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My daughter and I went to the deer lease today to check on everything. The good news, all of the stands were still up.

The bad news, one of the feeders had been knocked over - I guess by wild hogs - and damaged pretty bad.

The motor housing has been broke off, and the plastic drum has been bent. Next weekend we are probable going to bring the damaged feeder to the camp, take the leg brackets off and put them on another drum.

One of the feeders that was damaged back in - one of the leg brackets broke off from the drum, leaving a hole that was around 4 - 5 inches across, which ruined the drum.

 

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Would you be able to hang the feeder from a 2x4 that spans between two trees?
Yes, it is very possible but, you have to have a way to raise and lower the feeder - so you can fill it back up.

And, after awhile the boards start to bend from the weight of the drum.
 

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Hog season in Texas is year round - 24/7/365, day, night,, it dont matter.
Sound like a right reasonable state you live in.

Now how to use a deer feeder as bait and end up trapping or killing the entire herd of hogs in one fell swoop. I assume that you do not check these feeders every day and hogs are nearly impossible to keep fenced in or out for any length of time.

Kev, you need to use explosives. Kinda of an anti pig, sausage producing land mine.

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Yes, it is very possible but, you have to have a way to raise and lower the feeder - so you can fill it back up.

And, after awhile the boards start to bend from the weight of the drum.
It looked like your feeder was at a set height (about eight feet.) So I assumed that you already used a ladder to fill them up when needed.
A 2x6 will be able to hold at least 50 pounds without warping.
 

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It looked like your feeder was at a set height (about eight feet.) So I assumed that you already used a ladder to fill them up when needed.
A 2x6 will be able to hold at least 50 pounds without warping.

To fill the feeders up right now, I back my truck up to the feeder and stand on the bed.
 

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To fill the feeders up right now, I back my truck up to the feeder and stand on the bed.
I would love to drive down to Texas and help out with your problem. But I just looked up an out of state hunting license, $315 is a little on the pricey side for me right know.
 

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Wow Kev, that really sucks. Those hogs run rampant here in Throckmorton County as well, and they tear up everything. They are so bad here that when we want a patch of grass cleared here, all we do is throw out some sour corn on the patch of grass that we want gone, and it will be tilled before 24 hours are up.
 

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Would you be able to hang the feeder from a 2x4 that spans between two trees?
Yes, it is very possible but, you have to have a way to raise and lower the feeder - so you can fill it back up.

And, after awhile the boards start to bend from the weight of the drum.
Hmmm, make that a 4x4, and turn it over when you notice it sagging one direction - that'll put it back where it came from.

If you put the post high enough, you can suspend it from some heavy duty block & tackle, tied off to one of the trees?
 

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A friend of mine has a feeder like yours.He took metal fence posts and drove them at a slight angle outward from the feeder and used heavy solid wire to tie it down from the eye bolts on the top of the feeder.He had enough wire to make a loop thru the eyebolt then around the posts,twisted the ends together,then used a stick to twist them together and tighten it down.
 

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A heavy rope between the two trees. A pulley attached right in the middle of the rope.

Another rope ran through the pulley to the feeder and tied off on a branch of the tree.

Lower bucket to fill.

Kind of like a anti-bear food container.
 

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Two options - either drive a t-post down and wire the legs to them so the feeder is anchored to the ground, or build a feeder pen - get about 12 hog panels and build a 60 foot circle around your feeder. It'll keep the hogs out and let the deer in.

If the hogs are bad enough that they are knocking feeders over, I promise they are bad enough to keep the deer away.

My lease has a mandatory rule saying all feeders have to be fenced in, and we have 4 communal hog hunting areas. Since we've made the rule about feeder pens, hog issues at our deer feeders have gone to 0 - we no longer get pictures of hogs, and the deer flock to our feeders now.

All the hogs feed at the non-fenced feeders. One of our members shot over 60 hogs last year from those hog only feeders.


As far as the comment about spanning trees with a 2x4 or 4x4 and chaining the feeder up there, I wouldn't trust a piece of wood to hold that much weight at a height that would kill me if I happened to be under it when the wood gave way. That's at least a 30 gallon bucket in that pic, that's about 200 pounds of corn sitting above your head.
 

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For Texas, all you need for non-resident hog killing is an exotic license at $45. You do not have to get a regular hunting license. Kev, confirm??
 

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For Texas, all you need for non-resident hog killing is an exotic license at $45. You do not have to get a regular hunting license. Kev, confirm??
This is true, however, the license is $132, not $45....

Non-resident Special Hunting (Type 107): $132
Valid to hunt: Exotic animals, all legal game birds (NOT VALID FOR TURKEY), all nongame animals, squirrel, javelina and alligator (not valid for other game animals, NOT VALID FOR DEER). Stamp endorsement requirements apply.
If you want to hunt them with a bow, you still have to have the Archery stamp.
 

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Actually, if Kev is the owner of the property he is now having these problems on he can kill the hogs without a license.
Also, if Kev were to host anyone from out of state for the purpose of hunting these depradating hogs they would not need a license either.
The stipulations being (Depradating) and (landowner or landowner agent).
 
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