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#6737684 - 04/17/17 03:58 PM Protein dispensers vs gravity feed
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Why would you want to use an electric protein dispenser vs the predominant gravty feed that's been used? I need to buy one, which is why I'm asking. Doesn't appear to be a wasteful method (gravity), but maybe it is and I just don't know it.

Charlie

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#6737752 - 04/17/17 04:58 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Typically I believe for measured amounts to be fed to livestock of sorts. Other people use them to regulate how much protein they are feeding. Instead of just guessing, you will learn how long you can allow before making a trip to fill your feeder. Which is great if you've got a 7 hour drive. Or if you cant afford to free choice feed protein to a large number of deer, and are only wanting to use it as an attractant.
Im sure theres other reasons as well.
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#6737779 - 04/17/17 05:26 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Most people I know that use them do it because they either do not want to pay to keep a free-choice going full time, or can not get to their place often enough to keep it filled. The timed models allow you to feed a controlled, measured amount.
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#6738904 - 04/18/17 06:00 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: CharlieCTx]
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In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the dispenser/timed protein feeders can help prevent deer from becoming nocturnal and also minimize loss to raccoons and other nocturnal animals.
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#6738986 - 04/18/17 07:13 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: Nate76]
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Originally Posted By: Nate76
... the dispenser/timed protein feeders can help prevent deer from becoming nocturnal .


I had never considered this as a potential. That alone would be all the justification needed.

Charlie

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#6739632 - 04/19/17 10:19 AM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: CharlieCTx]
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www.thehammerfeeder.com

The only feeder on the market that allows BOTH timed and free choice feeding.

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#6739825 - 04/19/17 12:45 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: hammer63]
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Originally Posted By: hammer63
www.thehammerfeeder.com

The only feeder on the market that allows BOTH timed and free choice feeding.


How much??
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#6739838 - 04/19/17 12:54 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Originally Posted By: hammer63
www.thehammerfeeder.com

The only feeder on the market that allows BOTH timed and free choice feeding.


How much??


Options and prices are on the website. Contact information there as well.

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#6740229 - 04/19/17 06:45 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I went and found it, $320 for a complete set up. Might be the difference in having a giant buck NOT be nocturnal....
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#6740431 - 04/19/17 09:44 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
I went and found it, $320 for a complete set up. Might be the difference in having a giant buck NOT be nocturnal....


Sold 175 in the last 12 months and many have been repeat buyers. From the average Joe hunter to the high fence ranch managers, the concept is catching on.

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#6740774 - 04/20/17 09:31 AM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Still considering myself to be a novice deer hunter... I was surprised to learn how WT deer either don't range a whole lot or come back to largely the same place to eat, based on camera activity.

If you agree with the above, is it possible to help the nocturnal thing with more dusk/dawn/day feeding if you're on a larger lease with everyone else offering free choice? If it's free choice everywhere else, am I a man alone or do the deer in my area figure it out?

Charlie

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#6740852 - 04/20/17 10:33 AM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Charlie, I hunt on a 20K acre low fence lease that has been fed for many years. Some folks free choice it and others do timed feeding. When the free choice feeder runs empty, those protein addicted deer will travel in search of a reliable source. Often times, staying at the new feeder until it is no longer a reliable source of feed.

Myself and others on my lease that use The Hammer feeder will tell you that our deer will only be nocturnal if we let them be. We've spent retirement funds developing this device because, as hunters, we believe so strongly in its results. Hunting outfits are even using The Hammer feeder to get mature bucks patterned and out of their nocturnal patterns.

Visit the "Feeding" tab on our website for some real world info.

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#6741048 - 04/20/17 01:12 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Thanks, I read your study, certainly looks compelling.

Charlie

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#6741058 - 04/20/17 01:19 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Allow me to recommend The Lamco 1500# timed feeder. up
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#6741082 - 04/20/17 01:41 PM Re: Protein dispensers vs gravity feed [Re: titan2232]
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Originally Posted By: titan2232
Allow me to recommend The Lamco 1500# timed feeder. up


Not a bad feeder but The Hammer has advantages over it. Lamco 1500# for $1500 versus a 2000# All Seasons with The Hammer for $1200. The Hammer doesn't have a feed tray with it's issues. The Hammer doesn't need a rain sensor to halt feeding during rain events. The Hammer only feeds what is required to fill the tube, therefore, never over feeds. The Hammer can feed free choice for as much of the day as you wish or as little as one tube full a day.
Waaaay more benefits with The Hammer Feeding System.

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