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Some #@#@# head stoled my trail cam!

Put out my new trail cam last week and went to check on it today and it was gone!!!! WTF!

I realy thought that anyone going that far into the woods would have the respect to not take someones cam! Boy was i wrong!

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Some #@#@# head stoled my trail cam!

Probably some dope head headed in to check his stash. At one time I told a non hunter that when people go to the great outdoors they usually do a 180 on the way that they act and how they treat people. Somebody that wouldn't give you the time of day in the city would give you the shirt off their back. I guess times have changed for the worse.
I have thought about buying myself a trail cam but this is the reason that I am holding back on the purchase. Any more you just don't know who is out there, and it doesn't matter how far back into the hills or how far off the beaten track you are the punks are still there.

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Some #@#@# head stoled my trail cam!

When I was using one at a bear bait I thought some one had taken mine butin asearch I found it about 25yrds away were a bear had left it bitten up but I could still use it Thumbs up .
F.K.

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Some #@#@# head stoled my trail cam!

i have had that happen before solution the "BEAR BOX" if that don't work land mines

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Re: Some #@#@# head stoled my trail cam!

I like the land mines, cuz you would also get good photos

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Luckily I havent had mine

Luckily I havent had mine stolen(yet?). I do have it locked up good so if someone wanted it they would have to work for it.

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Welcome to BGH!   I don't

Welcome to BGH!

 

I don't know how those things work or more important how they are secured to what ever. What I do know is that whatever they cost, I would not tack that much money to a tree and walk away expecting it to be there when I got back. I've heard a lot of stories about those things being stolen.

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They get ripped off all the

They get ripped off all the time down here.  Of course, you can't get too far from civilization where I hunt, but still, you'd think they'd respect it.....

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T cam

Totality opposite here my cams are way out of the way of people but I still lock them up I built cages out of expanded metal. I don't trust any one and there are alot of "slob hunters" out there

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What a lot of people need to

What a lot of people need to start realizing is that they need to get off of the beaten trail to set up their cameras.  If they would get further than 50 yards I would bet that a lot fewer of them would be riped off.  I took a ride on my wheeler the other day and found no less than 4 of them and 2 of them were covering the same mud hole with no tracks around it.  It is nice to use technology to help you figure out where you are going to hunt but you really need to get out and find the animals on the hill and not just in the one secreat spot that you have picked out that a dozen other hunters know about. 

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agree

Critter wrote:

What a lot of people need to start realizing is that they need to get off of the beaten trail to set up their cameras.  If they would get further than 50 yards I would bet that a lot fewer of them would be riped off.  I took a ride on my wheeler the other day and found no less than 4 of them and 2 of them were covering the same mud hole with no tracks around it.  It is nice to use technology to help you figure out where you are going to hunt but you really need to get out and find the animals on the hill and not just in the one secreat spot that you have picked out that a dozen other hunters know about. 

Critter you are so right. mine go back atleast a mile off any trail or road, I know very few people that would venture that far off the trail in western oregon.

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