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RMW 02-18-2017 11:45 AM

Coon deterrent for protein feeder
 
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This is the prototype. Lol! Has anybody tried this or have ideas on ways I can improve it?

RMW 02-18-2017 11:46 AM

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Coon pic

mikemorvan 02-18-2017 07:48 PM

The little savages will probably use it to scratch their bellies, or hang from, while they rob you blind. Interesting concept. Time will tell. Good luck.

Maybe tip the heads w/ poison. ;)b

Big pig 02-20-2017 09:57 AM

How does the coon get on the feeder tube?
Chin ups?

BP

Ag_Attack 02-20-2017 09:59 AM

The spikes look a little too long to me, but it could just be the pic.

Mike Fangman 02-20-2017 10:00 AM

They will impale themselves, then probably sue you.
Actually, I don't think there really is a way to keep them off things, they can easily get to.

RMW 02-20-2017 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Big pig (Post 12221070)
How does the coon get on the feeder tube?
Chin ups?

BP

They climb up the feeder legs, then leap over to the spouts. So far, they haven't got onto the spout with spikes. They have been on all the others though, so I think it could be working.

tex4k 02-20-2017 10:48 PM

Coon deterrent,:D:D:D, that's a good start for a Monday funny... I don't think there's such a thing as an effective coon deterrent. You ever heard the old saying; what a coon can't tear up he'll poop on. You know if you could get 220v to those spikes you might be on to something.

mastercraftka 02-20-2017 11:25 PM

I have a fix but prolly wont go over very well out here.

Big pig 02-21-2017 12:01 PM

Sent a pm.

Big pig

texashunter56 02-21-2017 12:41 PM

I see velvet antler damage this summer with this.

boh347 02-21-2017 12:44 PM

Only way is active trapping program.

Chasing_bone 02-21-2017 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by boh347 (Post 12224856)
Only way is active trapping program.


Agree.....trapping and hunting them.

RMW 02-21-2017 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Chasing_bone (Post 12224978)
Agree.....trapping and hunting them.

I've killed hundreds the past few years. I've slowed them down, but it's not good enough.

Chasing_bone 02-21-2017 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by RMW (Post 12225006)
I've killed hundreds the past few years. I've slowed them down, but it's not good enough.

Put a dog proof trap out on every leg of your feeders. Then put a few around the pens. I use just cheap as I can get cat food and will catch multiple a night. I have had great success doing this. We would 10-15 a night on feeders. We may have 1 every once in a while now. You have to keep the traps going all the time. That only time ours are not set is during deer season.

chip003 02-23-2017 01:50 PM

put a slinky around each pole. They cant climb it and its great to watch

Texifornia 02-23-2017 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by texashunter56 (Post 12224849)
I see velvet antler damage this summer with this.

I was thinking the same as soon as I saw it

sharpstick35 02-23-2017 11:56 PM

If i see more than one I bait a trap with sardines or kitchen scraps. ill usually have one within 2 hours of sunset.

Bobcat 02-25-2017 01:11 AM

Try this...and I know it sounds smart-*** but its not meant to be.
Shoot the skilled one. Take away the facilitator/teacher.
The food won't be spilled out on the ground for the next generations or current breeders.
Then, remove any feeders that sling food onto the ground. Just put'em away. Stop artificially supporting the population of raccoons.

Buy a better feeder that will not allow the raccoons to climb up the legs and jump to the funnel. You're managing a problem instead of correcting a bad plan (design of the feeder).
Take away the availability of the food and crash the population naturally. Might take a little while if you don't invest some time.

Pullersboy 02-25-2017 01:29 AM

They gonna use those things for handles to hold onto while they dangle down there to get your feed.

Coup de Grace 02-25-2017 08:59 AM

Ask Smart" he was sodomized by a coon when he was a baby, believe me he would now the best what to keep a coon off you protein feeder, he hates coons like no other.

RascalArms 02-25-2017 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Coup de Grace (Post 12234909)
Ask Smart" he was sodomized by a coon when he was a baby, believe me he would now the best what to keep a coon off you protein feeder, he hates coons like no other.

Haha...truer words have never been spoken. :D

Slick8 02-25-2017 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Coup de Grace (Post 12234909)
Ask Smart" he was sodomized by a coon when he was a baby, believe me he would now the best what to keep a coon off you protein feeder, he hates coons like no other.

Thanks Coup, cleaning coffee from the screen now.

I agree with the above; it's just another tool for them, could cause antler damage and likely won't solve your problem.

It can be a pain at times, but trapping or a timer to shut off the protein at night is your best options.

KactusKiller 08-18-2017 08:41 AM

More nails and in a random pattern, those straight rows look pretty but that's where he will stand

kruppa24 08-18-2017 08:53 AM

looks like it will work, but those guys will surprise you.

hube06 08-18-2017 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by mastercraftka (Post 12223803)
I have a fix but prolly wont go over very well out here.

X2

dustoffer 09-03-2017 06:23 PM

I put metal flashing cones like squirrel guards around my feeder tripod legs to keep 'em from climbing up to the feeder---works like a champ. Just have to put them high enough they can't jump above them from the ground.

gingib 09-03-2017 08:06 PM

nothing works but killing them

elgato 09-03-2017 08:16 PM

I think you will be disappointed. The nails will not be a deterrent I have not read all the post so pardon if repeat.

The coons are probably getting on top by doing chin ups. To stop weld a flat plate going straight down from bottom of spout. About 8-10" should work. Then the coons can't get on top.

I am in La. and contrary to the 'kill them all' post l never had luck with that. we are in coon paradise. Rather than trying to kill them all it is much easier and permanent to simply make the feeders coon proof.

If you think they are climbing up the legs then the halo funnels work.

I've tried the shark teeth, pvc pipe , grease, ... I heard about golden malaran...the list goes on. None of them worked permanently. You have to stop the coons from ever getting on the feeder.

jltkanderson 11-27-2017 05:51 PM

did this work?

RMW 11-27-2017 06:38 PM

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did this work?

It slowed them down quite a bit, but didn't stop them from hanging on to bottom of spout and raking it out with one arm. So I decided to go with the coonhoods and they have been great. Go to coonhood.com and check them out.

jltkanderson 11-28-2017 07:49 AM

wow. Thats a neat product. Have you had any problems with deer eating from them? have you had any issues with coons since?

ballgame 11-28-2017 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by RMW (Post 12963540)
It slowed them down quite a bit, but didn't stop them from hanging on to bottom of spout and raking it out with one arm. So I decided to go with the coonhoods and they have been great. Go to coonhood.com and check them out.

That is an incredible idea/invention if I was feeding protein I think I'd have to buy some! Best idea I've seen in a long time!

bgleaton 11-29-2017 09:04 AM

This is a neat idea. Are there any videos or pictures that show it in action?

jimmyneutrontx 11-29-2017 10:06 AM

PVC pipe around each leg, attach chain to PVC and feeder leg. Sit back with a cold one and watch the coons spin off. Its hours of fun went there is no deer movement

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tminc 12-30-2017 08:45 AM

.22 and nv, works like a charm

Hydestik 12-30-2017 08:49 AM

Carpet tack strips on each side of the leg will slow them down.

RascalArms 12-30-2017 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Hydestik (Post 13056393)
Carpet tack strips on each side of the leg will slow them down.

Bahahahaha....you mean coon stairs? :D

Big pig 12-30-2017 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jimmyneutrontx (Post 12968825)
PVC pipe around each leg, attach chain to PVC and feeder leg. Sit back with a cold one and watch the coons spin off. Its hours of fun went there is no deer movement

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I have no photos of coons on my krivoman after I did this.
Had them on my corn feeders for years. Doing away with cages now.


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