Keeping Squirrels out of wood duck houses

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Keeping Squirrels out of wood duck houses

Postby frostypawsryan » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:04 pm

I checked 4 of my houses yesterday and I had 3 of them with Fox squirrel nest with young in them. Anyone have any ideas how to keep them out next year?
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Postby woodduckhunter » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:19 pm

Squirrel hunt more next year. :lol: Honestly, I have no idea. I have never had squirrels get into woodie boxes.
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Postby DoubleBayou » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:50 pm

How are your nests placed?

The only method I've seen is wrapping sheet(s) of tin around the tree or post to prevent the rats from being able to climb up or down to the nest.

Do you have ground nests or where?
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Postby frostypawsryan » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:51 am

My houses are about 6 feet up from the ground on trees. I have one on a post in the water, it had a squirrel nest but no young in it. I have one duck house, about 30 feet from my home. mayb 15 feet up, that has had a screech owl winter in it for several winters now.
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Postby DoubleBayou » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:17 pm

We use the same principle to keep squirrels and coons out of deer feeders.
They can't climb up the tin/metal.

wrap tin around the top and bottom of your posts to keep the claws sliding.
Home Depot and places like that have rolls of metal you can cut to size.
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Postby Greg Wile » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:48 pm

Try mounting them on a pole over water.
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Postby Admin2 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:45 pm

Use the pole and cone shape guard under it. Check out the other topics as guys have posted about it.


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Postby johnsoap » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:15 pm

http://www.ducks.org/media/Conservation ... _plans.pdf

this PDF file from DU illustrates several different ways to keep predators/ rodents out of your wood duck boxes.
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Postby wingshooter2009 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:29 am

yeah dude just get some dove shot and invite some of ur buddies and shoot'em!! its not like america is lacking in them! :lol:
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Postby h2ofwlr » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:40 pm

The Audacity of Bull Crap.
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Hey I resemble that comment!!! Those are FIGHTING WORDS!!!
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