Welcome to BGH. I don't hunt up there but hunting was crummy here this year. Had to hunt the Cascades and my son and I saw only one doe. About 8 others in the area and no one was seeing anything. Usially see qiute a few elk around here but haven't seen one at all this year. Don't know what's going on?
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...