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Old 07-06-2019, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Game feeder - free standing. Solar. Timer.

Anyone recommend a game feeder? Solar. Timer. Free standing.

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Nobody in OSR hunts.


I have two Game Winner 300 lb. Silo VP feeders. They come with timers, and I added solar to both.


One got knocked over by pigs, so it's tied to t-posts now. The critter cage got mangled by the pigs, and has since fallen apart. The seal around the window is beginning to fail and may need to be caulked to keep the moisture out. It's otherwise been maintenance free. It works, holds a decent amount of corn, and I can fill it without a ladder. I don't really ask for more than that.
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I have two Game Winner 300 lb. Silo VP feeders. They come with timers, and I added solar to both.


One got knocked over by pigs, so it's tied to t-posts now. The critter cage got mangled by the pigs, and has since fallen apart. The seal around the window is beginning to fail and may need to be caulked to keep the moisture out. It's otherwise been maintenance free. It works, holds a decent amount of corn, and I can fill it without a ladder. I don't really ask for more than that.
Thank you.
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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All Seasons. I’ve got several of them with oldest being 15 or so years old. Have replaced a solar panel due to UV fogging the case but other than fill it and forget it. I recommend the stand and fill ones they make over the tall ones. Easier to fill.
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All Seasons. Iíve got several of them with oldest being 15 or so years old. Have replaced a solar panel due to UV fogging the case but other than fill it and forget it. I recommend the stand and fill ones they make over the tall ones. Easier to fill.
All Seasons is where its at, but i dont think they are much out of Texas at all.


Id only go solar if you are feeding year round. When i was managing on a big ranch, we had 13 feeders running from September to March 1, all feeding twice a day. Most batteries lasted the season, sometimes we had to swap one out.

Reason we went away from solar is, the panels will short out and basically act in reverse, draining the battery completely. Then when the battery is about to die, it spins the feeder constantly, emptying all 1,000 lbs of corn onto the ground in about 5 minutes.

To us, and at that time, the solar panels were not worth it.
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All Seasons. Iíve got several of them with oldest being 15 or so years old. Have replaced a solar panel due to UV fogging the case but other than fill it and forget it. I recommend the stand and fill ones they make over the tall ones. Easier to fill.
and side note, i splurged and ordered two new blinds from them with 8 foot towers. Going to pick up in another week. They are pricey but should last forever. im excited about it, because ive been hunting in the single person PVC blinds on 10 foot towers, and while they do the trick, they are loud, and cold, and i cant take anyone with me.

The new blinds, my wife and i can go hunt in the morning, take the munchkin with us and let her sleep on the floor.
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