Need Some HELP! With Squirrels

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Sniper03, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Need some help with a problem of Squirrels chewing the H*** out of my new Cuddeback Trail Cameras. Seems they like the plastic! Has anyone else had this problem and what is your recommendation other than wasting hours taking the time to shoot them!
    I am in the process of patching the cameras up at the present time.

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  2. WonderingMind

    WonderingMind New Member

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    Mix cayenne pepper with some water, put it into a spay bottle and spay your wires down. I have cats who like to chew phone chargers.. They only do it ONCE..

    Or you can Squirrel launch:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5-d3rZZ-_M
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Call the company and complain. This is obviously a design flaw. What idiot makes a trail camera that is squirrel bait?
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Chicken wire cage around the camo camera?


    How do you feel about rat poison & glue as decorative utensils? It would be like a sicko macaroni sculpture.
     
  5. JW357

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    There is some spray stuff you can buy to deter dogs from chewing. I believe its some flavor of grapefruit or something. If they smell it they tend to not want to eat it.

    I wonder if it works on squirrels? Or something similar?
     
  6. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Wondering!

    Fantastic Video on the Squirrel Launch! Rolling on the floor here!!!!!! :p :D :D
    And yes, today I set my cameras back out on the trails. But formulated a concoction of Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper and Red Pepper. Crushed it up to a fine powder, stirred and Boiled it in water on the stove then filtered it through a paper towel. Put it in a spray bottle and doused the tree around the camera and the top and back of the cameras with it. Hopefully it will light their fire if they start chewing on it or climb the tree in the area and lick their feet. Maybe I will get some interesting photos of the response? If I do I will be sure and post them. We will see what happens! Thank all for your ideas!

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  7. jpattersonnh

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    You can also use Clove oil. It is a bitter nasty oil. Does not come off easily, but it works. Add a little chili oil and you will not have a problem. You can make chili oil by heating cheap cooking oil and dropping you chili's in it and frying them till they are crisp. Strain and cool.
    "Oil of cloves (usually listed as clove oil) is also used as an ingredient in cat deterrent sprays coupled with garlic oil and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and other ingredients."
     
  8. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    JP,

    Thanks for the info! I will surely try that!
    Hope all is well! Any new toys lately?

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  9. jpattersonnh

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    Na! I still have more then I can use. I am looking at building an AR this summer. Maybe a 10, maybe a 15. Not sure yet.
     
  10. eatmydust

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    Fox urine & cayenne pepper.
     
  11. racer_x

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    Ive got some snap traps just for them. But mine is keeping them away from what little pecans we get. lol . Also have a friend that loves to eat them with dumplins.
     
  12. Bluestar99

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    Marshmallows soaked with anti freeze. Squirrels are Gods little speed bumps. The only real way to defeat them is to kill them. If you can't drive over them with your car, feed them a special marshmallow.
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I am wondering if the smell of that would keep the game animals away, too.
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    [wonders if bears like marshmallows...]
     
  15. ninjatoth

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    You could just feed the little suckers nearby with a birdfeeder or something to keep them happy and off of your camera.
     
  16. JonM

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    if your hunting squirrels its prolly not a negative...

    just saying it could be worse.

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  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if i had a problem with those tree rats, i'd be popping them with a 22 and putting them in stew pot or a skillet. :p

    my stepmother could make chicken fried squirrel that was out of this world and her squirrel dumplings, would make you beg for more!:D
     
  18. jpattersonnh

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    Nice @ss!! Just had to..

    I use to make quite a meal out of them when camping. Big pot of stew. Maybe some rabbit added if the day was good.
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    my stepmother would dredge them in milk and flour and fry them just like chicken. she would also make dumplings out of rabbit or squirrel. my stepmom could cook anything we killed and make it delicious. she was one helluva cook!:D
     
  20. Anna_Purna

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    try smearing a little bit of Vics vapor rub on them?