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Old 07-12-2018, 03:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

A few times when talking to people about CoonHoods they (usually people without a clue) will respond with something like ď I think we might just put some tack strips on our feederĒ...

Unfortunately they tend not to believe my opinion on the matter since Iím bias, so I thought it would be cool if you guys would share your thoughts on tack strips and your experience with them and shark teeth.

I can then share this thread with them and they can see what people with real experience say.

Please share your thoughts and experience with tack strips/ shark teeth.


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Old 07-12-2018, 04:06 PM   #2
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My experience with tack strips after trying them for about 2 years is they donít really work that great. They work at first but then the coons figure out how to get around them or pull them off or slide them down. We have a definite coon problem on our ranch but we trap all year for them and usually kill between 40-60 a year.

I think your coon hoods are awesome and we would invest in them but the coons just hit our corn and cotton seed. Which I guess canít be a bad thing...
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:16 PM   #3
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Slinkys... just sayin
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #4
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My experience with tack strips after trying them for about 2 years is they donít really work that great. They work at first but then the coons figure out how to get around them or pull them off or slide them down. We have a definite coon problem on our ranch but we trap all year for them and usually kill between 40-60 a year.

I think your coon hoods are awesome and we would invest in them but the coons just hit our corn and cotton seed. Which I guess canít be a bad thing...
Good deal most guys arenít so lucky!!
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:58 PM   #5
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Tack strips and shark teeth didn’t deter Young County coons.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:02 PM   #6
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Tack strips and shark teeth suck..............


Compared to Slinky's!
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:11 PM   #7
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I did the tack strip thing. I’m the only one that got hurt and bled every time I got near them.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:14 PM   #8
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Shark teeth didn't work for me. Had coon hair and even some blood all over mine when I went to check them Out after 2 months. Pics showed coons going up and down them.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:05 PM   #9
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They will work for a few weeks but ultimately won't make a difference. They get caked with hair/mud or the coons get used to them and ignore them.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:14 PM   #10
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Tack strips and shark teeth..........aka Coon Stairs!!!
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:20 PM   #11
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They love Dr pepper and fly bait
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:54 PM   #12
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Bump....comprehension is tough for some folks
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:52 PM   #13
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Bump....comprehension is tough for some folks
Haha yea some didnít quite get the point of the thread but itís alright. I appreciate any and all feedback
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:57 PM   #14
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We have them on all our protein feeders...they are worthless. Just gives the coons something to grab onto.

One guy on our lease cut his knee real bad on them filling a feeder. Bad enough he needed stitches.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:59 PM   #15
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We have them on all our protein feeders...they are worthless. Just gives the coons something to grab onto.

One guy on our lease cut his knee real bad on them filling a feeder. Bad enough he needed stitches.


Thatís terrible yea I have never met anyone that says good things about them ... just so you know... CoonHoods have never caused such an injury... and they work.

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Old 07-16-2018, 04:12 PM   #16
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I put shark teeth on my protein feeders a few years ago. It worked for a little bit but not anymore. There has been more than one time I've walked by or not watched what I was doing and cut my hands pretty good on them. I don't really need them anymore because the deer are spilling enough feed on the ground for everyone.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:21 PM   #17
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A few days ago a guy and I were talking about the CoonHoods and he told me he was just going to try the tack strips... long story short I send him the link to this thread now his CoonHoods are being fabricated and I have a new customer.Thanks for the help and for sharing your experiences!!

Stop wasting time and money messing with coons! Order your CoonHoods now and start protecting your investment!

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Old 09-08-2018, 08:38 PM   #18
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My experience with tack strips is that they give coons traction and give humans working on feeders bloody arms.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:22 PM   #19
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Easy to install and remove, but worthless!
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:23 PM   #20
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There are 4 things I've found that work---traps, arrows, bullets, and a cage the diameter of the barrel. Tack strips, slinkies, grease, PVC----nope.
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:36 PM   #21
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There are 4 things I've found that work---traps, arrows, bullets, and a cage the diameter of the barrel. Tack strips, slinkies, grease, PVC----nope.
I used to think the cage being the full size or diameter of the barrel worked too but that simply isn’t the case. I think the size of the openings should be considered as well. If the holes are too large, the little sh**s can get their shoulders inside and reach the spinner plate. Even on the larger 85gal barrels. I had no problems with these 85gal barrel SNFs for the first 2 years...until this past season. Apparently an over achieving coon figured them out after all.
The smaller 1”x1” wire will work but of course the corn doesn’t spread out as far.
I’ve since added SpinTech spinner plates that solved the problem.

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Old 09-09-2018, 01:22 PM   #22
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Yep, eliminator or spintech spin plates. I've got them on all of my feeders this year because I was tired of the coons raiding the feeder or the cage having holes small enough that the coons couldn't get to the plate but that created piles of corn under the feeder.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:57 PM   #23
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Eliminator plate and slinky's Works like a charm.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:33 PM   #24
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RascalArms---my cages are made from wire with 1" mesh and that keeps their little coon arms away from the spinner plates.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:47 PM   #25
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Tack strips and shark teeth..........aka Coon Stairs!!!
Lmao! This is my experience as well
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:49 PM   #26
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RascalArms---my cages are made from wire with 1" mesh and that keeps their little coon arms away from the spinner plates.
Yep...like I said, 1Ēx1Ē wire definitely works. I just hate the way it knocks the feed radius down on how far the corn throws.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:26 PM   #27
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I've had great luck with the shark teeth. I put a little twist around the leg with them. The only time I've had a coon climb the legs is when the teeth strip slipped and was not in full contact with the leg. I just wrapped more wire to hold it close to the leg and problems stopped.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:29 PM   #28
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Ive put them stacked side by side 100% coverage around the tree the feeder was in. Stopped them for a couple months,...then they got hungry and they still climbed the tree. It did lessen the amount, but in no way eliminated it. Not to mention the wood on the tack strips deteriorate what seemed to be relatively quickly. For what its worth, I don't use tack strips at all anymore.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:51 PM   #29
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Yep...like I said, 1Ēx1Ē wire definitely works. I just hate the way it knocks the feed radius down on how far the corn throws.
My feeders with the cages are at hog-only sites so that is actually an advantage. For some reason, I've not had coon problems on my 3 deer-hunting feeders. On the ground, yes, but not on the feeders which are crank ups.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:09 PM   #30
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I never tried shark teeth but I do have the coonhood that Haden made the pro type for our all season feeders and what a difference a year makes. Last year we were filling our 500 lbs stand and fill feeders every couple of weeks I even posted a picture of 23 coons under my feeder. This year we only fill our feeders every 6-8 weeks, mind you the place we hunt has other stuff planted, but lots of paw prints on the hoods but nowhere near the loss of protein like last year.


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Old 09-12-2018, 07:36 PM   #31
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A few days ago a guy and I were talking about the CoonHoods and he told me he was just going to try the tack strips... long story short I send him the link to this thread now his CoonHoods are being fabricated and I have a new customer.Thanks for the help and for sharing your experiences!!

Stop wasting time and money messing with coons! Order your CoonHoods now and start protecting your investment!

Www.coonhood.com
How bout one that will grind them up like a woodchipper?
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:36 PM   #32
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All tack strips will do is make you cuss a lot when YOU get snagged by them! The coons just laugh as they climb up them!!!

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