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#2358951 - 06/08/11 01:13 PM Cheap way to coon proof your feeders
DiverTexas Offline
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Registered: 03/17/10
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Working well for me so far.
Bought some 20" wide roof flashing from Home Depot.
Cut 18" lengths and wrapped them around the legs shaped as cones.
Secure them with self tapping screws and you're good to go.








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#2358968 - 06/08/11 01:25 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: DiverTexas]
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Registered: 07/10/09
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Good idea. up


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#2359027 - 06/08/11 02:00 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: REDGUN]
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up Did that to mine a couple years ago...got the idea from the predator cones I use on wood duck box poles.


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#2359123 - 06/08/11 03:02 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: kyotee1]
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I like that idea.

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#2359191 - 06/08/11 03:45 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: mulie_mike]
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I bet they also work nicely as a dinner bell when the feeder goes off. grin


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#2359300 - 06/08/11 04:42 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: TXW]
DiverTexas Offline
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That is definitely a bonus, it does add some noise when they go off.
Plus, with a little imagination, you can bend the edges up and it looks like you have the Flying Nun's hat on the poles.

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#2359655 - 06/08/11 07:15 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: DiverTexas]
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Two thumbs up on this one. Dang coons are out of control in Kansas where I hunt. We rarely use timed feeders in Kansas but I have fed many coons in Texas as well. I have heard that Purina Monkey Chow will make the coons go away as well.
Great Idea!!!

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#2360271 - 06/09/11 06:47 AM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: jcoutdoors]
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Good idea, I will be trying that!

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#2360534 - 06/09/11 09:58 AM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: TxAg]
Russ79 Offline
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Another idea, and I have actually seen this sold foir this purpose but you can make yourself. Cut three pieces of 4" PVC about 18" long. Cut three pieces of "dog chain" (length to be determined) and attach one end to the end of each piece of PVC. Slip one piece onto each feeder leg with the chain up. Attach the other end of the chain to the bottom of the feeder barrel with a self tapping screw so that the bottom of the PVC hangs below the bottom of the spinner motor. When a coon climbs your feeder leg and gets to the PVC, they will try to continue on over the PVC. Because the PVC is hanging loose it will flop around and they will fall off.


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#2366340 - 06/12/11 07:52 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: Russ79]
Dacotua Offline
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I just put cooking grease on the poles. After 3 months, put more on. I don't get pictures of coons on my feeders anymore.


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#2366890 - 06/12/11 11:52 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: Dacotua]
Alec Castonguay Offline
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Wow that is good idea! Im tired of going to my feeders to find my battery 10 yards away on the ground!

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#2367849 - 06/13/11 04:56 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: Alec Castonguay]
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u can use the spin tech or the eliminator spin plates. Easier for me, and they last.


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#2369063 - 06/14/11 10:28 AM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: JROD]
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Another option is a a bulk pack of .22lr lol

Good idea!

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#2369912 - 06/14/11 07:53 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: DiverTexas]
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#2372898 - 06/16/11 01:32 PM Re: Cheap way to coon proof your feeders [Re: buck-snort]
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put some grease on those things and I believe the coons would look for easier pickens.

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