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Feeder Legs #7639613 10/23/19 06:21 AM
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Just in case you thought that PVC legs would prevent coon climbing.... [Linked Image]


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That feeder sits very low to the ground. Is it possible the jumped and grabbed the Varmint cage? I know they’re not considered good jumpers, but it would appear they wouldn’t have to jump far to grab the cage.

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Only thing worse than a cow is a coon...


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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
Only thing worse than a cow is a coon...


Truth! I have more feeders and hunts ruined by cows than raccoons.

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Yep feeder basket to close to the ground. PVC legs are more effective when they are more vertical/straight up and down.

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If I remember correctly you're pretty far west. Terrell County maybe???

If you're lucky maybe a black bear will come along "shortly" and put that feeder out of it's misery trout



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I have learned that there is simply no way to keep them out....they'll figure out a way eventually.

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Originally Posted by Stub
Yep feeder basket to close to the ground. PVC legs are more effective when they are more vertical/straight up and down.

Same thing I was thinking, alo, how many folks have posted photos of coons using each other as a ladder? I recall at least one not long ago.


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Originally Posted by bigjoe8565
That feeder sits very low to the ground. Is it possible the jumped and grabbed the Varmint cage? I know they’re not considered good jumpers, but it would appear they wouldn’t have to jump far to grab the cage.

I think an adult coon could just stand and grab on that feeder is so low.

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Nice stand and fill feeder..... rofl


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Get bigger PVC pipe


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I am far west in Val Verde County and I have had a black bear on my ranch a couple years back. Somewhere I have a picture of him sitting on a water trough. He had an ear tag and escaped from a wildlife refuge near the ranch...Game Wardens trapped him and took him home. FWIW, he did not disturb any of my feeders.


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As an added item, the PVC legs worked perfectly when they were new. The relentless sun removes the slick, shiny surface and makes it easier for the coons to get a grip with their claws.
The PVC still rotates and throws their [censored] off if they do not have a firm grip.


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Originally Posted by garyrapp55
Originally Posted by bigjoe8565
That feeder sits very low to the ground. Is it possible the jumped and grabbed the Varmint cage? I know they’re not considered good jumpers, but it would appear they wouldn’t have to jump far to grab the cage.

I think an adult coon could just stand and grab on that feeder is so low.

I agree with these quotes. Coons can easily reach up to grab the varmint cage or just jump that short of distance to pull themselves up onto the feeder. PVC is doing nothing at all with the feeder that low.



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