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Offline coachcw

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Re: First trail camera messed with
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 06:14:44 AM »
That sucks , I had a guy pull a sd card out of a camera last week , it was a pretty remote spot but the game trails going into it are beat up . i'm sure it was a bear hunter that happened along it . btw there where two big bulls on it when i walked in  :bash:
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Re: First trail camera messed with
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 07:13:57 AM »
Due to fear of theft the few cams I have put out in the past have been mounted up high.  higher than can be reached without some sort of climbing gear.  I just take a few screw in steps with me when scouting/putting cams out.  I also use screw in cam mounts so they can be placed at an angle facing where I want them.  Up out of sight and out of mind for 2 legged and 4 legged game.

 :yeah:. The only way I hang mine too.  Way high.  Haven't had an issue since. 

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Re: First trail camera messed with
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2019, 10:44:36 PM »
Due to fear of theft the few cams I have put out in the past have been mounted up high.  higher than can be reached without some sort of climbing gear.  I just take a few screw in steps with me when scouting/putting cams out.  I also use screw in cam mounts so they can be placed at an angle facing where I want them.  Up out of sight and out of mind for 2 legged and 4 legged game.

I used those same screw in mounts and screw in steps to get the camera up high. My goal was to avoid thieves and bears, although I have only had issues with bears when mounted down low. Made the 4 hour hike 6 months later just to find the cam which was almost 20 feet high had been tilted downward. Pics showed a bear was responsible and found the cam less than 24 hours after I hung it. Won't use anything other than steel boxes and lag bolts now if it's going to be a long soak and hike. Probably would have been less angry if the camera was stolen and I didn't know the camera was upside down looking at the tree it was mounted to for the entire spring and summer. Could probably rig up a secure way to angle the metal boxes but haven't tried yet.

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Re: First trail camera messed with
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2019, 10:47:15 PM »
sounds like a animal turned the cam around tree. I have had elk do that to several. I now screw them down.

 


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