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by Scalebuster
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I’m thinking about buying a Texas Hunter Feeder. Are they coon proof?
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by Snipe
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Originally Posted by FishinRod
Originally Posted by Snipe
Do you let yours run all winter? I do one time a day for 1 sec through winter. No battery issues.

Have you observed them feeding on your cold days? Or do the benefits of the fish getting SOME supplemental feed during winter far outweigh the negatives of wasting a little food and stimulating extra plant growth with those nutrients that missed your fish food chain?
Water below 50, feeder is empty. I just leave batt in through winter and let it run once a day to exercise batt and motor components. I believe it's better than sitting all winter with nothing moving.
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by DrLuke
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Originally Posted by anthropic
Originally Posted by DrLuke
I use a smaller Texas Hunter hanging feeder. Last summer was the first time coons had raided it. It's my own fault, based on the placement of the feeder. The coon figured out how to stand in the right spot (as they always do) so he could reach the spinner plate and knock feed into his paws. I think the larger stationary feeders are built a little different than that, which might make this type of 'robbery' very difficult. But I've had great success with this little feeder and it has been working well for me the past 5 yrs. Only replaced the battery last year for the first time.

DrLuke, sounds like this type of feeder is easier on batteries. I'm lucky to get 2 years on mine.


I did put a solar trickle charger on it (the one TH sells) and that probably helps. Also, I typically only feed 3-4 sec throws twice a day, when I feed (~ May to Sept, depending on water temp), so lower power use too.
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by Snipe
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Do you let yours run all winter? I do one time a day for 1 sec through winter. No battery issues.
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