I set my trail cam at 2 pics every 5 minutes. I tried the 2 pics every 15 but took to long for the pics to get taken. I also put tape on either side of the sensor so the animal had to be more centered in the pic. Mine was set about 15-16' away from bait. First camera got clawed up and it was 6 1/2' up a small tree. The second camera I moved up the tree to 7 1/2' and a bear chewed on the corner of it. But the only time I had a bear mess with the camera's where when I ran out of bait.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...