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We have put boss buck shark teeth all over this feeder and pvc pipes are not an option since it has a ladder, anyone have any suggestions other than carpet tack strips and pvc? Neither have worked. From the looks of it the coons probably ate over a bag of protein in the last two weeks. I know the best way is to kill them, but it is hard to make it out more than every two weeks since its an hour away with school and all.


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I had to deal with coons and a ladder on a feeder. I got a piece of tin about 6 foot long and wire tied it to the top of the ladder where they couldn't reach the feeder. Kinda crude but it worked. Had to untie it to climb the ladder and fill the feeder.



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the only thing that works for me is a spotlight and a dose of lead poisoning.
gives me something fun to do at night when at the ranch...



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Originally Posted By: rsquared
the only thing that works for me is a spotlight and a dose of lead poisoning.
gives me something fun to do at night when at the ranch...

x2 and trap like crazy when you are there and can run traps.



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do you have a pic of your feeder?


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this is the one we have, the platform/ladder makes it hard because they can easily just climb down from there. We have the boss buck shark teeth(basically like carpet tack strips) all the way down the tube and covering all of the protein ports. It may be because we got a new camera, but I don't remember having nearly this many coons in the past few years we have been feeding free choice


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I got a piece of tin about 6 foot long and wire tied it to the top of the ladder where they couldn't reach the feeder.


x2.

That plus your shark teeth should do the trick.


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The rancher we lease from told me last week that of all things, Purina Monkey Chow, is lethal to coons. He heard this at a trappers meeting in Edwards County. Any one else ever heard this???


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We have put vasoline up and down the feeder legs then sprinkled cayan pepper all over it and when the coons get that all over them they seem to stay off of the feeder just my experience and .02


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Originally Posted By: murph
The rancher we lease from told me last week that of all things, Purina Monkey Chow, is lethal to coons. He heard this at a trappers meeting in Edwards County. Any one else ever heard this???


Monkey Chow is intended and labeled for feeding monkeys, not as a toxicant for raccoons. Doing so would be illegal.


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I got the same kind if Protein feeder but a little bigger. Putting anything on the legs is not got to help. The coons are standing on the ground, reaching up and pulling themselves on to of the feed tube. Got pictures of them doing it. I trap them in a box trap and kill around 25 a year off of 3 feeders. I know some fellas that poison with fly bait but I'm not comfortable with that. Afraid something besides coons will eat it.



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The rancher we lease from told me last week that of all things, Purina Monkey Chow, is lethal to coons. He heard this at a trappers meeting in Edwards County. Any one else ever heard this???


Monkey Chow is intended and labeled for feeding monkeys, not as a toxicant for raccoons. Doing so would be illegal.


Not saying it's a good idea, but is it really illegal? Zupreem Primate Diet Dry is sold as bird food even though the label states that it is for primates (actually it just says animal food, so who knows).


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The rancher we lease from told me last week that of all things, Purina Monkey Chow, is lethal to coons. He heard this at a trappers meeting in Edwards County. Any one else ever heard this???


Monkey Chow is intended and labeled for feeding monkeys, not as a toxicant for raccoons. Doing so would be illegal.
I have no idea on the legality, rancher was told at the trapper meeting that it WAS legal and I personally find it hard to see where it would be illegal. Do you have some research on that?



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Originally Posted By: Stompy
I got the same kind if Protein feeder but a little bigger. Putting anything on the legs is not got to help. The coons are standing on the ground, reaching up and pulling themselves on to of the feed tube. Got pictures of them doing it. I trap them in a box trap and kill around 25 a year off of 3 feeders. I know some fellas that poison with fly bait but I'm not comfortable with that. Afraid something besides coons will eat it.


Just raise the the tube up another 4"-6" where they can't reach it.



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They are not able to reach the tube, they climb up the legs and ladder and hang down the platform to get on the tube. The shark teeth seem to have had no affect on them


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I got the same kind if Protein feeder but a little bigger. Putting anything on the legs is not got to help. The coons are standing on the ground, reaching up and pulling themselves on to of the feed tube. Got pictures of them doing it. I trap them in a box trap and kill around 25 a year off of 3 feeders. I know some fellas that poison with fly bait but I'm not comfortable with that. Afraid something besides coons will eat it.


Just raise the the tube up another 4"-6" where they can't reach it.

Tube won't raise and it's at the right height for the deer now. I'll just keep trapping them. I live on the ranch so it's not that big a deal. Box trap with marshmallows works pretty good.



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Get you a tube of grease and grease those legs up. My friend and I did it to his feeder, and I promise you won't have any problems. The only thing that you will experience are pissed off coons and success.


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The rancher we lease from told me last week that of all things, Purina Monkey Chow, is lethal to coons. He heard this at a trappers meeting in Edwards County. Any one else ever heard this???


Monkey Chow is intended and labeled for feeding monkeys, not as a toxicant for raccoons. Doing so would be illegal.
I have no idea on the legality, rancher was told at the trapper meeting that it WAS legal and I personally find it hard to see where it would be illegal. Do you have some research on that?

There is nothing on the label that says you can not feed it to any animal you wanted to. I spoke with a nutritionist from Purina once about and he told me that there is nothing in the monkey chow that should kill a coon. But many swear by it and use it. It is very expensive I can tell you that much. I fed in South Texas at 25 protein feeders. Took 5 gallon buckets with lids and cut a hole just big enough for coons to reach in and pull out the monkey chow. Side effect was that the pear rats ate more than the coons did and could empty a bucket overnight it seemed like. Only thing I can tell you is that after about 4 months I less coons and whole lot less cash in my wallet.



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I guess we will try some of the suggestions and try and shoot way more, have shot 8 coons the past two times we were out, but there are just as many there every time. At least my Dad and I are only responsible for 1 of the 3 protein feeders. Thats enough for me lol


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I had some hunting buddies put out the monkey food before and all it seemed to do was piss the coons off more. They took out their constipation frustrations on my spin feeder and ended up ripping all the wires out. After feeding it for a couple of months, they just got bigger and meaner. Never found and dead coons around either.



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I thought it was called monkey chow also but its not its something else ill find out the real name tomorrow...I have it written down.

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The rancher we lease from told me last week that of all things, Purina Monkey Chow, is lethal to coons. He heard this at a trappers meeting in Edwards County. Any one else ever heard this???


Monkey Chow is intended and labeled for feeding monkeys, not as a toxicant for raccoons. Doing so would be illegal.
I have no idea on the legality, rancher was told at the trapper meeting that it WAS legal and I personally find it hard to see where it would be illegal. Do you have some research on that?

There is nothing on the label that says you can not feed it to any animal you wanted to. I spoke with a nutritionist from Purina once about and he told me that there is nothing in the monkey chow that should kill a coon. But many swear by it and use it. It is very expensive I can tell you that much. I fed in South Texas at 25 protein feeders. Took 5 gallon buckets with lids and cut a hole just big enough for coons to reach in and pull out the monkey chow. Side effect was that the pear rats ate more than the coons did and could empty a bucket overnight it seemed like. Only thing I can tell you is that after about 4 months I less coons and whole lot less cash in my wallet.




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What about some kind of electric fence rigged around the tube so that it wont electrify the feeder but will make kind of a spider web around the tube? anyone ever tried this


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BOBO it is Primate Diet or something like that. Mummes in Pearsall used to keep for the monkey refuge down at Dilley. Most of the Purina line for zoo feeds always ended with "diet" if I remember right. Used to be in a white and gray 20lb bag. Feed looked like hush puppies in size.



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What about some kind of electric fence rigged around the tube so that it wont electrify the feeder but will make kind of a spider web around the tube? anyone ever tried this

American Hunter used to sell a varmit cage that was rigged to give off an electrical shock like an electrical fence charger. Worked off of the timer/feeder battery and solar panel.



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