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Squirrels and gravity feeders #2521689
07/05/18 08:14 PM
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Anybody had any luck stopping them from chewing on feeders? I have boss buck if that matters

Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2521756
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hell ,,, i aint figured out how to stop them from chewing up my cameras . lol

Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2521767
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Learned this the hard way; you will have to get the feeders far enough from trees/limbs, that they can’t jump to the feeder. Try an All Seasons feeder.

Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2521792
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spray paint squirrels wont chew on anything that is spray painted. I learned that roofing theyll chew up a pipe flashing in a year or two paint it they leave it alone. Dont know why it works but it does. ive got some barrel feeders i strap to trees i put sheet metal behind also to keep them from climbing to the timed broadcaster also.

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Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2521890
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I saw some spike strips that go the legs. I may try those

Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: GKelly] #2521982
07/06/18 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by GKelly
spray paint squirrels wont chew on anything that is spray painted. I learned that roofing theyll chew up a pipe flashing in a year or two paint it they leave it alone. Dont know why it works but it does. ive got some barrel feeders i strap to trees i put sheet metal behind also to keep them from climbing to the timed broadcaster also.

I had squirrels chew the paint off my treestands and then chew down into the aluminum.

Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2522335
07/06/18 09:04 PM
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No.6’s works for me LOL... in all seriousness I haven’t found anything that effectively keeps them off feed entirely. Keeping the feeder out in the open away from any trees has been the only thing that remotely worked for me.

Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: blumsden] #2522416
07/07/18 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by blumsden
Originally Posted by GKelly
spray paint squirrels wont chew on anything that is spray painted. I learned that roofing theyll chew up a pipe flashing in a year or two paint it they leave it alone. Dont know why it works but it does. ive got some barrel feeders i strap to trees i put sheet metal behind also to keep them from climbing to the timed broadcaster also.

I had squirrels chew the paint off my treestands and then chew down into the aluminum.

use a good enamel it works ive sprayed things theyve been actively chewing and they stop right after theyll chew up a lead pipe flashing in a few months spray painted with enamel they wont touxh it for 15 years

Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2522470
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I never had any luck stopping squirrels from chewing into and destroying My Boss Buck Feeder So I figured I would try another type Feeder. I bought 2 Banks 300lb gravity feeders. I got 2 Of the PVC sleeves that go over the 4X4 posts that the feeders sit on and I also bought 2 squirrel baffles from Lowe’s and put around the 4X4 posts. This is a squirrel proof setup and any other varmits that may try to climb onto the feeders. I have pics of squirrels, coons, and possums on the ground around the feeders eating the crumbs the deer left behind.


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Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2522487
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I put rat poison out to keep them at bay. The big chunks on the ground to keep the coon population in check and Decon on top for the bushy tails


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Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2522516
07/07/18 09:21 AM
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I wrapped sheet metal around the feed ports of my boss buck when I first put it out 6-7 yrs ago. Never had another problem until this spring noticed they were chewing on the filler lid. Bought another piece of 2 foot square sheet metal and screwed it to the top. Folded corners down and good to go.


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Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2522607
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I had a feeder in a hardwood bottom a few years ago. The squirrels could get into anything I did. I have since thought about it and I think if I hung it from a cable and then drill into the body of the barrel and install some isolators and wrap 4-5 rounds of electric fence wire around the barrel.

Thats a lot of trouble but it might be fun to watch them get shocked off the barrel.


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Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2523071
07/08/18 08:33 AM
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I just eradicated as many as I could during season with a .22. Fun shooting those bastages in the head. They literally destroyed an all metal Moultrie feeder. I was sure that thing would keep them at bay and the bigger capacity would last but it leaked and they destroyed it too. I've put cooking spray so they slide off. My metal feeder had a varmint cage that they destroyed. Even a feeder away from trees gets squirrels coming to it from the closest trees. They literally chewed holes in plastic Moultrie feeders and destroyed wiring and motor to feeder. I gave up and use some old flat out feeders that I have left.


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Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2524580
07/10/18 10:39 AM
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You can kill one squirrel per “incident” without a nucience permit. Incident is not clearly defined so I guess everytime you see them is an “incident”. Load up the .22 and fire away!!

Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2524583
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Re: Squirrels and gravity feeders [Re: Zkd22] #2524911
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Never had a squirrel figure out our all seasons gravity feeders, they are pretty much coon proof too....


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