Just a follow up on this story. These three guys were convicted of all charges. The fines imposed were qiute stiff but no jail time. Since these men are of very average means they were allowed to work out a payment plan. Obviously thier hunting priveleges were revoked but I don't think that was ever an issue since game laws never did enter into thier thinking.
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...