Redneck T-Post Gravity Deer Feeder
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
This is a great gravity corn feeder that is easy to set up & install BUT you must supply the straps when attaching to a tree. My only problem is that the tree rats & coons chew on the plastic top trying to get it open.
August 4, 2013
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 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