How to Make Deer Feeders

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How to Make Deer Feeders

How to Make Deer Feeders

Building a deer feeder has always been a challenging task, as one requires all of the right materials at the right cost. If you are looking to attract deer to hunting spots then what’s better than building a deer feeder? Apart from eating grass and other leaves, the deer feeder combines the mix of corn and pellets so as to attract the immediate attention of the deer and enable deer hunters to gain an attractive opportunity to hunt them. Apart from just acting as bait, the deer feeder is also used in zoos.

Materials Needed

Instead of buying a costly deer feeder, you can build a deer feeder at home. Below are the materials that will enable you to construct a deer feeder in just a couple of hours enabling you to attract deer.

  • Camouflage tape
  • Molasses
  • Duct tape
  • Wire clothes hanger
  • Empty coffee can with lid, 3 lb. can preferred as it holds more
  • Peanut butter

These are general household materials that one will find easily at home. However, if you don’t have materials such as the camouflage tape, then you can paint the coffee can with black or a brown color, which will provide an alternative camouflage. Otherwise, if you have got all the available
material you can build the deer feeder as follows:

Step one: Rinse the coffee can with water and baking soda.
Step two: Cover the outside of the can with camo tape. If you don’t have any camo tape, you can paint the can with a dark color.
Step three: Build a hole right in the middle of the can so that it is big enough to fit the hanger wire.
Step four: Bend the hanger wire through the hole so that it comes out through the hole in an “e” shape. Bend the end of the wire so that it
becomes a 90-degree loop. Bring the loose end of the can from the inside out. The knot at the end, that you have tied, won’t allow the wire to loosen
from the can thus enabling you to hold the can vertically with the wire.
Step five: Drill 1/8 to 3/16 holes at the bottom of the can.
Step six: Mix molasses and peanut butter together in the can. The amount of these ingredients depends upon the size of the can.
Step seven: Attach a lid at the other end of the can to secure the mixture.
Step eight: Hang the can within the proximity of the shooting location, in a sunny spot 4 to 5 feet above the ground. The mixture of the peanut butter will melt and fall to the ground, attracting deer to feed on it.
Step nine: Refill the mixture, in due course of time, when it runs out.

This method is just one of the most basic ways of constructing a deer feeder that allows deer hunters easy feasibility in constructing one.

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  1. little wimpy hunter said,

    on February 20th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    @ big he man hunters: Go save a tree hippy. Never met a hunter who killed for the sport, only met hunters who enjoyed the outdoors and feeding their family via their hobby. You think hunting over bait is easy right? The deer just walk up and say eat me. Go throw some corn in your back yard, post some pictures of all the deer that show up to eat it. Congratulations, your an idiot!

  2. big he man hunters said,

    on October 2nd, 2010 at 10:10 am

    If you have to bait deer into feeding stations, this speaks volumes about your hunting skills. You have none!!! Anyone can hunt & kill deer with a high-powered scope & gun, or a compound draw-loc, or compound bow tech bow. Even I, a 150 lb woman is very able to pull a 60 lb bow and shoot an arrow. Where’s the sport in this or proving your manhood? If you want to show you are a Big Man with hunting skills, or just in it for the sport then try this. Use only your brains, brawn, and a knife to kill a deer. Now that covers sport and the big man!!!! Most assuredly the deer will trample you in the ground.

    Yes, if you are killing deer to feed your family; this is indeed how nature was designed. But to prove your self as a man or as a sport only to leave the deer maimed to painfully die in the bush, to make yourself feel like a man. Well the question is; are you really a man? I think not!!!!!

  3. chang yang said,

    on October 6th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    this is a very good site and all of the things work great