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Feeders and bears
#503813 03/31/19 08:22 PM
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I see a lot of advertising for feeders in the magazine. Has anyone tried one in bear country? Are any of them bear proof? The last time I tried to feed my fish, I put the feed in a metal trash can and ratchet strapped the lid down. The bear bent the lid off around the strap. No more fish food and the makings of a problem bear if I put food out again.

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Or the making for a bear hunt

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One and done game feeders may work for ya. They state that they are bear proof. I just started a thread this morning asking if anybody knew of their quality. Haven't heard back yet.

Check em out.

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I remember a picture somewhere showing a feeder hanging on a big rope or cable over a pond. Next pic showed a bear hanging by all four feet at the feeder.


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I have been using Pond King floating fish feeders for years now and we have an overabundance of bears. last week one completely destroyed my best producing peach tree. So far I have had 1 bear get into the fish feeder and other than breaking the lid off I haven't had a problem. They work. However, raccoons have figured out that if they get on the feeder floats and rock it the feed falls out of the pan and into the water. I have 2 feeders set at 1 second each once a day and am going through a bag and a half of feed per week in each feeder whereas before I was getting a week per bag. This is getting expensive!



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If you figure out how to stop bears from doing basically whatever they want, let me know!


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