I don't want to discuss the ethics of hunting over bait. VA recently made it illegal during hunting season. But, I'm not going to be "Hunting", I've been asked to shoot some deer under a damage control permit this summer. There are way to many deer in the area and they need to be thinned out. Given my limited time resources I thought that the best way to do it is to condition the deer to be where I want them to be, when I want them to be there with an automatic feeder. Does anyone have any experience with the less expensive feeders, or the kits where you supply your own container? Thanks in advance. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!