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Pesky Raccoon #8436080 11/01/21 08:18 PM
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Anyone have a tried and true method of keeping a persistent coon off a feeder? I know he isn’t getting much corn, but he went and broke my solar panel. Was going to try the spike strips.

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Set a dog proof trap adjacent to the feeder, and
when it's caught pop it with your 22
End of that particular problem

( there's probably 5 more feeding that you don't see)

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Whatever you are doing to only get one raccoon at your feeder, please feel free to share the secret.
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Re: Pesky Raccoon [Re: TXB4] #8436205 11/01/21 10:44 PM
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Oh there are more than this one. I see a few of them eating up stray corn, but not many of them are acrobats. There are a ton of them around the area, so it would take a long time to put a dent on them. I’m going to try these strips from Amazon to see if they help.

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Re: Pesky Raccoon [Re: TXB4] #8436217 11/01/21 11:01 PM
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I've used those strips. They work. But I would also trap for a few nights. My best results have always been right before a rainstorm comes in overnight. A mess to clean up the traps, but I know there'll be something in them. Dry cat food in a Duke's.

I also use PVC on chains over the legs on a regular feeder, septic lateral line plastic over the winch pole on a winch up. It slows the dumb ones down. The "Eliminator Plate" is another option, but, you have to keep it lubed and, I have an aversion to it 'cause there was a zealot on here a while ago that railed against anyone that used anything else. He is no longer with us. roflmao rofl (And back on his meds, I understand. cool )


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Appreciate the insight folks!

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Iv'e tried the strips and good luck, but DP Coon traps DO work as maximum says you can find good prices on ebay. I will say this secure them very well otherwise your going to show up and be missing a coon and trap, believe me I know. flag


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One coon would have been a blessing the year I had this problem. Duke DP traps took care of the majority of them though. Bandaids only help with part of the issue...the main issue is to many coons so controlling the numbers is the solution.
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