Thanx for the info I would like to extend an open invitation to you,your dogs and especially your mule to come up and run lions on our ranch north of Helena, Montana that borders a huge wilderness study area that is full of cats.The hound season is over here and wont be open again until next winter but maybe you could hunt the early season with the mule!!Let me know if you are interested in hunting here,there is one big tom up there with a track much bigger than the one we took 3 years ago that weighed 190,I call him the deerslayer and he is a wiley bastard.We need to get him before he dies of old age!!
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...