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By snakelk
#359037
Eastern Oregon one year soak. This camera is located in a creek bottom, with a game trail coming down off the ridge above. This Stealth G30 ($50 refurbished unit) has endured multiple bear attacks over the course of 3 years and is missing pieces of the plastic housing (sits in a security box), but still works.

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By snakelk
#359039
Thanks Anthony. Not too bad for a cheap camera. Ha ha, the bear open mouth shot was interesting! I can't keep them off the cams.

No, there is no cell service here. I wish there was. I'd consider one of your cellular cameras for this location if so.
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By reaperman
#359041
That was a great video, thanks for taking the time to put it together. You captured just about every animal on the mountain, even a mountain lion. More!
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By snakelk
#359053
Yes, my brother and I learned the hard way by losing several cameras to bears. Most of the time if the bear tore one off a tree, I'd find it on the ground nearby, although I still haven't found one (I look every time I go back too).

With the boxes, a lot of times the bears make a swipe or two and give up. At that location it seems the bear(s) are more determined!
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By Anthony
#359055
snakelk wrote: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:35 am Yes, my brother and I learned the hard way by losing several cameras to bears. Most of the time if the bear tore one off a tree, I'd find it on the ground nearby, although I still haven't found one (I look every time I go back too).

With the boxes, a lot of times the bears make a swipe or two and give up. At that location it seems the bear(s) are more determined!
Do you think the Camlockbox is strong enough in most cases for bear protection ?
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By dbaxter
#359117
Great video!!! :D
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By snakelk
#359400
Anthony wrote: Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:49 pm
snakelk wrote: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:35 am Yes, my brother and I learned the hard way by losing several cameras to bears. Most of the time if the bear tore one off a tree, I'd find it on the ground nearby, although I still haven't found one (I look every time I go back too).

With the boxes, a lot of times the bears make a swipe or two and give up. At that location it seems the bear(s) are more determined!
Do you think the Camlockbox is strong enough in most cases for bear protection ?
Yes, I think the Camlockboxes are strong enough. Even my less stout homemade boxes have been effective. Of course there's nothing to prevent a claw from poking through the exposed portions of the cameras, so that's the weak point in my opinion.
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By Woody S
#359404
I've used Camlock boxes and boxes made from several brands of A/C disconnect boxes to protect my cameras including my homebrews. The only damage I've ever had have been holes in the Fresnel lenses, one from a porcupine's chewing and one from a bear's tooth. The most interesting one was a bear that somehow got an inexpensive padlock off a Camlock box and bent the box's front slightly as it took the front off the box, the camera was turned around on the tree, but otherwise OK -- the video is in this post -- https://forestandfield.blogspot.com/201 ... allow.html

Black bears will occasionally leave a camera alone, but more often their curiosity means they will usually investigate a camera -- and they're much stronger than a mere human.
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