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    Every time I put out corn in the woods my trail cam keeps showing me raccoons eating up all my corn. Whats a good way to keep corn out without the coons eating it all?
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    Coons
    Welcome to the site, Brother-in-law! Corn placed near a wet area such as a swamp bottom is sure to gather up some coon activity. The bottom line is all animals in the woods may see this as a inviting dinner table. You could trap and relocate them, but the traps would need to be visited daily. By the way, I saw coons on corn there in daylight last season. Best bet is to place enough corn there so everybody can eat. Happy hunting!
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    Trick Question?
    YOU CAN'T!!!BUT...Shooting them works LOL...No but seriously Raccoons are not really wild animals. They are urban animals. Raccoons are Far more common in cities and suburbs than they are in undeveloped natural areas Like the woods we Hunt....Raccoon-human encounters are very common and you can shoo them off but they will always return under the cover of darkness.I used to have 1 as a Pet and I know This... Raccoons are VERY SMART, curious, and agile, so in short, there's really no way to simply keep them away from your Corn or anything they want for that matter..They are very determined animals and usually will spend the WHOLE Night getting a FREE Meal...Night after Night.
    Oh, and there is absolutely no such thing as a raccoon repellent that works. Because raccoons are so intelligent, strong, and crafty. Only a real, heavy duty fence will do the trick.
    I do know this from growing up around gardening...They HATE Cucumbers and will not bother those but I have never witnessed Deer eating them either sooooo...Good Luck and I feel your pain...$8 a Bag to feed some Sneaky little Rodents LOL....That's why they are called ....BANDITS!!!!
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    Coons2
    Yeah, I would put out more corn.
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    Coons
    You putting my pictures on here for me?
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    My Corn
    Thats my corn deer get away.
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    Raccoons
    Chootem lol. Gt a hog wont even eat a cucumber let alone a deer lol. But those live catch trap work good if you really want to invest in one I have seen one of my friends and his brother trap many coons with them
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    racoons and corn.
    yessir, been there done that.lol
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    Shared hunting land, just a suggestion
    Consider getting a coonhunter to join your club or hunt your property with coonhunting access only. The coonhunting season lasts until the end of February, since deer hunting season ends Jan 1 you can allow access to someone who can assist in lowering the coon population and they will likely have fun doing it. I am a member of a deer club that allows me access to the land for coonhunting Jan 1 - Jun 1 and it's a great way to share access.
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    Coons
    If it is there they will get to it....The best thing to do is start trapping them or hunting them at night with dogs if feasible. Of course I choose to trap b/c I do not want hunters and dogs running all over my hunting properties...If it is just 2 or 3 so be it I don't worry about it but when it gets up above that they have to go lol...
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