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Coons?!

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Hey does anybody know how to stop coons from eating from our bird feeders the pig is gonna break the hangger one day. so any helpp would be good thnx

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I feed them lead. winkgrin .177cal. Beeman pellet gun 1000fps. I'm up to #11 for the year. smile

Dan

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I'm in the same boat. Acute lead poisoning works good. I can't help to think that on RM (raccoon minnesota), there is a long running thread about what those loud pops and stinging rear ends are from as well. grin

Bandit wrote, "jeez, every time I climb the pole and get half way through my meal, I hear this pop and my butt hurts real bad"

Sorry about that, but I just had a Far Side cartoon bubble pop up

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Be careful there is a season on them. Dont want anybody getting a ticket.

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A simple change in the birdfeeder should do it. The tin or cone below it should keep them off of it. Not sure of you setup, but if its on a post the cone will work. If not, I would put it on a post. Or feed him until Oct. and drill him and sell his pelt. They are supposed to be worth something this year.

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Rage broadhead or 22-250 or the nice way live traps and relocate. Live traps can be expensive. I have been using a new trap called the egg. It is dog proof and is easy to use. only about $15. Set the egg using a marshmallow, peanutbutter or what ever and caught him and kill him with a club or put hit in a trash can and can take where ever.

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Be careful there is a season on them. Dont want anybody getting a ticket.

Unless they are doing some property damage or about to.

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Or just quit filling the bird feeder. It seems like a waste to be killing coon and discarding them when you are creating the condition that attracts them.

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It seems that on this site, many "outdoorsman" have no time for trappers. How come when a coon eats some bird feed it needs to die, but when a deer eats the smae feed it is cool?

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Deer dont tip your trash can over and make a mess in your yard.

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So if I decide I want to operate a racoon feeder, is it alright for me to shoot all the nusiance songbirds that keep raiding it and stealing my coon feed?

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From the ideas in this thread I would say yes.

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...How come when a coon eats some bird feed it needs to die, but when a deer eats the smae feed it is cool?

Many Minnesotans still have the mentality that deer are rare. It wasn't too long ago when deer were a very rare sighting in many parts of this state. They closed the deer season one year, I think 1976, could be wrong. With the large increase in deer population of recent years some people are starting to also see deer as varmits.

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Coons have to eat too.

If the coons are in your feeder...change it. Don't blame the coon because you are displaying a meal for them.

If someone hands me a beer and I take it...I don't want to be shot in the butt.

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good point. also the coon were hit pretty hard by mange last year and there are not near as many as people think. I know coon can do some damage, but talk to some farmes where ther are lots of turkeys and see what criiter is more of a pain.

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another cheap alternative is to make sure there is plenty of weight in the bottom of your garbage can/ 35gallon drum with food in the bottom. and then put a plank of wood going up to to, it makes a pretty good livetrap.

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