Very cool! and the price is right!
I'm not really familiar with bear territory. How often do you see bear, when you're just out and about or scouting/ building this stand? Do you normally carry a firearm when you go out?
I've been bear hunting for five years and finall got 1 this year! I was the only bear I have seen and now he is at the taxidermist. I some times carry a pistol if on foot and baiting but if on the atv, not.
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...