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Old 09-19-2022, 08:44 PM   #1
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Talking How long do you set your timer for?

So I have a new feeder at a new spot and I may have set the run time a bit too long!

I've been told, "You have to feed to bring in the big ones!" I may have taken that advice a bit too literal!

Am I putting out too much corn?





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Old 09-19-2022, 08:45 PM   #2
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Actual cause was a plastic barrel funnel failure. It collapsed inside the barrel forcing the cone off to one side and dumped almost 300 lbs on the ground!

Just thought the pics would be funny to post...
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:49 PM   #3
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I had a &@$*^% @&&%^*# spin cast one time that if lightning struck within 250 miles of it, it would pop a little black reset button on the control panel and spin until empty. They finally replaced it with one that only worked 1/10th of the time. So it evens out

I’d rather have a wild game innovation unit. Lol
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:08 PM   #4
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Where I hunt three hogs would clean that up in one night !
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:11 PM   #5
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That sucks. I have had it happen too, at least it did not rain on it and make a bigger mess
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:26 PM   #6
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Had a boar jump up and rip my feeder motor off. I got the same result lol
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:50 PM   #7
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One time I bought a #1000 all season stand and fill and it dumped the entire thing in a couple days. The Timer was messing up and just spinning nonstop. I put a new one on and never had a problem again.

I dont complain much about money spent on hunting and fishing but that one actually hurt a little.

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Old 09-19-2022, 09:52 PM   #8
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Seems to be working.
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:55 PM   #9
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Mines set to throw about 8 kernels! If they wanna eat corn they better be first!!
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:25 PM   #10
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Iím stingy around 1 sec, just to keep them checking
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:31 PM   #11
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looks expensive
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:43 PM   #12
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2x/day for 3-4 seconds. Esp when corn is $12/bag.

I'll throw for a few seconds longer if it's under $10/bag
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:43 PM   #13
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Hi had a timer dump 1200 pounds of corn. That hurt
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:52 PM   #14
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Nice deer. Looks like your method is working!

I have 2 feeders just like that. Love the style.

Our area was total desert and deer pounding corn.
Now we got a little rain / acorns and corn is piling up underneath feeders.

Turned my feeders to 1 second!
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:58 PM   #15
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Mines set to throw about 8 kernels! If they wanna eat corn they better be first!!
Lol
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Old 09-20-2022, 12:41 AM   #16
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It depends if it's before or after daylight savings time.
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Old 09-20-2022, 01:17 AM   #17
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When I feed deer. I try to bring the feeder to the deer not the deer to the feeder. Ya eventually they'll find it, But I have found this makes it easier with faster results.
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Old 09-20-2022, 06:30 AM   #18
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Once a day, 1 second. Should last me till thanksgiving w/o filling em up again
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Old 09-20-2022, 07:02 AM   #19
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For us during the offseason twice a day for about 5 or 6 seconds during season twice a day for 10 to 12 seconds. When you get 10 to 15 deer and some pigs eating it doesn't last long.
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Old 09-20-2022, 07:07 AM   #20
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One time in the morning for six seconds
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Old 09-20-2022, 08:46 AM   #21
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8 a.m.-------5 seconds
6:30 p.m.....5 seconds

I feed early right now so the pigs won`t get it. If they come out in daylight I will put lead or an arrow in them. Killed a couple already and they started coming in after dark for now, which is what I was trying to achieve. Killing a few @ the feeder before the season has made them nocturnal the past few years. I only saw 1 pig/boar last year and he died.
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:18 AM   #22
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A little longer than you
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:29 AM   #23
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8 AM - 10 Seconds
5 PM - 10 Seconds
which falls back to 7 AM and 4 PM
I have 300# feeders and they feed for a full month with these settings before going empty
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:54 AM   #24
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No help on the timer....but if you need my cows to mow that grass down to a manageable level let me know!
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:59 AM   #25
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To the OP, who is the maker/manufacturer of your feeder, and where did you purchase it?
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Old 09-20-2022, 10:17 AM   #26
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Funny story....many, MANY years ago when we were still using analog timers, I was sitting in my blind waiting for daylight when the feeder timer went off and hung up on one of the pins and continued to throw corn. I climbed down and finally got a battery wire unhooked. Rough way to start a morning hunt.
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Old 09-20-2022, 10:22 AM   #27
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I hunted with an outfitter in North Dakota one year. He would dump big piles of feed just like that at the hunting spots. We told him that wouldn't work in Texas with the hogs!
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Old 09-20-2022, 10:42 AM   #28
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To the OP, who is the maker/manufacturer of your feeder, and where did you purchase it?
My buddy and I built the feeders (3 so far). Timers are Wildgame Innovations (electronic).

At time of year, we donít have time to build any more of them.
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Old 09-20-2022, 10:45 AM   #29
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In regards to the 2nd pic, there is a white LED light mounted right in front of the buck on the left. The lights donít bother our deer at all!

Of course, with a corn buffet like that I doubt much would bother them!
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Old 09-20-2022, 03:19 PM   #30
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2x a day 8 seconds each feed. Throwing just at 1 1/2 lbs of feed at a time.
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Old 09-20-2022, 03:37 PM   #31
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Looks a little light to me, I'd suggest a bigger barrel if you want the real big ones.
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Old 09-20-2022, 05:07 PM   #32
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That sucks. I have had it happen too, at least it did not rain on it and make a bigger mess
I've had 2 of "The Timers " get stuck and sling 2000 lbs out. Our deer don't care about it being sour

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Old 09-20-2022, 06:10 PM   #33
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4 times a day. 2 morning spins for about 3-4 seconds each. 2 afternoon spins 3-4 seconds each.

I think the spin time will be determined by the amount of corn its actually throwing per spin. This will be directly affected by the distance between your spin plate and the bottom so the cone or feeder. The larger the gap, the more corn will escape per spin. So my 4 seconds will likely not be the same amount of corn as your 4 seconds unless the spin plates are very close to each other.

Best way to figure out how much corn you are putting on the ground is to put a trash bag around the bottom of the feeder or somehow encapsulate the spin plate and feed it. Then way the corn on a small scale. This will tell you how much corn per second you are putting down. I know that was a little more info than you wanted but it helps figure out how long your corn should last and what kinda numbers you are putting down each feed
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Old 09-20-2022, 07:40 PM   #34
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looks expensive
At $10.50/bag, I scooped up as much off the grass as I could! I spent another hour digging grass out of it so it wouldn't cause issues later on.
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Hi had a timer dump 1200 pounds of corn. That hurt
Ouch! My situation wasn't THAT bad!
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No help on the timer....but if you need my cows to mow that grass down to a manageable level let me know!
There are longhorns out there now, but we're told they won't mess with the corn. I'll wait and see what they accomplish with the grass. I'll let you know...
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Funny story....many, MANY years ago when we were still using analog timers, I was sitting in my blind waiting for daylight when the feeder timer went off and hung up on one of the pins and continued to throw corn. I climbed down and finally got a battery wire unhooked. Rough way to start a morning hunt.
I finally got away from the analogs a few years ago. Never had an issue with them for 8 years, then the clock mechanisms finally wore out and just became unreliable.
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Looks a little light to me, I'd suggest a bigger barrel if you want the real big ones.
If the barrel was bigger/taller, then that might defeat the "stand-n-fill" purpose! Plus the corn dump would have cost more!

I originally meant this thread to be a "funny, ha-ha" type, but thankfully, a lot of members have actually shared timer/throwing information which could be useful to someone later on down the road. Thank you all!

Hope you at least enjoyed a chuckle or two...
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Old 09-20-2022, 08:12 PM   #35
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You will been fine after you fall back 1 hour for daylight savings time....
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:41 PM   #36
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Had a buddy at another ranch with 6 Buccees/All Seasons stand and fills he had just bought. He filled them all up one weekend, put the cameras on them and went home. 2 days later 4 of the 6 had the timer issues and they spun out the entire feeder's worth of corn on the ground. Expensive screw-up & he was able to watch it all unfold on the game cams sending him pictures 4 hours away.
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:00 PM   #37
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When corn was $5 a bag I threw 30 seconds twice a day, now I throw 5 seconds twice a day.

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