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Offline Machias

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Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« on: November 21, 2019, 06:02:52 PM »
I really hate trap thieves.   :bash:  Had my first trap stolen in several years.  Duke Dogproof.  But I may get the last laugh.  I got the guys license plate, called the Warden and he is going to pay him a visit.  He was also tresspassing, so with Idaho's new law he may lose his hunting and fishing privileges for a year.
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 06:06:15 PM »
 :tup:  Good on you!  Hate thieves with a passion.
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 06:07:28 PM »
Good for you, great to get the plate number.
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 06:11:10 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 06:11:16 PM »
 :tup: get him! that's the worst I still dream about catching a trail cam theif from a few years ago  :chuckle:

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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 06:34:16 PM »
:tup: get him! that's the worst I still dream about catching a trail cam theif from a few years ago  :chuckle:

Yea, I have had one of those taken as well.  :)
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 07:05:34 PM »
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 06:21:49 AM »
I caught a trail cam breaker. Smashed it with a rock after wiping the card. But my brother recovered the data from it and I got enough info for a warden to get em. My cage traps I feel I need to put GPS trackers on em. Hope ya get the guy!
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 06:46:04 AM »
Is it hunters and trappers that steal them? I always assumed it was the greenies hiking around that got their feeling hurt and took the traps.

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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 07:27:38 AM »
I caught a trail cam breaker. Smashed it with a rock after wiping the card. But my brother recovered the data from it and I got enough info for a warden to get em. My cage traps I feel I need to put GPS trackers on em. Hope ya get the guy!

like Montana does in horns.. built into the traps to ping and recover with prejudice! its terrible that we have to go thru this. i recall 50 years ago as a young teen saving my hard money to buy traps and have a whole line stolen overnight in upstate NY. I had spent several months with the owner  (farmer) gaining his trust to allow me access. I told him what happened and he was so pissed the next day he came to my house after school and had me help posted the entire property and only i had free access for my entire middle/high school years for hunting and trapping.
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 09:09:24 AM »
I caught a trail cam breaker. Smashed it with a rock after wiping the card. But my brother recovered the data from it and I got enough info for a warden to get em. My cage traps I feel I need to put GPS trackers on em. Hope ya get the guy!

like Montana does in horns.. built into the traps to ping and recover with prejudice! its terrible that we have to go thru this. i recall 50 years ago as a young teen saving my hard money to buy traps and have a whole line stolen overnight in upstate NY. I had spent several months with the owner  (farmer) gaining his trust to allow me access. I told him what happened and he was so pissed the next day he came to my house after school and had me help posted the entire property and only i had free access for my entire middle/high school years for hunting and trapping.

What does Montana do in horns?? I never heard of anything like that  just curious 

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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 09:56:13 AM »
Is it hunters and trappers that steal them? I always assumed it was the greenies hiking around that got their feeling hurt and took the traps.
I had 1 stolen last year,Yes trappers are known to steal them also.  :bash: Some of them feel if you're in their area it's fair game.
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 10:40:31 AM »
I think it is hard to categorize who a trap thief is going to be. Mostly I think it is a moment of opportunity for someone who cannot resist the temptation to steal something when no one else is looking. Occasionally it is anther trapper but I think that is rare.
People with dogs are especially bad because the dogs find the traps and their owners think it justice if their dog gets caught.
I believe most of these traps that are stolen end up hanging in someone's barn or garage and are never used so why do people take them? I have wondered about that.
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2019, 09:02:43 PM »
In this case it was a deer hunter.  The Warden made contact this morning and the guy denied taking the trap.  Says he saw it, but did not mess with it.  Funny, I drove past and trap was there and so was his truck.  I took a photo of the truck and plate number.  Went to my cabin to get a no trespassing letter that the landowner has asked me to place on vehicles in this area.  The area is clearly marked.  Several hundred acres that I have just been given permission to trap.  I was gone for about 12 minutes.  Got back and the truck and trap were gone.  No one else came down the road.  No biggie, luckily its only a DP.
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Re: Grrrr, Trap thieves!!
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2019, 09:03:49 PM »
Is it hunters and trappers that steal them? I always assumed it was the greenies hiking around that got their feeling hurt and took the traps.

A lot of times it's other sportsmen, but it can be anyone, crime of opportunity.
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