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Old 02-18-2017, 11:45 AM   #1
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This is the prototype. Lol! Has anybody tried this or have ideas on ways I can improve it?
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:46 AM   #2
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:48 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:57 AM   #4
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How does the coon get on the feeder tube?
Chin ups?

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Old 02-20-2017, 09:59 AM   #5
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The spikes look a little too long to me, but it could just be the pic.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:00 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:32 PM   #7
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How does the coon get on the feeder tube?
Chin ups?

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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.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:48 PM   #8
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Coon deterrent,, 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.

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Old 02-20-2017, 11:25 PM   #9
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I have a fix but prolly wont go over very well out here.
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:01 PM   #10
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Sent a pm.

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Old 02-21-2017, 12:41 PM   #11
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I see velvet antler damage this summer with this.
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:44 PM   #12
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Only way is active trapping program.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:25 PM   #13
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Only way is active trapping program.

Agree.....trapping and hunting them.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:37 PM   #14
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Agree.....trapping and hunting them.
I've killed hundreds the past few years. I've slowed them down, but it's not good enough.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:42 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:50 PM   #16
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put a slinky around each pole. They cant climb it and its great to watch
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:53 PM   #17
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I see velvet antler damage this summer with this.
I was thinking the same as soon as I saw it
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:56 PM   #18
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If i see more than one I bait a trap with sardines or kitchen scraps. ill usually have one within 2 hours of sunset.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:11 AM   #19
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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.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:29 AM   #20
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They gonna use those things for handles to hold onto while they dangle down there to get your feed.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:59 AM   #21
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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.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:27 AM   #22
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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.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:41 AM   #23
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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.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:41 PM   #24
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are any of you guys in the San Antonio area going to the TTHA show this weekend? come by coonhood's booth and get serious about stopping these little thieves!!
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:41 AM   #25
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More nails and in a random pattern, those straight rows look pretty but that's where he will stand
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:53 AM   #26
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looks like it will work, but those guys will surprise you.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:07 PM   #27
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I have a fix but prolly wont go over very well out here.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:55 PM   #28
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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.
How has this been working for you?
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:23 PM   #29
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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.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:06 PM   #30
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nothing works but killing them
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:16 PM   #31
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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.

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Old 11-27-2017, 05:51 PM   #32
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did this work?
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:38 PM   #33
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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.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:49 AM   #34
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wow. Thats a neat product. Have you had any problems with deer eating from them? have you had any issues with coons since?
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:50 PM   #35
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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.
Awesome man! glad you are happy with the COONHOODS!
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:57 PM   #36
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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!
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:04 AM   #37
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This is a neat idea. Are there any videos or pictures that show it in action?
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:06 AM   #38
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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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Old 12-02-2017, 01:35 PM   #39
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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!
I really appreciate the kind words! Thanks guys for the support. And d'ont worry before long we will be helping you guys save money on corn as well!
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