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Old 12-21-2017, 04:41 PM   #1
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bulverde, TX
Hunt In: Bandera and Terrell Counties
Default New approach to massive COON PROBLEM

My lease is in Terrell County south of Dryden. For the first year of feeding protein, the game cameras showed very few coons and all was rolling well. We could see a difference in amount of deer and antler size quick and that really pushed us to continue our feeding program.
This past summer the coons found us and moved in thick. When I hunted a few weeks ago, I watched a group of 8 coons arrive at the feeder at noon and stay until dark, the whole time pouring out pounds and pounds of feed on the ground. Seems one of the coons climbs up and sits on the feeder tube and scoops out feed on the ground for the rest of the group. I really enjoy feeding out there and I usually feed around 12 tons per year, but want the feed to go to the deer and not the coons. Too far to trap and have considered poison, but don't really like that idea. Came across CoonHoods online and spoke with the owner. He is building me a custom set of Coonhoods for my homemade protein feeder. They are spring-loaded and close when the coon either grabs them from the bottom or pushes down on them from the top. I will install them when we go refill in February and anxious to see what the game cameras show once they are on the feeder. Hopefully they will still allow 24-7 feeding, but now only by the deer. Time will tell and I will post pics as this experiment develops.

My feeder:


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