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#7052337 - 01/25/18 08:01 AM Cheap feeder options
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Looking for cheap feeder options that wont be chewed up by squirrels the first week. Never owned one but tired of driving out twice a week to dump corn. I've seen few different cheap ones at big box stores and even Walmart but didn't know what was a waste and what was worth it. Plan to hang from tree/arm off of tree or tripod set up.

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#7052358 - 01/25/18 08:18 AM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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#7052419 - 01/25/18 09:14 AM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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The Moultrie feeders work great, batteries last real long
Time ,buy the elite one has better spinner plate and other upgrades
Easy to put together you can fill from the ground
Just be sure to put a t post on each leg
I use the big big zip ties to connect to t post
Cost about 129.00 Amazon will deliver you one in about two days
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#7052421 - 01/25/18 09:16 AM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BE3EURU/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1516893317&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=moultrie%2Bfeeder&dpPl=1&dpID=41UqZ8L82VL&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1

134.00
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#7052587 - 01/25/18 11:19 AM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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best way to keep rodents out of the plastic? Need to guard the legs?

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#7053452 - 01/26/18 06:18 AM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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Registered: 01/04/17
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dig the deepest posthole you can, the deeper the better. fill it up full of corn and pour a few skunked beers in there and them a couple packs of jolly rancher sour apple jello mix. dont do it where you have to mow or drive.
or chain a 55 gallon drum with a length of heavy chain to a tree or solid post and drill a few holes in it just big enough for a kernel to fall out of when they bump it around. use a swivel on the chain or theyll break it by twisting it and youll have to go hunt for your barrel.

cool thing about the post hole is once it gets down a couple feet itll start looking like a crater and theyll literally go completely outta sight underground. then run up there and blast with a shotgun

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#7053594 - 01/26/18 08:23 AM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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Maybe not to cheap but the best way in my opinion
Mummies in SA sells a barrel on welded legs for 110. Then you get timer...another 100 bucks...get a 12v. So under 250 but it'll last forever.


Edited by Wacm (01/26/18 08:24 AM)

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#7053602 - 01/26/18 08:26 AM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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What you save on time and gas will be more then 250 within a few months

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#7053624 - 01/26/18 08:32 AM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
Okie Newton Offline
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Registered: 01/24/18
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Loc: Texas City, TX.
I myself try to buy good quality feeders. Very frustrating to fill feeders the middle of October and then get in the stand on opening morning of rifle season and the feeders don't work. I have two feeders with 12 volt batteries and a solar charger on each. You didn't mention the solar charger on yours, to help with the squirrels a varmint cage would help.

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#7053953 - 01/26/18 12:02 PM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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The guy I lease from gave me the best advice I think I've ever received as it pertains to hunting... "Don't try and save money". He couldn't be more correct. That doesn't mean spend with abandon, just means don't buy a cheap feeder for example, you will spend more money on it or it will disappoint you when you show up to hunt and it won't have been feeding for you.

Buy a good stand and fill corn feeder and call it done, one time. If you quit hunting or need to cash out, they're always worth something.
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#7053955 - 01/26/18 12:03 PM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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I'm not against spending neccisary money on a feeder just don't need one of the 500lb feeders made to withstand a missle strike. Most likely would go with solar to have one less thing to worry about

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#7053957 - 01/26/18 12:04 PM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
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#7054208 - 01/26/18 03:53 PM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
The guy I lease from gave me the best advice I think I've ever received as it pertains to hunting... "Don't try and save money". He couldn't be more correct. That doesn't mean spend with abandon, just means don't buy a cheap feeder for example, you will spend more money on it or it will disappoint you when you show up to hunt and it won't have been feeding for you.

Buy a good stand and fill corn feeder and call it done, one time. If you quit hunting or need to cash out, they're always worth something.


I agree

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#7054262 - 01/26/18 04:39 PM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Dalep]
Greg Z Offline
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get a large piece of PVC (about 6ft long) drill several wholes in the pipe. Cap on both ends and lay it on the ground. Throw a little corn around it. Hogs will push it around to release more corn.
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#7054421 - 01/26/18 06:58 PM Re: Cheap feeder options [Re: Greg Z]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Z
get a large piece of PVC (about 6ft long) drill several wholes in the pipe. Cap on both ends and lay it on the ground. Throw a little corn around it. Hogs will push it around to release more corn.


... and that will be empty in a couple days if he has any hogs coming in.
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