RE: Bear Problem with deer feeder
My buddy has a feeder out in an area that the bears frequent. They tore up his first one. When he got the new one, he hung it on a steel cable between two trees (about 12' apart). This seems to work fairly well, as they can' t get to it. Originally he had it on a cable hanging from a branch...didn' t work. They' d just climb out on the branch, and slide down on top of it. He doesn' t even have it there anymore, because the area has quite a few bears, and it kept the bears around. The deer seemed to vacate the area completely. It was on his deer hunting property, no bear season...so he took it down all together. Something you might want to keep in mind, if you start getting alot of bears hanging around. Also, he had it in an area that was easy to get to so he just lugged bags of corn up there, and used a ladder to fill it.
My daddy always told me, "Son, you can't reason with idiots. They been practicing a lot longer than you."