Redneck T-Post Gravity Deer Feeder
will surprise you.
Well let me first start with i was extremely skeptical before purchasing this feed. We have always used boss buck feeders and have over 40 of them. They work amazing and love them. But I wanted to put some small feeders near my bow spots and some secret spots. With that in mind I was looking for the perfect feeder for that and this fit the ticket. I waited several months to monitor all ranges of deer before making this review. The does and fawns found this feeder quick, for the first week or two I guess the bucks were as skeptical as I was. It didn't take long for the younger bucks to come to the feeder and now full mature bucks come to the feeder daily. I was extremely excited when I saw how good the feeder was working and I have bought a little over a dozen. I love this feeder and use them all over our property. I'm not saying it will work for you, but this bad boy was a dream come true to me. I do have a few coons who enjoy this feeder too, but if you plan on feeding, I have leader everything has to eat and might as well get over it. I don't mind feeding two coons when I habe herds of deer feeding also. I hope this feeder works for you as it has for me.
September 24, 2014
Great idea, needs redesign
I purchased two of these in 2012. Set one up immediately and within two weeks deer, raccoons and squirrels became accustomed to feeder. I installed a stovepipe on the t-post to prevent coons climbing up the post and then found out that one coon was big enough he could jump from the ground to the spout and hold on to the recessed portion on the top side of the spout. I countered and installed a piece of flat tin, fastened with a zip tie. I took video/pics of all this with my trail cam. After coon proofing the feeder the squirrels went to work and chewed a large hole in the lid. I called the company and customer service suggested barbed wire or Vaseline. They were nice enough to send another lid free of charge. I guess I will try wrapping the new lid in some type of wire. This is way too much work to put in this product.
June 4, 2014
Love these Feeders!
Have several of these feeders on our ranch, and LOVE them! They are perfect for feeding free choice protein pellets, without having to buy big expensive protein feeders. On top of that, you can easily move them, they're sturdy, and easy to set up & fill with feed. We haven't had a single coon get into these feeders, and the little buggers are really bad in our area. I have a friend who placed one too close to a tree, and the coons were able to jump onto the feeder; but once he moved his, no more issues! The coons did try to climb the t-posts to ours at first, but never made it all the way up to the feeder...Think they're too fat to balance on the post, lol! Money well spent!!
March 4, 2014
Great Inexpensive Feeder
I have had numerous spin type feeders and auger type feeders trying to feed a mix of corn and protein feeds. These far surpass all of them with ease of use and require far less maintenance for feeding protein feeds. If you live close to your property these are a great high quality feeder. If you live far away from your property or if it will be months before you are able to fill it you may want to look at the more expensive high capacity feeders. With pretty high deer densities and 3 of these feeders on just under 200 acres I need to fill them approximately once every 2 weeks which is when I pull my trail camera cards anyway. I had cows get into one of my feeding areas and rip the T-Post out of the ground with the feeder attached. With the exception of bending the metal brackets slightly and getting muddy it is still in great shape. Time will tell how it holds up to a year round supplemental feeding program but so far so good and sure beats the price of high capacity feeders.
August 5, 2013