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Old 11-07-2019, 06:32 AM   #1
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is there a good height that i can hang a gravity feeder that the deer can reach and the pigs cant? i dont care about coons and squirrels.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:23 AM   #2
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I don’t see any coons on my Boss Buck tripod style feeder.
But I did put PVC pieces on each leg.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:26 AM   #3
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I'm thinking I built mine at 32" but not sure.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:33 AM   #4
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Mine is 42" from ground to bottom of tube. Occasionally a big hog can still rear up an reach it but he usually will just cause it to spill some on the ground.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:12 AM   #5
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38 to 42 high is perfect.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:51 AM   #6
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I'm thinking I built mine at 32" but not sure.
Maybe it was 42", I do too many projects to remember all them.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:17 AM   #7
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its a redneck blind tpost feeder, but im going to hang it on a tree.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:42 AM   #8
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Build mine 42in from the ground.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:06 PM   #9
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Mines 42” to bottom of tubes and mature deer look like giraffes trying to eat from it. I get very little usage.

I’m dropping to 38” next week and lower if needed
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:07 PM   #10
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Coons can reach this one that belongs to a good friend of mine. I have the same one. We’re going to dig down about a foot or so in the red area. Another pic for height reference. I think it’s 36-38”.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:10 PM   #11
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You can see at 42” just how small a deer really is. They have ate less than 20# in over a month and there a deer there almost daily

I set some 6” pvc feeders at 40”.... untouched for 3 weeks. Dropped to 35 or so, can’t keep em full
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:20 PM   #12
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Depends what the size of deer your feeding are? 120 or 200 Lb. 39 4/8 is a good height
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:32 PM   #13
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Man, some raccoons verticals will surprise you...
I had one set up almost 4 feet off the ground. I am pretty sure the coons repelled down from the branch it was hanging on and feasted.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:59 PM   #14
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its a redneck blind tpost feeder, but im going to hang it on a tree.
Chris, I set my redneck feeders just above my belly...right at 40 inches. Works good for deer. I only have one hog that sweeps up what the Coons and squirrels scrape out. Close that plate to almost as low as it will go. Wide open and they spill a lot into he ground. 80 lbs last me about 2 weeks.


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Old 11-08-2019, 01:06 PM   #15
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Chris, I set my redneck feeders just above my belly...right at 40 inches. Works good for deer. I only have one hog that sweeps up what the Coons and squirrels scrape out. Close that plate to almost as low as it will go. Wide open and they spill a lot into he ground. 80 lbs last me about 2 weeks.


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