Well, I think it's a disgrace. First off, there should be a distinction between those cases where it might have been an honest mistake or accident and those cases where it is clearly deliberate poaching. In the latter case the offender should lose hunting privileges for LIFE!--yes, even on the first offense--and should spend time in jail--I would say at least 90 days, and I mean ACTUAL jail time, not a suspended sentence or community service in lieu. Second offenders should spend several YEARS in jail! After that I'd dump them in the tank and throw away the key.
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...