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    Deer yards

    I thought it better to post these photos in this forum instead of cluttering up the general deer & antlers photo section with too much non hunting stuff.
    Mods are welcome to move.

    This is a set of deer/antelope yards that are currently being built,they've progressed since these photos, but its easier to get an idea of the works before the "skin" is on.

    The crush, made 1980's
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    Central draughting lane & entrance to the shed for the animals.Laneways come from three directions into four outside breaking down/holding yards,before entering the lane/funnel to this gate.The internal doors open both ways,& this laneway can be used as smaller pens for simple thing like tags & pour on's without using the crush.
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    Upstairs has vet/student/biologist accomm & a viewing area into the crush/workroom.
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    This is from the top of the stairs looking down into the work area.The floor of the viewing platform is clear. Hope this is of interest to those who also keep/work deer as well as hunting them.Basic yards can be made far more simpler than these & can do a fine job without this much effort.
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    Cheers Sharkey

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    Thanks Sharkey, would appreciate any updates as you have them.

    Last edited by N.F.W.M; 06-10-2012 at 11:33.

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    G'day NFWM
    Another installment as bits get added on.
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ID:	20088The central laneway.

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ID:	20089A view from further back,the bones of the outside breaking down yards on the left can be seen.

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ID:	20090A view from the other side.The bones of the loadout can be seen.Two large water tanks will be to its left with a 2000l on a tower above the roof to give pressure.The grain silo's to its right where the skin is being put on the outside yards in this shot.

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ID:	20091Outside yards.The tank is to be moved as this is in a 4m wide lane which then takes a left turn into the yards.

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ID:	20092Another shot of the crush from the work side.Concrete floors here.Stainless sink bench.The weighing scales are in the left of shot.

    Cheers Sharkey

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    An earlier shot of the crush which gives a better view of its workings.
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    This was before its concrete pad was layed,& it put in place.
    For those only doing a few deer occasionally including stags/bucks just after casting,a tunnel (to stop jumping, & keep their heads about level with their back line) where there is a padded gap at the top where you can reach in & pull their heads through,is a cheep & easy way to build a "handler" for simple things like tagging & drenching.I haven't included one here,as it wouldn't "flow" well through this design, but it's the fastest way as you can line up several deer at a time in this "tunnel" like a production line & its roof is only about chest height so you can line up (place on top) all the tools,tags,meds,etc,right there were you need them.Simple ,cheep , fast & again one man can work them alone.

    Cheers Sharkey
    Last edited by sharkey; 08-10-2012 at 23:50.

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