Gravity deer feeder easy, inexpensive to make
The gravity feed feeder consists of standard 4-inch PVC pipe and fittings, all of which can be found at the local hardware or home improvement store.
A drain grate is used on the bottom of the 'Y' fitting to allow rain water to run through the corn and drain through the bottom to help keep the corn located in the bottom of the feeder from molding.
When placing the feeder, be sure to set the feeder perpendicular to your intended stand location. Using a standard 'Y' fitting like in the video, the deer will face straight into the feeder so the right angle can give you the broadside shot hunters look for. You can also substitute a double 'Y' fitting to allow for multiple deer feeding, but again, have the openings perpendicular to the stand. Also, be sure not to place the feeder too high. As a rule of thumb, set the opening somewhere between 2 to 3 feet high.
This particular feeder, with a 5-foot section of 4-inch pipe, will hold approximately 25 pounds of corn and can last several weeks depending on deer traffic. You may find the 4-inch pipe in sections of 10 feet, which can be cut in half for multiple feeders.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
North Carolina Sportsman is the complete hunting and fishing magazine for North Carolina.
Devoted to hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities in the wetlands,
North Carolina Sportsman is the information guide for North Carolina's most active hunters and fishermen.
Posted on May 02 at 8:32 am by North Carolina Sportsman
Posted on April 19 at 5:27 pm by Craig Holt
Posted on March 04 at 3:39 pm by Craig Holt
Posted on March 04 at 8:41 am by North Carolina Sportsman
Posted on February 20 at 7:10 am by Dan Kibler
|Reports / Forum|
User Submitted Videos
|Calendar of events|