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#6337371 - 06/16/16 10:15 AM Wood pecker proof game camera
shightower Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 130
The peckers are pecking the sensors out of my game cameras.
Does anyone know of a camera that is pecker proof?
Are there any devices or ideas to prevent this from happening?

If you have pictures on f things that you've done to prevent this please post.

Thanks.....

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#6337554 - 06/16/16 01:26 PM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 5814
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
put a coon cage around your camera ...
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#6337560 - 06/16/16 01:32 PM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
CRAnderson52 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2639
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
Originally Posted By: shightower
The peckers are pecking the sensors out of my game cameras.
Does anyone know of a camera that is pecker proof?
Are there any devices or ideas to prevent this from happening?

If you have pictures on f things that you've done to prevent this please post.

Thanks.....

Wait, what?
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#6337633 - 06/16/16 03:06 PM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
Varmint cage around it. Or you can just use 3/4 mesh and cut a hole to get better clarity. But the varmint cage can work great cause there's already a door to access the camera
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#6337754 - 06/16/16 05:08 PM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
Double Naught Spy Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4776
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
The belief is that they associate the noises made inside the camera to be that of bugs inside of the bark of trees. The peck everywhere and the sensor area is often the most delicate.

I love this video...

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#6338865 - 06/17/16 03:27 PM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
shightower Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 130
The video shows exactly what has happened. Thanks for recommendations.

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#6340816 - 06/19/16 05:42 PM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
ELKMTB Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 125
Loc: DFW
pellet gun

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#6362116 - 07/07/16 11:10 PM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
elephantman Offline
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Registered: 03/20/13
Posts: 149
Loc: Cedar Park, Texas
Well I'll be... I thought you were yanking my chain what with the pecker proofing

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#6362324 - 07/08/16 07:34 AM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
shightower Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 130
The struggle is real my friend. They will pick the heck out of a game camera.


Edited by shightower (07/08/16 08:17 AM)

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#6362367 - 07/08/16 08:08 AM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
oldoak2000 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2216
Loc: North Texas
Paint large eyes on cam

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#6362463 - 07/08/16 10:02 AM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
bp3 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 980
Put in owl decoy rifle

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#6364171 - 07/09/16 10:57 PM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
974runner Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 52
Those peckers

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#6364899 - 07/10/16 07:40 PM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
snoopy Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 5355
My woodpeckers aren't all that smart either but at least they tend to peck the corrugated metal on a blind near the feeder/camera area. The problem I have is with the wood rats. Huge number since the rains of Spring 2015.


Edited by snoopy (07/10/16 07:42 PM)

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#6365328 - 07/11/16 08:56 AM Re: Wood pecker proof game camera [Re: shightower]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 577
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Yup they got two of mine last season.

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