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Offline mikelonsford

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2017, 04:55:25 PM »
Between me and my buddy we had 6 cameras out, 1 was stolen, 1 had the batteries removed, 2 had the cards taken, 2 left alone.  Not very good this year.  I have only had a card removed one time before.  Makes me the maddest that it is hunters taking them.  I could care less if someone wants to take a look at the pics on the card, but at least get it set back up again.  But stealing it?!  :nono: :mgun:

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2017, 07:15:58 PM »
This topic baffles me every time I see it.
What is up with people that feel the need to take what's not theirs  :bash: :bash:
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Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2017, 09:42:38 PM »
Had a camera stolen in an area in the 356 where I've never seen another person. Hopefully the muzzleloader hunter likes my bushnell camera. I've pulled all but one camera for the modern season and will be putting them back out after the season to catch the elk migration. Hopefully my stealth cam doesn't get found.

Who else had one taken this year?
We had one taken in 356 this year too.  The other 5 that were locked up did not wander off.  We have a pretty good idea who took it... they must have thought they own the land more.


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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2017, 09:46:11 PM »
Where are You guys putting them? How Deep in?
Most of the places I would put a camera I would be shocked if 5 guys walk by it in a year?
The one we lost was 7 miles in by foot and in timber.  The camera was taken sometime between Labor Day and the archery elk opener.  Sucks to think other "bowhunters" will steal from you.


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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2017, 10:23:08 PM »
Had a camera stolen in an area in the 356 where I've never seen another person. Hopefully the muzzleloader hunter likes my bushnell camera. I've pulled all but one camera for the modern season and will be putting them back out after the season to catch the elk migration. Hopefully my stealth cam doesn't get found.

Who else had one taken this year?
We had one taken in 355 this year too.  The other 5 that were locked up did not wander off.  We have a pretty good idea who took it... they must have thought they own the land more.


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Oh man. That sucks.

I sure hope my cam that's out didn't get jacked. Haven't had time to get it. Going to try Thursday. Tomorrow I have a date with some of the goats in the unit and don't have enough daylight to cover another 7 miles on top of the 20 miles I plan on covering tomorrow.
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2017, 06:32:28 AM »
The cams that are being stolen miles in. Are you using cables or just nylon strap to secure them to tree? Could be a bear taking them off the tree or moving them around. Idk just saying them animals can move or even chew the strap. I have a feeling most cams in backcountry are taken by animals. Just my  :twocents: Iíve never had a person on cam. But Iíve had cams moved by bears and elk. If it wasnít for the cable Iím sure it be in bottom of a canyon.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2017, 07:01:50 AM »
I had one stolen in 627, definitely another hunter. The random brush pickers don't give a crap when they see them. I would have not been so upset if they just took the chip those are cheap to replace. I hope you enjoy the pics of me and my son testing it.  :bash:

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2017, 10:12:48 AM »
The cams that are being stolen miles in. Are you using cables or just nylon strap to secure them to tree? Could be a bear taking them off the tree or moving them around. Idk just saying them animals can move or even chew the strap. I have a feeling most cams in backcountry are taken by animals. Just my  :twocents: Iíve never had a person on cam. But Iíve had cams moved by bears and elk. If it wasnít for the cable Iím sure it be in bottom of a canyon.

One of the cameras I had stolen in the 360 unit had been cut free with a saw. You could see the saw marks left on the secure devise. This camera and the other one that was a 1/4 mile away were 2 miles from the road. The guy we think took them hunted the area everyday last year, this year on opening day I saw him and said the cams were gone. His reaction was "Oh they were here this Fall". Really how would he know that, and why haven't we seen him on the mountain since opening day. I hate thieves and Liers  :bash:

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2017, 07:56:04 PM »
The cams that are being stolen miles in. Are you using cables or just nylon strap to secure them to tree? Could be a bear taking them off the tree or moving them around. Idk just saying them animals can move or even chew the strap. I have a feeling most cams in backcountry are taken by animals. Just my  :twocents: Iíve never had a person on cam. But Iíve had cams moved by bears and elk. If it wasnít for the cable Iím sure it be in bottom of a canyon.


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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2017, 06:16:06 AM »
Lost one of two on my private land in April, set up within 50 feet of each other.   (Love them trespassers)  Oh, and to the bear that took off with my cam last winter - there's a reward of 5 lbs of bacon for its return - no questions asked.
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2017, 02:37:05 PM »
I had one stolen recently. It was pos camera, all I really wanted was the card.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2017, 02:45:58 PM »
Didn't have 1 stole, but had 2 different bears mess with my 2 cameras. Left them soaking for 6 weeks only come to find out the bears had tampered with them only a week in

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2017, 06:31:39 PM »
I had one stolen on IEP land in elk. We had it set up and labeled for a disabled hunter he had coming for deer season. The feeder was labeled to please respect the set up for disabled hunters. It had a python cable lock on it and they hacked off with a hatchet they also  took the ground blind!

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2017, 06:48:51 AM »
If ya stole these cameras and you're on here, POST EM UP. Let's see what's on them.
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2017, 06:59:23 AM »
I had one stolen in 627, definitely another hunter. The random brush pickers don't give a crap when they see them. I would have not been so upset if they just took the chip those are cheap to replace. I hope you enjoy the pics of me and my son testing it.  :bash:

Whereabouts in 627...pm me if you want. .maybe I can help with the who done it...also don't underestimate brush pickers. They pick brush for like $2-$3 bucks an hour. It's not below them to find a way to make quick cash.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2017, 09:24:01 AM »
I had one stolen on IEP land in elk. We had it set up and labeled for a disabled hunter he had coming for deer season. The feeder was labeled to please respect the set up for disabled hunters. It had a python cable lock on it and they hacked off with a hatchet they also  took the ground blind!
Sorry that really sucks.
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2017, 09:25:46 AM »
Maybe this trail cam is what you guys need to be installing in those "problem areas." 

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2017, 10:41:53 AM »
I put my cameras in metal boxes, python locks and use climbing sticks to get them up high.  I also post a little note on  the outside of the metal box that stealing them is pointless because they have a security code.  So far in 7 years I have not had one stolen....yet!!  (knocks on wood)
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