The Hyde farm property is a family property, originally owned by my grandfather’s parents. Right down the road from the Back 40. We are lucky to still have a hunting property as nice as that, less than 5 minutes from home.
The Hyde Farm Property
The Hyde Farm property is 37 acres. Some of it is wooded but the majority of the property is an open field. Recently, it has grown up pretty wild in the field.
Currently, there is a patch along the roadside that is mowed down. There’s also a path that is somewhat overgrown, but still driveable to the back of the property.
Why It Is Such A Great Place To Hunt
The Hyde Farm is on the peninsula, just like the Back 40. It has the advantage though that there is a county park right across the road from it. The deer cross back and forth from the park to our property all the time. There is not a lot of open space left for deer beside the park. This works to our benefit as there are always deer on the Hyde Farm Property.
We have stalked some big bucks down there with our game cameras. Not to mention, there are a few piebald deer we have seen on the property. One of which Tycen took last year during bow season.
For many years, I have been lucky enough to hunt on the Hyde Farm Property, I don’t think I have ever been hunting and not seen deer. Not necessarily got a shot at one, but have seen them! I could never complain about hunting since I always saw deer. It spoiled me a little for hunting other places!
We set up a Moultrie deer feeder pro. It will hold 150 pounds of corn. We just put in 100 pounds for now. The timers are set for 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and run for four seconds.
We set up two game cameras, both looking at the feeder from different angles. Both spots are along what we call the “deer superhighway.” These are paths in and out of the woods. Being that they are browsing line feeders, hopefully, it won’t take them long to learn where our feeder is and when to expect the corn!
When they come in for corn, or just pass by on the “deer superhighway”, we should get them on the cameras.
Not Going To Put On Too Much Pressure
We are not going to put too much pressure on the deer down there just yet. In a few days, we will make sure the feeder is working and check the game camera cards. Then we will let it be for a while in hopes of them learning the pattern at the feeder without being spooked away by us.
Once hunting season is closer we will start going down more frequently. Feeding more corn and checking the cameras more often. Hopefully, by then they will be used to our set up, and our scent and won’t be scared away by us when we come in.
As the summer goes on and we get closer to hunting season stay tuned for updates. As well as game camera photos from all three properties. The Back 40, Paradise Farm And The Hyde Farm