Fellow Kentuckian vulture, also had problem with scavengers. Stopped theft by moving setup away from all trails and into series of brier thickets. Keeps pretty much anything larger than a possum out. Every container with lid is wrapped in high tension wire, to a tree. Anchor cages same way. Then weighted with rocks. Pile brush on top of that. I make rounds day AND night so they never know when I'll show up to wreak vengeance, not sure if this last is feasible for ya. Hope the rest helps. G'day!
Splendid idea, thank you!!! Damn yotes can’t fool us twice. 😂