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How early will you be getting your trail camera's up?

I will be putting my trail camera's out in early June. How about the rest of you guys?

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I have considered buying and

I have considered buying and using a trail camera for some time now but have always been afraid to try it here in Colorado as I only hunt on public land and figured somebody else would end up taking it home with them. At least here though now that the snows gone at least in the lower elevations and you can get out there I'd be putting one up right away. Our game movement changes throughout the year but it would be a great learning experience I'm sure.

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They do make locks for these

They do make locks for these camera's that can make it extremely difficult to steal. But, like anything else if someone wants it bad enough they will find a way to get it. Good luck! I hope you are able to get a couple out there.

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camera locks

ManOfTheFall wrote:

They do make locks for these camera's that can make it extremely difficult to steal. But, like anything else if someone wants it bad enough they will find a way to get it. Good luck! I hope you are able to get a couple out there.

How much are the locks that you put them in?

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I have never looked into the

I have never looked into the locks. I would guess under $20, but I'm not sure. You can probably buy them in most stores that sell hunting supplies. All of my camera's and stands are on private property and yes, I have had both stolen. I should consider it but probably won't unless it happens again.

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One thing about trail camera

One thing about trail camera on public land is that some of the agencies such as the BLM and Forest Service are starting to retrieve them for you.  Per federal law if they are left longer than 72 hours I believe they are considered abandoned property.  So don't be surprised if you put one out and it disappears.  The BlM in Southern Utah is picking them up when they find them and last year they did leave notes on where you could find your property but don't expect it.   

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Yep!  We're having the same

Yep!  We're having the same problem down here in southern California.

Guys are having their trail cameras "stolen" off of public land, only to find out later that it was actually the BLM or Forest service that took them.

I guess they have a decent collection of cameras, stands, etc. lol

I just picked up my first trail camera today, and I plan on putting it up in July.  Our season starts the first week in September.  We'll see if I can hide it on public land enough so that it does not get confiscated. Wink

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Already out

I never take them out of the woods. I'll just change batteries and SD cards. Some may get relocated as I find "new" sign but as I have the same lease area year after year there isn't alot of "new" sign but occasionally I do find something that sparks my curiosity.

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I will normaly put mine out

I will normaly put mine out in March, but this year has been crazy busy with the kiddos playing sports this spring, I was finally able to get out last friday for some scouting and was able to hang 2 cams up in my late season archery deer hunting grounds, I hiked in 4 miles and found what looks like a very well used area, i put them 1/4 mile apart on junctions on the main game trail. I'll let them soak for a few weeks and then go replace the sd cards.

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I will be putting my camera's

I will be putting my camera's up within the next week. Then a couple week's after that you all will be seeing some pictures.

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Hope'n to get mine out this

Hope'n to get mine out this weekend....another way of lock'n them up,i take small diameter cable a clamp's and wrap it around tree...Without a 5/16 wrench or socket you ant gonna get it off,less you got a sledge hammer,then what good is camera....

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