$16.00 5 gallon deer feeder. Not only is this cheap, but its easy and fast. You can make about 6 of these for the same cost as you can buy one from the store. Parts: 1- 3" PVC drain clean-out tee, 2- 3" PVC 45 degree elbows, 1- 5 gallon bucket and lid, 2- 1 1/4" outdoor-grade screws
Flavored Cheerios will attract bees, as well as the birds.. Hang them high so deer don't rip them down. Super easy, good idea, especially for younger scouts. I envision this being a task that the Boy Scouts can help the Cub Scouts with for one of their pins or belt loops!
Suet Cakes Make seedy suet cakes easily and economically. Just combine one part peanut butter, two parts birdseed, and five parts cornmeal to each part melted beef suet (available in the meat section of your grocery store). Press the mixture into muffin tins. Let harden. Drop a suet cake into a net bag and hang from a tree branch