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Old 12-21-2017, 04:41 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-21-2017, 04:43 PM   #2
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How do they open back up?
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:45 PM   #3
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That is the neatest invention ever
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:46 PM   #4
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How do they open back up?
I'm guessing it's spring loaded
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:47 PM   #5
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It's spring loaded. Here is a video they had on their website. It's what sold me to give them a try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DBbsoDIL_Q
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:06 PM   #6
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Very cool! Now they just need to do a spellcheck on "protein".
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:08 PM   #7
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You should seriously invest in some coon cuffs. Those things work really really well.
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:13 PM   #8
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At 3:45 in the video is where it shows the coons attempting to defeat the CoonHood....
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:14 PM   #9
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You should seriously invest in some coon cuffs. Those things work really really well.
We only go out an fill every 70 days....trapping not a viable option with that schedule .
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:22 PM   #10
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Very cool! Now they just need to do a spellcheck on "protein".
Not once, but twice...
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:47 PM   #11
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They work very well! I bought a set for my TWS 3000lb feeder and haven't had a coon get on top of the feed port since I installed them. A lease member saw what I had and he ordered him a set.
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:06 PM   #12
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It's spring loaded. Here is a video they had on their website. It's what sold me to give them a try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DBbsoDIL_Q
I was really excited about this invention until I learned those fools at CoonHood published the schematics on the internet. Won't be long 'til it's permanently defeated!

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Old 12-21-2017, 06:39 PM   #13
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How much do they cost? I have a texas hunter ez fill, and they stand on the ground and can barely reach the feed.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:12 PM   #14
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That's a very cool concept and it will work BUT that sheet metal those thing are made of wouldn't not last on our place.. We have a few VERY big, strong, and destructive coons that would eventually get frustrated and destroy that hood..
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I was really excited about this invention until I learned those fools at CoonHood published the schematics on the internet. Won't be long 'til it's permanently defeated!

HAHA is this the coon researching how to beat it? CLassic!!
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Very cool! Now they just need to do a spellcheck on "protein".
Haha I saw this right after finishing the video.. I just was too lazy to fix it and go through all the converting and what not and just hoped no one would notice.. THanks a lot !!
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:34 PM   #17
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That's a very cool concept and it will work BUT that sheet metal those thing are made of wouldn't not last on our place.. We have a few VERY big, strong, and destructive coons that would eventually get frustrated and destroy that hood..
We shall see. Iím going to put a GC on on it on video mode from day one and see what transpires. I am in no way affiliated with the company and if it gets torn up then I will post those results. I have a pure coon infestation and about 25 coons that are used to eating protein 24-7... This should be a good litmus test to the functionality and durability of this product. If it works, then SWEET, and if not, then oh well, but the results will be posted on this thread and will be true and honest as to what my findings are.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:38 PM   #18
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We shall see. Iím going to put a GC on on it on video mode from day one and see what transpires. I am in no way affiliated with the company and if it gets torn up then I will post those results. I have a pure coon infestation and about 25 coons that are used to eating protein 24-7... This should be a good litmus test to the functionality and durability of this product. If it works, then SWEET, and if not, then oh well, but the results will be posted on this thread and will be true and honest as to what my findings are.
If the coons wanted to they could jump around on it for months on end and maybe something would eventually give, however, from what we have seen, they try to get to the feed the first few days then realize it aint worth it and give up..
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Haha I saw this right after finishing the video.. I just was too lazy to fix it and go through all the converting and what not and just hoped no one would notice.. THanks a lot !!
Sorry man, I do the final review of documents for a medical device company. I get paid to notice stuff like that!!
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Do you build any that fit on krivoman protein feeder?
http://www.krivomanoutdoors.com/feeders/
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Do you build any that fit on krivoman protein feeder?
http://www.krivomanoutdoors.com/feeders/
We don't have a model yet but I think It could be done. do they all have the timer box or are any of them free flow?
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:10 AM   #22
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I got a chance to meet the guys at the Coonhood booth at Hunter's Extravaganza in San Antonio. Cool guys and a really neat product!
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:05 AM   #23
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How much do they cost? I have a texas hunter ez fill, and they stand on the ground and can barely reach the feed.
I spoke in detail with the owner and I was considering buying a new feeder before I was told that custom hoods could be made to fit my current feeder. Prices varied between $50-$90 each hood, depending on which feeder it was made for. If they work as advertised, I should make up the money in wasted feed, in just a couple feeder fills. We shall see what happens....
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:33 AM   #24
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It's a great idea and I don't see how it wouldn't work and save us a bunch of money. I'll order a set to try.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:41 AM   #25
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We don't have a model yet but I think It could be done. do they all have the timer box or are any of them free flow?
No, mine don't have the timer box, but are shaped the same way.
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:33 PM   #26
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Working as advertised! Great Product!! Coons don't hardly bother anymore.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:27 AM   #27
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Got home to find my box of CoonHoods had arrived!
Got them unpacked and construction looks good. The springs used were more heavy duty than I had expected and anytime thatís the case it makes me smile.
If I had to pick both a positive and a negative aspect to review upon first impressions, hereís what they would be:

POSITIVE: They look to be very strong and the way the sheet metal is bent and welded makes me believe they will stand the test of time. It looks as if all the parts as well as metal used could have been built out of smaller/thinner components but the company decided to go bigger/thicker and thatís an attribute that I respect and look for in anything I buy.
I also want to say that this set of CoonHoods was custom made for my homemade feeder. That options opens up this product for just about anyone, at least while they are still small enough to take on individual jobs like that.

NEGATIVE: I would say that the paint used looks thin and not well adhered. Looks as if the sheet metal used may be slick galvanized so that would make sense. Most people wouldnít give this a second thought, but Iím a paint guy and will probably wipe them down with acetone and shoot them with a rattle can of self-etching primer/paint. Other than that, I have zero negative things to say about the product at first glance.

I still have a few weeks before we head west to fill feeders, but will be installing them with 2 game cameras (one on pic mode and one on video) pointed their way.
Iím hoping this is the solution to my coon issues for good. Time will tell.

I will be reviewing how easy they are to install, to get set right, and then obviously how they perform on the feeder.






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Old 01-27-2018, 04:27 PM   #28
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I spoke to haden and ordered four for my all seasons feeder, very mice person to deal with they didnít have a design for the all seasons but I sent him pics and measurements and they should have my set made by end of February canít wait,


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Oh Iím so ordering a set of these. Thanks for posting!


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Old 01-27-2018, 05:13 PM   #30
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Deer have no problem getting adjusted to the coon hoods. Started feeding protein about 3 weeks ago and Coons donít bother climbing on feeder anymore. Very rarely see coons on camera also. Iím a very happy customer!!
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:30 PM   #32
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ATG-NKD

All those gadgets needed to kill deer.....

Help the quail out and sell some hides.

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Old 01-27-2018, 05:35 PM   #33
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Deer have no problem getting adjusted to the coon hoods. Started feeding protein about 3 weeks ago and Coons donít bother climbing on feeder anymore. Very rarely see coons on camera also. Iím a very happy customer!!
Thanks for posting. I was worried it would deter deer for a while. I ordered 4 to try out. My coons will not be happy that the all you can eat buffet will be closing!
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I'm a spelling fiend too. Gaurd at the start of the video instead of guard on the first sentence.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:43 PM   #35
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The robo voice over was annoying.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:15 PM   #36
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I donít give 2 s#its about about typos or a computer voice. I care if these things keep my feed going to my deer And not my Boone and Crockett coons!!!!


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Old 01-28-2018, 12:31 AM   #37
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:53 PM   #38
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Cant wait to see them in action! and see what those little thieves think about it! Looking forward to your next post.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:13 PM   #39
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hey guys
glad you like the product. sorry about the spelling. its just a pain to edit and re-upload... I figured after they save people money, they would not care too much about it.


If you think the voice is annoying while watching the video try editing the video ... I heard that voice so much that it haunted my dreams for a few days after! But trust me, its better than me trying to do it myself.


Black Gold , thank you for posting and RMW thanks for the added support. I look forward to hearing of the money your saving with the hoods.


FYI - my home page is not working on TBH any longer (disabled?!?) so I cannot check my inbox. if you have any questions just email me or ask on the website.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:18 PM   #40
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Good coat of self-etching enamel and they are ready to head west in a few weeks!


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They look great!!
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:48 PM   #42
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They are ready to roll West! Anxious to see how many days of feeding we get above what we were getting when the coons were eating us out of house and home.
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They are ready to roll West! Anxious to see how many days of feeding we get above what we were getting when the coons were eating us out of house and home.
Whats the latest with your hoods? Are they working well for you? I'm about to get a set but would like a little more validation that they are worth it before I purchase. Thanks
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Whats the latest with your hoods? Are they working well for you? I'm about to get a set but would like a little more validation that they are worth it before I purchase. Thanks


Funny you post this today. Just got done loading up and we are headed West in about 7 hours and will drive all night and fill feeders and install the coon hoods tomorrow. Will post pics of the installation once I get back.


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Funny you post this today. Just got done loading up and we are headed West in about 7 hours and will drive all night and fill feeders and install the coon hoods tomorrow. Will post pics of the installation once I get back.


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Haha that's funny. Well good luck I look forward to your update.
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Veddy Interesting....Just for spellchecker frm IOWA
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They must be good, heck they got Stephen Hawking to narrate their YouTube video!
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You coulda started by killing the whole bunch you watched haha
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:47 AM   #49
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Was a stressful trip out West due to some ATV and vehicle issues, but after almost 800 miles, back home safe and sound.
I got the CoonHoods installed and was happy with how easy they were to put on and how good the fit was. I have two cameras pointing at them now and should have definitive photographic results after we go back in 70 days to re-fill feeders. Anxious to see how long the CoonHoods extend the feed when it will be going only to deer and not to coons. Another big issue are these massive crows that also dump and consume a LOT of feed. The CoonHoods should work excellent for those as well. Will know in 10 weeks....
So far I am extremely pleased.
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Good thing you camoed them up. Hope the deer can find them...


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