This is a simple Deer feeder that I built in about an hour and a half. It works very well, just a simple gravity feed with Cracked Corn.
Cut a 2" hole in the bucket, down at the bottom so the feed will slowley come out as the deer feed.
This feeder is easy to moove around and to load the feed into.
You can fasten the bucket down to the plywood with some screws in the bottom of the bucket.
Bottom made out of a piece of scrap plywood 2feet long by 12-1/4" wide. 2x4s on the bottom to keep it off the ground,
and some strips on the top to keep the feed on the board.
Cut a V in the back of the Plywood to but up to a tree and bungee it so it will not get knocked over.
Are you interested in learning how to make a deer feeder out of a 5 gallon bucket?
Timed deer feeders can be expensive. You can achieve the same thing by making an inexpensive deer feeder from an empty five gallon bucket. This will allow the deer to feed themselves, which can be a benefit to either the beginning deer hunter or to the nature lover who likes to watch them in their backyard.
To make your deer feeder
oout of a five gallon bucket, there are a few things that you will need before you start. The materials you will need include:
Once you have gathered all of these materials, you can then begin to create your deer feeder.
To make a deer feeder out of a 5 gallon bucket you will want to start by putting a hole in the bottom of the bucket.
The hole will need to be big enough for the dowel rod to be inserted into with a space of approximately half an inch between the edges of the hole and the dowel rod.
You can make the hole in one of two ways.
The easiest way is to use a drill to make the hole. Once the hole is made with the drill, you should insert the dowel rod to test to be sure the hole size is correct.
If you don't want to drill, you should use the utility knife to carve away the plastic until it is the correct size. You can also just use a utility knife to cut the hole in the bottom if you do not have a drill available to use.
Once you have made the hole, you will want to move on to prepare the dowel rod.
To do this you will need the screw and the screw driver.
In one end of the dowel rod, use the screwdriver to screw in the screw at one end, on the side.
Be sure not to screw the screw in all the way.
You will want to leave about four inches of the screw sticking out at the end of the rod.
This screw helps to be sure the rod does not fall out of the bucket and allows for movement so that when the rod is moved while the deer are eating more deer feed will fall down between the rod and the edges of the hole.
Once you have done this you will not want to prepare your 5 gallon bucket for hanging. Again there are two ways you can do this. The first option works well for people who simply want to watch the deer eat, while the second option might work more for hunters who want the ease to move their deer feeder around.
Branch Hanging Feeder - You can remove the handle of the bucket and drill two holes on either side where the handle was. Then take your rope or twine slide it through one hole in one side and tie a knot to hold the string in place and repeat the process with the other side. Slide the feeder's rope or twine over a branch wherever you wish to feed the deer.
Free End Hanging Feeder - Another method is to simply tie one end in the center of the bucket lid in the same manner and then leave the other end hanging lose so that you can throw it up over a tree and tie it wherever you want to.
Lastly, you will want to fill the bucket with the approved deer feed you have purchased. Pour the feed into the feeder and then replace the lid. The first time you do this you may want to sprinkle some of the feed under the deer feeder to attract the deer initially to the feeder and encourage them to use it by knocking against the rod to make more of the feed fall to the ground for them to eat.