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    Do moth balls keep bears away. An old timer told me that, I would think they would be like mints. Anyone use them for camp.


  • #2
    I tried it once and I had no bears in my camp. So either I was lucky or they worked.
    Living the Alaskan Dream
    Gary Keller
    Anchorage, AK


    • #3
      terry, i do not know if they work or not but in this video the hunter puts them around his raft so the bears would leave it alone while he was out of base camp. a bear didnt disturb his gear but left him a pile of a present on the exact spot he put his tent. lol


      • #4
        Moth Balls

        I used them on Kodiak around our meat pole, with zero luck. The bear or bears not only helped themselves to some of my deer meat, but every single mothball I scattered around the area was eaten as well. I can't imagine why a bear would eat them they must do all kinds of things to the digestive tract, none of them good. I used a whole box of mothballs, going with the more is better plan. They were placed around the meat just before dark, and were gone at first light, it's a pretty safe bet the bear ate them before or after tasting my deer. I'm beating a hungry bear really could care less if moth balls are on the scene or not, in fact they may only provide the dessert.

        A portable electric fence is a much better plan.


        • #5
          Breath mints.
          "Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
          Merle Haggard


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