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#326069 - 08/03/07 08:37 PM water BSK
Lookin4 aBiggun
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How much water do deer require ,and in which ways do they obtain it when there isnt any
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#326455 - 08/04/07 07:50 AM Re: water BSK [Re: Lookin4 aBiggun]
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Deer get 80% of their water needs from the plants they eat. But at times like these--very hot drought conditions--deer will absolutely seek out free-standing water.
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#326556 - 08/04/07 09:13 AM Re: water BSK [Re: BSK]
DoubleD
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I have bathtubs in the middle of my plots and they go there first. Then eat out of the plot.
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#327000 - 08/04/07 07:50 PM Re: water BSK [Re: DoubleD]
156p&y
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I had a trail camera up on a decent size water hole (puddle) and got 19 pics in just 1 night. They drank all of it in just 2 days I've moved the camera to a pond now to try and get pics of older deer that I know are still alive but would not visit bait sights we previously had out.
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#327398 - 08/04/07 11:19 PM Re: water BSK [Re: 156p&y]
DoubleD
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I just got back from the farm sitting in a tree stand videoing some deer going straight to the bath tubs for water then to the salt lick with comeredeer poured on it.
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