Is this a problem?

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  1. mc68

    mc68 LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    This is one of my feeders, is this a problem. I HATE THESE GUYS! Been trapping them when I’m there. Raccoons and porcupines getting fat off my free food.

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  2. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I vote free lead for corn thieves.
     
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    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Looks like you are going to have to step up your trapping game. I have about 8+ visiting one of my feeders, but they are mostly frustrated by one of the eliminator spinner plates.
     
  4. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I put 5' lengths of 6" PVC pipe over my feeder legs. Haven't had any issues since.
     
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  5. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Here's a thought. Secure "T-Posts" to each tri-pod leg. At about head height (for you), put a T-Post insulator on each T-Post (m'be even a couple of rows), string some electric fence line, and charge it with a solar powered electric fence box. Trash Panda shimmies up the leg, hits the hot line and learns to NOT climb said legs.

    Said idea brought to you buy a city boy... from Seattle (no less). You're welcome.
     
  6. JPM_6.8

    JPM_6.8 LSB Member

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    They’re overtaking our feeders as well. Need to try the 6” PVC idea, we’ve put spikes on the legs and the raccoons seem to get a better grip climbing the legs…
     

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