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texas hunter feeder question
#416466 06/23/15 07:57 PM
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How far will a Texas Hunter feeder sling 1/8 inch pellets? My tripod deer feeder is working great except it still sends too much food toward the shore. My cnbg feed so heavy they push the feed to the bank and then only minnows get to it. Also I am seeing food collecting on the shore and it is starting to smell like soured grain. I don't think that is healthy for the pond. Probably too much fertilizer. In actual feet does anyone know how far a TH will throw? Any suggestions to solve my problem? I had a shield on the feeder but it tryed to jam up.I used to use a 12 feeding circle out of pvc but I think that is way too small for my fish now. Most are 4-6 inch in length.


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Mine throws any where from in front out to 40' and about 45*deg

Maybe you need to feed shorter time and more times so they can eat it all each time

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+1 on the Texas Hunter.. I think their website says it can throw 45'

It definitely slings it.. Like pat said I feed twice so it spaces out the amount of food on the water at one time. For example, 7 seconds of feed at 7:45pm then 9 seconds of feed at 7:50pm.

And theres not a pellet left after 5 minutes of being thrown much less one pellet on the shoreline.

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I finished my dock 3 weeks ago and picked up a TH feeder from Overtons the following weekend. They claim to throw 45' at a 20 degree angle distribution. As Pat indicated, mine throws at a little wider angle. I feed an 1/8" & 1/4" pellet mix for 5 seconds twice daily.


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I purchased an AquaPro feeder a few months ago. I've been very pleased with it so far.
It was considerably less expensive than the TH feeder, and it came with the solar charger, and adjustable legs that work on a dock, or shoreline. I'm gambling on it though. They didn't have a great reputation, but supposedly did a redesign last yr.
It throws the food out 30 to 40' over a 10-15 degree angle. So far it's proven raccoon proof, and bone dry. I'm feeding M 500 now, but used 600 and 400 when that was all I could find. I've got (5) one second feeds going. Two at around 5:30 am, and three starting at 8:15 pm. It just holds 75# of food, but that's enough for me. It's a fairly large unit. I have it on shore, as I think it would take up too much room on a dock.
Two months of ownership isn't very long, but so far so good.
Jeff

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Flame, the comments here about the TH feeder are right on. But when it throws into the wind it will not throw out so far. So I would suggest you set it up to throw with the wind and not into the wind. maybe where the wind is coming from most of the time is a good place set it up. And for feeding, I set mine up to start feeding cycle early morning for two feedings of 9 sec throws and evening for 4 cycles starting with two sec throws at 5:30pm every 30 min and graduating to 7 seconds throws by 8pm. with the 3 feeders I can throw a lot food out there with little left to feed the minnows smile
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Flame,

I have been using a TH for 4 years now feeding 7 times a day with 2 to 3 second feedings. The feed is gone each time within 3 minutes. I am feeding just as a supplement feeding so I am not pouring the feed to them right now.

I would have to say the feeder has been consistent in throwing the feed the 40-45' each time. I have AQMax 400,500 & 600 mixed together. I have not had any issues thus far.

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