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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-23-2017, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Trail Cam and Bears ?

I went and checked cams this morning and one of the cams was open and turned upside down at base of tree but still attached to tree and SD card still in place. I been getting pics of a bear on this cam and being in 2A we have never recorded a bear kill in 2a so there not common. my ? is you guys that are in bear country do they mess with trail cams? I don t think it was another person cause they could of just stole it or at least the card.and also the screen had scratches on it and the card did"nt have any pics on it so im not sure what happen any ideas thanks
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-23-2017, 06:54 PM
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Had a guy flip a cam around once. It ruined the cam, donít know if he slammed it into the tree or what. What he doesnt know is I got a pic of his face from about 4 feet from other cam he walked by. He was coming out of the woods as i was going in. Tracks in the snow from his buddies vehicle to my first cam, then passed my second cam. Been 3 years, havenít seen him since but have seen his buddy. Still got his pic in my glove box.

To answer your question, bears get my cams often. Most times they are at the bottom of the tree sometimes upside down.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-23-2017, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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thanks hightine im thinking that's what happened I should rephrase it im in Greene co 2a no bears have been recorded here and this bear been looking at my cam and I haven't checked it since the 11 of nov so I don t have any experience with a bear and cams. I should have got my bear tag as I could have dusted him with my bow a couple times this archery season when archery bear was in.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2017, 11:54 PM
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Its when you dont see the bear when my cameras get taken down, and its always a bear that takes them down. I now have cameras, taking pictures of other cameras to figure this stuff out.
I had a bear tag last year, not enough time to hunt them. Then again, i only see them when i dont want to.
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I lost 3 cams to bears this year. I have private ground so I don't blame it on theft. I also had claw marks on the trees.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2017, 01:29 AM
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I hate bears when it comes to ground blinds and trail cameras. I pretty much never let my cams go more than 2 weeks without being inspected now. Usually they're on the ground, or twisted, sometimes just ripped apart. I had one last year that a logger took down before he cut tree down and left it in the stump. I finally found it a couple hundred yards away. That bear came back a couple nights in a row and rolled it around playing with it.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well I pulled the cam today while rifle hunting walked by it in am and it was working so I pulled it due to no data on screen. just looked at card and sure enough it was a bear cam still works but no screen so pretty much ruined since I can t do date or time or anything for that matter unless I remember to not let battery die which probably won t happen
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