This Instructable will teach you how to make a deer feeder using pvc pipe. My family loves the outdoors and they suggested that I post an Instructable on how to make a deer feeder. It can also feed many other animals that eat grain. This is a very simple project that takes only about ten minutes and a few dollars.

Step 1: Materials

The materials that are needed are
1) 2 inch diameter (smaller sizes will also work) pvc pipe (any length should work)
2) Hacksaw or PVC cutter
3) metal wire, rope, or string
4) two 2 inch pvc pipe caps
5) pvc glue
5) tape measure
6) marker
7) horse feed or corn
8) tree or post

<p>ive made lots of these and mine were very similar except for top I used a screw on end cap and the bottom I used a &quot;u&quot; piece glued on so that the whole thing looked like a giant candy cane...it was gravity fed so as the deer would eat the feed from the top of the &quot;u&quot; it would simply fill back up. I also added a &quot;screw on&quot; end cap on the &quot;u&quot; end as well . made for easy transporting to the woods..</p>
i dont hunt, but my hub does. i'm gonna make a few for Christmas presents this year. I was wondering if it is illegal to hunt at a feeder, and, can you lure more deer by spraying the doe pee around the feeders a few feet away. <br>
First I would recommend 4in. pipe. An easier bottom on this would be a 'Y' PIPE. ONE SIDE COMES OFF ON A 45DEG. ANGLE. Cap the bottom, but&nbsp; drill holes for drainage.&nbsp; The food gets eaten out of the pipe instead of spilling out. After setting this out,&nbsp;be on the lookout for 9lb. squirrels.
I use 4-6&quot; pipe. Then you can really load them up without having to reload too often. Also, if you want to keep the other vamints from eating the feed, cut holes in the top end on opposite sides and run a chain through then hang them from a tree branch so that the bottom of the feeder is about 3-4 feet off the ground. High enough for deer, but too high for other creatures. Squirrels cant get at it either. PVC pipe makes great feeders!
Built 6 of these and had my trail cams on them...got a bunch of really great pics of deer and other aminals around them. Thanks
Don't leave those wires around the tree too long!
yeah the tree grows around it
In many places (most) deer are a pest!&nbsp; Don't feed them in those areas...<br />
yes, but they are not pests in my area<br />
Nicely done!&nbsp; For anyone who wants to attempt this, you should familiarize yourself with any laws governing the feeding of wildlife.&nbsp; <br /><br />Particularly in Wisconsin and during the hunting seasons there are limits to the quantity of food, the type of feeder (gravity-fed) and your location (such as CWD eradication zones) and vicinity to roads or buildings.<br /><br />Additionally depending on what's in the feeder, it's possible a black bear may get impatient and attempt to tear the entire pipe from the tree.&nbsp; I've seen black bears tear down multiple birdfeeders containing sunflower and thistle (if you can believe it, he must have been hungry).<br />
thanks, but you are right about bears and laws, but i dont have bears where i live

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