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Old 07-21-2019, 07:34 PM   #1
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Thinking about investing in a remote controlled deer feeder timer.

Anybody have one? Anybody got a recommendation?

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Old 07-21-2019, 07:41 PM   #2
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I’ve had a spin cast feeder with their remote control unit and it has worked well for over 15 years.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:47 PM   #3
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I highly recommend ďThe RemoteĒ. Been using it on all my feeders with no issues for a long, long time now.

Itís one of my favorite tools. I use the heck out of it.

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Old 07-21-2019, 07:48 PM   #4
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:00 PM   #5
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:39 PM   #6
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What the advantage? Is it just the obvious, give your feeder a bump when everything on the ground is gone? I’m curious if you also corn your roads before you hunt.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:46 PM   #7
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Its actually for my wife. We have a feeder off our back porch where we sit and watch the deer. When i wrote the post there were 13 deer at the feeder.

12 is normal, 22 max 2 weeks ago.

At that rate the corn is gone in no time and they go lay down a few yards away.

Thought it would be fun for her to be able to "Call them back in!"

Corn the road on occasion when hunting, just depends on how things are going.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:47 PM   #8
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I highly recommend ďThe RemoteĒ. Been using it on all my feeders with no issues for a long, long time now.

Itís one of my favorite tools. I use the heck out of it.

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We have an off brand one that only gets about 30yd range. Does ďThe RemoteĒ actually get anywhere near 175 yd range?
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:53 PM   #9
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I have some I am testing from eBay. They are around 35 bucks for 2 units. I have had them hooked up for awhile now. My farthest feeder is 165 and the unit sets off perfectly. Like I said though. I am testing for longevity still.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:54 PM   #10
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Yes. We have Moultrie brand on all of bn our feeders. Trouble is sometimes the signal reaches several hundred yards to another feeder and sets it off as well.
No way I'm paying $100 for "The Remote" when the Moultrie works as well for less than a third of the price.

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Old 07-21-2019, 08:55 PM   #11
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I have some I am testing from eBay. They are around 35 bucks for 2 units. I have had them hooked up for awhile now. My farthest feeder is 165 and the unit sets off perfectly. Like I said though. I am testing for longevity still.
You remember the brand name?
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:59 PM   #12
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-15A-2CH...sAAOSwhWFcacUd
This is what I purchased
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:31 PM   #13
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We have an off brand one that only gets about 30yd range. Does ďThe RemoteĒ actually get anywhere near 175 yd range?
I canít personally vouch for the 175 mark. Iíve never tried it.
Only used mine up to 125.

I know they are a bit more expensive but the reliability and low to no battery drain on the feeder battery is a huge plus to me. I trust it every time.

I think there are a few more different remotes out there that work good...I donít have any experience with those. I think Iím on year 9 or so with mine.

If I remember correct All Season makes one too thatís cheaper.
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:34 PM   #14
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I canít personally vouch for the 175 mark. Iíve never tried it.
Only used mine up to 125.

I know they are a bit more expensive but the reliability and low to no battery drain on the feeder battery is a huge plus to me. I trust it every time.

I think there are a few more different remotes out there that work good...I donít have any experience with those. I think Iím on year 9 or so with mine.

If I remember correct All Season makes one too thatís cheaper.
For 9 years is pretty good. I really like having it, but the one we have is a cheap one from academy that doesnít work well. Might have to look into these.
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:43 PM   #15
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This All Season may be another option for some. Looks to be on sale as well.
It also has light option controls for pig hunting.

https://www.allseasonsfeeders.com/co...cts/inhawgnito

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Old 07-21-2019, 09:44 PM   #16
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We have an off brand one that only gets about 30yd range. Does ďThe RemoteĒ actually get anywhere near 175 yd range?


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Old 07-21-2019, 10:01 PM   #17
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Thanks to everyone for their advise and recommendations.

Since it is just about 100 down to the feeder, i am going to go the economical route and try the ones that luv2hunt got on ebay, or something similarly low priced.

Also, it is not going to be a hunting application so no need to spend the money or go with the "Best" since it is not way out on the lease somewhere. At that point, i would want one that would for sure work every time.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:14 PM   #18
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What the advantage? Is it just the obvious, give your feeder a bump when everything on the ground is gone? Iím curious if you also corn your roads before you hunt.
Yes. Can extend the hunt when they clean up all the corn from the normal throw.

I also corn the road at my bow blind feeder but not always. Just depends on the situation and the buck Iím after. Itís nice having that remote handy instead of having to carry in hand corn as well.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:25 PM   #19
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No way I'm paying $100 for "The Remote" when the Moultrie works as well for less than a third of the price.

I agree. $100 is a little too pricy for me. If I decide to get a remote for my feeders I'll try moultrie remote first.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:37 PM   #20
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This All Season may be another option for some. Looks to be on sale as well.
It also has light option controls for pig hunting.

https://www.allseasonsfeeders.com/co...cts/inhawgnito

Scroll down to see info.
I installed 2 of these InHawgnitos from AS last year and they both worked great and were easy to install. Granted both my set ups were very close to the feeders...20-23 yards. And yes, LED light function is cool.
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:34 PM   #21
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We tried a couple last year. The knuckleheads who sat at the feeders with remotes were slingin corn every five minutes. Had to fill those feeders up every week!
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:42 PM   #22
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Might try out the Moultrie remote.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:12 AM   #23
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I’ve tried two different Moultrie remotes and both quit working within a very short period. Neither worked past 30 yards. Save your money and try a Remote brand. Moultrie brand is not dependable.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:52 AM   #24
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We bought 5 last year and all are still working well. The one I had before worked for years until the whole feeder unit got ripped out and dropped in a mud puddle.
Don't buy them off Amazon.

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Old 07-22-2019, 08:22 AM   #25
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I have 3 feeders with "The Remote" on them. It's an awesome tool to have. I've brought deer back to my spot that have fed and left by setting it off again. I've seen deer in the distance, and had them change direction and come to me when I set it off. It's a great option to be able to throw more corn without getting out of your stand to set it off. I've had mine in the field for two years and they work every time
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:03 AM   #26
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We bought 5 last year and all are still working well. The one I had before worked for years until the whole feeder unit got ripped out and dropped in a mud puddle.
Don't buy them off Amazon.

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Don't buy the Remote off Amazon? Why?
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:17 AM   #27
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We bought 5 last year and all are still working well. The one I had before worked for years until the whole feeder unit got ripped out and dropped in a mud puddle.
Don't buy them off Amazon.

Gary
Why?

I have bought 7-8 off Amazon that are still going strong. The only issue I have had is that the battery in the remote dies after a couple of seasons. I just keep spare batteries in my blinds now.

If they aren't in an enclosed blind, I keep them in a little magnetic dry box that I can stick to my tripods or ladder stands.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:25 AM   #28
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Yes. We have Moultrie brand on all of bn our feeders. Trouble is sometimes the signal reaches several hundred yards to another feeder and sets it off as well.
No way I'm paying $100 for "The Remote" when the Moultrie works as well for less than a third of the price.

Gary

I agree with this. I have one on my feeder for 3 years and the only thing I have had to do to it is change out the remote battery. Runs everytime I push the button. I am about 100yds to my feeder to my rifle blind.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:33 AM   #29
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I like the plug and play of the Remote. What do you have to do you hook up the Moultrie? Cut/splice into your wiring harness?

Moultries reviews are kinda poor. Looks like you love it or hate it.


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Old 07-22-2019, 09:42 AM   #30
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I have bought 7-8 off Amazon that are still going strong. The only issue I have had is that the battery in the remote dies after a couple of seasons. I just keep spare batteries in my blinds now.



If they aren't in an enclosed blind, I keep them in a little magnetic dry box that I can stick to my tripods or ladder stands.
Most of the negative reviews seem to be folks who bought them on line. No other reason.

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Old 07-22-2019, 11:23 AM   #31
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I highly recommend ďThe RemoteĒ. Been using it on all my feeders with no issues for a long, long time now.

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Old 07-26-2019, 11:56 AM   #32
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I ordered this.

Question: Where do you mount the little black box? Inside the motor box or outside?
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This seems like a pretty good deal, you can run two different feeds in two different areas.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...TRUBROR1&psc=1
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:31 PM   #34
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I've loved having The Remote. It is a great/easy way to 'restock' the ground around the feeder when hogs/deer have stuck around and finished off everything. I've also used it when I could see deer a couple of hundred yards away in a field and I wanted to get their attention - they know the sound of a dinner bell.
I did discover that it is only a temporary means of scaring a glutton deer away from your feeder - they return a few minutes later and have more corn on the ground.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:39 PM   #35
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I've loved having The Remote. It is a great/easy way to 'restock' the ground around the feeder when hogs/deer have stuck around and finished off everything. I've also used it when I could see deer a couple of hundred yards away in a field and I wanted to get their attention - they know the sound of a dinner bell.
I did discover that it is only a temporary means of scaring a glutton deer away from your feeder - they return a few minutes later and have more corn on the ground.


This. The Remote brand is reliable.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:50 PM   #36
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Thanks to everyone for their advise and recommendations.

Since it is just about 100 down to the feeder, i am going to go the economical route and try the ones that luv2hunt got on ebay, or something similarly low priced.

Also, it is not going to be a hunting application so no need to spend the money or go with the "Best" since it is not way out on the lease somewhere. At that point, i would want one that would for sure work every time.


I've used 4 "Remote" units for the past 7yrs, they work every time! Before using them, I tried a cheaper brand (2), each worked one time only. When it comes to hunting, I've learned that cheap ain't necessarily good.
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I have been using The Remote for a few years now and it has helped me kill more animals by being able to call them back in. It is a great tool and I wouldn't use a feeder without it now.
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Old 07-28-2019, 03:00 PM   #38
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We have the Remote and love them. Brought my son's trophy back in with it 2 years ago when he walked off after doe.

We did this 2 control box and 1 remote deal for our corn feeders. We just keep the remote in the backpack.

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