I find it interesting that some states will feed game in the winter, while others will not.
Its hard to let them starve, but if you feed now and this is the first year of several hard winters to come, you could be setting yourself up for a bigger bill and even more dead game down the road when it becomes too costly to feed the now larger herd.
Sometimes letting nature take its course is the hardest, but only solution.
[ This Message was edited by: bitmasher on 2004-01-12 22:21 ]
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...