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They're eatin my camera!

Old 10-17-2005, 07:23 PM
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I have a stealth cam MG2, and i havent had ne problems w/ it, except for the fact that bears seem to be quite partial to the taste of cheap plastic and led screens. In the 3 yrs i have had it, it'shad 2 close encounters w/ bears. Both times i got a real close up pic w/ only half of the bears face. I was wondering... is it some scent on the camera or r they just not very photogenic? Has anyone else had this problem? I was thinkin of sprayin some scent killer on the thing after i put it up to prevent it from getting mauled again.Any thoughts?

PS i HAD a bucket of bait that ikept out by my stand so i could put out a lil bit every time i go out. It was a 5 gallon bucket w/ a mix of corn and bird food. Neway, i found it last wknd about 10 yrds from where i keep it, and a bear had bit clean through the side of the bucket trying to get at the food inside!
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Old 10-17-2005, 08:06 PM
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i heard someone on here say that spraying it with "OFF" will work. They said the smell washes off, but the taste will stay
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Old 10-17-2005, 08:18 PM
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try smearin some peanut butter on it, they ought to eat that for sure, or spray the bear with some lead[:-]j/k welcome to the forums. we ain't got no bears so i'm not sure how to keep them from messin with a camera, you could use the search function here,i know this has come up a bunch, i think some people even believe the bears are attracted to the smell of film on the film type game cameras, good luck, that could get spensive[:-]
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Old 10-18-2005, 04:44 AM
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While wearing rubber gloves , rub a freshly cut habanero pepper on the casing of the camera . The next bear that takes an experimental lick won't try it again . Refresh as needed .
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:43 AM
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Make or buy a metal casing for it. I had one made for my camtrakker after it was partially eaten, and if I get a cuddeback (likely), I will get the bear safe metal casing for it too.
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Old 10-18-2005, 02:54 PM
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Make or buy a metal casing for it. I had one made for my camtrakker after it was partially eaten, and if I get a cuddeback (likely), I will get the bear safe metal casing for it too.
Ditto. I put out cameras for bear and wouldn't consider not using a cage.
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:53 PM
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I noticed Ralph had a cage for his camera. Anyone know what brand that was or if he just made it for the camera?
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:07 PM
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yea the same is happening to me the bears are biting it and it moves the camera so i get 20 pics of a bush
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