That means they mark their home range with the scent of urine and feces, and, yes, they do it in your trough deer feeder as well. An average raccoon can also consume as much as 5 pounds of food a night while storing fat for winter. With year round feeding that comes to about 1,825 lbs. of feed a year per Raccoon.
Ranch A, with an intermediate feeder density, had the highest percentage of marked deer, no doubt because free-choice feeders were used instead of timed-release feeders. Free-choice feeders make feed available 24 hours a day, instead of only at 2-3 times per day, as is the case with timed-release feeders.
A trough of eight inches is high enough to allow deer to feed comfortably and to deter smaller creatures from stealing the feed. Drill five or six small holes in the bottom of the bucket for drainage. Skipping this step will encourage feed spoilage as the trough …
Deer Feeder Plans Pvc Deer Feeder Feeders Cow Feeder Deer Garden Deer Hunting Hunting Land Coyote Hunting Hunting Stuff Build a deer feeder in the style of a trough! Find a plastic storage container that can be used for a trough bucket and measure the container.
PVC Homemade Deer Feeders PVC deer feeders are usually the fastest and cheapest to make. They are gravity fed and work well to keep the deer fed. Diameter of pipe used will depend on how many deer you plan to feed, how often you want to fill the feeder, and what type of food you are putting in the feeder.