Our new state-of-the-art deer facility allows us to easily work and handle our deer when needed. The facility is used for a variety of specific reasons throughout the year - including separating fawns, vaccinating the herd, and (AI) artificially inseminating our does.
The hallway of the facility is utilized during the summer months as a passway from a covered feeding station to an outside play area in order to permit the fawns to easily acclimate to the building.
The facility which is 50' x 80' has three-fourths of the building devoted to the working barn and one-fourth of the building is dedicated to office area. The office kitchen is for preparation of milk used in bottle-raising fawns. AI work on does and semen collection of bucks may occur in either the office or the barn.
We are extremely pleased with the Priefert Deer Chute which we chose to utilized in our facility. The four piece unit from Priefert is actually the first complete four piece unit produced and sold through Priefert Backwood Bloodline Wildlife Equipment.
Below are photos of the our completed facility, as well as photos taken during construction of the facility in 2012.
The front of our deer facility under a gorgeous rainbow
Inside the facility - holding rooms against the wall working boxes in black
Priefert Deer Chute
Access to backside of Priefert boxes, as well as two holding rooms
Hallway with pushwall at the end
Inside of Holding Room One
View from storage room above office looking down on deer boxes
The office which adjoins the working deer barn
Back of deer facility
Cover shed used in summer for bottle-raising fawns
Bottle-raised fawns walking through facility hallway to play area
Bottle-raised fawns in outside play area having just exited facility
Fawns exiting the building through a guillotine door to the alleyway
Bottle-raised fawns in the alleyway
Bottle-raised fawns entering the funnel
Half-acre pen enclosed in black plastic, used to move deer into facility
Below are pictures taken during the construction of our deer facility.
Facility location staked out near deer pens
Shell goes up
Shell nears completion
Mike Ford delivers Priefert Deer Chute
Construction of hallways and holding boxes
Round-about at deer entry point
Holding rooms built around Priefert Deer Chute
Construction of additional boxes
All boxes complete - 4 Priefert and 6 built on-site
Wall between office and barn
Cabinetry in office being installed
Cedar boards utilized in office area
Outside alleyway from pens to facility being built
Man door on left / Deer entry on right through guillotine door
For those who are considering building a deer facility and/or for those who are interested in purchasing a Priefert Deer Chute, you are welcome to tour our operation.
Prior to beginning construction, we toured quite a few facilities around the state. We think that it is important to gather various ideas, and to design a building to fit your particular needs.
We are happy to have visitors tour our building. Just give us a call at 254.865.8787 to arrange a time to visit.
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