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How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder #4060971 02/17/13 09:21 PM
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A buddy of mine here in Kansas has several Boss Buck deer feeders on the property he hunts. The squirrels have succeeded in chewing holes in all of them. Some of the holes are the size of your fist!

He has tried shark teeth on the legs and cone shields on the legs. The squirrels have figured out how to get around them each time. There are no trees nearby for them to drop from.

Any other ideas on how to stop them other than a 24/7 squirrel hunt?

Thanks!

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #4061112 02/17/13 10:49 PM
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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: don k] #4061559 02/18/13 01:54 AM
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Oil of peppermint on scent pads keeps them out of my attic?

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: Cannon] #4061569 02/18/13 01:58 AM
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metal feeders


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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: hoof n wings] #4061588 02/18/13 02:02 AM
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We fastened a section of PVC pipe to each leg. They are attached by a piece of wire so the PVC pipe rotates freely when the squirrel try to climb. Work really well for us and we have a million squirrels

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: gunslinger922] #4061594 02/18/13 02:03 AM
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Try metal feeders with critter guards.

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: cameron00] #4062660 02/18/13 03:21 PM
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We wire up chicken wire all around the motor so nothing can get in.

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: b25wolfpack] #4062740 02/18/13 03:46 PM
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I went to metal feeders and critter guards and my squirrel/coon problems appear to be over. OnTime sells a good critter guard.


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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: 603Country] #4062924 02/18/13 04:52 PM
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Hot wire.


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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: hook_n_line] #4063133 02/18/13 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: hook_n_line
Hot wire.


Just one time in my life I would enjoy watchin a squirrel or coon touchin a hot wire or zapper on a feeder smile
I can only imagine the sheer enjoyment I would get from that hahahahaha


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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: dawgkllr] #4063156 02/18/13 06:00 PM
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axle grease on the feeder legs


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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: landsurveyor] #4063178 02/18/13 06:07 PM
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Quick fix....


Best fix

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: Navasot] #4063309 02/18/13 07:09 PM
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17HMR Will do wonders, our problem is coons though. We just put metal screens around the spinner..

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: dawgkllr] #4063378 02/18/13 07:36 PM
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It's really funny when they do it twice. lol...

Originally Posted By: dawgkllr
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Hot wire.


Just one time in my life I would enjoy watchin a squirrel or coon touchin a hot wire or zapper on a feeder smile
I can only imagine the sheer enjoyment I would get from that hahahahaha


Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.
Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: hook_n_line] #4064750 02/19/13 03:16 AM
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Thanks guys! I appreciate it!

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: b25wolfpack] #4065094 02/19/13 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: b25wolfpack
We wire up chicken wire all around the motor so nothing can get in.


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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: caldwelldeerhunter] #4065452 02/19/13 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: caldwelldeerhunter
Originally Posted By: b25wolfpack
We wire up chicken wire all around the motor so nothing can get in.


Ha


Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: Navasot] #4066230 02/19/13 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: caldwelldeerhunter
Originally Posted By: b25wolfpack
We wire up chicken wire all around the motor so nothing can get in.


Ha



Coons in cahoots with hogs working together with a common goal...to empty ur feeder...I had to switch to all metal feeders and varmint guards, they have chewed up one to many plastic feeder lids, funnels, wires, ect. Even went with metal protein feeder sprayed the inside of the metal lid with truck undercoating to cut down on condensation, works good. I like the 17 HMR sentiment also...


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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: kamolaw] #4066264 02/19/13 07:05 PM
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#6's work too.

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: gunslinger922] #4066270 02/19/13 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: gunslinger922
We fastened a section of PVC pipe to each leg. They are attached by a piece of wire so the PVC pipe rotates freely when the squirrel try to climb. Work really well for us and we have a million squirrels


Sounds like a good one.

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: TF Panther] #4066617 02/19/13 08:50 PM
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Metal is the way to go. never had a raccoon or squirrel problem with this setup in 10 years of use for this one. Yes the barrel needs a paint job.



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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: TF Panther] #4066896 02/19/13 10:36 PM
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Now the coon inside the wire, that's funny. He would be a dead coon but its'still funny.


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Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: Navasot] #4067516 02/20/13 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: caldwelldeerhunter
Originally Posted By: b25wolfpack
We wire up chicken wire all around the motor so nothing can get in.


Ha


I stand corrected. LOL

Re: How to keep squirrels from chewing on feeder [Re: b25wolfpack] #4068456 02/20/13 02:33 PM
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It works for a while and on the dumb ones but this coon has been around a while i guess i bet he could figure out an arubix cube

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The coon does look like he's pretty smart, even the way he is sitting in the cage. Sorta like he's "daring" you to do something.


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