Strategically placed waterholes in the timber can be great places to hunt. Generally, I like to place a waterhole on the side of a ridge just below the crest and about 50-100 yards away from bedding areas.

I make the waterholes about 15-20 yards wide with a max depth of around 4-5 feet. I keep the shoreline as flat as possible. I do not create any steep banks in or around the pond. I want the pond to slowly taper to the max depth of 4-5 feet.

The best locations are in oak stands. These areas are natural magnets for deer and the large oaks provide treestand locations and the right amount of shade needed to prevent evaporation.

Anybody else create their own waterholes and/or had any success with them?

Post pics of your setup if you can!
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