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#7186703 - 06/02/18 04:11 PM Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
The yard feederhas gone through several ‘upgrades’ to keep squirrels and coons from the corn spinner. I finally have beaten them with a small mesh of steel. But they came back with a destructive attack on my solar panel. Tore it to pieces...little pieces. So i got a much stronger solar panel, but they destroyed the exposed wiring. So i put the wiring in metal conduit, and for the last couple of years, i’ve had no problems. But last night the coons tore the conduit away from the controller box. A ‘sissy’ coon could not do that. Had to be a big male. The connection was metal to metal. Wellll, i have reattached the conduit, and it’s way tougher than before. So...game on.

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#7186721 - 06/02/18 04:37 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
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If the timer box is big enough mount the solar panel directly to it. That way you can hide the wires behind the panel when they go into the box. No conduit needed. Just have to mount the panel to it really well. Catch or trap the coons and solve the problem. The rest of the fix is just a band aid in the long run. Coons have time and you have a buffet. I have plenty of experience in dealing with coon problems on feeders. bang
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#7186725 - 06/02/18 04:39 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
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Ever considered a dukes trap....... confused2
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#7186732 - 06/02/18 04:43 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Good suggestions in the posts above and will throw in the eliminator plate spinner. Makes it harder for them to get to the corn
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#7186773 - 06/02/18 05:26 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
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Get rid of the coon. That is the only way to solve the problem.

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#7186789 - 06/02/18 05:36 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: don k
Get rid of the coon. That is the only way to solve the problem.
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Ever considered a dukes trap....... confused2
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#7186834 - 06/02/18 06:24 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
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Try the traps, caught and dead is the solution.
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#7186844 - 06/02/18 06:38 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
Well, I was plinking them with the 22 for a long while, but got tired of dragging off the bodies. Hmmmmm, ya know, if my flightless buzzard still lives, he could use the food.

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#7189920 - 06/06/18 03:11 AM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
okokmoon Offline
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Registered: 12/30/17
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Raccoons are smart and unbelievably stupid at times, I love trapping them when I’ve got the chance.

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#7191901 - 06/08/18 05:57 AM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
Mike Mathena Offline
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Registered: 12/30/16
Posts: 385
Loc: Brazoria county
we're going to do some coon control tonight, they got our feeders a couple of weeks ago. We have about 3 to 4 at all 3 of our feeders, messing with solar panels and hanging from the wires and even popping one of the throwers off and dumped 60 pounds of corn on the ground.


Edited by Mike Mathena (06/08/18 05:58 AM)
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#7192118 - 06/08/18 09:59 AM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
deerfeeder Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 8035
Loc: Southwest, Tx
These on the legs of your feeders do a darn good job of reducing 'coon problems to a minimum.

https://www.bossbuck.com/products/parts/sharkteeth.html

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#7192775 - 06/08/18 08:24 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: okokmoon]
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
Originally Posted By: okokmoon
Raccoons are smart and unbelievably stupid at times, I love trapping them when I’ve got the chance.

They just don't learn.
If you leave two DP traps too close together they will catch a foot in each, I always wanted to try three and see if they are as handy with their rear feet.
It is normal practice for a coon to lose a foot in a DP trap, then the next night catch him with his other front foot.
During the acorn drop I have seen a feeder that had an inch of corn under it, and them silly coons will still go for the few morsels of corn in the DP trap. Curious creatures.
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#7201779 - 06/19/18 06:08 AM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country]
Mike Mathena Offline
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Registered: 12/30/16
Posts: 385
Loc: Brazoria county
I like the shark teeth, I'll give em a try. We're not out there enough for the traps. Popped a couple of coons last time, started to pop a possom but, thought better of it and gave him a pass.
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#7210195 - 06/27/18 04:02 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: kmon1]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 747
Loc: Georgetown,TX
Ha, Ha bought the Eliminator plate, took off my 1 X 2" welded wire full barrel cage. Within two weeks one got tthere and apparently got hold of one side of the links, right before it came on. when I found it the cast aluminum that holds the plate was broke. I can visualize him using it a a may pole, went back to the full barrel cage.

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#7210206 - 06/27/18 04:09 PM Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: bholt]
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Originally Posted By: bholt
Ha, Ha bought the Eliminator plate, took off my 1 X 2" welded wire full barrel cage. Within two weeks one got tthere and apparently got hold of one side of the links, right before it came on. when I found it the cast aluminum that holds the plate was broke. I can visualize him using it a a may pole, went back to the full barrel cage.



T'was a time on here that casting aspersions on the Eliminator plate would almost get you banned. I, for one, am very glad those times are over.
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