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Tips for Hunting Deer in the Rain

When rain drops are hitting the roof, most hunters ignore the alarm and roll over. A warm bed is more comforting than a cold, wet woods. However, those hunters may be missing out on one of the best hunts of the season. Let’s face it, most of us have fewer days than we would like to hunt. Why give ...
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You find yourself deep in wild. You are cold, wet, shivering and lost. You’ve finally accepted the reality of the situation: you’re not going to go home tonight. And your gear is severely limited. What’s the first thing you should do?In all truth, this scary scenario doesn’t happen that oft ...
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3 Tips for Mentally Preparing for the Rut

There’s no better time of year than the whitetail rut. It’s the holy grail of the hunting season and provides the best chance for fulfilling our hunting dreams—or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy we’re led to believe. Because of these high ex ...
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Hunting Bucks Over Bait is Not as Easy as it Seems

Hunting over a pile of corn is the strip-club bachelor party of deer hunting tactics. Almost every guy will do it if given the opportunity (and it is legal in many whitetail powerhouse states like Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Ohio), but it’s not exactly something you brag about. And of course the ...
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Supplemental Feeding Tips for Deer

Hardcore deer hunters are pretty serious about their management efforts these days. They plant food plots, shoot only a certain number and age of deer, and otherwise pay close attention to the overall health of their deer herd. Sometimes though, that’s not enough.Drought, poor soil, or inadequate ...
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Tips and Tricks for Hunting Black-Tail Deer

Black-tailed deer make phantoms seem positively obvious. These rainy forest wraiths are cousins of mule deer, but nothing except their forked antlers resemble their open-country kin. Blacktails crave tangles of grown-over hemlock and cedar and foggy ridges of old-growth fir. The Pacific Northwest’ ...
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Tips for Feeding Your Koi

Koi grow quickly, and you can help ensure they do so healthily by maintaining timely feeding schedule, nutritious diet and clean pond. It may sound like a lot, but these quick tips for feeding are easy to remember. Follow these steps and keep your koi happy, healthy and growing.When to FeedKoi need ...
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Controlling Algae in Your Pond

A clean pond keeps koi happy. Plenty of food, proper lighting and clean water are all theingredients you need for to keep your koi lively. Maintaining a clean pond is easier than itsounds. Unpredictable weather, warm temperatures and longer periods of daylight can alllead to strong algae blooms. Too ...
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Best Koi for your Water Garden

​​​​​​​Nishikigoi fish, also known as koi, can decorate any aquatic display. Koi are ornamental in nature and can turn any water garden into a spectacle with a kaleidoscopic display. Japanese fish farmers bred koi in the mid-19th Century, and annual expositions in Tokyo would eventuall ...
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5 Best Feeds for Your Bird Feeder

Spring is finally here, and birds are chirping. Bird feeders can help welcome these friendly fliers to your backyard for a quick meal before taking back to sunny blue skies. Here’s what you can serve up for your favorite spring birds this season:Cracked CornBird feeders are meant for birds, mostly ...
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Benefits of Solar Power

Flexibility, strategy and precision define superior sportsmanship. A good huntsman can adapt his strategy to his surroundings, wasting little and making the best use of available resources. Solar technology makes the sun a valued resource in the field. With solar power, users become less dependent o ...
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Are More Women Hunting?

Women in hunting is a hot topic. For the last several years, more women have started taking up arms and more journalists have started documenting it. You’ll see lots of statistics noting the jump in women hunters – and for good reason.It’s a big jump.You’ll read about 25%s and 50%s and hundr ...
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Sweeney Feeders 35th Annual Winter Sale!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve got package deals, and bird feeders too, and lots of good cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!Sweeney has been in business proudly making durable and reliable outdoor gear to meet your hunting, ranching, and backyard needs for the las ...
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Winter Birdfeeding Tips

Interested in walking in a winter wonderland filled with local, seasonal birds? Your backyard can be just that holiday wonder if you are prepared or willing to make your backyard hospitable to local, seasonal birds who actually end up sticking around your area when you may have believed that all bir ...
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Late December Deer Hunting

Usually when hunters get ready for the season, guns blazing, their heavy lifting is focused on pre- and the beginning of the season.Food is plentiful, the weather is nice, there are prizes galore (if you know what you’re doing). Hunters have put out trail cams, have planted plots, found the food, ...
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How to Keep Warm While Hunting During Cold Weather

As we near the end of the fall hunting season and prepare for winter, it’s important to take into account proper outwear (and inner) wear to help battle the cold. Both safety and comfort are paramount concerns when thinking about how to gear up before you head out. For those of you up north hunter ...
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Thankful for You

Here at Sweeney, we’re a family owned and operated establishment. Since the 1960s, the Sweeney heads, John and Doris, have been dabbling in feeder timers. They began with a few repairs here and there, which ultimately lead to creating and producing their own deer feeder timers. And what a blessing ...
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Duck Hunting Tips

Duck hunting season, like many others, is underway in Texas. Having covered deer extensively and turkey recently (Happy early Thanksgiving! – hope you caught the best of the best to adorn your table, you can give thanks and boast just a very little), we need to cover ducks for thoroughness’ sake ...
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Turkey Hunting Tips

Turkey hunting (and eating! let’s not forget eating people, my favorite) season is upon us in the great state of Texas. Whether or not you hunt turkey in the spring, or fall, like we do, these turkey hunting tips can be used nationwide. We don’t state discriminate. We’ll run through a list of ...
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How to Make a Buck Bed

There are several reasons why a buck bed would be a good place to start if you were looking for ways to make your land more appealing to deer. Maybe you don’t have the land or resources needed to create a plot. Maybe you just don’t want to sink money into a plot plus new equipment, plus trail ca ...
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10 Best Deer Memes

In honor of our favorite season, Sweeney is in the midst of its Annual Pre-Season Sale! We like to celebrate around here with incorporating a little humor into your serious hobby. We’ve scoured the internet for some of the best memes around that star or magnanimous forest friends. Don’t worry, w ...
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Deer Hunting Tips for Beginners

With deer hunting, and many others, season upon us, it’s easy to get consumed with wanting the latest and greatest in high tech gear, going expert mode, and concentrating on all the tiny details of the art.While these things are all good and well in their own right, they might not be the most appr ...
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How to Protect Your Pond

Has your pond ever been subject to predators in the night?Shoot, predators during the day even.If you have, and you are wondering what you can do to protect your koi and other prized pond dwellers, this post is for you.Even if you live in an urban(ish) area, your backyard is likely subject to raccoo ...
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Sweeney Feeders Annual Pre-Season Sale!

Discounts on All Scatter Feeders and Accessories Now!It’s the time of year we all wait for and dream about and plan on. That’s right, not hunting season, sale season!  And do we have the sale for you right in time for the start of many major hunting season, including DEER SEASON!  Take a break ...
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Deer Scouting: Are You Doing It Right?

Pre-season preparation is key to a successful hunting season and why wait in anticipation when you get your hands dirty and increase your chance of a snagging winning buck.  One essential pre-season trick, is to deer scout. Deer scouting can help get a good feel of the hunting grounds and where dee ...
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Sweeney Feeders September Sale!

It’s the time of year we all wait for and dream about. That’s right, hunting season!  And even better yet, we're having a sale on our deer feeders and accessories right on time for the start of hunting season, including deer hunting! We have slashed prices on our 100lb. and 300lb. scatter feede ...
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5 Completely Unique Koi Pond Designs

A lovely koi pond can be the focal point of your back, side, front, court or any yard! If you’re like us, you enjoy the serene beauty of a well-kept koi pond and enjoy the peace it can bring to your home. Traditional Japanese style ponds are lovely and popular for a reason, but if you are lookin ...
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Ultimate Fall Deer Hunting Guide

As the Fall season creeps up on us, it's time get to know your hunting grounds and prepare for deer hunting season. Every hunter sits in anticipation, but you gotta take full advantage of this hunting season and prepare for success. Let's take a look at some of best ways to make this hunting season ...
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3 Rarest Birds to See this Summer

Bird enthusiasts around the U.S. and North America made their voices heard last August in a poll conducted by BirdWatching Magazine. The magazine gave readers over 900 birds to choose from, and they narrowed it down to the top 10 most desired birds to see. We’ll give you a rundown of the top 3 bir ...
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How to Use Fish Feeders to Catch Big Fish This Summer

Having big fish in your ponds and lakes, even more than you do now, is possible.  The way to do it is with a good supplemental fish feeding program.  Feeding fish not only benefits the ones directly fed, but the entire food chain, thus bolstering your animals from phytoplankton to your top and big ...
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3 Ways to Keep Your Feeder Varmint & Raccoon Free

If you’ve ever experienced some dead of night (or middle of the day) feed theft, you’ll know what a frustrating experience it is.  In a matter of minutes or a few hours, pounds of feed and many dollars down the drain. If you have problems with varmints, critters, and raccoons taking you for all ...
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How Farmers & Ranchers Benefit from Sweeney Feeders

Sweeney Feeders began its legacy in the late '60s.  With over 40 years of experience, Sweeney is one of the best and most trusted brand of automatic animal feeders.  Sweeney Feeders strives to deliver quality, durable feeders to farmers and ranchers to provide the most efficient and effective care ...
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7 Tips to a Great Deer Hunting Season

We know you like to plan ahead to be ready for the big hunting season – DEER SEASON, so you are already thinking about this year’s deer season and how to make it the best one ever.  Just in case you aren’t quite there yet, we’ve compiled a few tips to get you started in the right direction. ...
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Top 5 Fish to Catch this Summer

Summer time, and the living’s easy…if you are not a fish. It’s hot out there this summer, and the fish are feeling it! When summer rolls around, fish need to adjust to new water temperatures, and they do this by adjusting, the same way people do. We crank on the A/C, head indoors, get sluggish ...
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3 Ways Solar Chargers Can Prolong Your Feeder Life

As topics such as climate change, energy sustainability, and alternative fuel sources permeate our national discourse, more people are looking for ways to do their part to reduce waste and utilize natural resources.  Until fairly recently, the sun as an energy source was not too common for consumer ...
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If you’ve been doing some independent research about the benefits of feeding your pond fish, you may have come to find that it’s quite a fishy subject, and even experts are torn on the issue!  The primary issue is whether pond fish should be fed unnaturally.  But if you are interested in suppl ...
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Summer Bird Watching Tips

Summer can be an amazing time to get out in nature and enjoy some of the most intricate gifts the universe has to offer.  Bird watching can be a good way to get your daily dose of the outdoors and feel connected to the wide world. If you are a novice watcher, these basic tips can help ensure a succ ...
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Choosing the Right Feed for Your Koi Fish

Caring for koi fish will require thoughtfulness and some TLC.  Koi fish tend to live longer lives, most of them even outlive their owners! So, establishing the perfect feeding routine for koi is very important. Just the act of feeding your fish will depend on a few different factors. To find the ...
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Deer & Wildlife Feeder Sale Until June 14th!

We've extended our sale on deer & wildlife feeders! Until June 14th receive discounted prices on all scatter feeders and select accessories for our deer & wildlife feeders. Sweeney deer feeders are known for their reliability to our customers and their durability in the outdoors. All of our ...
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5 Essential Pre-Season Hunting Tips

Any seasoned hunter can tell you that pre-season preparation can make all the difference when deer hunting. Even though it's not hunting season yet, doesn't mean you can't take some important measures to make your hunting season is the most successful. The summer months are ideal times to prepare fo ...
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What Makes Sweeney Feeders the Best

Here at Sweeney Feeders we pride ourselves for our top-quality products and services. But what makes Sweeney Feeders the best? Let's get a closer look at why Sweeney Feeders provides the most reliable and durable deer & wildlife feeders.There's nothing more discouraging to a hunter or farmer tha ...
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Why You Should Start Deer Scouting

While many hunters spend the Spring turkey hunting and fishing, others are already starting to prepare for the next deer hunting season. To get the most out of a deer hunting season and become a pro hunter, spring scouting is essential. By successfully scouting in the spring, you will be able to dis ...
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Koi Fish Ponds: Spring Cleaning

Having a koi fish pond is a great way to add a decorative touch to any yard. In order to keep up the appearance of the pond and keep the fish healthy, you must maintain the koi pond.  Here are some simple pointers to make sure you keeping up with your pond:Construct the pond correctly: Choo ...
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Bird & Wildlife Feeder Maintenance

We pride our products on being the most durable and reliable in the business, but we can't control everything that happens out in nature. Keeping your feeders as clean as the day you bought them can be simple, as long as you put in a little effort in maintaining them.BIRD FEEDER – 10 LB. CAPACITYN ...
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Quick Guide to Sweeney Feeders’ 2014 Annual Sale

Sweeney Feeders is holding their annual sale and every month we'll be offering big discounts on our premium animal feeders. Earlier in the year we had our Directional Feeders on sale and for April we've got our Scatter Feeders on sale. April has just become the perfect time to invest in a fish feede ...
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Best States for Whitetail Deer Hunting

Traveling across the country to the best hunting spots can be an exciting adventure, so we put together a list of the best states you should think about visiting.Iowa is one of the first states that come to mind when thinking about hunting. From 1830 to 2001, the state ranked number one for Boone an ...
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Importance of Spring Deer Feeding

Spring may be the most important season for deer feeding. As winter comes to an end, breeding season also ceases. With the warmer weather, deer begin to shed their antlers and within a month, they'll start to grow another pair. During this antler growth period, deer's antlers grow at a rate of half ...
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5 Interesting Facts About Koi Fish

If you're thinking of adding a garden pond to your yard at home, adding some ornamental fish to your pond can make your backyard stand out form the rest of the neighborhood. Koi fish make one of the best pond fish to care for and make one of the best garden fish, adding a tranquil vibe to your home. ...
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Finding the Perfect Timer

If you've already made the leap to invest in a fish feeder, you know how much work it can be to keep the fish eating around your feed. Purchasing a timer can make this experience easier and more enjoyable. To make the process as easy as possible, the perfect timer should have a simple design and eas ...
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8 of World’s Most Exotic Birds

When you finally decide to purchase a bird feeder, you can attract some of the prettiest creatures you may never have seen otherwise. Relaxing on the porch watching all sorts of birds flock to your yard can be a recipe for a perfect afternoon. While some of us may be luckier than others in the bir ...
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7 Easy Tips to Deer Hunting

Taking your first trip deer hunting can be exhilarating, but first-time deer hunters may not be aware of some of the tricks that can make or break your hunting trip. Here's a list of the top things to consider when deer hunting that will make your first deer hunt a great one.Like the old saying goes ...
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How To Attract Birds To Your Feeder

So, you bought your first bird feeder and now what? Sometimes it take a little urging to first attract birds to your yard or to draw in different types of birds to your feeder. It is a remarkable sight to finally see beautiful birds in your yard. Let's take a look at some tips on how to attract bird ...
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Solar Charging Your Feeders

Automatic animal feeders are a great solution to caring for wildlife, while saving time, money and effort in the process. But let's take that a step further and add a solar-charged battery on that feeder to eliminate another chunk time and effort when caring for animals. Solar chargers are not only ...
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What You Should Know About Fish Feeders

Automatic fish feeders are an excellent solution for bolstering the fish population in your lake or pond. However, fish feeders should not be used without some careful consideration. In each of the tips below, it is wise for you to think about how a fish feeder is going to impact the environment in ...
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5 Most Inspiring Backyard Ponds

If you're looking into enhancing the look and feel of your home, you might consider adding a backyard pond. A well-designed garden pond can not only make for a beautiful feature to a backyard, but it can also serve as a peaceful spot, enhancing the warmth of any home. Let's take a look at the top 10 ...
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Winter Bird Feeding Advice

If the community you live in falls below freezing during the winter months, or if you have times of ice and snow on the ground, you might not realize how important it is to feed the wild birds right outside your door. Winter storms with a lot of snow or ice cover cuts many birds off of their regular ...
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Choosing the Right Feed for Lake Fish

The pond or lake on your property is your pride and joy and gives you, your friends and family hours of pleasure year round. This includes the fish. They could be bluegill, catfish, bass, trout or even minnows, but whatever species they are you want them to be as happy and healthy in your lake as po ...
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Winter Deer Feedings

Humans have adored deer for many reasons long before the animated film Bambi was created by Walt Disney. They are attractive, seemingly harmless and can be very tasty when hunted and harvested for venison. No matter the time of year, many people enjoy the sight of one or more deer tramping through t ...
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Backyard Koi Pond Designs

Koi ponds are a relaxing, peaceful little oasis of tranquility. They provide hours of entrancing viewing pleasure for homeowners and guests alike. If you have refrained from building a pond in your yard because you are unhappy with the ones you have seen or do not think you have enough space, think ...
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Deer Feeders vs. Deer Attractants

As any seasoned outdoors man knows, luring deer to hunting grounds is similar to romantic courtship. Deer are attracted to scents and tastes, and you woo them to your stand by offering the right treats. The question that every hunter must decide is how to draw their trophy-winning deer to the stand. ...
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What To Look For in a Bird Feeder

If you want to have an inviting bird feeder that attracts plenty of beautiful birds, you have to consider the options that go into the perfect feeder. Not all feeders are good for different types of birds, and some feeders require more upkeep than others. Here are some tips on how to find the perfec ...
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How Do Lake Fish Feeders Work?

One of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy fish population in any lake is the system that is used to distribute food. Food must be given to the fish present in consistent amounts over regular intervals of time in order to promote the healthiest growth and establish the most balanced ...
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Koi Fish Pond Tips

Koi fish are beautifully colored and patterned and most often kept for decorative purposes in outdoor water gardens and koi ponds. For the health of these fish, you must maintain the koi pond. Read further for some tips on keeping your koi fish and koi ponds healthy and looking great.Overfeeding is ...
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Where To Put Your Deer Feeders: A Beginner’s Guide

Deer feeders have become popular accessories for wildlife lovers and hunters alike. These feeders attract deer to a location for viewing or hunting purposes. Feeders may be simple and homemade or the feeders might be large and durable with automatic feeders. Some feeders even include rechargeable ba ...
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