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Old 02-03-2005, 05:37 PM
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I made a spin feeder but dont really like it, I want to build a gravity feeder. I did a search and found these http://forum.hunting.net/asppg/tm.asp?m=891328. But none of them really work well for me, do to my probelm with bears. What do yall use, pictures please. How did you build it? I would like to hang it up a tree some how, how do yall hang yours? Im hoping to build a feeder that holds somewhere around 100-200 lbs but is bear proof.
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Old 02-04-2005, 05:22 AM
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Mine works great for deer but as far as being bear proof, I doubt it, I don't have any bears to be sure, but making a deer feeder that works good and bear-proof ,may be kind of hard to do.
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:08 AM
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Tied a sturdy rope between two trees at least 10 feet apart and at least 12 feet off the ground. Hang the feeder on the rope centered between the trees and use the spinner. It's best to use a pulley to raise and lower the feeder for refilling.
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Old 02-04-2005, 01:57 PM
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Thats what I thought about, what about a winch like off a boat trailer, I just dont want to bolt it to my money trees! But I really dont like the spinner type, I might just have to make two of the pipe kind and see how well they work. Please post some pictures or give me an idea.
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Old 02-05-2005, 10:00 AM
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You can strap the winch to the trees.

I used a pulley/tackle system. Here's mine. http://www.racksnspurs.com/images/feeder.jpg

It holds about 300#. This one is hung from a white oak tree. Other spots I tied a rope between two trees.
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Old 02-06-2005, 10:28 AM
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never used one
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