collapse
Quality Hunts for over 30 Years GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GPS MAP

Author Topic: I want to build a deer and elk feeder  (Read 7714 times)

Offline Elk whack master

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 485
I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« on: June 01, 2012, 09:38:51 PM »
I want to build a feeder, but i was wandering if i should use lumber or just build it out of alders to keep things natural looking. This is on my own property. Need ideas and tips befor i start.  Pics of yours that have worked will be good too. Gonna be feedeing alfalfa and cob and such so i will want to keep it dry so it wont mold if they dont eat it all. i put food out before uncovered and it molded fast, well they dont call it the wet side for nothing! thanks :hello:
Take a back road!

Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, SPIT !!!

Offline Todd_ID

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 2912
  • Location: Clarkston
  • Hunt Hard!
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 07:01:45 AM »
Here's one I built that may fill your bill.  It's 6' of 4" PVC haywired to tree.  The bottom rests on the ground and has a 45 on it that the deer scoop out as much as they want.  It leaves a pile about 4"x4" at the bottom when there are done, and the rest stays dry.  The top cap is a rubber plumbing test cap.  The deer were good with it; the bears just tore it off the tree.  It holds in the neighborhood of 40-45# of corn.  My next one will be 8' long to hold a full 50# bag.


The feeder is just to the right of the deer standing vertical.  (The horizontal black thing close to the bottom is a log and not part of the feeder.)

Bring a GPS!  It's awkward to have to eat your buddies!

Offline 400out

  • Radio Active YAR
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 5448
  • Location: in a bunker
  • HA HA! VERY FUNNY!
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 07:55:32 AM »
Here is one ;)



todd, you got anymore shots of that guy  ;) we need to figure out if the wife killed him that year! Hate to see you chase a ghost. also did you get my text the other day?

Granted the ability to cause a A nuclear explosion that produces a rapid release of energy from a higher power resulting in the sudden and catastrophic demise of a thread.

Confucius say:
A crowded elevator smells different to a midget!
Man that go to bed with itchy butt wake up with stinky fingers!
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

Offline hillbilli

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 556
  • Location: whidbey island
  • NAVY CHIEF
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 11:59:23 PM »
if you use the black corrugated flexible pipe, then an 8 foot piece and two caps will make 2 feeders for about 10$.. and if the bears destroy them you are out 10$..it what I do for hogs down south, and they are hard on feeders, just bend the lower end of the feeder into a J, and use wire to tie around it to keep it that way, make a few knife slits in the bottom of the j, helps drain any rain out of it, an helps the pipe bend.. wire it to a tree, pour in corn, and you are good..

Offline 400out

  • Radio Active YAR
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 5448
  • Location: in a bunker
  • HA HA! VERY FUNNY!
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 04:20:22 PM »
Been there, done that, doesn't hold enough feed (unless it's in your back yard) plus pain in the ars to fill  ;)
Granted the ability to cause a A nuclear explosion that produces a rapid release of energy from a higher power resulting in the sudden and catastrophic demise of a thread.

Confucius say:
A crowded elevator smells different to a midget!
Man that go to bed with itchy butt wake up with stinky fingers!
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

Online Woodchuck

  • GO TEAM!!!
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 10064
  • Location: Walla Walla
  • HuntWA Woodblock
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 04:32:53 PM »
In Texas we would take a 5 gal pail and cut a hole about an inch bigger that a broom handle. Hammer 3 small nails partway into a broom handle. Put the handle through the hole and fill with COB or your choice of feed (may need to adjust hole size)Hang the bucket from a tree so the handle is about 3 ft off the ground.Sprinkle some on the ground right under the handle to get em coming in. You would be amazed how quickly they figure out to whack that broom handle to get more to come out.  :twocents:
Antlered rabbit tastes like chicken


Inuendo, wasn't he an Italian proctoligist?

Disclaimer: This my SWAG. Not even an opinion. This is not my version of a 14th hand version of a fairy tale. It is also not the opinion of the Hunt Wa. site, it's owner, or any of the moderators or admins, not even me. Scouts honor. :salute:

Offline huntnnw

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 6791
  • Location: Spokane
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 09:40:21 PM »
some of these feeders are no different than just dumping the feed on the ground so I dont really understand all the effort in building and packing it in for it basically be a free for all. To me a feeder is to put out a desired amount  daily and keep the rest away from critters to help save on cost and abundant trips to the hills. If it were me i would buy a feed motor and mount it to a container..be done for less than $40

Offline 400out

  • Radio Active YAR
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 5448
  • Location: in a bunker
  • HA HA! VERY FUNNY!
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 12:23:08 PM »
some of these feeders are no different than just dumping the feed on the ground so I dont really understand all the effort in building and packing it in for it basically be a free for all. To me a feeder is to put out a desired amount  daily and keep the rest away from critters to help save on cost and abundant trips to the hills. If it were me i would buy a feed motor and mount it to a container..be done for less than $40
I perfer to not dump 350 lbs of feed on the ground! My dog feeder style worked really good except it was to far from home to keep filled. now I have a wild game feeder that speads on a timer.
Granted the ability to cause a A nuclear explosion that produces a rapid release of energy from a higher power resulting in the sudden and catastrophic demise of a thread.

Confucius say:
A crowded elevator smells different to a midget!
Man that go to bed with itchy butt wake up with stinky fingers!
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

Offline Elk whack master

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 485
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 08:34:38 PM »
I think i do a few bendy black pipe, and something else to hold and keep alfalfa dry. I saw a few deer tonight in the field that looked liked they wanted a feeder! :chuckle: YUM YUM!!! :drool:
Take a back road!

Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, SPIT !!!

Offline 400out

  • Radio Active YAR
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 5448
  • Location: in a bunker
  • HA HA! VERY FUNNY!
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 03:54:26 PM »
I wouldn't use bendy pipe  :twocents: to many ridges inside
Granted the ability to cause a A nuclear explosion that produces a rapid release of energy from a higher power resulting in the sudden and catastrophic demise of a thread.

Confucius say:
A crowded elevator smells different to a midget!
Man that go to bed with itchy butt wake up with stinky fingers!
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

Offline BULLBLASTER

  • Chris McCarthy
  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 5782
  • Volleyfire brigade
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 10:59:05 AM »
 :yeah: huntnnw

Hey did you ever build a feeder with that 20 gal oil drum I gave you?

Offline Elk whack master

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 485
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2012, 11:54:07 PM »
Good thinking! :chuckle: :tup:
Take a back road!

Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, SPIT !!!

Offline huntnnw

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 6791
  • Location: Spokane
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2012, 09:47:50 PM »
have it..yet to attach motor to it

Offline Elk whack master

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 485
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 08:02:57 PM »
Just got done with 2 pvc feeders. Gonna put corn in them, do they like whole or cracked better? Or get the "deer feed" from the feed store?
Take a back road!

Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, SPIT !!!

Offline 400out

  • Radio Active YAR
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 5448
  • Location: in a bunker
  • HA HA! VERY FUNNY!
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 09:12:51 PM »
Just got done with 2 pvc feeders. Gonna put corn in them, do they like whole or cracked better? Or get the "deer feed" from the feed store?
.5 Sweet feed/  .5 allstock  works good and cheaper
Granted the ability to cause a A nuclear explosion that produces a rapid release of energy from a higher power resulting in the sudden and catastrophic demise of a thread.

Confucius say:
A crowded elevator smells different to a midget!
Man that go to bed with itchy butt wake up with stinky fingers!
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

Offline Elk whack master

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 485
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2012, 11:01:01 PM »
Aye Aye Caption! :tup:
Take a back road!

Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, SPIT !!!

Offline 400out

  • Radio Active YAR
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 5448
  • Location: in a bunker
  • HA HA! VERY FUNNY!
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2012, 09:19:38 AM »
Just got done with 2 pvc feeders. Gonna put corn in them, do they like whole or cracked better? Or get the "deer feed" from the feed store?
.5 Sweet feed/  .5 allstock  works good and cheaper
The sweet feed has mollases in it and they really like that sweetness
Granted the ability to cause a A nuclear explosion that produces a rapid release of energy from a higher power resulting in the sudden and catastrophic demise of a thread.

Confucius say:
A crowded elevator smells different to a midget!
Man that go to bed with itchy butt wake up with stinky fingers!
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

Offline Encore 280

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1464
  • Location: Poulsbo
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2012, 09:54:26 AM »
Don't wanna rain on the parade but since it's raining out :bash: I thought feeding wild animals was/is prohibited in Wa. state or am I wrong? Just a thought.

Offline Hunterman

  • Y.A.R. PRO FISHING TEAM MEMBER #1 MASTER BAITER
  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 6107
  • Location: Spanaway, WA
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2012, 10:21:43 AM »
Don't wanna rain on the parade but since it's raining out :bash: I thought feeding wild animals was/is prohibited in Wa. state or am I wrong? Just a thought.

Feed them all you want.. Nothing illegal about feeding deer or elk.. YET

Hunterman(Tony)
SOMR PEOPLE HAVE TO WAIT THEIR WHOLE LIFE TO MEET THEIR HUNTING BUDDY. I RAISED MINE.

Offline Encore 280

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1464
  • Location: Poulsbo
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2012, 10:29:45 AM »
Maybe it was keeping a wild animal captive. Hell I dunno :bash: Just trying to keep anyone from getting in trouble.  :dunno: :chuckle:

Offline Elk whack master

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 485
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2012, 06:04:37 PM »
got some sweet cob and some cracked corn. gonna mix it together. filling em up in da morning and set the trail cams up! Wooo whooooo :IBCOOL:!!
Take a back road!

Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, SPIT !!!

Offline 400out

  • Radio Active YAR
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 5448
  • Location: in a bunker
  • HA HA! VERY FUNNY!
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2012, 08:21:19 PM »
got some sweet cob and some cracked corn. gonna mix it together. filling em up in da morning and set the trail cams up! Wooo whooooo :IBCOOL:!!
:tup: :tup: good luck!
Granted the ability to cause a A nuclear explosion that produces a rapid release of energy from a higher power resulting in the sudden and catastrophic demise of a thread.

Confucius say:
A crowded elevator smells different to a midget!
Man that go to bed with itchy butt wake up with stinky fingers!
Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

Offline TheHunt

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 6209
  • Location: Western Washington
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2012, 08:54:53 PM »
Mix wet COB and corn 50/50. 

Should work very well 
275 down 2

Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 12939
  • Location: NE/WA
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2012, 09:30:57 PM »
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/Wildgame-Innovations-6V-Quartz-Feeder.aspx?a=546789&pm2d=CSE-SPG-3-GOOGLE&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse
 
looks decent, I like the adjustable legs so you could hang this feeder off pretty much anything
 
 
for the woods though I really like the bucket/broom handle idea.   One picture I seen a guy used a toilet plunger with the plumger down - not sure that was needed but kind of cool, gives the deer a bigger target to wack I guess.
 
 
I'd like to figure out something a bear wouldn't just pull down though - hence the feeder motor above.  Tie that bucket out of reach of bears, would make your feed go a whole lot further.  Prolly pay for the motor in saved feed, and lengthen your refill times.
"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." -George Bernard.

Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 12939
  • Location: NE/WA
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." -George Bernard.

Offline BowForElk

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 517
  • Location: Rochester, Wa
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2012, 11:01:03 PM »

I'd like to figure out something a bear wouldn't just pull down though - hence the feeder motor above.  Tie that bucket out of reach of bears, would make your feed go a whole lot further.  Prolly pay for the motor in saved feed, and lengthen your refill times.

I was thinking the same thing. More so to avoid other hunters. the feed is going to fall to the ground even if the feeder is hoisted up onto a tree out of sight. but on a pulley of some kind that it could be lowered for re-fills. Im still brain storming the full proof plan


Offline RifleRidge

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 367
  • Location: Yacolt, WA
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2012, 11:59:06 AM »
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/Wildgame-Innovations-6V-Quartz-Feeder.aspx?a=546789&pm2d=CSE-SPG-3-GOOGLE&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse
 
looks decent, I like the adjustable legs so you could hang this feeder off pretty much anything
 
 
for the woods though I really like the bucket/broom handle idea.   One picture I seen a guy used a toilet plunger with the plumger down - not sure that was needed but kind of cool, gives the deer a bigger target to wack I guess.
 
 
I'd like to figure out something a bear wouldn't just pull down though - hence the feeder motor above.  Tie that bucket out of reach of bears, would make your feed go a whole lot further.  Prolly pay for the motor in saved feed, and lengthen your refill times.

 :tup:
 :yeah:

Offline RifleRidge

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 367
  • Location: Yacolt, WA
Re: I want to build a deer and elk feeder
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2012, 12:00:15 PM »
 :hello: Build it they will come  :tup:

 :hunter:

 

* Recent Topics