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Old 08-29-2022, 03:02 PM   #1
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Anyone do this? Mainly to keep the pigs away?
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Old 08-29-2022, 03:04 PM   #2
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We sometime mix a little corn in our Protein (1/4 ratio) to keep the cost down when they eat a whole protein feeder in a weekend...
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Old 08-29-2022, 03:09 PM   #3
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That is all I use. No spin cast for me. I have better luck in E Tx with free choice feeders. Bucks are not as spooky around them. I have done this for years.
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Old 08-29-2022, 03:18 PM   #4
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That is all I use. No spin cast for me. I have better luck in E Tx with free choice feeders. Bucks are not as spooky around them. I have done this for years.
What is a good low budget option for a gravity feeder that the coons and squirrels will not destroy? Is there such a thing "good low budget"?
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Old 08-29-2022, 03:21 PM   #5
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When you mix protein with it the coons increase their attacks
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Old 08-29-2022, 03:21 PM   #6
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What is a good low budget option for a gravity feeder that the coons and squirrels will not destroy? Is there such a thing "good low budget"?
A tpost and redneck feeder
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Old 08-29-2022, 03:55 PM   #7
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A tpost and redneck feeder
I may be wrong but I thought those were plastic?
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Old 08-29-2022, 04:06 PM   #8
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Take a 55 gallon drum and bolt a 4x4 on each side. Cut a hole in the bottom for a funnel to go through. Screw a toilet flange over the hole for the funnel. Glue a short piece of 4" pvc onto the flange. Glue a tee onto it and then glue a short piece of pvc coming out of the tee. Dig the post holes to make the finished height around 40" from the ground to bottom of the pvc coming out of the tee. I screwed a 2x4 under the pipe to help support it. Yes coons can still get in but they haven't been to bad. Occasionally a big hog can rear up and get some corn but that doesn't happen very often.
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Old 08-29-2022, 07:10 PM   #9
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Take a 55 gallon drum and bolt a 4x4 on each side. Cut a hole in the bottom for a funnel to go through. Screw a toilet flange over the hole for the funnel. Glue a short piece of 4" pvc onto the flange. Glue a tee onto it and then glue a short piece of pvc coming out of the tee. Dig the post holes to make the finished height around 40" from the ground to bottom of the pvc coming out of the tee. I screwed a 2x4 under the pipe to help support it. Yes coons can still get in but they haven't been to bad. Occasionally a big hog can rear up and get some corn but that doesn't happen very often.
Man I might try this. I have good luck with the pvc type hung on the side of a tree. Just a tube with a sweeping 90 on one end.
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Old 08-29-2022, 07:30 PM   #10
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Anyone do this? Mainly to keep the pigs away?
In my experience, the pigs can empty a 55 gallon drum gravity feeder with corn in no time flat. I don't use them unless behind a pen for that reason.
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Old 08-29-2022, 07:33 PM   #11
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I may be wrong but I thought those were plastic?
When on a tpost, the only thing I’ve witnessed chewing are big hogs on the mouth hole if below 44”. On trees supposedly the squirrels will chew threw the lids.

Coons don’t chew them, they hang on them and rake the food out the hole to the hogs.

Then there are the god forsaken ravens

I hung pig pipes up vertically for giggles and the pigs will go on hind legs and slap them at almost 50 inches.

I’m about at the conclusion, go timed or go home.

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Old 08-29-2022, 07:51 PM   #12
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What is a good low budget option for a gravity feeder that the coons and squirrels will not destroy? Is there such a thing "good low budget"?
I've always used them metal army artillery shell canisters(pretty sure that isn't the real name of them)lol. Make a slit down at the bottom about 1/2 way through and bend the top in to create a funnel. Drill a few holes in the bottom and wire it to a tree. You also screw in a short piece of 2x4 to make a lip for it to sit on. Nothing better for a cheap dependable pipe feeder and some of the bigger ones will hold right at a sack of feed. Also they have a slick lid that seals super good and nothing in the woods will tear it up. Problem is they are getting harder to find and when you do they are expensive. They used to be dirt cheap and available and nearly army surplus store. Found a link. This is a short one, but they make some taller ones that hold plenty of corn.
http://general-jims.com/product/ammo-can-m-18/

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Old 08-29-2022, 09:34 PM   #13
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Old 08-29-2022, 10:24 PM   #14
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Doright, that is a slick homemade set up.
Bout how many inches you shoot for from bare ground to the protein in the tube?

Edit-saw your post way above saying 40”. Thanks for the detailed description.

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Old 08-30-2022, 03:21 AM   #15
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Old 08-30-2022, 08:20 AM   #16
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Old 08-30-2022, 08:43 AM   #17
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What is a good low budget option for a gravity feeder that the coons and squirrels will not destroy? Is there such a thing "good low budget"?
This right here. I have winch up feeders with 55gal drums and protein spouts, T Post Redneck feeders with 6" pvc couplings over the spouts and screws through the bottom of coupling to keep hogs from biting them, and ASF Easy Feeders.

For your application I recommend these Easy Feeders on a 4x4 post 44" off the ground to the bottom lip. And, a varmint sleeve placed over the post.

https://www.allseasonsfeeders.com/co...ez-tree-feeder

Banks Outdoor Varmint Sleeve


https://banksoutdoors.com/product/feeder-sleeve/

Also, I recommend 3 ratchet straps on the feeder. Not the straps that come with it.

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Old 08-30-2022, 08:45 AM   #18
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Old 08-30-2022, 08:51 AM   #19
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Which part? If you are talking about my recommendations and setups I challenge you or anyone else on here to drop by and visit my setups and success rate in E Tx..

Also, I have zero pens setup. I have spent years building feeders and setups that work in E Tx "that work".
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This right here. I have winch up feeders with 55gal drums and protein spouts, T Post Redneck feeders with 6" pvc couplings over the spouts and screws through the bottom of coupling to keep hogs from biting them, and ASF Easy Feeders.

For your application I recommend these Easy Feeders on a 4x4 post 44" off the ground to the bottom lip. And, a varmint sleeve placed over the post.

https://www.allseasonsfeeders.com/co...ez-tree-feeder

Banks Outdoor Varmint Sleeve


https://banksoutdoors.com/product/feeder-sleeve/

Also, I recommend 3 ratchet straps on the feeder. Not the straps that come with it.

Bayouboy, I like both models in the links you posted. Guessing they are both tall enough to prevent pesky coons….but No pens around either, no problem with pigs?
I know at my place the dang pigs would just lean and bump against a feeder leg and will do it for hours if they can get one or two pellets of corn or protein at a time as a reward. Any problems with them bumping that one single post? I’d like to be able to feed without messing with panels and t posts and worrying about pigs eventually bumping it non stop, emptying it out, and maybe even making it lean…
Thanks for the links and ideas…
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Old 08-30-2022, 01:33 PM   #21
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No problems if you place it deep enough in concrete. Plus, the sleeve is slick and that makes it where the hogs cannot jump up and lean on it for balance. I do not like pens for the fact mature bucks are mostly shy of them except for night time. Yes. You get the occasional mature buck in them. But, not as often as with no pen. The hogs still eat what the messy deer and birds knock down. But, they get the scraps and leave.

I also place these on the sides and bottom of my feeder. Any place a pig will bump with it's snout. I use sub floor adhesive to attach them. I have found a lot of blood and tissue on them from hogs that gave it the snout test

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Simpson-Str...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Free choice corn?!

No sir not in this time of high prices. They gonna get rationed
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Old 08-30-2022, 02:16 PM   #23
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No sir not in this time of high prices. They gonna get rationed
There is feeding and there is baiting. I feed
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Which part? If you are talking about my recommendations and setups I challenge you or anyone else on here to drop by and visit my setups and success rate in E Tx..

Also, I have zero pens setup. I have spent years building feeders and setups that work in E Tx "that work".
Can you post more pics of your setups? Thanks.
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That was sarcasm. I saw the title and that was the first thing that came to mind with all the “corn price” threads lately
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Old 08-30-2022, 03:08 PM   #26
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Sorry. They are 2.5 hours away.
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PM me your email and I will send you some cell cam pics of a couple of them.
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Old 09-05-2022, 04:22 PM   #28
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Also a company out of Ohio. Broadside feeders
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Old 09-05-2022, 10:04 PM   #29
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Put the gravity feeder in the pin where there was a throw feeder. It’s been there for two weeks and no one is eating from the feeder itself. Yesterday I went out and threw some corn on the ground and for a couple of young bucks to eat it but they’re pretty shy about the feeder itself. Does this take a while? Not a gravity fed expert as you can tell. Thanks!
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Which part? If you are talking about my recommendations and setups I challenge you or anyone else on here to drop by and visit my setups and success rate in E Tx..

Also, I have zero pens setup. I have spent years building feeders and setups that work in E Tx "that work".
Glad to see it works for you
What about raccoons and squirrels eating the $11 corn?
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Old 09-06-2022, 07:56 AM   #31
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Glad to see it works for you
What about raccoons and squirrels eating the $11 corn?
With a 10" plastic sleeve around the post coons have a hard time getting to the feed spouts. I place mine at 42" to the bottom lip. Very rare for a coon big enough to jump and grab the spout. Squirrels sometime jump high enough. But, I am ok with that. I enjoy eating fat squirrels as much as I do deer meat.

Cardinals tend to knock more corn out than squirrels in the winter time.
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Old 09-06-2022, 08:04 AM   #32
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https://bigbucksplus.com/collections/all

Big Bucks Plus also makes a nice gravity feeder. I like the single posts so sleeves can be installed to deter varmints.
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Old 09-20-2022, 05:54 PM   #33
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Apparently they have gotten used to the gravity feeder. They’re visiting it nightly now. They still prefer on the ground but have warmed up to the feeder.

When do you usually stop the gravity feeder and use a timed throw feeder for hunting season? Don’t want these boys to have access to free corn at midnight during the season.
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Old 09-20-2022, 06:27 PM   #34
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I started using an All Season gravity feeder 4 years ago (to feed corn), and I don’t see pigs but a couple times a year. The last few times a pig has passed through I’ve gotten no more than a couple pictures of them, and they leave.

All my neighbors use throw feeders, so there’s easier pickings in the area.

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Have hunted over a many of homemade 4" PVC free choice feeders strapped to trees. Placed high enough so hogs can't reach it and never had any issues of them getting into it or tearing them up.
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:21 PM   #36
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I started using an All Season gravity feeder 4 years ago (to feed corn), and I don’t see pigs but a couple times a year. The last few times a pig has passed through I’ve gotten no more than a couple pictures of them, and they leave.

All my neighbors use throw feeders, so there’s easier pickings in the area.


How do you get them to come out in the daytime? Just wait for the rut or do you stop doing gravity feed and throw corn during the season?
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:32 PM   #37
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It doesn't matter at my place. Deer eat when they eat. I have a timed feeder that will go off at 7and still have corn on the ground when I start the afternoon hunt.
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Old 09-28-2022, 06:52 PM   #38
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I use an All Season gravity feeder, soybeans and corn. No problems with hogs, I know they are eating some but, its feeding the deer.
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Old 09-28-2022, 11:24 PM   #39
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The first feeders I hunted over were just 55 gallon drums with 2-3 holes the size of a quarter drilled in the sides at the bottom of the barrel. Deer would just nibble on the corn that came out.
Worked great
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Old 09-28-2022, 11:56 PM   #40
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Hell I have corn in a trough feeder, got to pull out all the stops when acorns are already falling and season starts in a couple days
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