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Old 10-03-2022, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Automatic feeder recommendations for bears in AK

Soooo I need recommendations for a new automatic feeder for spring brown bear up here. Battery needs to last 30 days only.. It needs to be 6v and a big enough motor to sling dog food. Had a cheap Amazon 4AA battery feeder this spring to test out the idea… worked great, but needs more juice with the cold weather(and a bear ripped it off lol). Solar isn’t really an option due to the tree canopy. Only going off twice a day for about 10 seconds each time. Thank you, b


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Old 10-03-2022, 09:49 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2022, 09:57 PM   #3
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Does it have to be 6 volt? 12 would get you more juice, foreverlast, all seasons are my go to. or can see what ultramatic feeders has
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:14 PM   #4
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I know Greengo feeders made in Brownwood Texas will hold up to small black bears..not sure about Alaska brownies…

55 gallon drum with a small hole cut in the side chained to a tree is what a lot of AK guys use.
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:56 PM   #5
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Well….this is a new request on TBH…lol
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Old 10-04-2022, 06:18 AM   #6
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Can you explain why 6 volt? Most any 12 volt motor will sling dog food without issue. Are the tree limbs large enough to hold a barrel feeder if winched up? That’s the best way because there’s nothin the bear can reach. I would get a 30 gallon barrel and place a pulley on the limb then use a cranking winch to raise and lower it.


https://www.moultriefeeders.com/moul...hanging-feeder



This ^^^^ is what is recommend, or something similar



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Old 10-04-2022, 07:17 PM   #7
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Can you explain why 6 volt? Most any 12 volt motor will sling dog food without issue. Are the tree limbs large enough to hold a barrel feeder if winched up? That’s the best way because there’s nothin the bear can reach. I would get a 30 gallon barrel and place a pulley on the limb then use a cranking winch to raise and lower it.


https://www.moultriefeeders.com/moul...hanging-feeder



This ^^^^ is what is recommend, or something similar






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Maybe I need to go with a 12 volt then. I thought the big ones only took 6v batteries. I’m already winching It up…15 feet in the air…old spreader was spreading It in a 45 foot diameter(batteries didn’t last due to cold)… they are just like Texas deer, they key off the sound when It goes off… It takes them longer to feed when they gotta search for It… plus I only was putting out about 10 pounds a day… i can go 2 weeks without restocking…not having to pack in as much food like others… when you have a barrel on the ground a sow and a few cubs can feed It out in an hour….I’ll never run a barrel on the ground again…Thanks guys.
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Old 10-04-2022, 10:59 PM   #8
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For dog food you might be better off with a good fish feeder?
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