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Old 02-13-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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I saw an attachment that goes over your spin feeder so you can control how much protien you feed. It was at GG archery in Georgetown. We tried feeding pellets out of our spin feeder but they always clogged. Called the Trophy Tough I think it was around 60 bucks. I am going to give it a try on one feeder and see if it works.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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If you are rationing feed... it's not going to have much of an impact.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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If you are rationing feed... it's not going to have much of an impact.
Agreed, but i do have one timed protein feeder. It was designed to last longer than my free choice to give me some time to get back to the lease and fill the free choice. For protein you really need a 4" opening for your spinner.I read an article by Stuart Steadman years ago about not letting your feed run out. This seems to be a key for helping to grow your heard.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:38 PM   #4
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we used to feed roasted soy beans out of our spin feeders before they got way to expensive. We saw an improvement in our bucks and more bucks. As Red Dirt stated it helps keep them around and the feed does not run out in a week or so. I figure it has to be better than feeding just corn. I am sure self feeding is better but I live several hours from where I hunt so my self feeder was empty more than half the time. I am going to put one of these up and see how the deer like it. Won't know untill next year if it helped.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:51 PM   #5
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I saw an attachment that goes over your spin feeder so you can control how much protien you feed. It was at GG archery in Georgetown. We tried feeding pellets out of our spin feeder but they always clogged. Called the Trophy Tough I think it was around 60 bucks. I am going to give it a try on one feeder and see if it works.
I have had the problem of feeders getting clogged up when feeding protien. I made sure there was a funnel leading to the spin plate and mixed in a little bit of corn and had no problems after that.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:44 PM   #6
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we used to feed roasted soy beans out of our spin feeders before they got way to expensive. We saw an improvement in our bucks and more bucks. As Red Dirt stated it helps keep them around and the feed does not run out in a week or so. I figure it has to be better than feeding just corn. I am sure self feeding is better but I live several hours from where I hunt so my self feeder was empty more than half the time. I am going to put one of these up and see how the deer like it. Won't know untill next year if it helped.
Yep, those roasted soybeans are a wonder - I mix them with whole corn to give a 21% or higher crude protein level for deer. It's a little more than I want to spend, but I went and purchased one of Mitch's big protein feeders plus live on the property that I hunt helps out too.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:54 PM   #7
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Here is the protien attachment on my feeder. I still had the door open when I took this picture. I also set up a camera to see how the deer react to it. I will let you know.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:41 PM   #8
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If you are rationing feed... it's not going to have much of an impact.

^^^ This.

What they want. When they want it. As much as they want.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:50 PM   #9
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Amen if you got the pockets to pay for it. My cousins ranch fed 110 tons last year. I believe this is for us poor working folk that want to feed some protein but have a budget.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:52 PM   #10
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Amen if you got the pockets to pay for it. My cousins ranch fed 110 tons last year. I believe this is for us poor working folk that want to feed some protein but have a budget.
Sounds like you need to take some mouths off the ranch then. I say this because it seems the natural vegetation can't support that much if deer eat 110 tons a year
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:05 PM   #11
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He has 3300 acres and kills about 125 deer a year. He has BIG DEER and some exotics that he is thinning. I would hate to see his feed bill. But the deer look great.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:20 PM   #12
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It would be cool to see some TBH's feed bills, some guys on here have big ranches and deep pockets.
I'm guessing 110 tons is $40-50K for protein.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:34 AM   #13
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Yes he gets it staight from purina they deliver 18 wheeler loads. I buy about 2500 pounds a year thats all I can justify. That is why I like this product.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:47 PM   #14
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It would be cool to see some TBH's feed bills, some guys on here have big ranches and deep pockets.
I'm guessing 110 tons is $40-50K for protein.
110 tons would cost us around $55,000 bagged and delivered in Mexico.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:56 PM   #15
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110 tons would cost us around $55,000 bagged and delivered in Mexico.
Yeah I could do that split between 55 people lol!
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:03 PM   #16
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Have you looked at the Krivoman Timed protien feeders?
You could unbolt the drop down tube and add a spin feeder during hunting season.
Hard to beat that price for a duel purpose feeder.
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=431209
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:04 PM   #17
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These are only 59.99 i found them online now on trphyscore.net
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:08 PM   #18
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If you are rationing feed... it's not going to have much of an impact.
+1, not doing much good unless free range and spread throughout the property.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:27 PM   #19
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^^^ This.

What they want. When they want it. As much as they want.
^^^until the feeder runs empty a week before it gets refilled^^^

I hear this crap all the time. Oh, an another one I hear is "feed free choice or don't waste your time and money". So feeding a ton a month on 400 acres is a waste of time and money? The deer don't seem to think its a waste. Some people just need to get off of their high horses.

OF COURSE it is better to give them all they want. But that means NEVER letting your feeder run empty and unless you have the deep pockets and schedule that allows you to keep feed in the feeders, they WILL be empty for some period of time. So, admit it or not, that IS rationing your feed.

If you give them all they want for 3 weeks and nothing for another week, you've fed them for 75% of that month. My budget says I can feed a ton a month on my 400 acres. Now I can let them have at it 24 hours a day until its gone (typically 3 weeks) and do without until I return next month, OR I can let them have all they want every day for 18 hours a day (again 75%) and keep them in my area. So which 75% is better? I know which I prefer.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:47 PM   #20
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That is why this works. It keeps them there.
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