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.
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.
As hog hunting gains popularity across much of the U.S. more and more hunters are asking where they should go to find the biggest hogs and trophies. I recently read an interesting article in "Boar Hunter Magazine", perhaps the preeminent hog hunting journal out there now. This very informative article was penned by Mr Jim Smith, a very accomplished hunter over a very wide range of areas and game. I am simply providing some information that should interest serious hog hunters among us. Mr Smith...