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Old 06-22-2017, 08:05 PM   #1
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Mr. Smart's coon feeder leg protectors thread got me to thinking...and I think I have come up with a revolutionary idea here!

Introducing Mr. Slinky Feeder!!!!

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Old 06-22-2017, 08:08 PM   #2
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That's a nice ladder you put there-coons will really appreciate it
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:12 PM   #3
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Curious to see how this works. I too feel like that will only give them traction. But I sure hope it does just the opposite!

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Old 06-22-2017, 08:14 PM   #4
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Just more proof that slinkys are awesome! Keep us posted.

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Old 06-22-2017, 08:50 PM   #5
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I'll take 2 dozen!!

How do I pay you???
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:53 PM   #6
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I can see it working if you have it wired to 120v
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:53 PM   #7
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OMG! Hope they work!
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:53 PM   #8
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That's a nice ladder you put there-coons will really appreciate it
This^^^^^^^
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:32 PM   #9
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That will be a better ladder than "shark's teeth or carpet tack strips! They'll be able to race up the legs now...
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:35 PM   #10
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The best thing we have found is a length of large diameter pvc pipe suspended on the leg with a piece of twine. The PVC has to be long enough they can't reach from bottom to top so the coons can't reach past it. They grab hold and it spins like mad.


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Old 06-22-2017, 09:44 PM   #11
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I appreciate the good vibes and I'm anticipating coons bouncing like little bobble heads!!!
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:49 PM   #12
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Are those slinky's? I can see how that might work - when they grab hold it just keeps stretching down the leg. Make sure you post pics of when they try to climb
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:58 PM   #13
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I hope your Revolutionary Idea works.

Many on here have been looking for a solution to the Coon Problem.

I have been using the Dukes traps for eliminating the Coons.

Send pics of the Success.


Let us know how it works.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:00 PM   #14
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:02 PM   #15
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I hope you have a camera set to video
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:02 PM   #16
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These will cost $60-$65 by the time you have them shipped, but they'll save you 1-2 bags of corn a month, multiple extra trips to fill feeders, and wasted hunts only to find out your feeder is empty. Plus, they don't jam like fancy spinner plates....

http://www.ultramaticfeeders.com/ind...e-feeder-guard

They mount in a couple of minutes with 6 screws and a Dewalt drill. Pay the man once, and be done with it...

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Old 06-22-2017, 10:03 PM   #17
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The coons called to say thank you.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:06 PM   #18
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I can see a dead coon hanging from a slinky
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:06 PM   #19
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set your game cam on video please sir!
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:14 PM   #20
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Are those slinky's? I can see how that might work - when they grab hold it just keeps stretching down the leg. Make sure you post pics of when they try to climb

When stretched out or get kinked up, like all mine did in an hour or so, they might just help them climb up. I like the idea. Why not give it a shot.

Anybody else start singing the song in their head while typing their response?
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:32 PM   #21
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Bro, you been breaking into the peach-moonshine stash again???
They supposed to get tangled up in it or what
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:46 PM   #22
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Just when I thought I had seen it all, but I like the way you think.
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:25 AM   #23
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We need a video of it in action. Hope it works for you.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:55 AM   #24
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These will cost $60-$65 by the time you have them shipped, but they'll save you 1-2 bags of corn a month, multiple extra trips to fill feeders, and wasted hunts only to find out your feeder is empty. Plus, they don't jam like fancy spinner plates....

http://www.ultramaticfeeders.com/ind...e-feeder-guard

They mount in a couple of minutes with 6 screws and a Dewalt drill. Pay the man once, and be done with it...
Where have these been all my life????? Ordering now. Somebodys gonna be a rich sumgum.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:33 AM   #25
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Bro, you been breaking into the peach-moonshine stash again???

They supposed to get tangled up in it or what


Definitely. And I hope so.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:48 AM   #26
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These will cost $60-$65 by the time you have them shipped, but they'll save you 1-2 bags of corn a month, multiple extra trips to fill feeders, and wasted hunts only to find out your feeder is empty. Plus, they don't jam like fancy spinner plates....

http://www.ultramaticfeeders.com/ind...e-feeder-guard

They mount in a couple of minutes with 6 screws and a Dewalt drill. Pay the man once, and be done with it...


I have one on my feeder! No more coon or squirrel problems!


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Old 06-23-2017, 07:49 AM   #27
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Where have these been all my life????? Ordering now. Somebodys gonna be a rich sumgum.
Yeah. They have some that aren't quite as tall, also. They have a nice door built into them, too. They also fit well on the big Academy "BIG A" feeders. I know some will balk at the price (with shipping) , but by te time I figured in fuel and all the time required for me to build them on my own, I just decided to pony up the money, buy a few, and be done with it. These are actually big enough to keep the coons from getting their hands over to the spinner.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:53 AM   #28
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I'm betting the coons tear it up.


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Old 06-23-2017, 08:31 AM   #29
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:38 AM   #30
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These will cost $60-$65 by the time you have them shipped, but they'll save you 1-2 bags of corn a month, multiple extra trips to fill feeders, and wasted hunts only to find out your feeder is empty. Plus, they don't jam like fancy spinner plates....

http://www.ultramaticfeeders.com/ind...e-feeder-guard

They mount in a couple of minutes with 6 screws and a Dewalt drill. Pay the man once, and be done with it...
Yes those work great but they do have their problems. Majority of corn will end up under the feeder, I like it spread out more. If you have pain in the butt cows and the cage is low enough, they will fold that thing up like a cheap suit just rubbing on it.

Skinny, I like your thinking but I have some serious doubts it will work. I may have something for you to look at when you come down next month that I'm working on.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:03 AM   #31
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i can see it working if you have it wired to 120v
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:19 AM   #32
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Lol! Well, if the coons do make it up the slinky, they may be too tired to turn the feeder.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:21 AM   #33
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These will cost $60-$65 by the time you have them shipped, but they'll save you 1-2 bags of corn a month, multiple extra trips to fill feeders, and wasted hunts only to find out your feeder is empty. Plus, they don't jam like fancy spinner plates....

http://www.ultramaticfeeders.com/ind...e-feeder-guard

They mount in a couple of minutes with 6 screws and a Dewalt drill. Pay the man once, and be done with it...
I have these on almost all the feeders and they don't completely solve the problems. I don't know if we had coons with extra long arms but they still could reach the spinner plates. I'll find some pictures with about 3 coons on the varmint guard and a bunch under the feeder. When I added the eliminator to the setup this past year it made it almost coon proof. Still put out the coon traps but don't catch near as many coons anymore.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:23 AM   #34
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Heck I'm amazed you didn't somehow get them stretched, kinked, and twisted on themselves during the installation. Nicely done!


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Old 06-23-2017, 10:36 AM   #35
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Hmmm....Go Frogs!
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:41 AM   #36
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I use PVC sleeves over the legs attached to a spring. it works great, but nothing is full proof. What I need more is a mouse trap (bucket with a spinner) for squirrels.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:04 AM   #37
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Definitely thinking outside the box. I think you should have some interesting videos. But I would have to ultimately put my money on the coons in this showdown
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:05 AM   #38
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So, I'm curious ... how did you get them on?
Wrap one coil at a time or take the legs off and slip the whole slinky over the detached leg?
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:10 AM   #39
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So, I'm curious ... how did you get them on?
Wrap one coil at a time or take the legs off and slip the whole slinky over the detached leg?
It's Mongo, he filled the feeder, then just picked it up and had his wife put them on each leg, duh.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:18 AM   #40
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So, I'm curious ... how did you get them on?
Wrap one coil at a time or take the legs off and slip the whole slinky over the detached leg?
Since it looks like that is a brand new setup, my bet is he put them on before he put any corn in it.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:21 AM   #41
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So, I'm curious ... how did you get them on?
Wrap one coil at a time or take the legs off and slip the whole slinky over the detached leg?
Probably just tilt the feeder on two legs and slip them on, one at a time.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:15 PM   #42
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I put one on my bird feeder for squirrels. It works great!

Not sure how they will work on angled legs for heavier coons. Keep us posted!
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:38 PM   #43
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Thanks skinny. Now I've got a mid-late 1960's Slinky jingle stuck in my head.

"A Slinky, a Slinky,
everyone's fa-vor-ite toy.
A Slinky, a Slinky,
wanted by every girl and boy.
Everyone wants a Slinky.
Everyone wants a Slinky."

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Old 06-23-2017, 03:00 PM   #44
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We have a guy locally selling these. Have had a few requests for them but not sold on the idea yet.

https://elusivewildlife.com/shop/the...nch-shaft.html
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Thanks skinny. Now I've got a mid-late 1960's Slinky jingle stuck in my head.

"A Slinky, a Slinky,
everyone's fa-vor-ite toy.
A Slinky, a Slinky,
wanted by every girl and boy.
Everyone wants a Slinky.
Everyone wants a Slinky."

Thanks...Now I have that jingle stuck in my mind

Ah...the good old days.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:04 PM   #46
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I'm headed to Walmart to pick up some coon deterrents

Slinky's. I will install them and put a trail camera on video mode.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:58 PM   #47
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We have a guy locally selling these. Have had a few requests for them but not sold on the idea yet.

https://elusivewildlife.com/shop/the...nch-shaft.html
These in combination with a cage with mesh large enough so coons can't get inside and they absolutely work! Tried it without the cage, but we have so many coons (sometimes over 20 under each feeder) that they'd hang on the spinner until they sprung it or bent it. Put cages on the feeders and corn waste went to zero! Squirrels even gave up! The other side benefit is in the off season or whenever the feeder goes empty, the hole is plugged and it keeps those big ol paper wasps and red wasps from getting inside the barrel and nesting.
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:03 PM   #48
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I mean okay but the Eliminator spin plate is pretty easy to put on.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:39 PM   #49
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The best thing we have found is a length of large diameter pvc pipe suspended on the leg with a piece of twine. The PVC has to be long enough they can't reach from bottom to top so the coons can't reach past it. They grab hold and it spins like mad.


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I do the same thing 3" pvc high enough off the ground that they start climbing and when they hit the pvc it spins and they fall off. I secure them loosely with tie wraps.
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Old 06-23-2017, 08:50 PM   #50
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Picked some up at Walmart $3. I'm in my gun blind now waiting on a hog. After dark I will install the slinky's.
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