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#6099443 - 12/24/15 12:46 AM Woodpecker/Game-Camera.
Bittercreek Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 810
Loc: San Angelo Tx.
Have had Game-Camera out since Sept. Very good Photos.
Checked it today. The film over the lense. Is shredded out. Looks like.
Sharp instrucment poked several holes into it. Lense, itself; is shatterd.
Camera was 3' off the ground. Mounted on T-post. Opening 20 yards from feeder.
No trees or Ceder around it.
Thoughts?
Thank you.

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#6099490 - 12/24/15 05:46 AM Re: Woodpecker/Game-Camera. [Re: Bittercreek]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Raccoons or woodpecker. What did the card show? All cameras make barely audible noses that critters can hear. They are curious and try to find out if it is a meal inside.
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#6099624 - 12/24/15 08:12 AM Re: Woodpecker/Game-Camera. [Re: Bittercreek]
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4938
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
A buddy of mine lost a game camera to a woodpecker. I wasn't sure I believed him, but did a Youtube search and found this...



According to the folks who manufactured my buddy's camera, the woodpeckers hear the mechanism inside the camera and apparently think they are hearing bugs inside, sort of like they do with trees. So they peck away, trying to get at the bugs...
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#6099647 - 12/24/15 08:23 AM Re: Woodpecker/Game-Camera. [Re: Bittercreek]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 10/12/11
Posts: 274
Loc: West Texas
Woodpeckers. Have replaced numerous cameras because of the same issues.

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#6099695 - 12/24/15 08:57 AM Re: Woodpecker/Game-Camera. [Re: Bittercreek]
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 7608
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
When I worked for the phone company running trouble, I found several hard plastic enclosures they had pecked thru. It was plastic every bit as hard as game cameras. One had even made a nest inside one. And you should see what they have done to my chimney at my house! It looks like Swiss cheese!
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#6099978 - 12/24/15 12:13 PM Re: Woodpecker/Game-Camera. [Re: Bittercreek]
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Registered: 04/05/09
Posts: 8002
Loc: Irving Tx. and Cedar Creek Lak...
When properly grilled, Wood Peckers are deliciious.

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#6100323 - 12/24/15 04:20 PM Re: Woodpecker/Game-Camera. [Re: Bittercreek]
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Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 259
Loc: Lampasas
I've lost about $400 of cameras to wood peckers luckily I have been able to repair a couple of them.

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#6100601 - 12/24/15 08:07 PM Re: Woodpecker/Game-Camera. [Re: Bittercreek]
Bittercreek Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 810
Loc: San Angelo Tx.
Thank you for all the response.
Been hunting 40yrs. This was my first Gamecamera.
Makes sense now.

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#6104065 - 12/27/15 11:34 AM Re: Woodpecker/Game-Camera. [Re: Bittercreek]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5446
Loc: texas
Build a cage around the camera with welded wire.
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