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Location: Sneads, Florida
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Hanging a deer feeder

Any ideas on how to hang a deer feeder? I have bought 3 of them and really have no way to hang them. All of our trees really have no branches strong enough to support the weight.

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Location: NE Kansas
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Hanging a deer feeder

I built a stand for mine and enclosed it with hog wire to keep the turkeys away from the feeder mech.
I'll try to get a pic the next time I'm up at that area if you'd like to see.

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Hanging a deer feeder

We hang deer feeders by a home-made tripod constructed from three 12 foot or 14 foot 2X4s (or 4X4,s , depending on how big the feeder ) and t-hinges. Put a large eye bolt where the hinges come togather and hang the feeder from it.
We have found that bolting a boat winch to one leg of the tripod is necessary to hoist the feeder because of the weight of a full feeder.
The advantage if this set-up is the ease of relocating the feeder and removing it in the off season.

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Hanging a deer feeder

I recently made an 8 ft. tripod for my 30 gal. feeder. Welded some angled pipe onto a 1/8" plate and bolted the plate(bracket) to the barrel using rubber washers and silicone to prevent leaks. Then I used a larger dia. pipe(legs) to slide over the brackets and bolted together. The legs can be easily removed for transport. Works really well. I have to back my truck up to it to fill is the only bad thing.

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