How to Construct a Simple, Inexpensive, Durable PVC Deer Feeder
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There is not a single doubt that a PVC deer feeder is among the least demanding, most basic deer feeder model that you can make on your own- even if you don’t have any expert skills. A very well designed; but simple deer PVC feeder can pull in many deer in the zone for quite a long time of observation reasons; or, you can use the feeder to draw in deer for hunting purposes.
We will introduce you to our essential guide below on how you can come up with a PVC feeder that will cost you less than $20!
But before that, let’s get a few basics about a PVC feeder first…
The name of the feeder should give you a clue about this feeder. Simply stated, this feeder is constructed from the various sizes of PVC pipes (that is: 4, 6, 8 or 10-inches). But this does not limit you from using any other suitable pipe out there. If you can’t find PVC, feel free to employ any other pipe.
Many plans have been introduced for designing a PVC feeder for the deer, but the most simple ones are built in such a manner that you can attach them to the posts, trees or even fences near your hunting spot or lawn.
Now let’s discover how you can come up with a simple PVC feeder that is incredibly cheap and long-lasting. The setup is also fast to complete and will only take you a few minutes.
You need the following items for the project:
- 4 foot of 4-inch PVC pipe
- One 45-degree PVC joint
- Some glue (this is optional though)
Directions to follow:
- Pick a region where you want to station your feeder. You need the feeder to be sufficiently close to you so that you can see the deer whenever they pay it a visit. However, having a feeder in a public location can be unpleasant and risky. Where you ought to place it heavily depends on where you reside.
- Look for an anchor, for example, a post, tree, or stump, for the feeder. The anchor you choose ought to be sufficiently narrow so that you can easily attach the feeder to it. But again, the anchor should be sufficiently wide and secure to be able to withstand wear and weather.
- Fit the 4 feet PVC tube area into the 45-degree joint (wye). Gluing at the joint will offer additional stability- but it’s not always necessary.
- Empty out a shallow hole at the base of the post or stump you have selected as your anchor. It ought to be an inch or two deep only and around a foot over.
- Place the PVC tube along the post such that the joined end rests in the shallow opening you burrowed, and the 4 feet extends vertically along your anchor.
- Secure the PVC feeder to the anchor with the help of a sturdy rope or twine, setting one band close to the highest point of the feeder and another close to the joint.
You can also opt to look for a cap to place at the top of the feeder to ensure that rain water does not get into the feed.
When filling the feeder, it is advisable to start by pouring some corn on the eye opening until it is full. Then proceed to pour some more corn from the top of the feeder until full. Finally, place the cap and that’s it! Every time the deer feeds on the food, more will come down via the force of gravity.
If you carefully follow the above simple steps, you will end up with a PVC feeder that will serve your deer hunting or observation needs. As you have seen, the materials needed for the entire process will cost you less than $20, making the final feeder a cheap one. The overall project is simple to work on and will take less than 20 minutes.