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Who's had a trail cam stolen on public ground?

Unread postby Missionshooter » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:19 pm

Who's had a trail cam stolen?

Add me to the list. Hurt bad just had a browning 12 ft in a tree stolen. So many jerks out there. It really sucks.


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Re: Who's had a trail cam stolen on public ground?

Unread postby 218er » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:24 pm

I joined this group this year. Lost a Spypoint cell cam within the past few weeks. Scumbags exist, unfortunately.
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Unread postby fishlips » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:53 pm

thats a bummer.

i haven't had one taken yet but it's probably a matter of time. i did have someone take the chip out of my camera once. that ticked me off. the joke might have been on the perp though....i am terrible at setting trail cams on spots where you get pictures
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Unread postby CRK925 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:38 pm

I run $35 Tasco cams on public. If they get stolen, I'm out pictures more than money.
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Unread postby hunter_mike » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:44 pm

At least 3 of them that I cam remember. It stinks. I was more angry that they got my pictures than the fact they took my camera.
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Re: Who's had a trail cam stolen on public ground?

Unread postby Hawthorne » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:57 pm

I had my first one stolen this year on public. That area was devoid of hunters the last two years but this year some guys moved into that area like they owned the place. They cut wide trails in the thick. The hunting went to crap because of it also.
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Unread postby Marshbuster89 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:21 pm

I have lost 13 over the years to dishonest “sportsmen”
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Re: Who's had a trail cam stolen on public ground?

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:22 pm

Been awhile but it does really suck. I agree losing the intel and having it end up in somebody else's possession is sometimes worst than losing the camera. If you have a cam stolen in a spot known for getting pics of big bucks pay attention who might set up there because more than likely if the thief gets some good pics it will be hard for them to resist hunting there. Doubt it would be by coincidence.
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Unread postby tgreeno » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:25 pm

I've had 2 or 3 in the the last 5 or 6 years. It really sucks that people are that dishonest!
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Unread postby MarshRunner1 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:57 pm

218er wrote:I joined this group this year. Lost a Spypoint cell cam within the past few weeks. Scumbags exist, unfortunately.


Put it in lost mode! If they try to use it, it will lock them out. They also have a GPS built in so you can track them
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Unread postby Marshbuster89 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:04 pm

I’ve also had where they leave the cam and just take the SD card...and that fires me up just as bad! Might as well have just taken everything since you know what is/isn’t hear now!
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Re: Who's had a trail cam stolen on public ground?

Unread postby MarshRunner1 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm

I can gladly say I haven't had any cameras stolen yet. The majority of mine are on public land - having private access that isn't a 2 hour walk through from the public parking lot sure does keep people out. Two buddies of mine rent a house from my grandpa down the road from his farm. They ran a few cams in the summer by an apple tree in the backyard. Had pictures of two giants - one we had on cam for 3 years or so and the other was completely new but just a huge buck. One of my buddies decided to put a camera on the backside of the property near where the birch transitions to cattail swamp, somewhat near a spot I had pics of one of them. He put it out on a Sunday in the pouring rain and it was gone two days later. This was on PRIVATE property, and a good 75 yards or so from the public line. This upset him, as it would me. Throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall we would notice a blue truck parked along the road glassing the field behind the house, we concluded that he must have taken the cam and gotten pictures of these big bucks. We never actually had any proof it was him but no idea why else this random guy would show up watching our field in the evenings. People are real jerks and it sucks. Maybe it was just the way I was raised but I couldn't just takes someones expensive camera that they worked for.
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Re: Who's had a trail cam stolen on public ground?

Unread postby Boogieman1 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:17 pm

Last year was the first time I’m positive I got one stolen. I normally mount mine 2 or 3 sticks high and angle them down. In this particular case I was just lazy and the dirtbags got me. I am terrible however about letting cameras soak for long periods of time and then forgetting where the fudge I put em.
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Re: Who's had a trail cam stolen on public ground?

Unread postby MarshRunner1 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:30 pm

Missionshooter wrote:Who's had a trail cam stolen?

Add me to the list. Hurt bad just had a browning 12 ft in a tree stolen. So many jerks out there. It really sucks.


If someone sets up right on that spot you had your camera, I think you'll know who took the camera
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Re: Who's had a trail cam stolen on public ground?

Unread postby VaBowKill5 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:45 pm

One year I started getting pictures of a really big 10 on public and actually got a non lethal arrow in him and he stayed around afterwards. After that I put several cams around the area trying to pin him down. I came to check one of the cams a couple weeks later and found my camera stolen and somebody’s climber on a tree 20 yards away. I never did find out who it was but I was more hurt that they had the pics rather than the camera. I’ve had several stolen over the years.


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