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#6360326 - 07/06/16 05:23 PM Coons and my feeder
Team Stone Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 15
Loc: White Oak, TX
I put up a gravity feed feeder and the coons are raking out the food, what is the best way to deter them?
Oil the legs? Barb wire? Please offer up suggestions...
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#6360332 - 07/06/16 05:28 PM Re: Coons and my feeder [Re: Team Stone]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1812
Loc: Denton County
I made sure that the tubes were high enough so they couldn't do chin ups, then put 4" PVC around the legs, you don't have to fasten them to anything. The coons or squirrels can't grab onto them to climb.
I went to BP and measured the height of one on display to see what height to make the tubes.

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#6360435 - 07/06/16 06:57 PM Re: Coons and my feeder [Re: Team Stone]
Team Stone Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 15
Loc: White Oak, TX
The bottom of the tube is 42 inches to the ground...I like the idea of the pvc pipe
I hope more respond with more ideas. Thank you Dalee
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#6360549 - 07/06/16 08:11 PM Re: Coons and my feeder [Re: Team Stone]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3354
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
I use the 4' PVC also with some success. I did tie mine at the top so they would turn as the coon gets on it. A little grease on the pipe works also and a 22 rifle and a trap.

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#6360859 - 07/07/16 05:41 AM Re: Coons and my feeder [Re: Team Stone]
savoyspecial1 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 403
I had the same problem the last couple of years. Bought 6 dukes dog proof coon traps on eBay. I baited them with marshmallows minis. The first night I caught 6 coons at the same feeder. They never got wise of the traps. I caught a total of 28 last season. I stopped seeing any coons in the cameras at my protein or corn feeder so I moved the traps to different feeders and lost count after that of how many were caught. Had a lot of fun catching them with my kid. It was probably the best approx $70 I have ever spent.

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