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#6792614 - 06/13/17 09:33 PM Keeping coons off of feeder?
Brandon82 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 471
Loc: Dallas,Tx
Coons are vandalizing my feeder and unplugging my solar panel. I'm going to try the cheap route first. I've heard of putting grease on the feeder legs does that work?

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#6792664 - 06/13/17 10:03 PM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Yes until the grease wears off. Are you using a cage around the timer? Eliminator spinner helps a lot.

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#6792700 - 06/13/17 10:28 PM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Best way to keep them off is to trap them with foot hold traps then kill them
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#6792721 - 06/13/17 10:41 PM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
sundownbrown Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
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Coon cuffs

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#6792778 - 06/14/17 12:44 AM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
spg Offline
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Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 1130
Can of sardines with golden malrin mixed in it.

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#6792878 - 06/14/17 07:37 AM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: spg]
TEXASLEFTY Offline
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 7581
Loc: The Island Cres
Originally Posted By: spg
Can of sardines with golden malrin mixed in it.


You might kill animals you did not want too with the golden malrin.....

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#6793045 - 06/14/17 09:49 AM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 696
Loc: Georgetown,TX
Buy 1 X 2" welded wire and make a cage that goes around the underside edge of your barrel.

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#6793062 - 06/14/17 10:04 AM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
dgilbert Offline
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Quote:
I'm going to try the cheap route first.


Cages a pretty dang cheap and permanent fix IMO.

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#6793127 - 06/14/17 10:52 AM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 696
Loc: Georgetown,TX
Yea, I Bought a couple eliminator plates this year after hearing all the fantastic reviews. Well lets just say I have industrial strength coons. they got up there and I guess used as a May Pole because they broke one side of the bracket, put my cage back up no problems.


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#6793201 - 06/14/17 11:51 AM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
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I think I've heard just as many bad reviews on eliminator plates as good ones.
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#6793244 - 06/14/17 12:33 PM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 696
Loc: Georgetown,TX
I'm not saying they are bad, they just didn't work for me. The plastic insert also came loose but oh well. I must admit Hunters are like fishermen: put a new gadget out there and it will sell, we all want to have new miracle stuff.

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#6797824 - 06/19/17 01:18 PM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
huntindude Offline
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Registered: 12/10/06
Posts: 932
Loc: Trinity county
I used to use grease and it never wore off but dirt from wind,animals, etc just caked on the grease and it eventually just hardened up and left a perfect climbing surface for critters. Plus I hate grease.

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#6797886 - 06/19/17 02:30 PM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
tworod Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/16/08
Posts: 397
Loc: Little Elm, TX
all i do is a 5 gallon bucket with the bottom cut out, place over the motor and wire it to the feeder, as for the solar wire i run a small pvc pipe with elbows in from the panel then down to the motor, nothing has gotten to my motor in almost 2 yrs yet. simple and cheap.

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#6797917 - 06/19/17 03:08 PM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3521
Loc: Conroe, TX
Buy one of these cages and never look back. Easy access door and heavy duty rubber coated steel.

Cages listed on page 14 @ www.usafeeders.com


Edited by titan2232 (06/19/17 03:09 PM)
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#6797930 - 06/19/17 03:26 PM Re: Keeping coons off of feeder? [Re: Brandon82]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Brandon when you put the cage up, mount the solar charger to the timer box. Then it is enclosed and should solve that part of the problem.

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