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    We have upgraded.  The idea is to catch more deer at one whack .  It’s an open wire trap except for the black section which is an alley way to run them into,  close em up and then load them into a trailer at one end.  With an open wire trap we have to load them at night so they don’t completely panic and try and go through the wire,

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    The inside end of the alley is wide and has a gate.  That is at the left in this pic.  Once we have them in there using three or four guys to herd them from inside the trap ( there is a separate man-gate )  one guy closes a gate at the entrance end and they are enclosed into the 50 ft long alley.  Here is another shot showing the entrance end.

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    This is what the herd looked like tonight.  First night with the completed trap.  We had had only half the trap up for nearly a month to get them used to the panels.  No alley way.  I have been pouring out 50 lbs of 20% protein feed every night at 6 o’clock.  Some at the entrance and most spread around in the trap area.  They got real used to going in.  They would watch me from the brush and come running in 10 minutes after I pulled out.  Like a bunch of domestic stock.  Tonight they piled up at the gate mostly and were leery or the new configuration.   Some went in but didn’t stay long.  More animals came from further out on the ranch and over the next couple hours did the same thing over and over again.  Eventually we hope to get about 30 of them in there and drop the gate by remote control.  Cellular.   We can watch them on our phones.


     

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    Why?

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    “Cheese”Why?

    
They are non indigenous exotic Axis deer that drive out native White-tailed deer.  They breed faster and over populate a place like ours.  We sell them to hunting ranches that are in short supply.  They are good eating and our hunters enjoy them but we have way too many.  The Axis deer is called Chital in India and are the fave food of the Bengal Tiger.  There are now probably a couple million of them in Texas.

    That group in the third picture is only one of six that we know of on this ranch.

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    Ok, just never heard of trapping deer alive. And definitely never seen that many at one time either.  Please share more pics when you catch some.

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    Caught this bunch a couple nights ago.  35 of them made it into the trailer and all got sold.

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    Guess I got a bit of a coon problem:

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    Cool pics,

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    Are the others still coming out to the food supply now or did they get spooked away for awhile when the trapdoor went down? I’ve only hunted whitetail and Mule deer, aren’t the Axis deer quite smaller then the whitetail,like around 80 pounds or so?

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    “Imold”Are the others still coming out to the food supply now or did they get spooked away for awhile when the trapdoor went down? I’ve only hunted whitetail and Mule deer, aren’t the Axis deer quite smaller then the whitetail,like around 80 pounds or so?

    
It takes two or three weeks but the others come around.  We tempt them with corn and 20% protein feed.  The biggest Axis buck I know of so far has been 230 lbs.  38 inch antlers but I’ve heard of 40 inch.  Does get to about a hundred to hundred and twenty.  

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