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#6709936 - 03/20/17 08:48 AM Spinning Feeder or Gravity Fed for Corn?
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I am having some thoughts and would love to hear feedback from anyone! I am hunting in East Texas on over 1000 acres that holds many big bucks. In the past before getting onto this lease, I have always used spinning feeders when feeding corn. Obviously, the mature bucks tend to stay away from feeders which is the reason for such little success. Corn piles are popular on my lease and the big bucks tend to come to them. Since I work and am going to school a couple hours away, I don't always have the time to drive down every weekend and put corn piles but still want to feed. What are thoughts on feeding corn from a gravity feeder? Do you think bucks will still shy away from the fact that its still a feeder? Any advice or experience would help! Thanks!

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#6710004 - 03/20/17 09:56 AM Re: Spinning Feeder or Gravity Fed for Corn? [Re: buckedup]
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I'm thinking the redneck t post feeders strapped to a tree or something similar is your best bet.
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#6710086 - 03/20/17 11:07 AM Re: Spinning Feeder or Gravity Fed for Corn? [Re: buckedup]
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Chain a pulley 20' up in a tree hang your feeder barrel from it and hoist all the way up. May need your 4 wheeler or truck to raise it when full.
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Any ideas how to make it hard?

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#6710116 - 03/20/17 11:32 AM Re: Spinning Feeder or Gravity Fed for Corn? [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Chain a pulley 20' up in a tree hang your feeder barrel from it and hoist all the way up. May need your 4 wheeler or truck to raise it when full.


This ^^^^

And I'd try to quiet the feeder down as best as you can. I opened my spinner plate and added a rubber coating to quiet mine down
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#6710287 - 03/20/17 02:08 PM Re: Spinning Feeder or Gravity Fed for Corn? [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Chain a pulley 20' up in a tree hang your feeder barrel from it and hoist all the way up. May need your 4 wheeler or truck to raise it when full.


How high would the barrel be off of the ground?
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#6710341 - 03/20/17 03:09 PM Re: Spinning Feeder or Gravity Fed for Corn? [Re: buckedup]
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A deer does not often look up and therefor the height does not need to be great. 12-15 foot should be more than enough to keep them comfortable
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