Any coon prevention tips???

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  1. Chas in Me

    Chas in Me Well-Known Member

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    We lost our corn to coons last year and don't want a repeat. We have heard squash vines will keep them out of the corn and planted lots of it. I recently heard a radio playing at night will keep them out also. The cost of electric fence is keeping it out of consideration.
    Any tips will be appreciated.
    I will read all posts, thanks.
    Charles
     
  2. ckncrazy

    ckncrazy Well-Known Member

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    A 12 guage works. My father uses a battery powerd electric fence. I think it ran about $70 with fence wire and posts.

    JAKE
     

  3. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    WHITE, BLINKING Christmas lights !!! Their eyes can not adjust quick enough between blinks, so they stay away from them !!
     
  4. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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    and then shoot them in the back of the head with a 22 short.
     
  5. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Then cook them up for Supper. :haha:

    big rockpile
     
  6. Rita

    Rita Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You might think this is a silly answer but what I do is buy the cheapest bag of dog food I can find and when the corn starts coming in (the coons know when to start on it) I put a dish of dog food (dry) a real good way away from the corn and I figure they fill up on that and don't want to work to get the corn. To me the value of the corn far outways the cost of the dog food.
     
  7. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've put a radio and a drop light in the middle of the sweetcorn and didn't loose any corn to coon when I did. I also have a live trap set year around to relocate the varmits. I caught a little coon last week smaller than a kitty cat, but he was the meanest growlingest, toughest little bugger I ever caught. Possums have knocked down sweetcorn for us once. He got in the trap, and no more corn was damaged.
    An all night Rap station should keep coons from even getting close to the corn.
     
  8. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    Unc, an all nite rap station would keep ME away from the corn!
     
  9. margo

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    Thought of opening our property to coonhunters for a few years in order to lower the population. They seem to be getting out of hand here.
     
  10. Rone

    Rone Active Member

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    I like Rita's plan. It reminded me of the time that I had problems with field mice.
    Mixed some plaster of paris (the stuff that is used to make cast.)
    The mice eat the mix and then you go out with your golf club
    and practice long range golf driving.
     
  11. BigSkyBoerGoats

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    Get ya a good bow wow and ya won't have any problems.