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    Quote Originally Posted by mrguvna View Post
    If the wood box was made of treated wood it would be a delicacy. The bears are eating my 4x4 timbers I have built stands and pole barns with. I will take some photos of the damage on the treated lumber. They have completely eaten some of my cameras and all I find is small bits of plastic so not sure wood would work, but thanks for the idea. I would buy the steel cages for the cameras but they are not cheap. I will just keep buying cheap cameras and take my chances. Truly some of my older cameras have been inthe field about 3 years and the plastic degrades in that time frame anyway.

    I use sprayers in July and August but once September hits my experience in Va and Nc is the plants are already in the downward mode of fall/winter and the efficacy of the herbicide is diminished, almost a waste this time of year.

    Best is using pruners and selectively taking out small branches that interfere with shooting lanes or..........................use a 45-70 and not give a rats potoot about branches or trees that get in the way.....

    I actually shot a buck a few years back through a small pine tree (4 inch), from about 20 yds. tree and buck fell on the spot!
    I know bears can be stubborn, but would think the nails/screws would be enough of a deterrent!
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    Regarding treated wood. The company I worked for owned, among other ventures, a very large electric utility. The woodpeckers would give us fits cutting holes in our creosote power poles. They preferred the creosote poles - the fresher the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlinluvr View Post
    I know bears can be stubborn, but would think the nails/screws would be enough of a deterrent!
    ever heard the expression they eat nails and spit rust...................... I did put some 6 inch lag bolts in the 4x4 posts and I think it broke a tooth as there was blood on the post and the bear has not returned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlinluvr View Post
    I know bears can be stubborn, but would think the nails/screws would be enough of a deterrent!
    Nope! Not even close...…..
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    I will start patrolling the woods with my favorite deer stand rifle. A Marlin 1895 with my special loads that will blow 2x4 clean in half. I usually bag several tree stands snuck in by the stick & string cult.
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