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Some guy stole my trail camera! ='(

WOW!  I went out hunting this morning and my trail camera was gone.  I was out wednesday night and it was there but now its not.  What the heck.  It wasnt just a cheap trail camera either it was a cuddeback capture so it cost some money.  It sucks.

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i am sorry to hear that.  It

i am sorry to hear that.  It just sucks and I hope karma gets the thief.

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I am sorry to hear that. That

I am sorry to hear that. That would really make me angry. Was it on your property or on public property? That is horrible but sadly these things are happening more and more. It is pretty scary that this is starting to happen at such a high frequency. I wonder what is causing hunters to steal from eachother so much now. Does it have to do with demographics of hunters? Has that changed at all? Or is it more to do with the fact that people are now putting very expensive electronics in the woods where that used to not happen. Whatever the reason for the increase in these crimes, I have to say that it is pretty disturbing.

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One thing that everyone that

One thing that everyone that is putting out a trail cam needs to know is that if you place it on public land there is a possibility that the agency that is taking care of that land may pick them up as abandoned property.  I know for a fact that the BLM in Utah is starting to do this but they have been leaving a note of where you can go to pick up your camera.  Now weather there is a fine associated with it or not I do not know.  On BLM land you can not leave a piece of personal property such as a trail cam longer than 72 hours per the law as it is written. 

Now if it is another person masquerating as a hunter then they are the scum bags of the earth that shouldn't even be out in the woods.  But then you also have to look at the folks that are trying to cultivate a small plot of hemp and notice the camera and want to get rid of the evidence. 

The big point is if you nail one or two $100 bills onto a tree do you really expect for it to be there when you return? 

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Well it was on private

Well it was on private property on a neighbors land.  Soo... I except it to be there when I get back.  They have one other person hunting out there but they trust him and he has hunted out there for years.  They said that every now and then they have some people on there land that are trespassing because they dont ask permission.  But I was thinking that maybe somebody was out there poaching at night and they walked by it and it flashed the person?  That could of happened or else somebody just walked out there and took because there like yaay a free camera.  But why would somebody take somthing that isnt there's.

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I feel ya Bugs...Cant stand a

I feel ya Bugs...Cant stand a thief...Last year i had a 35 gallon feeder stolen,sure wish i wood have been in stand when they did it...Heck just a couple month's ago i went out to change my SD card when i got back home with it to look at it on PC it had a picture of someone walkin up to it,and it wasnt me...And according to time stamp on picture i just missed them by less than five minutes,afraid they wood come back and get it i went back out at 11 oclock that nite and got it...I like the cameras where you screw the base to a tree then lock it up,most come with just a strap,so i take a piece of cable an cable clamps an run thru it...Least now they hav'ta werk for it...I lock everything up now tree stands,cameras,feeders even take handle off winch to feeder...Man i wood love to catch sumone dew'n this,dont no what wood happen but it sure wood'nt be purdy...

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Why would someone take

Why would someone take something that isn't their's?  Interesting question, but my perspective is that they just can't help themselves.  Some people are just thieves and would rather work hard to steal something than just work to earn something.  I've seen it through life that for some reason, poor upbringing, born that way or some traumatic event, they are thieves.  It is who they are and what they do.  Look at the criminals that are repeat offenders.  They get arrested and convicted of burgarly multiple times.  They never learn their lessons and I think they truly can't stop.  it is in their DNA and it drives their actions.

This of course doesn't excuse their actions, simply trying to explain why some people steal.

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CVC wrote: "Why would someone

CVC wrote: "Why would someone take something that isn't their's?  Interesting question, but my perspective is that they just can't help themselves.  Some people are just thieves and would rather work hard to steal something than just work to earn something.  I've seen it through life that for some reason, poor upbringing, born that way or some traumatic event, they are thieves.  It is who they are and what they do.  Look at the criminals that are repeat offenders.  They get arrested and convicted of burgarly multiple times.  They never learn their lessons and I think they truly can't stop.  it is in their DNA and it drives their actions.

This of course doesn't excuse their actions, simply trying to explain why some people steal."

Well, apparantly these people don't have any morals. And to call them hunters is giving hunters a bad name. They aren't hunters, they're THIEVES!

Sorry Bugs. l would say next time to buy a lock box for your camera, but if they want it bad enough, they'll get.

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Is your comment about not

Is your comment about not calling them hunters directed to me?  I wrote, Some people are just thieves and would rather work hard to steal something than just work to earn something. 

No where did I say or suggest they were hunters so I am not quite sure why you quoted me and then ranted about not calling them hunters.

I agree they are not hunters they are thieves and they have no moral compass or understanding of the hard work the trail cam represents.  Many hunters scrimp and save to purchase their gear and it is a travesty to have it stolen by a thief.

My sentiment about how we refer to criminals that illegally kill animals is the same.  I use the term hunter only for those that abide by game laws and act legally.  The rest are criminals.

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No directionallity. I agree

No directionallity. I agree with you.

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