American Hunter HR-225 Pro Hanging Feeder
We have bears in the panhandle of Florida necessitating a hanging feeder. This one looked promising so I bought from BassPro. The barrel and hanging mechanism are great. Easy to take the lid off while it is still hanging, unlike my metal one that I had to modify to make it work. I had to hang it between two trees (about 30' apart) on a wire cable with a couple of pulleys because of the bears and this worked out just great. I haven't had a squirrel issue and the coons can't reach it so I'm not sure of the durability of the barrel or of the effectiveness of the varmint buster. I have been very disappointed in the timer and broadcaster, but they do work. Talk about primitive, you use a flimsy wheel of a face of a clock to set the approximate time (+ or - 15 minutes) and then use stick pins to tell it when you want it to go off. The knob to adjust the length of time for the feeder to spin goes from "minimum" to 'maximum' but you are forced to try it a few times before you have an idea how long your setting is set for. I much prefer digital clock and settings! I have about figured out that when this feeder quits on me, that I'll replace it with a Moultrie Pro Game Feeder.
December 11, 2013
could be better
this feeder is a fair feeder but it needs to be made out of metal. the first week i had it in a tree the something chewed holes in it.
July 1, 2008
Bought two of these feeders.and had timer malfunctions,almost from the start.Took the first one down ,full of corn ,in the mud, two hours from home Sent timer back to company for repair. Worked for a week or so. Then it stopped again.
The other one stopped working as well,after two or three weeks. Now it too ,is hanging in a swamp , full of corn, dead as a hammer.Won't send this one back ,as I will replace timer with another brand.
November 24, 2009
The one that I got from Bass Pro has a funnel made in the barrel.Not like the one in the picture that is flat on the bottom.The hanger on mine is black like barrel also.I did put a RD feeder timer kit on it but the analog did work GREAT ! It worked the first time I set the clock. So if you want a feeder at a GOOD price that works the first you turn it on,buy this feeder.
September 26, 2010