Wildlife Ponds / Water Holes Podcast


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I have installed a few 20 gallon tubs on my 15 acres, which are fun to watch via trail cam and actually somewhat effective.

I thought I would share this podcast, as it was informative to me and could help someone else learn. Thanks and Happy belated 4th to Y'all!



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I’ve thought about that myself. I’ve seen lots of setups where guys use a big water tote to feed a small trough of some kind (by gravity) and put a float valve in it. They fill the tote up with a cheap pump from another tote that they haul the water in. Not too expensive but probably more valuable to guys that hunt in semi-arid country. We have a lot of that in Texas, but not especially in E Texas where I hunt. I sure enjoy the pictures they get from them, every creature waters there !

Triple C

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I've got 8 water holes on the farm. I'd put water holes at the bottom of my list as far as habitat improvements. Deer occasionally use them but I don't see enough use that they make any real difference either way on my place. They are pretty to look at when you ride by them.