Building a deer feeder is a great way to attract deer, whether it is for hunting purposes or simply to attract the native wildlife. While commercially available feeders are available at most stores with sporting goods departments, instructions on how to build a deer feeder show that it is both easy and inexpensive for a sportsman to build one on their own. The following instructions allow the construction of two feeders of equal size. You will need the following supplies:
With a saw, cut the 10' length of PVC pipe into two equal pieces. With the PVC glue, attach one 45 degree PVC elbow to one end of the 5' section of the PVC pipe. Do this twice so that you have two 5' lengths of pipe, each with a 45 degree elbow at one end. Using two of the straps, mount the PVC pipe onto the desired tree or post with the elbow at the bottom, approximately two feet off of the ground. Fill the feeder with deer corn from the open end at the top. When full, place the PVC cap over the top open end to prevent rain from entering the pipe and prevent squirrels from accessing the food.
Some outdoorsmen prefer to hang the PVC pipe rather than mounting it to a tree. To use this method, prior to filling the pipe with deer corn, drill a hole through each side of the PVC pipe approximately three inches below the bottom of the cap. Thread a rope through these holes and then run the rope over a convenient limb. Fill the feeder while it is lying on the ground, then raise it to a position three to four feet off of the ground and tie the other end of the rope to the tree. The feeder can be filled by lowering it to the ground each time.