I do have a neighbor "next door". He's about 100 yards away or so from the house, but only about 50 yards or so away from my favorite "hunting spot". He's retired Air Force. Now I don't hold that against him, but he did complain to my better half when she ran into him in town. He didn't seem to like me "shooting that d@#n gun all the time". Guess he should have picked some place like urban New York or New Jersey to retire to rather than hill country Texas. Some of us have history here in Texas running back to right after statehood, growing up with a rifle put in our hands as soon as we were old enough to hold one. His house and property is up for sale, but he just doesn't have any good places on it where I could safely shoot. <grin>
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