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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2023, 08:38:00 AM »
Baiting is another subject that can trigger people. I don't agree with baiting deer or elk. Ethicicially I don't agree with it for bears either but I think people should be able to do it. Not everyone because that seems like it would be a disaster. Maybe a permit program... But bears need managed better. Elk and deer though? Don't like it.

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2023, 09:24:38 AM »
This year we have three cow tags in our camp. We scouted couple weeks ago in our unit.
Saw several cows and bull spread out through it. We had trail cameras to put up but elected not too.
We hunted this area many times ,so we kinda know where to look. Once in a while I come across a camera and just wave at it. I would never sit by it. But I am still going to hunt through.

We on occasion use ground blinds for elk and May set them up before season a couple days.
We have never had an issue with anyone around a blind. But if I showed up and found someone in my blind in my chair they got there first. They can have the spot, but I am taking my blind and chair with me.

We are mostly retired guys, so we are often set up first. About two days before season the other camps move in. Four or five days they are all gone and we are alone.

I for one would not miss trail cams, mountain bikes , atv , or baiting. I like having other hunters around moving animals as long as they leave me alone. And do not think they own a spot.

During deer season I have by accident set down in someoneís spot or below them. Not knowing they were there only discovering it when they get up and move. But I would not do it intentionally. I think there are a lot of hot heads out there who jump to the conclusion you are being a bugger when it was just an innocent mistake.

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2023, 09:51:53 AM »
Dontí despair RyanP.  Elk are a funny lot.   Multiple times I have literally had bulls bugling and squaring off in my camp.   One occasion in a camp on Bethel ridge, I had my girls out calling elk in the moonlight. We were done and were laying in our sleeping bags and a bugle let one rip almost into the tent flap.   My daughter rolled over and asked me to stop calling so she could go to sleep.    Iíve had bulls bugling in a parking lot with 20 rigs and horse trailers, Iíve had a giant 8x7 and 6x6 square off in front of our wall tent and the 8x hung out for hours while we sat by a cold fire ring and watched.   Lots of thing determine how they will act or react.

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2023, 09:55:46 AM »
Well this was fun while it lasted.

Cleaned up. Keep it on track or bans will be handed out.

Here we are again.

If youíre trying to start trouble, just donít.
If you want to continue participating on the forum, donít start trouble.

Should be pretty straight forward.
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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2023, 10:09:40 AM »
I will admit that I am also guilty of running a few cameras. But I wonder just how many cameras are in any one draw at one time. Some folks are claiming they have over 40 plus cameras. Perhaps they need to be regulated like trapping and they need checked every so often I'm sure the argument could be made the cell cameras report back every day.
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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2023, 10:58:40 AM »
I will admit that I am also guilty of running a few cameras. But I wonder just how many cameras are in any one draw at one time. Some folks are claiming they have over 40 plus cameras. Perhaps they need to be regulated like trapping and they need checked every so often I'm sure the argument could be made the cell cameras report back every day.
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I spend time in a couple drainages on the westside that have so many cameras its comical. I would think once you realize there are a dozen other guys watching the same spot you'd move on

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2023, 11:34:54 AM »
I had 6-8 cameras out for a few years. Mostly just did it for the cool pics. I did kill a deer I had on camera one year but I canít say the camera really had anything to do with me killing him.
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