I have never heard of the tennis ball trick but will surley try it. I personally dont think you can have to much advice when it comes to something like this. I am gonna try the tennis ball trick for sure. I have zeroed about a million times in the Army but I still look for newer and different ways to do things. You never know what you can learn from someone. Thanks
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...