The Easiest Way on How to Make a Deer Feeder

Hunting isn't just about purchasing the best carbon arrows and hunting equipment to easily target and shoot your game. You'll also need to take account the various hunting strategies to make a successful catch, from planting turnips for deer or even using a deer feeder to have your prey come to you! You can find a ton of deer feeders for sale online, or you can also make a homemade deer feeder to save on money while still attracting deer and other animals.

But how do you even build one? Read on as I show you all about this hunting tool and how to make a deer feeder to achieve your hunting goals.

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Why Make a Homemade Deer Feeder?

Pvc Deer Feeder

Deer feeders are usually put up by gardens or fields with the sole purpose of providing deer (and sometimes other animals) the proper feed to sustain their good health and meat. But because there are a lot of natural resources in areas where deer and other animals live in, what makes it so beneficial? Here are the advantages you can reap once you have a deer feeder to use for hunting:

  • Having a homemade deer feeder will be able to attract deer because of the nutritious food you'll be able to give them. The more deer you attract, the more they'll visit your area and make it an easier target for you. No need to spend hours hunting and looking around, because you can simply stay on an elevated stand and have the deer come to you.
  • Speaking of nutritious food, the better healthy deer feed you offer to animals, the better meat they will be able to have. Just like humans, deer will grow better with the right type of food, so the better feed, the bigger they are with good meat for selling or eating.
  • Having a homemade deer feeder is easy to maintain and more inexpensive to have as compared to investing in other deer feeders. So if you have the time and the skills, you can create your own with ease.

These are just some of the reasons why you find hunters using deer feeders on fields or near their areas.

How to Make a Deer Feeder?

Homemade Deer Feeder

Deer feeders are indeed beneficial, but how can you make your own? You'll be surprised to know that it's very easy to do! This creates the basic deer feeder using just a PVC pipe. It's easy to create and fill and does the job in feeding deer quite well. Here's a step-by-step process on creating a homemade deer feeder:

Here are the materials you will need to prepare:

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    PVC Pipe with a four-inch diameter
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    Hacksaw or a PVC Cutter
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    Metal wire, a rope, or strong string
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    Two pieces of PVC pipe caps with a four-inch diameter
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    PVC Glue
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    Tape measure
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    Marker
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    Tree or post
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    Deer feed

Once you have everything prepared, here are the steps to follow:

If you need more visuals, here is an excellent video showing you how to make a deer feeder with a PVC pipe:

Tips on Utilizing the Homemade Deer Feeder

Now that you know how to make a deer feeder, the question is: How can you utilize it to ensure that you attract deer and feed them well? Here are some tips to follow when using a homemade deer feeder:

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    Make sure that you invest in the proper deer feed. The food you give has to have an equal amount of protein and fat, with minimal carbohydrates to avoid harming the deer. You can also combine deer feed with plants you have in your garden to make it more nutritious and enticing.
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    When choosing an area for your deer feeder, I recommend you to place it somewhere near our area, but not too near to have deer sense where you are. Set up your deer feeder early for deer to familiarize themselves with the feeder. That way, they will return.
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    Do NOT dress caught deer near your feeder, as it may discourage deer from coming back.
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    You will need to check with the state laws before setting up your deer feeder, as there are certain areas where it is illegal to bait animals, such as birds or elk, especially on public property.

In Conclusion

When it comes to creating a homemade deer feeder, you'll be able to reap a ton of benefits, which include saving money and attracting deer to catch right in the comforts of your field. Plus, it gives you the healthy catches and quality deer meat from the food you feed your game.

I hope that this article on how to make a deer feeder helped you figure out what you can do to improve on your hunting sessions and have you catch the quality meat you need for either selling or consumption. So what are you waiting for? If you're planning on investing in deer feeders, try making one on your own today and taking advantage of what it has to offer today!

If you have any questions or would like to share your tips on how to make a deer fewer, then comment down below. I would love to had what you have to think.

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Mitchell Wood
 

I am Mitchell, founder of muskethunting.com. Here at Musket Hunting, I provide guides on how to hunt effectively, answer reader's questions, and review on the latest hunting gears. Hunting will give you the experience that nothing else in this world can provide with.

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