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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2023, 07:28:02 PM »
Anytime I pass by a camera, Iím the awkward fella that doesnít know what to do.  I mostly just wave.  So if you see an awkward fella on your camera this season waving at your set up, itís likely Berin. 

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2023, 10:28:21 PM »
Frustrating, but consider yourself lucky.  Most of the time they'll just steal your camera rather than go to the effort of only taking the card and/or messing with batteries. 
Either way it sucks. 

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2023, 11:49:24 AM »
Depends on the terrain and vegetation. Maybe 200 yards, maybe a half mile+.

In Idaho I keep hiking up until there's nobody around me. Doesn't bother me if others got to some areas I like before me, I just keep going - not take a seat next to them.

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2023, 12:24:01 PM »
Morals, ethics, politics and religion all start out as opinions.  Yours is yours, mine is mine.  Groups and communities form their own and try to get others to voluntarily abide/comply.  A person often agrees with some but not all.  Is he good or is he bad ?  That would be your opinion based on your ethics and or morals.  Google ethics vs. morals and see what it says.    :twocents:

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2023, 12:39:09 PM »
When my son was very young I spent lots of time setting up spots and packing Salt, alfalfa, etc and would have bucks regularly visiting daily on the public land I had all to myself for the whole summer. But each year Friday night before deer season a camp would come and set up about a half a mile up the ridge. What deer werenít blown out from there fire smoke and generators were from them hunting down the hill early in the morning when thermals were still going downhill. First year was frustrating, second year I was getting a little mad, third year I decided to buy my own property. That took a little bit but once I had that up and going I havenít had to worry about it as much. Now I have the right to be pissed when someone is in my spot and i can take their stuff if they set it up right next to mine. Yes maybe not everyone can afford property but that does not mean you can't go try to gain access on private property.
Just my two cents but thatís what I would see as the solution. It really does suck because you abandon lots of great hunting spots but thatís what you have to do unless you like hunting with the masses. Start knocking on some doors. Take the kid with you that always helps. Show up during the summer time when work needs to be done and build some rapport with the local farmer etc. with the lawsuit against the governor and game commission being thrown out it Doesnít sound like we have too much more time to even hunt in Washington so I would do the most we all can do to enjoy what little bit of time we have left.

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2023, 01:22:11 PM »
Makes me think of this


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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2023, 01:24:01 PM »
Oh yeah and if it was me who got there first. I would expect another hunter to stay completely out of my shooting zone for one thing. Then I would expect them to keep moving to another area, atleast in a 200yd radius, radius means in a circle around me, in case all that salt has you delirious. And in front of me be atleast 500 yds +. I would do the same for anyone I saw sitting in a spot I came across while hunting.  :dunno:

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2023, 01:27:01 PM »
Get yourself a tree stand step, strap it to the tree, climb up and put your camera up high. I have had more than enough cams messed with so now I set them 8-10í off the ground. Set another cam even higher thatís facing your cam that was messed with so you can get pics of the a$$hole if you want.

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2023, 07:24:13 PM »
Well this was fun while it lasted.

Cleaned up. Keep it on track or bans will be handed out.
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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2023, 07:03:11 AM »
Well went to check again yesterday. Camera at the road was deleted and two trucks were camped right there at the turn around. 200 yards from the wallow... unreal. Couldn't tell because I didn't walk into their camp but pretty sure you could sit on their toilet and reach their camp chef if you know what I mean.

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2023, 07:24:16 AM »
Sorry your hunt has been thwarted a bit Ryan P

Some opinions on this thread blow me away, but then again my opinion of outlawing trailcams and baiting probably would really fire up the masses. LOL  IF thats what Kansas did then good for them.   Its getting to a point I need to make sure I have my hair done and make up on for the photoshoot I am about to get when I go for a hike these days anywhere near civilization.   If you really want to see something, go to NM or AZ and you might find 30 trailcams or more on a single water hole.   

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2023, 07:31:00 AM »
Hey Bone,
I think Arizona did away with trail cams last year.
Nevada restricts them from Aug to Dec.
I believe Utah is on board along with Kansas.

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2023, 07:54:40 AM »
Adapt and overcome. Camping that close I'm guessing the elk have moved. Not too often you hear of a guy killing an elk from camp. Also hopefully that means it's the same guy and he's not going to be hunting during rifle season. Or he's just scouting. Who knows. I'll find em.

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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2023, 08:01:51 AM »
Sorry your hunt has been thwarted a bit Ryan P

Some opinions on this thread blow me away, but then again my opinion of outlawing trailcams and baiting probably would really fire up the masses. LOL  IF thats what Kansas did then good for them.   Its getting to a point I need to make sure I have my hair done and make up on for the photoshoot I am about to get when I go for a hike these days anywhere near civilization.   If you really want to see something, go to NM or AZ and you might find 30 trailcams or more on a single water hole.

Probably more people would support that than you would think. Myself included.
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Re: Trail camera ethics
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2023, 08:26:16 AM »


Some opinions on this thread blow me away, but then again my opinion of outlawing trailcams and baiting probably would really fire up the masses. LOL  IF thats what Kansas did then good for them.   Its getting to a point I need to make sure I have my hair done and make up on for the photoshoot I am about to get when I go for a hike these days anywhere near civilization.   If you really want to see something, go to NM or AZ and you might find 30 trailcams or more on a single water hole.


I think your opinion is shared by more than you'd guess, and I believe it will happen sooner than any of us would ever think.  Ive advised a few of the guys I know to maybe think about not using bait, a plan "B" actually and have been told in no uncertain terms they wont stop baiting. 

 


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