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Protein chute height ??? #7365154 12/03/18 05:06 AM
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How high do the shoots have to be to keep the coons from reaching them? This is the only way my raccoons can get to the protein so I simply Need to raise them up. Do you guys know how high will be necessary? Iím not worried about the fawns as they donít usually get in my pens anyways And if they do there is corn.

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Re: Protein chute height ??? [Re: sunsetroosters] #7365193 12/03/18 10:22 AM
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Re: Protein chute height ??? [Re: sunsetroosters] #7365533 12/03/18 04:18 PM
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No height is coon proof as long as the coon can jump or climb. Trapping is the only management solution that is permanent.


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Re: Protein chute height ??? [Re: sunsetroosters] #7365669 12/03/18 06:51 PM
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I think it has a bit to do with your deer, height varies across our State, best observed through observation (eyeballs or cams). My deer eat it up at 30" ~ 32" with little spilled on the ground. Higher, only the largest deer get too it, and the spill rate is high from the other deer trying.

Don't cut your deer short (or would it be high?) by placing it to avoid coons because a coon doesn't care how high it is. You need to get proactive against these critters as protein feed is a huge expense. I trap, which has been effective, but the workload is high. You need to keep extending beyond the feeders. Heck, I'm trapping them in riparian areas 300-yards from the feeders and where these areas cross my fencelines to stem migration. This has worked very well, I've eliminated them, but I've got to keep after it.

I have just gone to the Coonhoods; I think that is the ticket if your time does not allow trapping.

Two years ago now, I looked at the cost of raccoons sticking to my feeder. I had two feeders with identical coon activity, used video instead of pictures over three months after I made and maintained one feeder coon free through trapping. Both feeders had like deer activity, so I felt that consumption was a constant. What I figured out was that each coon at a feeder is going to cost you a pound of protein a night. They put a lot of feed on the ground, much more than they will eat.


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Mine are at about 36" to 38" but I will have the a few coons that figure out how to jump up there. When I have a jumper then I will trap them.

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I have been studying this for a while now .I can tell you 36 is the lowest you want but even still you will have them climb. the only solution for this is CoonHoods www.coonhood.com we have attachable CoonHoods for just about every protein feeder manufacturer and even have a line of feeders of our own that I would put up against any to be the most coon proof available

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