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Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder #7186703
06/02/18 09:11 PM
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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.

Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7186721
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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



Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7186725
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Ever considered a dukes trap....... confused2


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Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7186732
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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

Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7186773
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Get rid of the coon. That is the only way to solve the problem.

Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7186789
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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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Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7186834
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Try the traps, caught and dead is the solution.


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Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7186844
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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.

Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7189920
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Raccoons are smart and unbelievably stupid at times, I love trapping them when I’ve got the chance.

Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7191901
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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.

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Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7192118
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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

Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: okokmoon] #7192775
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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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Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7201779
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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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Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: kmon1] #7210195
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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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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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Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7210240
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The eliminator plates work for us....but so do the dukes traps.... 2cents

Hope you find out what works for you. cheers


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Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7210256
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When I bought my feeders with the spinner plates the salesman talked me out of the more expensive eliminator plates and I was already planning on purchasing them before I got there. He said, "THERE ARENT ANY COONS OUT HERE IN WEST TEXAS". bang Uh.....I was pretty sure there were but.......ok. Fast forward 5 years. Added 2 eliminator plates on to 2 of the 4 feeders I have. Sure, it slowed them down for a "SHORT" while, but that's it. They have that thing figured out so well it might as well just be a gravity fed feeder.

DUKES TRAPS....and LEAD to the HEAD is all that works. Anything else and it's just a matter of time, I promise.

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If you have coon problems there is only one solution. Kill all of them.

Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: don k] #7210456
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If you have coon problems there is only one solution. Kill all of them.

Howdy “Duke, where ya been.....”


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Milf does the trick.

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Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7211009
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Eliminator spinners. We have never had issues after moving to these years and years ago.

Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7213649
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I have had good luck with the "DUKE" type coon type coon traps. I fixed my protein feeder as a gravity type, fenced in, and the coons would rake 200 lbs of the expensive feed on the ground, in one night. I have caught and killed 18 coons, since march. Did get a skunk this weekend. My feeders are now holding feed, until the deer empty. Coons are a menace.

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I put eliminator plates on all my corn feeders when I bought them 6 yrs ago. Never put any varmint cages on the feeders either. I also started trapping with Dukes Dog Proof traps at the same time. I have not ever had any problem with my feeders here where I live. My other place is different. I had to build an over size cage for that feeder and coons can still reach the spinner plate. I bought an eliminator plate to put on it but I will need to bring the feed home to take off the downspout and then add the new plate to the feeder. I have had 14 coons in one pic on that feeder. The coons keep the deer run away from the feeder all night long. Due to distance I am not able to trap there like I can here at home. I still run the Dukes when I can hunt 2-3 days in a row. I was able to catch around 11 or 12 last year in hunting season to help a little.










Re: Dang Coons - finally damaged my feeder [Re: 603Country] #7213707
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Solar fence charger is ONLY solution that has consistently worked for me.

It's sooo enjoyable to be sitting in the stand at night and watch a coon bail off the feeder and start walking in circles under it.

This year has been pretty challenging due to lots of coons.
Every time I get out to go hunting at night, if the pigs don't show, I know there are a few coons at the feeders to make sure the NV is still zeroed.

Also, I have shot and trapped 8 in my front yard after they found the bird feeders.
At first, I just slid open the patio door and shot them.
Then they got smart and I had to go out other door to snipe them.
Then they got smarter and I broke out the Dukes and got more.
One was so greedy that he had BOTH front feet in the cuff trap!


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2 of the ones, that I have caught, had both front feet in the trap.

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I zipped tied carpet tack strips to the legs. Haven’t had problems since

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