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HunterHuntingHunters
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Sep-19-17, 
09:04 AM (MST)
"Feed Protein"

Do any of you guys feed protein? What kind of feeder do you have and why? How do you keep coons out of your protein?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Feed Prote...  utarchery      Sep-20-17   1 
  RE: Feed Prote...  BIGJOHNT      Sep-20-17   2 
   RE: Feed Prote...  txhunter58      Sep-20-17   3 
    RE: Feed Prote...  txhunter58      Sep-20-17   4 
     RE: Feed Prote...  hossblur      Sep-21-17   5 
      RE: Feed Prote...  txhunter58      Sep-21-17   6 
       RE: Feed Prote...  HunterHunti...      Sep-25-17   7 
        RE: Feed Prote...  txhunter58      Sep-25-17   8 
         RE: Feed Prote...  Tilalit      Oct-04-17   9 
         RE: Feed Prote...  HunterHunti...      Oct-04-17   10 

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utarchery
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Sep-20-17, 
04:48 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Feed Protein"

i have in the past. i just used a home made gravity feeder. its expensive stuff

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Sep-20-17, 
05:27 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Feed Protein"

Rocky Mountain sweet mix. A hanging electric feeder that goes off at dusk and dawn. Runs on a 6 volt battery.

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Sep-20-17, 
06:59 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Feed Protein"

If google is correct, Rocky mountain mix is only 8% protein. You need a minimum of 12% to do any good at all. 16% is better. Protein pellets won't go thru a sling feeder due to moisture from rain/humidity. There is a corn soybean mix that brings protein up to 16%, so that is what I use in sling feeders. I use the "eliminator plate" as a spinner and a cage around the spinner to keep birds/squirrels/coons from getting to the feed. The plate and the cage virtually eliminates loss of feed between feedings.

In the summer months (period of growth of antlers) and when rain is lacking, I use a 1200 lb protein feeder with 3 ports. However, to be able to afford it, I close all but one port. Even with that, they eat 35 to 50 lbs/day in my area. Cost on that pushes $10/day for one feeder. Got 2 feeders so $15-20/day. I can stand that for about 3 months (june/july/august). At least I did this year. Will see how it goes.

In our area, the deer are going to stop coming to feeders this fall during the hunting season. We have a bumper acorn crop this year and when that happens, the deer disappear during the day. Kind of like that because my hunters are really going to have to HUNT this year.

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Sep-20-17, 
07:05 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Feed Protein"

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1332085&type=product&WT.z_btnclk=YMAL-1332085&WT.z_pg_ref=prd1332081

This is not the feeder I use, but similar. I use 3" pvc pipe over the legs. Coons and squirrels can't climb those. Can't stop birds though

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Sep-21-17, 
06:53 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Feed Protein"

I listen to a show out of Houston via iheart, KTRH, "The Michael Berry Show". He had an old boy on who had come out with a new feeder concept. Cannonfeeder. Might interest you. If I remember right its solar powered, air launcher, completely enclosed.

Txhunter, your hunters are going to have to "really hunt" cuz the feeders ain't running? No comment, I think it speaks for itself.


"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun"

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Sep-21-17, 
12:19 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Feed Protein"

Oh the feeders will be running, but nothing will come to them. And as implied, most lessors just sit at a feeder to "hunt". Not gonna work this year.

I do have one lessor that doesn't. He is a bowhunter that sets up treestands and ground blinds where trails intersect away from feeders. He uses decoys and calls and usually kills the biggest buck, and the one he gets has not been seen at any feeder.

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Sep-25-17, 
08:44 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Feed Protein"

I have a solution but not sure if many of you guys have these types of protein feeders.
However for chute type protein feeders they work!
check out my website
www.coonhood.com

I invite all questions, comments , and criticism.

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Sep-25-17, 
11:47 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Feed Protein"

Looks like that should work. Same concept as the bird feeders where the weight of large birds and squirrels will close the hole.

The cannon feeder is certainly a new idea with some merit. The price of $1500-1600 is a bit much for me. Hopefully that will come down if they get into mass production.

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Oct-04-17, 
06:48 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Feed Protein"

Absolutely agree

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Oct-04-17, 
01:46 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Feed Protein"

The good thing about free flow feeders with CoonHoods is there is no maintenance, no checking or refilling compressed air, which I am sure is a pain to do on the cannons. You attach, then forget about them.

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