I fed the racoons too, but they began to breed so well because they had a steady supply of food that we ended up with far more racoons than I could support with "extra" food. I loved those racoons as my own children but had to let them go back to the forest and some of them had to leave or die because there were far too many of them with a steady, sure food source and supply. Such is the laws of Nature. But I do like the idea of leaving the damaged kernels at the edge of the field, and sharing the harvest instead of just killing them. A very good way to start. I have heard of planting "one for the birds, one for the squirrels, and one for the people who want to eat in the garden" or some such thing as that.