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Coons keeping deer away #7362843 11/30/18 02:06 PM
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Ive got coons for dayssss. Do you guys think coons ever detour deer from the pen? I hardly get any night pics of the deer 🦌 and I hAve got up to ten coons at a time 😩

Re: Coons keeping deer away [Re: sunsetroosters] #7362878 11/30/18 02:34 PM
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I have seen a coon run a doe and a small six point out of a feeder pen at different times.


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I have seen deer and coons eating corn together many times. You may have some aggressive coons. I personally don't mind giving a coon a .270 kiss....there are always plenty more to take their place.

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Time to put out some traps the problem does not fix itself


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Re: Coons keeping deer away [Re: sunsetroosters] #7362912 11/30/18 03:01 PM
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I trapped 7 coons just this past week. Coons caught in a trap will deter the deer until removed, mainly because they are thrashing around making noise trying to get out. But rarely do you see a free roaming coon scare off deer. Maybe a young doe, young buck or fawn, but I have never seen a mature buck intimidated by them. If anything the mature buck is running them off.

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I've watched young deer chase coons off many times, but most of the time they tolerate each other, I have even had deer at the feeder with a coon or 2 caught in the duke traps. A couple of dukes dog proof traps and a couple of weekends and you will be on the move to thin them out.


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Dog proof traps = problem solved


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The duke trap is the way to go. Bait them with small marshmallows and set them on an angle so they can see inside. I used them in my protein feeder pen. 4 traps, one in each corner. went 3 for 4 many times. Could not quite pull off the 4 -4! Didn't stop them totally but slowed em down quite a bit.


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By the way. I am convinced that Throckmorton coons carry leatherman tools.


on particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%.....and that's pretty good.
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Ive seen deer/coons eat side by side, ive seen deer run coons off and coons run deer off. If they are only there at night I wouldn't consider it too horrible a thing, its keeping your deer from eating all night.


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Originally Posted by Western
I've watched young deer chase coons off many times, but most of the time they tolerate each other.

This has been my experience also.

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Originally Posted by SapperTitan
Dog proof traps = problem solved

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The duke trap is the way to go. Bait them with small marshmallows and set them on an angle so they can see inside. I used them in my protein feeder pen. 4 traps, one in each corner. went 3 for 4 many times. Could not quite pull off the 4 -4! Didn't stop them totally but slowed em down quite a bit.



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Dog proof traps with a marshmallow under the trigger and cheap cat food ontop. Set the trap at least 50 yards away from the feeder the coons will find it.


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Re: Coons keeping deer away [Re: sunsetroosters] #7363341 12/01/18 01:42 AM
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Years ago I trapped a lot and used cattle cubes in my traps to catch coons...sometimes cat food. Marshmallows sounds interesting. I think just about anything might work for coons. I used small chunks of rabbits hoping for bobcats and catch coons with that.

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One or two is not a problem but when you get to 14 or more then you have a problem.... bang and yes they will keep the deer away.
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I doubt it deters the deer...the coons at my feeder visit every single night. The deer just eat around them.

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