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Bears n Batteries
« on: August 28, 2023, 09:01:52 PM »
I've always heard that bears can smell, and are attracted the batteries in the cameras, and that's why they go after them. This year I'm leaning towards they prefer a certain brand over others. We have 10 cameras out with different brands of batteries 8-10 feet high. Out of Energizer, Duracell, and a third brand that I can't think of right now, the hands down winner are the Duracells. Bears love em! Only the cameras that have them are constantly attacked by bears. Coincidence? Maybe. Are Duracells a stronger battery? IDK. All I know is the cameras with Duracell batteries are getting all of booboos attention.

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Re: Bears n Batteries
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2023, 09:20:15 PM »
No officer, im not baiting……….. :chuckle:


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Re: Bears n Batteries
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2023, 09:26:30 PM »
I use costco batteries and lose at least one camera a year to bears.  I am currently running 11 cameras....all with the same costco batteries.  I have never had a bear eat a battery though.....so I can't imagine it's the battery that draws them to it.   :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:  Now I'm curious...  Wonder who makes the costco brand batteries. 

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Re: Bears n Batteries
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2023, 09:29:28 PM »
I use costco batteries and lose at least one camera a year to bears.  I am currently running 11 cameras....all with the same costco batteries.  I have never had a bear eat a battery though.....so I can't imagine it's the battery that draws them to it.   :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:  Now I'm curious...  Wonder who makes the costco brand batteries.

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Re: Bears n Batteries
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2023, 08:17:41 PM »
This explains alot.  Lol.   I only buy Duracell batteries and typically find the remnants of a camera scattered all over the area I placed it.  Only thing I don't find is all of the batteries.  Maybe the energizer bunny ok knows something.

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Re: Bears n Batteries
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2023, 08:25:24 PM »
Are you guys loading the batteries into your cams after eating bacon and before washing your hands???    :chuckle: :chuckle:

Costco and Duracell should put a disclaimer on their batteries...."Batteries may attract bears"....heaven forbid a bunny huger hiking with Duracell batteries in their headlamp just to get mauled by a black bear.   :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Re: Bears n Batteries
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2023, 10:32:09 PM »
I rarely have bears mess with my cams and I run alot of cams in the bear woods. I even spring bear hunt over bait and hang cams 3-5' off the ground unlocked and yet to lose one. Ive lost 1 cam in 28 years

 


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