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#5546426 - 01/16/15 08:25 AM Coons and Protein feeders
Dadeo Offline
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Registered: 09/12/14
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I know this has been a topic before but.........

Boy do I have coons.

They leave my feeder motor alone now that I have a cage around it.

But they are there every night all night to clean up the left overs.

I know they can jump five feet.

I call them Monkey coons.

All that said, what do you do to stop them from eating all your protein ?


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#5546455 - 01/16/15 08:36 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
don k Offline
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Kill them
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#5546459 - 01/16/15 08:38 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: don k]
Stevarino Offline
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Originally Posted By: don k
Kill them

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Duke's DP traps and a .22.. You'll be suprised how much longer your protien will last when you've eliminated as many coons as possible.
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#5546506 - 01/16/15 08:56 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
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Find a young boy, teach him how to trap and skin, and tell him he can make money selling the hides.

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#5546553 - 01/16/15 09:16 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
Dadeo Offline
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I have trapped them before, and you have to check traps every day.

That is not possible for me with this property.

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#5546686 - 01/16/15 10:11 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
MELackey Offline
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if you use kill traps, the buzzards will take care of emptying the trap for you before you get back. Set a dozen conibear traps when you are there. Bait them with Sarah Lee pound cake. They should all be "occupied" by the time you return. The buzzards will empty them for you if you don't empty them first.
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#5546701 - 01/16/15 10:16 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
Stompy Offline
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Live traps baited with cat food works for me.
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#5546718 - 01/16/15 10:22 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
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This took care of my problem of them using the spouts as a High Bar. I had pics of them hanging by one leg, scooping with the other. Not any more. The teeth panel things are used to join two pieces of wood together, available at Lowes, Home Depot, etc. $1 or $2 each.



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#5546737 - 01/16/15 10:29 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: CharlieCTx]
Dadeo Offline
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Now that looks pretty good and a cheap fix.

I also have read about....MONKEY CHOW.

Some people swear it works.

Not seen any Monkeys out there but would not be surprised, if that is the next critter to show up for a free meal.

Thanks again.

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#5546770 - 01/16/15 10:46 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
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coons are great practice with the 22

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#5547756 - 01/16/15 09:06 PM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: MELackey]
2012hvt Offline
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Registered: 09/04/13
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Originally Posted By: MELackey
if you use kill traps, the buzzards will take care of emptying the trap for you before you get back. Set a dozen conibear traps when you are there. Bait them with Sarah Lee pound cake. They should all be "occupied" by the time you return. The buzzards will empty them for you if you don't empty them first.

100% agree! I killed 15 last spring out of one pen with a single 330 conibear. All dead and buzzard food when I got there. Quick, humane, kill and no worries about live animals left in traps.

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#5548985 - 01/17/15 08:19 PM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
Slick Head Offline
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Registered: 10/03/14
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This is going to sound crazy but we use MONKEY FOOD they can not digest.

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#5549642 - 01/18/15 10:45 AM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
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Trap them. Anything that you use that is ingestible, you run the risk of collateral damage with other wildlife.

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#5550923 - 01/18/15 09:37 PM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
maturner05 Offline
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Loc: Houston, TX
you can put carpet tack strips on top of the feed troughs too...works pretty well.
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#5551001 - 01/18/15 10:10 PM Re: Coons and Protein feeders [Re: Dadeo]
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If they are "cleaning up the leftovers" I am guessing that they eating the remnants off the ground, something that fawns usually get. The Conibear sounds like a good idea when you are not there. But DP and live trap heavy when you are around. You have to get rid of them. If you have a few on camera there are a lot more. I had 3 on camera at one feeder, I caught 18 there in two months, and many since.
Oh, bait them with protein, it is what they came for, fancy concoctions may only attract more coons to the area, and you don't need that.
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