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#6293861 - 05/10/16 02:32 PM Feeder legs - Fortify
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Registered: 08/18/10
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Loc: Houston
I'm sure this has been posted before. Anyone coming up with better ideas to doctor your feeder legs in protection from hogs knocking them over - varmints?

Was thinking of introducing the barbed wire around the legs trick. Anyone else do that? Thoughts?

Thanks

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#6293916 - 05/10/16 03:01 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Eastxhuntr]
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drive a t post and wire them to it. That's the best way to keep them from knocking it over. don't know that barbed wire would keep the hogs off the legs as they run under barbed wire al the time, they use it as a back scratcher...

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#6293931 - 05/10/16 03:09 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Eastxhuntr]
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Like this, tee post driven at the opposite angle as the leg, with flat side of post against leg.. I use some SS safety wire to then wrap several wraps around the leg and post, between the teeth on the post. Baling wire will be just fine.
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#6294155 - 05/10/16 05:39 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Eastxhuntr]
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Yup, what they said
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Any ideas how to make it hard?

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#6294330 - 05/10/16 07:46 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Eastxhuntr]
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Just be extra mindful when filling your feeders, in other words, don't fall on a "T" post...That would really suck....
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#6294343 - 05/10/16 07:53 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Just be extra mindful when filling your feeders, in other words, don't fall on a "T" post...That would really suck....


Ah yes, cut a hole in tennis balls and slide over the top of t post, it'll still hurt if you fall but it'll usually keep you from getting a hole or dying
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#6294349 - 05/10/16 07:58 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Eastxhuntr]
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Have one feeder they knocked down four times and had t-posts on each leg each time. In addition to the t-posts I ran t- post across to each leg and tied them all togeather. They have not been able to knock it over since.

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#6294372 - 05/10/16 08:09 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Just be extra mindful when filling your feeders, in other words, don't fall on a "T" post...That would really suck....


Yup! A forum member was killed a few years ago when he fell onto a T-post. I think his accident was from falling out of a stand onto a T-post that was anchoring the stand but same thing can happen when filling a feeder.

I have been using heavy duty electrical conduit for my legs. I leave them 10' for a wider stance. So far I have only had one bent and it was from two bucks fighting. One lease member where I hunt uses the same legs I do and he had a whopper of a hog take his feeder to the ground but that's the first time I have ever seen it happen with the conduit legs and Moultrie bracket system.
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#6294576 - 05/10/16 09:57 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: JCB]
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Originally Posted By: JCB
Originally Posted By: Western
Just be extra mindful when filling your feeders, in other words, don't fall on a "T" post...That would really suck....


Yup! A forum member was killed a few years ago when he fell onto a T-post. I think his accident was from falling out of a stand onto a T-post that was anchoring the stand but same thing can happen when filling a feeder.

I have been using heavy duty electrical conduit for my legs. I leave them 10' for a wider stance. So far I have only had one bent and it was from two bucks fighting. One lease member where I hunt uses the same legs I do and he had a whopper of a hog take his feeder to the ground but that's the first time I have ever seen it happen with the conduit legs and Moultrie bracket system.


Have basically the same kind of legs on my last 2 feeders since around 2002, except they are stainless. Don't have hogs here to test it, but had it around horses and cattle and never lost one, came close...No T post driven in... Did have to do that though with goats at the one lease confused2
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#6298310 - 05/14/16 03:46 AM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Eastxhuntr]
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I have had luck setting my T-post right next to the feeder legs, running parallel with the legs. This prevents the hogs from pushing on them from any angle without pushing on the T-post. Wiring them together makes knocking it over nearly impossible.

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#6303659 - 05/19/16 08:06 AM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Eastxhuntr]
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If you leave a big opening where the leg and post cross hogs will get their heads in that and lift the t-post and leg up. Learned thee hard way years ago.

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#6303815 - 05/19/16 09:52 AM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: White Falcon]
Dead Eye Mike Offline
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Drive the t post parallel to the legs. It is safer and seems to hold better.

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#6306626 - 05/21/16 07:41 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Eastxhuntr]
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I have two 30 gallon plastic Moultrie feeders that the large boars on my last hunting spot figured out that if they leaned on the legs that they would bend and the feeder's would fall over. This was with the thin tubing Moultrie feeder legs. I bought some 11ga square tubing and welded an 8"x8" 1/2" steel plate and angle iron together for the feeder leg feet. Then drilled 3/4" holes in each corner of the feet bases.
I cut 5/8" rebar into 3 ft pcs,and drive then into the ground with a sledgehammer. The ground where I hunt is solid rock about 4-6 inches down,and it takes a lot of beating to get the rebar into it,but I've never lost another feeder from hogs/horses/or bulls.


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#6306695 - 05/21/16 08:49 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Txhillbilly]
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Loc: Allen Texas
I purchased a thinner 3-3.5 ft post at Home Depot. They bend enough that you can drive them parrelel to legs and then zip tie them to the leg. They lay against legs, and hogs can't knock them over and a lot safer ( not exposed so you won't fall on them)

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#6307610 - 05/22/16 08:35 PM Re: Feeder legs - Fortify [Re: Eastxhuntr]
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If y'all look close at the feeder it is a crank style. So the owner does not have to climb up a ladder to fill it making it safe from falling unto T-post. I know I love mine. I don't have to worry about that sudden stop.


Edited by notamtchance (05/22/16 08:35 PM)
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