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Community => Trail Cameras => Topic started by: greenhead_killer on February 06, 2018, 06:38:15 PM

Title: I will never understand...
Post by: greenhead_killer on February 06, 2018, 06:38:15 PM
Why people feel the need to steal someone elseís stuff. I went to check a cam today, about 2 miles deep. In a really thick patch of nasty stuff. Only reason to ever be in there is if you are hunting, thatís the sad part. Almost guaranteed it was a hunter. Looks like they found the cam, came back later with a sawzall and cut it off at the tree. Iím getting pretty tired of this stuff. You know, just two weeks ago I was duck hunting and came across a cam. Guess what I did?!? I LEFT IT!! It wasnít mine. So to the absolute worthless piece of trash that stole another cam of mine, I hope one day you get yours. If I catch you, you wonít be walking out of there.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: Humptulips on February 06, 2018, 06:48:09 PM
I hear you, As a trapper I have had a lot of traps stolen over the years and I would bet most of them are hanging in somebodies garage or barn. You go to a garage sale and there are two or three traps of different vintages it is easy to think they were stolen.
So why do people do this? It really makes you mad and believe me mentally speaking thinking about it can be more damaging then the actual loss.
I have to believe most people are honest but there is just something about something left unattended that is too much temptation for some people.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: greenhead_killer on February 06, 2018, 07:19:16 PM
I hear it. Iím not as upset as I have been in the past when having these stolen. This one makes number 3 in the last two years and all have been 2+ miles in from closest road. I just donít understand the mentality of people. Pretty sad day we live in. On a side note, I did go buy a new rifle to help ease the pain! Hahaha
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: NRA4LIFE on February 06, 2018, 07:21:50 PM
I hate that crap too.  I would NEVER EVER steal or ever touch someone's stuff.  Now as far as cams go, you might see my butt crack now and a gain though. :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: BreezyBear on February 06, 2018, 07:22:45 PM
Sooo Not Cool!!   People sure can suck!!   :dunno:
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: Dan-o on February 06, 2018, 07:29:54 PM
Sorry.   Been there and it sucks.   

Had a couple stolen a few years back. Really deflating. 
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: JWEBB on February 06, 2018, 07:30:11 PM
I hear ya! I had one of my nicer ones jacked this year way off the beaten path. Pretty upsetting
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: emac on February 06, 2018, 08:49:20 PM
I finally know that feeling. Been running 15-20 cams the last 3 years on public and private. Finally had one stolen that was on private ground. Pretty much know who stole it but cant prove which makes it more frustrating

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Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: trophyhunt on February 06, 2018, 08:55:45 PM
Had my cousin get his stolen and mine messed with, both were about 3 miles in the backcountry.  Luckily mine was lag bolted w 3 screws into the tree with a lock that you canít cut.  They were smart enough to not get in view of the camera.  Hate thieves, and your most likely right, Iím sure itís other hunters.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: trophyhunt on February 06, 2018, 08:57:48 PM
I wonder if those little black dots that you can stick to things and track with your phone would work good if we start putting (hiding) them in the cameras?
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: greenhead_killer on February 06, 2018, 09:59:19 PM
You know I had this one lagged with 4 big bolts, in a custom cam box that we made where the lock is not accessible. The stuck a sawzall behind and cut the bolts off. They are still in the tree. Iím only going to do so much. If these knuckledraggers want the things that bad nothing is going to stop them. I guess the only other thing to do is use stainless bolts so they chew through every blade they have. Or maybe Iíll glue some razor blades in the cove where the lock goes. They will learn pretty quick then
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: Woodhunter on February 07, 2018, 12:56:36 PM
You know I had this one lagged with 4 big bolts, in a custom cam box that we made where the lock is not accessible. The stuck a sawzall behind and cut the bolts off. They are still in the tree. Iím only going to do so much. If these knuckledraggers want the things that bad nothing is going to stop them. I guess the only other thing to do is use stainless bolts so they chew through every blade they have. Or maybe Iíll glue some razor blades in the cove where the lock goes. They will learn pretty quick then

Well, consider this:

Was it private or public land?

It is frowned upon by timber owners for folks to put nails, screws, lag bolts, etc, into trees.    The result to a chainsaw when falling timber or in a sawmill when milling will damage machinery and may even injure or kill someone.  I have seen a big band mill shuck off teeth on "buried" big spikes in a log.   

Might be a law against this stuff.

Maybe, just maybe, a woods worker found the camera and confiscated it.

Before you get to drastic with revenge you should find out who manages the property and ask questions about game cameras and the installation out in the woods.   Leaving a booby trap that injures someone will get you in mucho hot water.

All it takes is one incident to convince the land managers to lock up their properties.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: greenhead_killer on February 07, 2018, 01:32:13 PM
I was in the desert. Not sure they do active logging there. Not private timber company land. And just for the record Iím not going to booby trap anything. If someone wants a cam that bad, not much else Iím going to do. It is what it is.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: fortrich on February 10, 2018, 02:21:15 AM
Some people seriously have no manners! Much more different today than some decades ago. Too much stealing happening these days!!
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: HighlandLofts on February 10, 2018, 10:40:49 PM
Nothing is safe from thieves these days. To bad you couldn't give them mountain justice, and leave them for a carcass cam.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: Sakko300wsm on February 11, 2018, 06:31:39 AM
Who the hell would pack a sawzall 2 miles in??
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: Magnum_Willys on February 11, 2018, 06:58:44 AM
Its not hard to understand...    Youíve been hunting your deep woods honey hole with son and family for generations and now you go to scout it and some newbie has a trail cam or 3 staked out there.  You know your dad and family will now have to share that spot opening day and maybe all season with these techno newbies when they see whats on the cam.  Youíve got some choices -

A) give up your family honey hole
B) share it
C) cut down the cams
D) hold a sign in front of cam that asks newbies to find another spot and leave sign there.
E) other

Not everyone will make the best choices .  Cutting down cams is wrong.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: HighlandLofts on February 11, 2018, 07:58:47 AM
Along them lines, you take you son,  brother in law, a close friend there and they take a friend and they take a friend. 

Another way people find your spot is through pictures taken by your cell phone, with modern tech the cordance is in the. Background. A person can go to the exact spot the picture was taken.

Maybe these trail cams have the same tech,, I don,t know, but maybe.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: Turdle on February 12, 2018, 08:26:02 PM
I kinda wonder about "PICKERS"... You know, shrooms, salal, and what ever else. Lot of em out there.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: Humptulips on February 12, 2018, 08:50:44 PM
There can be justice. I read a story on another forum about a guy who traps wild pigs down in the south. He uses a camera that sends him a picture to his phone when there is movement in the trap. He can remotely trigger the trap with this technology so he will wait until several pigs are in the trap before triggering it. The camera also sends him GPS coordinates with the photo and get this he can remotely turn it on or off. He related that he had a camera stolen and of course the thief turned it off. Later he remotely turned it on, snapped a picture and went to the cops. They went right to the guys house and could tell the camera was in his garage. Search warrant based on GPS, busted!
Expensive camera though enough so it was a felony he said.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: HighlandLofts on February 13, 2018, 07:36:24 AM
Tech is good most of the time, but sucks other times.
Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: Brute on February 13, 2018, 08:21:17 AM
Has anyone tried this?
 Spy High Mounting System.

https://www.spyhighmounts.com/how-to/

Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: Magnum_Willys on February 13, 2018, 08:28:12 AM
I dont understand why the market hasnt addressed this.  Mount 6Ē boxes in trees ? Cmon.   Makem size of cigarette pack or bluetooth lens to hidden battery box  and/or flash.

Title: Re: I will never understand...
Post by: NOCK NOCK on February 13, 2018, 03:03:19 PM
I dont understand why the market hasnt addressed this.  Mount 6Ē boxes in trees ? Cmon.   Makem size of cigarette pack or bluetooth lens to hidden battery box  and/or flash.


Most wont.......Cam gets stolen = sell more cams.