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The Capsule Game Feeder

Friday, October 28th, 2016

capsule game feederIntroducing the Capsule Game Feeder, made right here in Texas and available at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham! No more balancing on the side of a pickup truck, lifting 50 lb bags of corn overhead,to fill your feeders!  And no more watching a pack of wild hogs slam into the legs of your old tripod feeder, spilling expensive corn!

 The Capsule Game Feeder’s patented design is much more convenient than traditional feeders. Since it sits on the ground, you don’t have to hassle with ladders and winches to refill it. Simply back up a truck to the feeder, drop the tailgate and fill it up. The unique auger system pulls feed upward and broadcasts it, so you have precise control over the feed volume. Comes with a 12-volt, 70mA solar panel; and a powerful 12-volt, 5.1-amp, permanent magnet DC motor. Made of UV-resistant, polyethylene plastic. 20-year manufacturer’s warranty. Batteries not included.

500 lb capacity and 1,000 lb capacity Capsule Game Feeders 

    • Sits on the ground for easy refilling
    • Up to six feed times a day
    • Includes solar panel and motor

Stop by J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas for all your game feeders, ammo and hunting supplies.

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Choosing High-Quality Deer Feeders

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Tips For Selecting A Deer Feeder

Tips For Selecting  High-Quality  Deer Feeders

Free-choice self-feeders protect Deer Chow® pellets and provide them to deer whenever they want to eat. Because deer eat at different times several times a day, professionally made free-choice feeders (or even trough feeders) are the best way to feed your deer for maximum intake and antler growth. Spin feeders toss out grain or Deer Chow® pellets at timed intervals. They are also good to use with corn to attract deer to the area you want to start feeding with free-choice feeders.

One free-choice feeder can comfortably feed 25 free-ranging deer, each consuming an average of 1.5 lbs of AntlerMax® Deer 20 per day. Place your feeders along frequently used runways or trails and be sure to have enough so that they do not have to travel more than ½ to ¾ of a mile to a feeder. A good rule of thumb is to provide one feeder per 300-400 acres. Never hunt in a feeding area.

For best results, make sure your feeder location provides:

  • An easy approach into the wind
  • Good visibility
  • Access to fresh clear water
  • Easy escape routes near cover
  • Good deer traffic

To help keep deer on your low or unfenced property, place your feeding areas near the center of your land and no closer than 500 feet from the perimeter. Do not place feeders along fence lines, roads, power lines or in large openings.

J&N Feed & Seed offers high-quality deer feeders from All Seasons Feeders, Big Horn Metals, Atascosa Wildlife Supply, and Hang ‘Em High. Stop by our store and talk to us about starting a supplemental deer feeding program.

 

Nature Blinds Treefeeder

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Nature Blinds TreefeederThe most realistic looking wildlife feeder on the market is the Nature Blinds Treefeeder and they’re available at J&N Feed and Seed. More than a stump in a field, the TreeFeeder™ by Nature Blinds, holds 200 pounds of corn and propels corn or other feed up to 20 yards.

TreeFeeders aren’t just for deer. Set it up on the shore and use it to feed your fish, bring in the birds, or give your game a protein boost.

A great companion to our TreeBlind™, the TreeFeeder™ is a durable, easy-to-use feeder with a realistic bark texture design that blends into the natural surroundings.

Features:

  • Integrated Solar Battery Charger
  • Shoots Feed Over 20 Yards
  • Realistic Bark Texture
  • Optional Remote
  • Can Be Used With Corn, Bird or Fish Feed, or Your Favorite Attractant

Specs:

Height – 44″, Bottom Diameter – 34″, Weight – 88 lbs

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Hornady American Whitetail Ammunition

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Hornady American WhitetailHornady American Whitetail Ammunition is now available at J&N Feed and Seed. We now carry the full line of American Whitetail ammunition, so stop by and take a look.  All Hornady ammunition is built to provide shooters and hunters with the HIGHEST performance available on the market today – period!  Hornady  ammunition is proudly manufactured in the USA!

American Whitetail®
Loaded with our legendary Hornady InterLock bullets in weights that have been deer hunting favorites for decades, American Whitetail ammunition combines generations of ballistics know-how with modern components and the technology you need to take the buck of a lifetime!

Loaded with our legendary Hornady InterLock bullets in weights that have been deer hunting favorites for decades, American Whitetail ammunition combines generations of ballistics know-how with modern components and the technology you need to take the buck of a lifetime!

InterLock 

1) Legendary Hornady InterLock® bullets

2) Optimized loads tailored specifically for deer hunting

3) Select propellants that deliver consistent accuracy and performance

Shop J&N Feed and Seed for all your firearm and ammunition needs. We hold a Federal Firearm Licence, so we can help you with firearm purchases or transfers. Stop by and talk to us about your firearm needs.

Texas Ag Timber Number Renewal

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Texas Ag Timber Number If you’re in the agricultural or timber business and claim agricultural exemption, it’s time to renew your Texas Ag Timber number!  State law, requires farmers and ranchers claiming agricultural exemptions to register with the Comptroller to obtain Ag/Timber Number.  Farmers, ranchers and timber operators cannot purchase qualifying items tax free without a current Ag/Timber Number.

Renewal begins in October. To apply online, click here.  Applicants who apply online will receive a registration number immediately. To receive an application by fax, call 1-800-531-1441.

Who is eligible for the new Ag/Timber Number?

Anyone engaged in the production of agricultural or timber products for sale in the regular course of business may complete an application for Ag/Timber Number, including:

  • farmers and ranchers who raise agricultural products to sell to others;
  • persons engaged in aquaculture and apiculture; (i.e., commercial fish farms or beekeepers);
  • custom harvesters;
  • persons engaged in agricultural aircraft operations, as defined by 14 C.F.R. Section 137.3 (crop dusting);
  • commercial nurseries engaged in fostering growth of plants for sale (i.e., growing stock from seed or cuttings, replanting seedlings in larger containers);
  • timber producers, including contract lumberjacks.

2016 – 2017 Hunting Season Dates

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

tpwd-logo-large2016 – 2017 Hunting Season Dates

 

Texas Parks & Wildlife released the 2016 – 2017 Hunting Season dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website.

Alligator

22 Counties & special properties: Sep. 10 – 30
All Other Counties: Apr. 1 – June 30

Chachalaca

Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Oct. 29 – Feb. 26

Dove

North Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 13 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 1
Central Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 6 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 8
South Zone
Sep. 23 – Nov. 13 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 23
Special White-winged Dove Area
Sep. 3, 4, 10, 11; Sep. 23 – Nov. 9 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 23

Duck

North Zone
Regular season: Nov. 12 – 27 & Dec. 3 – Jan. 29
Dusky duck: Nov. 17 – 27 & Dec. 3 – Jan. 29
Youth-only: Nov. 5 – 6
South Zone
Regular season: Nov. 5 – 27 & Dec. 10 – Jan. 29
Dusky duck: Nov. 10 – 27 & Dec. 10 – Jan. 29
Youth-only: Oct. 29 – 30
High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)
Regular season: Oct. 29 – 30 & Nov. 4 – Jan. 29
Dusky duck: Nov. 7 – Jan. 29
Youth-only: Oct. 22 – 23

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen

Sep. 10 – 25 & Nov. 5 – Dec. 28

East Zone
Canada goose: Sep. 10 – 25 & Nov. 5 – Jan. 29
Light goose: Nov. 5 – Jan. 29
Light goose conservation order: Jan. 30 – Mar. 19
White-fronted goose: Nov. 5 – Jan. 29
West Zone
Light & dark geese: Nov. 5 – Feb. 5
Light goose conservation order: Feb. 6 – Mar. 19

Javelina

North Zone: Oct. 1 – Feb. 26
South Zone: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31

Mule Deer

General Season
Panhandle: Nov. 19 – Dec. 4
SW Panhandle: Nov. 19 – 27
Trans-Pecos: Nov. 25 – Dec. 11
Archery Season
Oct. 1 – Nov. 4

Pheasant

Panhandle: Dec. 3 – Jan. 1

Pronghorn Antelope

Oct. 1 – 9

Quail

Statewide: Oct. 29 – Feb. 26

Rabbits & Hares

No closed season.

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 29 – Jan. 29
Zone B: Nov. 18 – Jan. 29
Zone C: Dec. 17 – Jan. 22

Squirrel

East Texas: Oct. 1 – Feb. 26 & May 1 – 31
Other Open Counties: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31
Special Youth Season: Sep. 24 – 25

Snipe

Oct. 29 – Feb. 12

Teal

Sep. 10 – 25

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season
North zone: Nov. 5 – Jan. 1
South zone: Nov. 5 – Jan. 15
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 5 – Feb. 26
Archery-Only: Oct. 1 – Nov. 4
Fall Youth-Only
Early: Oct. 29 – 30
Late: Jan. 2 – 15
Spring Season
North zone: Apr. 1 – May 14
South zone: Mar. 18 – Apr. 30
One-turkey counties: April 1 – April 30
Spring Youth-Only
North zone: Mar. 25 – 26 & May 20 – 21
South zone: Mar. 11 – 12 & May 6 – 7

Eastern Turkey

Spring Season
East Texas: Apr. 15 – May 14

White-tailed Deer

General Season
North zone: Nov. 5 – Jan. 1
South zone: Nov. 5 – Jan. 15
Special Late Season
North zone: Jan. 2 – 15
South zone: Jan. 16 – 29
Youth-Only Seasons
Early Season: Oct. 29 – 30
Late Season: Jan. 2 – 15
Archery Season
Oct. 1 – Nov. 4
Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan. 2 – 15

Woodcock

Dec. 18 – Jan. 31

2016-2017 Livestock Shows

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Livestock shows for the upcoming season are right around the corner!

Are you interested in attending livestock shows? Here are the dates and locations of several major 2016-2017 Stock Shows happening throughout Texas. Go to the links for each Stock Show to learn more about event schedules, entry forms, ticket information and more:Livestock Shows

 

State Fair of Texas (Dallas): September 30 – October 23, 2016

Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo (Waco): October 6 – October 15, 2016

Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Fort Worth): January 13 – February 4, 2017

San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo (San Angelo): February 3 – 19, 2017

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (San Antonio): February 9 – 26, 2017

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Houston): March 7 – 26, 2017

Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo (Austin): March 11 – 25, 2017

 

These livestock shows are the perfect way to spend some time with the family! Save the date and make plans to come to one of these rodeos near you!

Rotary Club Wild Game Dinner

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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6:00 pm

Rotary Club Wild Game Dinner

The Rotary Club Wild Game Dinner will be held Saturday, October 1st, at the Young County Arena,  120 Barclay Blvd, Graham, TX 76450. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the fun goes until 10:00 pm. This is the 14th year for the Rotary Club Wild Game Dinner here in Graham. Come out for a good time and lots of good food.

Dinner, Drinks, Door Prizes, & Live Entertainment

Serving wild game dishes and all the trimmings.

  • Live Auction
  • Raffles
  • Hunting Trips
  • Catered BBQ Dinners
  • Rifles & Shotguns
  • Knives & Fishing Poles
  • Hunting & Fishing Equipment

Advance Tickets Available from Graham Rotary Club Members and the Graham Chamber of Commerce Office (940) 549-3355

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