I go after hogs and bear, stay away from deer hunting though. Anyone ever want to go just PM me...I use bows exclusive though, mostly my crossbow, so if your a gun person thats ok. I am in Corona, Ca. Mainly go to Los Padres NF
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...