Welcome to Outback!

It all began in 1981 with Rick Meritt building custom steel fences and buildings as 3-M Steel Construction. Named 3-M (three Meritts) to include his wife and son.

As he built all over Texas, Rick developed products that better suited his first love – Hunting. Hence, Outback Wildlife Feeders was created and began with a single deer feeder. The product line has expanded to include about four dozen hunting, fishing and ranch equipment items.

Outback products are “Built Right the First Time, to Last a Lifetime”, withstanding extreme weather, wind and wildlife abuse.

All Outback products are innovatively designed and built at the original location in Gilmer, Texas. Made with only high quality American steel and craftsmanship, all products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Rick Merit with deer

Lifetime Warranty

10 year manufacturing defect. We will personally repair, replace or hire a competent repair team to come to your location. After 10 years we will repair at our location in Gilmer Texas. 100% Satisfaction

Numerous patents are held by Outback and include: 8201520, 7370605, 6920841, D575908, D599503, D602649, D603104, D603105, D604017, D603566, D624706, D624708, D622453, D624707, D636942, D629572, D629976, D629975, D624709, D630802, D630653, D647253, D642750, D681883. Additional patents are pending. U.S. trademarks included 3629190 & 3625066.

Sunset at the Merit ranch