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Offline Naches Sportsman

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Who had a cam stolen this year?
« on: October 27, 2017, 12:51:19 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?
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 12:58:40 PM »
I had one of my Browning cams stolen a week or so ago. Still kinda hard to believe someone found it since I haven't seen anyone in this area. Checked my other cams in the area and got a couple different people on cam.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 01:22:20 PM »
 :hello: yup. Had mine locked up and had a 1/2" cable through it also. They ended up breaking the camera apart (pieces were left behind) and left the cable still around the tree.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 03:00:05 PM »
Last year had a couple stolen, even with cable locks through them. They break the plastic mold on the back of the camera. I've started packing a couple of screw-in tree stand steps, and pick a tree without branches or knots on the bottom few feet so that they can't reach the camera. I figure if the person is enough of a @sshole, they'll still shoot the camera, but at least it makes it a bit harder to just steal and gets it out of the immediate line of sight of people.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 07:28:39 AM »
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?

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 08:24:21 AM »
had 2 stolen this year, both in places I can't believe anyone would go. pisses me off so bad because i'm 99% sure its other hunters. they better hope I don't catch them or they will be buried in there.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 09:31:34 AM »
Wow with all the stuff stolen you would think some company could come up with a small economical tracking device that gives real time locations.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 09:38:11 AM »
Fact is that Bears are for some reason very attracted to trail cams, and a good number of cams are stolen by bears. look around the cams may just be close by.
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2017, 09:43:37 AM »
had 2 stolen this year, both in places I can't believe anyone would go. pisses me off so bad because i'm 99% sure its other hunters. they better hope I don't catch them or they will be buried in there.
thats how I feel. Makes me so mad. Guaranteed it’s other hunters which makes it worse.
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 09:55:32 AM »
Had 1 of mine stolen in the 101.  POS  broke the python lock at the plastic part  :bash:  even took the cable. I even had a cheap master lock on the cam itself.  I hate theives and hope karma gets the best of them. >:(
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 10:01:15 AM »
I made heavy duty lock boxes and have them screwed to the tree. they brought in something to break the lock off on one and cut the lock with bolt cutters on the other. way different locations different people

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 10:19:58 AM »
I think I'm going to invent a way to fit a tazer in one of the metal boxes.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 07:56:24 AM »
I had 2 of my cams stolen in the Bethel Unit, they were there in August and gone last Friday. Pretty sure I know who did it, I have the guy on the cam a couple of times before it was taken. Not many guys would be packing a hacksaw with them to cut it free if they didn't know where the camera was located.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2017, 08:00:35 AM »
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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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 08:04:14 AM »
I think it would be cool if you could purchase a GPS device of some sort, like a phone GPS and you could follow it the adoulbessholes house.
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2017, 08:13:04 AM »
Didn't lose one this year. I did have a memory stick taken out of one though. lost 4 total over the years.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2017, 08:49:36 AM »
I had 2 of my cams stolen in the Bethel Unit, they were there in August and gone last Friday. Pretty sure I know who did it, I have the guy on the cam a couple of times before it was taken. Not many guys would be packing a hacksaw with them to cut it free if they didn't know where the camera was located.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2017, 07:43:36 AM »
I just got back from my Oregon elk hunt and had 3 cameras up for two months. One was moved and messed with, pointing 180° away from the trail I had it pointed down and the other one which I was really excited for to see what it would have produced for pictures was stolen😡! I just don't know why people have to mess with other people's stuff!

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2017, 08:01:12 AM »
I have found three, smiled and waived hoping to get on here.

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2017, 02:31:29 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?

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2017, 02:44:22 PM »
Mine are anywhere from .2 to 8 miles off of the nearest road. Never ever have had anyone on camera that I didn't know. This one that got stolen was 3 miles off of the nearest road or trail. 
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2017, 03:33:32 PM »
That is just crazy.  >:(
Is it a high traffic forest? or open country like on the east side. You can see for quite a distance on the eastside. I think they would stand out.
I have a hard time believing that people would find one up in My spot? but I guess You never know. So if I buy one I will get a cheap one so it won't hurt so bad.
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2017, 03:46:55 PM »
Buy cheap. Mine are all under $40. All of mine are in thick timber.
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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2017, 04:08:04 PM »
Didn't lose one this year. I did have a memory stick taken out of one though. lost 4 total over the years.

Where about was your camera?  Just GMU......Did you get your card back a couple days later? 

My buddy came back to camp this year with my SD card just to find out he pulled someone elses.  We returned it the next day and pulled the right card which was one finger ridge over.   :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Who had a cam stolen this year?
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2017, 04:18:38 PM »
Cousin had his card stole.. Had my pics erased a couple times in different spots. I'm done being cheap. Buying boxes for all of my cams.

 

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