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boss buck feeders ?

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by 2busy, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. 2busy

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    Does anyone here run the boss buck tripod feeders? I have one and the deer don't seem to want to use it. Currently have whole corn and the gravity feed on. It sits up pretty high with the 3 section legs. I don't want to lower it and have problems with coons.

    I keep reading about people using protein feed. Is that just some small pellet creep feed or something else.

    I do have the spinner assembly for throwing corn at set times, just waiting on the hopper to get lighter before I swap it out.

    I don't have the guard and figure I will have problems like I do with my moultrie feeder. The deer lick the spinner and empty it pretty fast. It also sets closer to the ground.
     
  2. Okie4570

    Okie4570 Moderator Staff Member

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    I've no problem with the gravity feed or the thrower. Deer feed with both.
     
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    PBramble I need TP

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    I only use the gravity feeder and have good luck with it. They seem to take spells as to whether they like the small creep mixed in or not.
     
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    I’ve been using Boss Buck feeders since 2017, and it took the deer a few days to get used to eating out of the tubes. Once they figured it out, they’ve about ate me into the poor house to the point I had to add an aftermarket timer on mine.
    The feeder tube height on a Boss Buck should be about 42”, and mine with the timer is 37”.
    Fawns have trouble reaching the tubes, but there’s enough “waste” that they can pick up off the ground. It takes a big coon to be able to just stand up and reach the tubes, but it’s possible.
     
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    I have one, didn't like the gravity tubes so I converted it to a slinger type. It has proven to be the most reliable feeder on the property, and hold a larger amount of corn too.
     
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    No problem with mine.
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    Your tubes are a lot lower than mine. I'm going to put the spinner on mine when it gets low enough on corn so I don't have to catch as much.
     
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    What is the height from the ground to your tubes?

    I have a 350# 3 leg Boss Buck behind my house I can measure to confirm the height, but I know for sure the two 1000# BB feeders with timers are 37” which concerned me at the time being 5” lower than “factory”. It hasn’t been a problem with the deer or coons.
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  9. Farmer925

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    Those work good unless you are in bear country where the only way to keep the bears from tearing up your units is to hang them with the timing unit at least 10 feet off the ground, wrap the tree or support posts with barbed wire and make sure there are no other trees that are close enough the bear can crawl out on a limb and reach/jump on the feeder. Sounds excessive...talk to anyone in bear country (ie SE OK)
     
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    The bottom of the tubes are 56 inches from the ground.
     

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