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#6283651 - 05/02/16 12:45 PM Coons cause a problem
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2309
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Went to the leas this past week-end and found the coons had got to one solar panel. They had chewed the insulation off wires coming out of the panel. Guess this caused a short as the wires were touching. Burned the wires where they connect to the battery and some others. Did not ruin the battery or The Timer.
Glad they were okay.

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#6283706 - 05/02/16 01:34 PM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3857
Loc: texas
All exposed wires on a deer feeder belong in conduit up
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#6283919 - 05/02/16 04:03 PM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
The wires were in copper tubing, they pulled on the panel until there was maybe 1/2" of wire exposed then did their damage. Now the panel is mounted on the side of timer/ motor box which is inside a cage.

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#6292660 - 05/09/16 04:26 PM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
TxAg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
If you can, mount the solar panel directly to your control box, with the wires going directly in. Gives the coons less to mess up.
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#6297558 - 05/13/16 10:00 AM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
CoolHand Offline
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Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 102
Buy the biggest vat of vasoline you can find...grease feeder legs...problem solved

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#6301274 - 05/17/16 09:04 AM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: CoolHand]
RossCravens Offline
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Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: CoolHand
Buy the biggest vat of vasoline you can find...grease feeder legs...problem solved


I read something along these lines about 2 years ago and did it...once it got hot in the summer sun, it melted and wasn't effective and every stinkin time we got near a feeder for the last two years someone has ended up with dirty vasoline all over their arm or back or somewhere. It was everywhere and nasty! I do not recommend this! Just my 2cents


Edited by RossCravens (05/17/16 09:04 AM)
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#6301327 - 05/17/16 09:46 AM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
Nitro27 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/12
Posts: 452
Loc: Terrell,TX
Coons? When raccoons tried to get on our back porch Mama just chased em off with a broom

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#6302333 - 05/18/16 07:03 AM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
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Loc: Georgetown,TX

If you have the opportunity to mount your panel like this, flush coon/squirrel problem "with wires" will go away. Just drill two mounting holes 3/16 & one 1/4" hole for wiring then caulk around edges with silicone. Hope that helps. If you really what to get rid coons quit hunting, I remember when I used to think coons/squirrels were cute, then I started hunting.

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#6303068 - 05/18/16 05:44 PM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
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Loc: Denton County
There have been many discussions on here about coon proofing. I have always used the 4" PVC 5' long on each leg, they don't have to be fasten just let them rest on the ground. They also stop squirrels from climbing up.
I tried the Vaseline, Crisco with chillie spice mix in - the cows rub off, rain wash off, the deer didn't come around.
Just my 2cents

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#6332618 - 06/12/16 05:50 PM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
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Registered: 05/03/10
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Coons, what they don't tear up.........
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#6336517 - 06/15/16 03:26 PM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
FoxTrot Offline
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Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 6985
Loc: West
Im on a coon killing mission...I really only bow hunt so I shoot everyone that makes a day light appearance. I also trap them at the house on the back porch. They make me angry.

Once, I had one get inside of my cage. He did plenty of damage. I couldn't figure out why it was damage with cage on but then I saw trail cam pics...Needless to say, I replaced that cage.
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#6380425 - 07/24/16 12:07 AM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
epolanco Offline
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Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 166
Loc: south texas, RGV
You might wanna look into a few dukes dog proof traps, they are relatively cheap and easy to set and ive had good success with them. Marshmallows and sardines with catfood seem to attract them pretty good. They sell a little tool to help set the trap, its worth its weight in gold, makes it so much easier.
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#6416674 - 08/20/16 01:36 AM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
bowbuilder1971 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/12
Posts: 261
Get yourself a coon cable guard, some clips, some screws with small washers and rubber washers and drill the cord in to the side of the feeder. Then get an Eliminator spin plate. That should keep them from ripping out your cables and stop them from being able to get at your feed. Also use an adjustable hose clamp on both ends of the wire going in to your control box so they will never be able to rip it out. Those little round ones with the screw in them that come with the solar panels are horrible and are hard to get seated against the inside of the control box wall. I got some pics of a squirrel inside my varmint cage and some coons hanging off the side of it so I did this to stop them.

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#6442365 - 09/07/16 02:59 PM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
TxColeman817 Offline
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Registered: 09/06/16
Posts: 1
We use Carpeting Tack strips and bailing wire them to the legs of the feeders, that keeps them little furry turds off of the feeders for the most part. The rest we just sit out with suppressors, beer and subsonic loads waiting for them to come in and take them out one by one. smile

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#6443840 - 09/08/16 01:49 PM Re: Coons cause a problem [Re: Wilhunt]
YellowDog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
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Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
Mix vaseline and Cyan pepper and smir on feeder legs.
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