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Deer and Coons #2559557 09/05/11 04:26 PM
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So i have pics of 7 and 8 coons under my feeder in the mornings evenings and nights. Does anybody know if coons chase deer off feeders?


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Yes, they will.



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Re: Deer and Coons [Re: Stompy] #2559572 09/05/11 04:31 PM
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What should i do to get rid of them? i dont really wanna do much shooting this close to bow season though..


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Well if you don't do something you are not going to have any deer to shoot anyways. Get you some traps and get them before they get to the feeder on the trails leading in.



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Re: Deer and Coons [Re: stxranchman] #2559649 09/05/11 05:04 PM
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I put traps in my pens and bait them with marshmallows. Killed 5 in 2 night last week doing that.



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Re: Deer and Coons [Re: Stompy] #2559803 09/05/11 06:10 PM
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Coons are a problem for us too. I like to use peanut butter in my live traps. They really like it.

I like to boil out their skulls. Pretty cool little skulls on'em. stir


Re: Deer and Coons [Re: DeerSmokeScreen.com] #2559820 09/05/11 06:20 PM
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Coons don't chase deer off, I can easily show 1000+ pictures in the last two years that show coons and deer eating peacefully side by side.


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I agree that they don't chase the deer off. But they will make your corn disappear a lot faster and deer will stay away bc the food is gone! I am from Missouri (moved to Dallas a year ago) and a couple years ago we had a major coon problem. We trapped 30 of them at one of our feeders over the course of a couple months. Our corn lasted a lot longer with the coons gone, and we had a lot more deer coming in to get their pictures taken.



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Originally Posted By: Chuck McDonald
Coons don't chase deer off, I can easily show 1000+ pictures in the last two years that show coons and deer eating peacefully side by side.



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Originally Posted By: Chuck McDonald
Coons don't chase deer off, I can easily show 1000+ pictures in the last two years that show coons and deer eating peacefully side by side.
If you just want to feed coons put up a high fence and keep the deer out.


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I've got pictures where there's 3-4 coons under the feeder with deer in the background. My deer will NOT eat at a feeder with coons on it. They will wait till they leave.



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The coons will definitely clean your corn out. And they will climb all over your feeder trying to get into it. We had a feeder get torn up by those crafty critters.



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This time of year thats what I hunt, coons and hogs!!!! They dont seem to mind the coons at my feedsrs im just sick of feeding them, with the price of corn not comming down any time soon i think of it as pure thievery!!!!!


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so how many traps would you suggest putting out at the feeder at one time. i too have the exact same problem with those dam coons, and can you catch more than one in a trap at a time. i have never attempted to trap anything so any tips are appreciated


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Wonder if the local feed stores carry those egg traps.

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I bought some Duke's DP Leg hold traps at feed store In Graham this past weekend, due to all the coon pic's I was getting at our feeders. Out of 12 traps caught 9 Saturday and 6 Sunday. I just ordered another 12 from Duke's be here Friday. Gonna clean house!


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Originally Posted By: Chuck McDonald
Coons don't chase deer off, I can easily show 1000+ pictures in the last two years that show coons and deer eating peacefully side by side.


That's been my experience as well.

Just install a good critter guard around your feeder motor and you should be fine.

My experience has always been that hogs are the worst at keeping deer away from a feeder.



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I have pics of racoons showing teeth to deer. And then in the next pic the deer is gone and the coon is still there.




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Coons don't chase deer off, I can easily show 1000+ pictures in the last two years that show coons and deer eating peacefully side by side.


That's been my experience as well.

Just install a good critter guard around your feeder motor and you should be fine.

My experience has always been that hogs are the worst at keeping deer away from a feeder.

I can show you pics of deer standing in the background with coons on the feeder eating on protein feeders minute after minute after minute, Then when coosn are gone only deer in the pics. My experience with coon guards on spin feeders is that they are made to small diameter for a coons arm length and they give the coons something really great to hang onto and rake the corn off onto the ground. If you build your own and build it big enough and strong enough it will work. Killing or catching coons will solve a lot of the problem much better than trying to keep them off the feeder. Coons need management also.



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I have used conibear traps in the past with good success. The buzzards were happy for a while.



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Just get a tomahark or hav a heart, and check them every morning and night. Put sardines, corn, anything in there. They'll start adding up.



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I've seen them eat side by side, seen the deer waiting their turn and I've also seen them actually fight the deer.

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I can't keep the coons away with this but it saves a lot of corn. It's a homemade job like stxranch mntioned above.



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Pulled my SD card today, looked at the photos and thought of this thread. Food has been so scarce around here, I have coons out all hrs of the day, deer also out more than normal.

This young buck was not going to give up his place in line. Only photo that wasn't "blurry", but the spike kicked the snot out of that coon!!




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