Tripod feeders and raccoons

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  1. katlynn

    katlynn 6 pointer

    Sep 20, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    We bought a couple of tripod feeders recently and have raccoons climbing the legs.

    I was thinking about pvc pipe around the legs but didn’t know if it would be slick enough to prevent them from climbing.

    I know killing them will thin the herd, but we can’t kill them all, so looking for something other than (or in addition to) that.

    What has worked for y’all?
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    Golden Marlin.
    I mean, that's what I heard.
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  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Dog proof traps I've heard work really well around feeders
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  4. jblack1

    jblack1 10 pointer

    Dec 13, 2005
    Science Hill
    put vaseline on the legs, dang furry corn eaters can't climb it then.
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  5. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 10 pointer

    Feb 10, 2020
    Central Kentucky.
    I think they stand on top each other until they get enough to reach feeder LoL. There was a trap few years ago "cage trap" that caught multiple coons at once. I think there's a utube video of it thing was to high for me back then.
  6. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    I made a cage framed up with plywood and 1x2’s wrapped in heavy 1/2 inch square wire to keep them from eating all my corn and eating my spinner up. Then first thing I do after feeders are set up I thin the herd by DP’s. Once I stop getting regular catches the herd is thinned enough I leave the areas alone. Normally by July fourth they are thinned out enough.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
  7. cedar ridge

    cedar ridge 6 pointer

    Dec 3, 2015
    South Central KY
    Second on the Vaseline. Coat the first 4’ or so and you WILL NOT have another coon climb the leg. This works.
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  8. ABLongbow

    ABLongbow Spike

    Aug 10, 2018
    Morgan County
    I use a dog proof coon trap at 1 feeder in February I caught 10 Coons with one trap
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  9. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

    Nov 21, 2006
    Fisherville, KY
    Not sure what it's called, but my uncle puts some kind of "razor wire" zip tied to the legs.
  10. 257Wmag

    257Wmag 6 pointer

    Oct 7, 2015
    Boss buck sells spike strips that you mount on the legs, I don't like the idea though. They're pretty clever and will figure out a way to get to the feeder and probably harder to mover the feeder with the spikes on there.

    I bought the boss buck James Kroll edition, it has the legs spaced out far enough that they can't reach the tubes, had a bunch of pics of coons on the legs trying but they couldn't reach. Looks like they figured out they could shake the feeder a little would spill but only when the feeder was getting close to empty.
  11. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

    Jan 25, 2006
    The Occupied South
    They are quick learners. The last time I caught one, I had to build a Concrete Block Cave and put my Live trap inside it. Got him the first night.
    (Can't use leg hold traps because of my barncats.)
    I say "Live Traps" but they get a bullet in the head.
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  12. Semp

    Semp 10 pointer

    Feb 4, 2008

    You mean "Malrin". Of course a Marlin would kill 'em dead too. :)
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  13. hoene

    hoene 8 pointer

    May 8, 2012
    Northern Ky
    I use Carpet tack strips on my boss buck, three on each leg and wire tie them on.
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  14. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    Valley flashing around the legs will stop them
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  15. hunter40502

    hunter40502 8 pointer

    Mar 5, 2014
    Washington County
    I don't know if this is true, but sounds good: Put metal rounded duct work about the legs. too wide for them to get their legs around apparently. good luck with whatever method you use. I purchased the Moultrie with the shocker on it. we'll see if it works.

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