Keeping black bears away

Hi. Is there any way to keep a black bear away from my smoker on a over night smoke? Thanks
Interesting situation. I’ve heard of bear raids on vacant grills, but never an active one.
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.
 
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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.
I see them almost every day here and they love bird feeders and garbage cans.
 
If the locals are doin birdfeeders and garbage cans then the answer is.....no.

Perhaps a simple string/rattlecan alarm to wake you up.
 
I'd have to say no. Other than standing guard all night long or getting up real early you still would have to stand guard with the smoker.
Last resort is to invite them for dinner, many recipes for smoking black bears online.
 
Hi. Is there any way to keep a black bear away from my smoker on a over night smoke? Thanks
  1. Thoroughly burn off or clean your barbeque after every use.
  2. Keep your barbeque covered, and if possible, store it in a secure location, inaccessible to bears.
  3. If your barbeque has a grease catch, ensure that it is removed and cleaned after each use.
 
  1. Thoroughly burn off or clean your barbeque after every use.
  2. Keep your barbeque covered, and if possible, store it in a secure location, inaccessible to bears.
  3. If your barbeque has a grease catch, ensure that it is removed and cleaned after each use.
Thanks. I was concerned while I was smoking
 
Hi. Is there any way to keep a black bear away from my smoker on a over night smoke? Thanks
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.
 
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