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Should I be concerned?

Have a cabin in the North Georgia mountains and have egged their for years. However, have never done an overnight cook there . My LBGE sits on my wooden deck in a nest with a handler on a BBQ mat. My concern is that bears have frequented the area. I'm not concerned about regular cooks , but wonder if overnight unattended low and slows might be a problem . Has anyone had any experiences in this regard? Or, any experience with a bear just checking out a BGE that is dormant after a cook? Thanks.
George
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl and Blue Ridge, Ga.
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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 1,000
    I would think if a bear did come in to the smell he would be deterred by the heat radiating from the egg.  
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  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 238
    I don't think anything is going to keep the Bear from his meal. He may destroy the Egg getting it. They rip doors open on cars the Egg won't stop them.
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  • SmokinpigSmokinpig Posts: 483
    Would they like that smell? I would think an animals natural instinct would be to avoid smoke.

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  • BuckdodgerBuckdodger Posts: 893
    GaryLange said:
    I don't think anything is going to keep the Bear from his meal. He may destroy the Egg getting it. They rip doors open on cars the Egg won't stop them.
    I agree with Gary...not worth the risk. Too many bad things could happen. IMHO.

    Alexander City,Al
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,234
    Bears know their way around gassers so perhaps just leave the manual next to the Egg.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,481
    Bears.  Don't.  Trust.  Them.

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,526
    ive only had a bear problem once and it was in a camping area where people were probably feeding it. bears in my yard have only hit the bird feeders. most i might do is a clean burn before heading home
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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 530
    I have never had a problem with them around the egg but the garbage is a different story.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,255
    Barely...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 2,768
    We have bear problems where I'm from. I've had low and slows go thru the night and never had a problem. They always take my trash off my deck but never messed with the egg thank god
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  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 946
    Maybe you bait them with a nice stinky trash bag a couple feet away from the egg! I would think if you were gonna have an issue they would have checked out the egg by now from a previous cook. Don't think they would mess with a hot smoking egg. Just my .02.
    Bristow Virginia XLBGE One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 8,331
    edited April 2014
    Da Bears...oops wrong bears :))
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
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    Middleburg, FL
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 8,331
    These guys would rip that egg apart for some smokey goodness. ;-)
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
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  • Gator_FanGator_Fan Posts: 22
    This weekend we Gator Fans should only be worried by; Wild Cats, Badgers and Huskies. We took care of the Burins last weekend 

    John,

    Sellersburg, Indiana

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  • warwomanwarwoman Posts: 205
    Just one of the neighbors!
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    From the NE Georgia Mountains! Me, SWMBO, and two spoiled ass Springers!
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  • gpsegggpsegg Posts: 292
    @Gator Fan...Agree...rather not have to confront a Wildcat again though!
    George
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fl and Blue Ridge, Ga.
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  • gpsegggpsegg Posts: 292
    @Warwoman , where in the Georgia mountains are you? Did you take that picture?
    George
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fl and Blue Ridge, Ga.
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