I haven't seen a problem with a tripod. Got plenty of pictures of deer standing under the feeder or even trying to nudge it if there isn't corn on the ground. Of course, mine are in an area that I can pull the UTV right up to it and dump the corn in the barrel while standing in the bed. It seems to be easier for old farts. I only have to fill it a couple of times during our 6 week season.
Just that one that came through, what was it, 3 o 4 years ago......... but we got bear tags now. Duhhhhh.
Like others have mentioned I have mine on a chain between two trees , I raise and lower it using a boat winch. It's a 30 gallon barrel feeder and so far works great .
Of the guys that have theirs up in a tree are you getting pictures of big deer using it or just does
I had one big eight and another eight he was fighting with plus a couple of sixes and some small spikes . I hope to have a decent season this fall !! I was seeing a couple of bears but they stopped showing up right around the first of Oct.