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    Default Any tips to keep bears from eating trail cams?

    We just lost another trailcam to an annoying bear. No SD card either, maybe it swallowed it? Does anyone have any tips? Rubbing dirt or anything on it? It also decided to eat the gas cans near the neighbor's shed.

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    hot peppers mabey?wrap em in barbed wire?

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    Stop smearing them in honey?

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    I know certain camera manufacturers make a bear box which consists of a steel box that your camera goes in and then is locked to the tree with a cable. This will prevent the camera from being destroyed by bears and also theft if that is a concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joezilla View Post
    It also decided to eat the gas cans near the neighbor's shed.
    What is it about gas cans? A few years ago I had a bear pass by my tent, by a salmon that I had stupidly left on the grill, and then proceed to eat a brand new Sigg gas bottle.---- Wish I knew what to tell you. The only bear deterrent I know of is a 300 grain Barnes bullet.

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    Capsaicin oil from ghost peppers.
    The second hottest in the world.
    Just don't get it on your skin.
    Rub it all over the camera housing.
    Then set up a second camera to get it on film... LOL

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    At your local pet store, look for a product called bitter apple. It is designed to taste bad to animals.

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    You could probably rig one of those "motion-sensor-bathroom-air freshener-sprayer-things" with bear mace...

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    When bear spray first came out, people in Alaska thought it was a wonderful deterrent and sprayed it all over out houses etc to keep the bears away in the off season. unfortunately it might be a great deterrent when sprayed in the eyes it is a wonderful condiment when sprayed on an out house or pick nick table at least to a bear. I would skip the peppers.

    Anything that smells bad enough to keep a bear away would likely keep the other animals away as well perhaps you could make a box out of a large piece of steel pipe

    I found this thread by goggling bear proof camera box http://va-outdoors.com/showthread.ph...r-Trail-Camera all it really says is that if you build one build it tough.
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    it might not be bears at all.. im thinkin sasquatch

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