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How to hang an Electronic feeder.

Old 10-30-2005, 04:00 PM
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Default How to hang an Electronic feeder.

Im thinking tomorrow of picking up a few moltrie feeder kits from bass pro.
So with that being said, how do yall hang them. I cannot bolt or nail anything into the trees. Normally I strech a cable across two trees and lag bolt it up with a winch. But I cant do that at the place Im hunting.
If yall can show me how to make a different feeder then I will do that.

Oh yeah and tripods are out of the question, BEARS!
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:13 PM
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How big of a feeder is it? If its big enough for legs, get the Moultie leg kit for 20.00. Three 8-10 ft. sections of fencing top-rails make good cheap legs.
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:16 PM
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Default RE: How to hang an Electronic feeder.

Opps, I didn't read your last sentence, no tripods! But there aren't too many other ways of hanging a feeder than the ones that you mentioned!
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:27 PM
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Yeah I plan on using a good sized limb, but.... how do I get it up the tree?
Maybe ratchet straps?
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Old 10-31-2005, 04:15 PM
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Anyone?
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:36 PM
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Either carry a ladder in the woods or use a climber to chain a pulley on a tree limb. You might have to double the line unless you have a boat winch to pull the barrel up in the tree.
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:59 PM
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How about, by the neck?
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:01 PM
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I guess Ill have to use the pulley idea, but 200 lbs up in the air 10 feet! How could I mount a boat winch to a tree without nails?
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:41 PM
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Take a couple of pieces of plate metal,drill a few holes that match up to the back of the winch, bolt one of the plates to the winch, and take some longer bolts and make a clamp that will grab on a 6" or so hardwood tree.
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:27 PM
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We bought a couple tripod feeders from Cabela's that have pulleys hooked to a central hub at the top of the legs, and they hold 200 pounds or feed and with the pulley is very easy to hoist them into the air. I would suggest getting a decent heavy duty pulley and fastening it a large branch with just some rope or a strap. The ones we have, one end of the pulley goes through an eye hook, and the other end on a ring on the feeder barrell. Works pretty darn nice too. HEre is the website if you want to see the set-up:

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