I don't trial dogs anymore but take a lot of photo's. When I get my Red Setter I'm gonna re-think trialing. A young lady in Bend that got into it this years has been wanting to run my boy's. She couldn't handle them, they are pretty strong minded! But will see how the Red goes.
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...