Interesting situation. I’ve heard of bear raids on vacant grills, but never an active one.
I see them almost every day here and they love bird feeders and garbage cans.Interesting situation. Normally human presence is a deterrent. Or a large dog. Usually. Around here bears are persistent and can be bold when looking for food. Local cams have caught bears engaged in various forays but not any overnight smokers that I’ve heard of.
Thanks. I was concerned while I was smoking
- Thoroughly burn off or clean your barbeque after every use.
- Keep your barbeque covered, and if possible, store it in a secure location, inaccessible to bears.
- If your barbeque has a grease catch, ensure that it is removed and cleaned after each use.
No bears. But the other day I look out and the grease bucket is on the ground. I keep the smoker covered. I go out and pick up the bucket and something had eaten all the grease...like licked it completely clean. It had been about half full, and I was going to replace it, so it saved me a liner. I bet it was one sick animal.