Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CoonHood?
CoonHood is an innovative device used to prevent raccoons, along with other varmints, from accessing protein in chute-style feeders. The patented design allows the unwanted animal's weight to lower the hood blocking access to the feed. When no varmints are present, the hood remains in the upright neutral position which allows the larger intended animals to eat freely.
For more information please see the video on the home page, contact us, or contact the dealer nearest you.
How much do CoonHoods Cost?
The cost of CoonHoods is dependent on which model of CoonHood and how many are ordered.
Baseline pricing for each model is listed in the "available attachable CoonHoods" tab.
I need to spend a couple hundred $ per feeder, Are CoonHoods really worth it?
You must answer this question. To do so, follow these 6 easy steps:
1. Look at your game camera. Do you have coons stealing from your feeder?
2. Estimate how much money you spend a month on protein, and calculate 25% of that cost. Consider how long it would actually take for the CoonHoods to pay for themselves (If you have a severe coon problem calculate 40%). Most of you will find that within the first 3 months CoonHoods pay for themselves.
3. Now consider the savings over a 5 to 10 year period.
Not yet convinced?
4. Consider how much time and effort you spend picking up feed, driving out to the lease, and filling your feeders. Not to mention, setting traps, checking traps, and/or hunting coons.
5. Now ask yourself, Can I afford not to invest in CoonHoods?
6. Contact Us
How do you install CoonHoods?
Coonhoods are designed specifically to fit your feeder. Each CoonHood bolts on easily in a matter of minutes. No alterations or modifications are needed to your existing feeder.
Please see the instructional video for the assembly and installation of the BossBuck compatible Coonhoods.
THANK YOU MICAH HUNT FOR THE VIDEO YOUR EFFORTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
For assembly of the 2-way gravity head please see the instructional video below.
Installation of the 2 way head depends on your feeder and may require modification of your existing feeder or removal of the existing head. Standard top flange Dimensions/bolt pattern shown below.
If the existing bolt pattern is known let us know upon delivery and we can customize your flange free of charge!
How high should I set my protein chutes off of the ground?
For best results, the bottom of your chutes should be between 38-42" off the ground. Any lower than 36" and you are in trouble when it comes to coons (with or without Coonhoods installed)
Are CoonHoods protected?
YES, Under patent number 10375927. This is a full concept utility patent, not a design patent, therefore it holds across all of our models. If you are interested in obtaining fabrication rights please contact us.
Can we provide custom CoonHoods for lesser-known feeder manufacturers or homemade feeders?
Yes, we can create a custom-designed CoonHood for just about any chute-style feeder. If your willing to take some dimensions I'm willing to design you a CoonHood! No minimum order required, but high quantity orders are preferred because of the time involved in designing.
How can I obtain Coonhoods?
Email, Call, or Text the information below or visit one of our listed dealers. (90% of our current business is done not through a dealer with the final product being shipped)
Where are we located?
The physical shop is located near Lamesa, TX (45 Miles South of Lubbock), pick up in that area is always free. We can often accommodate free delivery on the route between San Angelo and San Antonio, call for more details.
Incompatible feeders :
(feeders for which, based on size, geometry, and/or design, we cannot design a CoonHood)
All Seasons Feeders:
600LB and 1000 LB electric stand and fill
1250LB and 2000LB stand and fill
300LB Galvanized (except for 2-way modification)
Lamco trough type feeders
Game Winner 3-way head
ForEverLast 4 way galvanized head
Moultrie single or tripod (PLASTIC)