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#6019053 - 11/09/15 09:09 AM Coon Problem
mallardking Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 30
Every night I have anywhere from 8 to 20 Raccoon making a buffet out of my feeder. We're not allowed to night hunt, so blasting them is out of the question. Not to mention there is always a dozen or so deer there with them enjoying the buffet to. Anybody have any ideas on how to solve this issue?

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#6019072 - 11/09/15 09:16 AM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3893
Loc: texas
Half a dozen dukes dog proof coon traps. Stake them down or strap them to feeder legs. All of them will probably have a coon the following morning. Kill, dispose and reset. You probably won't get rid of all of them cause new ones will keep coming but you can greatly reduce the number and keep them under control
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#6019082 - 11/09/15 09:20 AM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 285
Loc: Near Lake Somerville TX.
Shoot, shoot, and shoot them more! other than turn your feeder down to the only minimum amount
of corn or whatever your feeding now! deer and other game will always find it!.....

My deal is pigs, cant kill enuff of them!
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#6019088 - 11/09/15 09:22 AM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
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Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 504
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
Those dukes dog proof traps work very well.
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#6019112 - 11/09/15 09:29 AM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
mallardking Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 30

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#6019115 - 11/09/15 09:29 AM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Like posted above, Dog Proof traps solve the problem quickly. I would not tie them to the feeder legs since that will keep the deer from visiting the feeder. I would stake them to the ground or tie to a nearby tree if I could.
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#6019163 - 11/09/15 09:43 AM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2254
Loc: Buda Texas
Kill them! Don't waste your time trying to out smart them. They will win every time. Dukes traps work great.

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#6019427 - 11/09/15 11:33 AM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 6312
Loc: Podunk
wire cage solved my problem...
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#6019445 - 11/09/15 11:40 AM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
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Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 808
Loc: New Ulm, TX
I had the same problem on my spin cast feeders. I found the eliminator spinner plates work very well. Only see a coon or two every so often now. They moved on to our neighbors place, at least he said his coon population doubled very quickly. I think they sell for around $40-$45 a piece, but I asked for a bulk deal at a local store. Purchased 8 of them for $30/ea. Paid for themselves in a matter of months by saving corn and protein.


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#6019497 - 11/09/15 12:09 PM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
TravisP Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 197
Loc: Magnolia
Do they climb up your feeder? Carpet tack strips and axel grease work for me.
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#6019512 - 11/09/15 12:21 PM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
mallardking Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 30
I have a cage around the chunker, but the holes are to big I'm assuming because they still get their arms in there. I've been looking up the Traps all morning, and I like that idea, but I'm not sure how the deer will react to them or coming into a pen that has coons trapped around it. Yes they climb up the legs of it to get up there. I'm probably going to try it all to tell you the truth. Those suckers have got to go.

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#6019740 - 11/09/15 02:29 PM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
allterrain Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/21/14
Posts: 315
Loc: Arlington Tx
Its an easy fix, this does not kill them but they will go somewhere else if they cannot get to the food. Drill a hole a couple of inches from the top of the pvc pipe and string wire thru it attach to top of feeder leg, they cannot climb it because the pipe is unstable. My coons are gone, they don't even show up on camera anymore.




Edited by allterrain (11/09/15 02:31 PM)
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#6019750 - 11/09/15 02:34 PM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
allterrain Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/21/14
Posts: 315
Loc: Arlington Tx
Set your timer lightly for the evening throw so there is no buffet on the ground at night for the coons. They will leave if they cannot get to the motor and the deer are eating what you are throwing.
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#6019837 - 11/09/15 03:25 PM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
ddmm Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 406
Loc: Haslet
why can't you night hunt?? If it's a landowners decision, then, yep your screwed. Otherwise, just contact the GW and let them know who you are, where your at and what you will be doing. It's legal to kill those fury critters, day or night!! The deer will only scatter for a short time, they will be back.

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#6020992 - 11/10/15 08:37 AM Re: Coon Problem [Re: mallardking]
mallardking Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 30
The pvc pipe thing seems interesting, never even thought about that. The no night hunting thing though is the land owners rule, so yeah I'm screwed with that lol.

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