this year i killed my first tom in 4 long years. stupid school finals week overlapping with turkey season. (i actually got 2 toms this year)
the biggest went 21 pounds and had only a 10 inch beard, the smaller of the two was 19 pounds with an 8.5" beard. it was a good season. hope it extends to the fall, i don't have much time to hunt, nor a place (i'm moving out of my dad's farm in ohio.) yet in kansas. but i'll find one for next year, that's for certain!!!
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...