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#5733102 - 05/07/15 11:06 AM Keep them off my feeder
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Any ideas or successful attempts to keep coons from a tripod protein feeder? I've seen everything from loose PVC around the legs to spikes around the tube mouth. Any of these or other ideas work?
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#5733109 - 05/07/15 11:11 AM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Dukes traps...
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Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

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#5733253 - 05/07/15 12:42 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
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As long as they are not jumping from a nearby tree but vasoline or grease on the legs. Vasoline is cleaner.

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#5733267 - 05/07/15 12:54 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: Stump_jumper]
Texasrebel649 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/14
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Loc: Azle,TX
Go buy some carpet tack strips and mount them on the legs.
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#5733301 - 05/07/15 01:18 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
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I use 4" PVC around the legs on my protein and regular feeders. Have not had an issue since. The carpet strips just give them a foot hold.

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#5733315 - 05/07/15 01:35 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
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Loc: McKinney, TX
PVC pipe is working for me. Make it thick enough that they can't get their mitts around it.

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#5733483 - 05/07/15 03:39 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
sunsetroosters Offline
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Carpet strips don't work, I tried making my own shark teeth, there was blood all over them and still coons hanging from them

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#5733560 - 05/07/15 04:44 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
png Offline
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Registered: 11/20/13
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Are you talking about access to the spinning plate or access to the corn on the ground?

My feeder has a cage protecting the spinning plate. On ground, you need to get rid of them. Or they will call in more and more friends.

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#5733584 - 05/07/15 05:00 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: png]
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Originally Posted By: png
Are you talking about access to the spinning plate or access to the corn on the ground?

My feeder has a cage protecting the spinning plate. On ground, you need to get rid of them. Or they will call in more and more friends.

I think he is talking about a protein feeder with spouts ...
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#5733629 - 05/07/15 05:31 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: PMK]
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Registered: 11/20/13
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Sorry. I did not ready carefully.

I don't even know what a protein feeder with spouts is.

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#5734010 - 05/07/15 09:05 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: png]
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Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
A 22LR has worked GREAT for me!!!

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#5734248 - 05/07/15 11:13 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
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Duke Dog Proof coon traps will solve the problem, anything else is a bandaid temporary fix for the problem.
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#5734267 - 05/07/15 11:41 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
CharlieCTx Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/13
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Worked like a champ for me and cost about $3. They never played trapeze artist again.



Charlie

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#5737751 - 05/10/15 04:11 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
Ghost-cfd Offline
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Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 86
Loc: Terrell Texas
PVC
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No one had a gun in our hands and we just watched it go. One guy threw his beer can at it..

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just in really good shape and also hopefully flip the switch a little faster on my wife.

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#5739239 - 05/11/15 03:30 PM Re: Keep them off my feeder [Re: titan2232]
titan2232 Offline
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That's pretty wicked looking Charlie. They'd have to be some hungry fellers to hang from that.
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