texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
KyleM, East2321, EastTxBowHunter, Waterfowler2020, IVIarkyIVIark
66076 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 95,359
bill oxner 59,948
stxranchman 55,382
SnakeWrangler 48,648
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,446
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics442,243
Posts6,416,574
Members66,076
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Protein feeder and PVC #7695081 12/21/19 06:05 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,131
B
bigjoe8565 Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
OP Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
B
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,131
Going to start feeding protein and need to know if PVC on the feeder legs actually works at deterring raccoons.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695123 12/21/19 06:32 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 584
M
MoTex Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
M
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 584
Yes it helps but some still get to the mechanism. Cut my loss way back. I've only had a few get by on one if my feeders, on the same leg. Make sure they are long enough and move freely.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695220 12/21/19 08:49 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,141
D
Dalee7892 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
D
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,141
Make sure you use 4" PVC and at least 5' long.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: Dalee7892] #7695239 12/21/19 09:02 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,131
B
bigjoe8565 Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
OP Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
B
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,131
Originally Posted by Dalee7892
Make sure you use 4" PVC and at least 5' long.


Assuming I drill holes through the bottom of each leg and put a long bolt through.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695359 12/21/19 11:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 584
M
MoTex Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
M
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 584
I would drill hole at the top and use wire to hang down leg from the feeder so it will move more freely. A bolt would not let it move. The pipe moving is what makes it difficult for climbing.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: MoTex] #7695595 12/22/19 04:37 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 95,359
dogcatcher Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 95,359
Originally Posted by MoTex
I would drill hole at the top and use wire to hang down leg from the feeder so it will move more freely. A bolt would not let it move. The pipe moving is what makes it difficult for climbing.

up


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695608 12/22/19 05:13 AM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,778
CharlieCTx Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,778
Which protein feeder are you using?

Charlie


Kel-Tec RFB + Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300 + Pulsar Apex XQ-50
M&P-10 + AAC Cyclone
Remy 700 + Leupold VX3 3.5x10x50 CDS
Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: CharlieCTx] #7695623 12/22/19 05:51 AM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,131
B
bigjoe8565 Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
OP Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
B
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,131
Originally Posted by CharlieCTx
Which protein feeder are you using?

Charlie


Going to use the Boss Buck 55 gallon barrel lower unit. Not sure I’ll feed long term, so looking for a low cost option to test.

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7695817 12/22/19 04:09 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,778
CharlieCTx Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,778
I went to the Boss Buck site, don’t see what you could be using for protein?

If you’re going to end up with their protein ports, here’s something I did to get medieval with the coons. Besides the screws, you can buy the metal teeth plate things at Home Depot. I actually needed another layer behind the ones you see. It really cutdown on the nefarious activity but a couple of acrobats still figured out how to hang.
[Linked Image]

So just to ask, what result are you looking for to make the decision to keep feeding protein if this is a test?

Charlie


Kel-Tec RFB + Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300 + Pulsar Apex XQ-50
M&P-10 + AAC Cyclone
Remy 700 + Leupold VX3 3.5x10x50 CDS
Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7696248 12/23/19 12:58 AM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,131
B
bigjoe8565 Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
OP Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
B
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 6,131
This is what I plan on using.

[Linked Image]

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7698992 12/26/19 05:09 PM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 272
H
Hudbone Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
H
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 272
Hope you never stumble

Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7709212 01/06/20 01:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,564
M
Mr. T. Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,564
I use the pvc pipe very successfully. mine are 32 inches long and 4" pipe. Holes in top with two small chains holding it. I like the bottom of the pipe to be about 2' off of ground.
I have a friend who uses bungee cords instead of chains to hold up the pipes. Makes it even more difficult for the coons, but they do rot after a year or so.


Ski cabin rental in Pagosa Springs.
www.pagosaspringscabin.com
Re: Protein feeder and PVC [Re: bigjoe8565] #7709345 01/06/20 03:44 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 32,380
R
redchevy Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 32,380
A buddy has the pvc on theirs, I think they got a deal on some 6 inch pipe used somewhere some how. They said that it has really cut down on the coons.


It's hell eatin em live
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3