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Old 12-04-2018, 12:09 PM   #1
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Help!!!!! What do y'all do to keep them from damaging your cameras?

Does anyone have a solution?

Is there a woodpecker proof camera?

The TBH WGI hatin dog pile need not apply

I dang sure ain't gonna put out a more expensive camera if a woodpecker can ruin it.

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Old 12-04-2018, 12:10 PM   #2
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Never seen that. New lease?
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:12 PM   #3
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Never had that happen. Maybe put them on trees with a little more life left in them.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:12 PM   #4
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I run a ton of cameras and knock on wood this has never happened. I don't understand what causes them to hit yours so bad
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:13 PM   #5
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Better cameras them woodpeckers love those wild game cams cheap lens easy pecking. No they like all cameras get a rubber snake hang on it
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:15 PM   #6
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Had that done to 3-4 cameras. Sorry bastages.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:17 PM   #7
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Didn't T-Mate come out with a cover that goes on top of the camera? I think I remember wood ****** deterrence being one of the selling points. Could be mistaken though.

EDIT: found it. Not sure it'll help in your setup

http://www.gunnyart.com/product/t-shade/

Really? ****** triggers the filter? "Woodpecker" =/= "Wood ******" #SpacesMatter
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:18 PM   #8
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Woodpeckers are the enemy! They end up being what kills all of our cameras.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:21 PM   #9
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Never seen that but man dang savage’s!
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:31 PM   #10
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I suppose if that were happening to me, I'd stop putting them on trees and instead just attach them to T-posts. I've started moving off of trees on my lease for cameras.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:35 PM   #11
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Looks like they don't like cheap cameras
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:41 PM   #12
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Any chance its not a woodpecker? Maybe a someone with a grudge?
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:53 PM   #13
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Mount your camera on a t-post.
I have 4 cameras on t-post and lots of woodpeckers around, but only problem I have had is poop on top of the cameras.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:04 PM   #14
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My problem went away when I stopped putting cameras on trees... Went to t-Posts or other metal mounting post... pipe, square tubing, angle iron, even big re-bar... No cameras damaged since makin' the switch...
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:06 PM   #15
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This happened to me one time in the past.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:14 PM   #16
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T post
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:19 PM   #17
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Tie wrap a Rubber Snake Above your Camera. We Used to Loose Half Our Cameras a Year to the Peckerwoods. And all was Mounted On T post. Since the Rubber Snakes we Only Loose one when A Roadrunner Stills The Snake
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:19 PM   #18
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Slinkies on t-posts. Stops them every time.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:21 PM   #19
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slinkies on t-posts. Stops them every time.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:23 PM   #20
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Tie wrap a Rubber Snake Above your Camera. We Used to Loose Half Our Cameras a Year to the Peckerwoods. And all was Mounted On T post. Since the Rubber Snakes we Only Loose one when A Roadrunner Stills The Snake
Well dang I was just gonna move them all to T-posts then I saw this^^^

I guess I need to get some rubber snakes.

My lease is a little West of Eldorado.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:25 PM   #21
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Choot em in dee face

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Old 12-04-2018, 01:25 PM   #22
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T Posts did not cure my problem as that is all I had mine mounted on. It may be the particular camera make as when I sent mine back in, do not remember the make/model of the ones the wood peckers hit constantly, but the people that made the camera told me it was probably the sound that the camera made when taking a picture. The wood peckers thought it was the sound of insects inside like they would hear insects inside the bark of a tree. Junked those cameras and went with Brownings and, knock on wood, no problem since and we still have a ton of woodpeckers.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:57 PM   #23
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They typically only do that to the dark fresnel lens covers.

I have some cameras with a white lens and they donít touch them.


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Old 12-04-2018, 01:58 PM   #24
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T Posts did not cure my problem as that is all I had mine mounted on. It may be the particular camera make as when I sent mine back in, do not remember the make/model of the ones the wood peckers hit constantly, but the people that made the camera told me it was probably the sound that the camera made when taking a picture. The wood peckers thought it was the sound of insects inside like they would hear insects inside the bark of a tree. Junked those cameras and went with Brownings and, knock on wood, no problem since and we still have a ton of woodpeckers.


Seems legit
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:59 PM   #25
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They typically only do that to the dark fresnel lens covers.

I have some cameras with a white lens and they donít touch them.


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Interesting. What brand of camera has a white lens?
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:37 PM   #26
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I have my cell camera in a metal box, this is not it but something like this. They have different ones for different makes.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...7761c24880b0e6
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:05 PM   #27
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That is funny in some ways . Not in your opinion I get that , but I thought I had bad luck I think I might buy a lottery ticket today .
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:08 PM   #28
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That is funny in some ways . Not in your opinion I get that , but I thought I had bad luck I think I might buy a lottery ticket today .
Yeah I wasn't laughing when I got to the lease and 3 cameras were ruined. Dang the luck
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:15 PM   #29
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I get that I will be putting my Spartans back up this weekend if all goes well . They both failed back in Oct . Been testing them in the back yard got a bunch of pics of the dogs chasing squirrels and leaving piles to be picked up .
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Didn't T-Mate come out with a cover that goes on top of the camera? I think I remember wood ****** deterrence being one of the selling points. Could be mistaken though.

EDIT: found it. Not sure it'll help in your setup

http://www.gunnyart.com/product/t-shade/

Really? ****** triggers the filter? "Woodpecker" =/= "Wood ******" #SpacesMatter
Thanks.

James at Snyper tried to get me to re-brand the T-Shade as the PeckerWrecker. Unfortunately that might drive web traffic I might not want.
Some customers swear it did the trick other not so much.
Might be worth a try though.
Use coupon code TBHFS for free shipping if you order.
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:42 PM   #31
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Try gluing some nails around the PIR sensors. Make it where them pesky woodpeckers might spear themselves...
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:46 PM   #32
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Never mount camera to a tree or wooden fence post. Peckerwoods will get em every time. We lost 4 in one month until we started mounting them to metal T posts.

I believe they are actually pecking at their reflection in the lens.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:50 PM   #33
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Tie wrap a Rubber Snake Above your Camera. We Used to Loose Half Our Cameras a Year to the Peckerwoods. And all was Mounted On T post. Since the Rubber Snakes we Only Loose one when A Roadrunner Stills The Snake
I started putting rubber snakes in mine 3 months ago. Since then I have realized that I could easily step on a snake without seeing it! The birds are ripping the snakes off, dropping them near by and knocking my cameras down or tilted. Wood pexkwrs have killed 4 of my Browning Strike Force cameras this season.. I donít have a solution yet.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:58 PM   #34
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Thanks.

James at Snyper tried to get me to re-brand the T-Shade as the PeckerWrecker. Unfortunately that might drive web traffic I might not want.
Some customers swear it did the trick other not so much.
Might be worth a try though.
Use coupon code TBHFS for free shipping if you order.
Dang....thatís funny right there!
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:59 PM   #35
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Catch him with a rat trap I’ve heard.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:41 PM   #36
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A buddy of mine, had woodpeckers that damaged trail cameras and solar panels. I watched a woodpecker peck the crap out of one of his solar panels on a feeder, then peck the 55 gallon steel drum. Not the brightest birds.
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:16 AM   #37
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Why not just kill the ****** heads!!!
Knock on wood (pun intended), never had one on mine!!!
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:55 AM   #38
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Maybe try not strapping the cameras to the tree? Use the posts that hold the camera out away from the tree. Probably makes it harder for them to get footing while pecking on your cameras. I've never used the straps and never had a problem with woodpeckers. Worth a shot?
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:43 AM   #39
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Never had a problem till this season and they got my Covert cell camera. Expensive!
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:56 AM   #40
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Question, is the camera near your feeder?

The reason I ask is we had a few cameras go down like this and we figured it was either a woodpecker seeking out that specific piece on each camera, or the more logical thought is the feeder is slinging corn and breaking it. We moved the cameras back a little and never had an issue.

I am sure most have test fired a 600 pound all seasons. Those things really fling corn with enough velocity to do this.

Just a thought.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:10 AM   #41
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Had this happen before I order new lenses and replace. Kind of annoying and had to do it alot but camera works great still I think after one or two lenses poked out.

http://www.snapshotsniper.com/HomeBrewProducts.htm
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:35 AM   #42
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I've lost 4-5 cameras this year to woodpeckers
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:39 AM   #43
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Question, is the camera near your feeder?

The reason I ask is we had a few cameras go down like this and we figured it was either a woodpecker seeking out that specific piece on each camera, or the more logical thought is the feeder is slinging corn and breaking it. We moved the cameras back a little and never had an issue.

I am sure most have test fired a 600 pound all seasons. Those things really fling corn with enough velocity to do this.

Just a thought.



It's not corn doing it

Each camera is only damaged where the IR sensor is.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:42 AM   #44
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Had this happen before I order new lenses and replace. Kind of annoying and had to do it alot but camera works great still I think after one or two lenses poked out.

http://www.snapshotsniper.com/HomeBrewProducts.htm


Good link. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:43 AM   #45
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If your willing to do the work should save you hundreds

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Old 12-05-2018, 10:08 AM   #46
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Mount them on Tpost. Does not happen then. On a tree they get peckered.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:13 AM   #47
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I would have to disagree. Has happened to me on T posts to.

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Mount them on Tpost. Does not happen then. On a tree they get peckered.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:33 AM   #48
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I would have to disagree. Has happened to me on T posts to.

Crazy. Have had great luck on tpost. no luck on tree
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:36 AM   #49
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Crazy. Have had great luck on tpost. no luck on tree
Your birds are smarter.
That's why I don't make any efficacy claims.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:47 PM   #50
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Used to happen to us all the time with the old 35mm Moultries, been many years since it's happened until a few weeks ago I had a new Browning 850 get pecked on a T-post.
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