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DNR trailcam.

Unread postby Joe68 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:23 pm

I was out scouting some public land today and came across a DNR trailcam. It was placed in the strangest location. It was facing a thicket with the game trail behind the cam. Didn't seem like a good set up, but who knows what they are trying to get on camera. Just curious if anyone has ever seen this before.

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Re: DNR trailcam.

Unread postby PUBLICbowhunter » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:11 pm

I didn't even know they did such a thing, wonder what or who they are looking for

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Re: DNR trailcam.

Unread postby Motivated » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:12 pm

Where I hunt there are now 2 DNR cameras overlooking a field. One is 12 feet high and the other is 4 feet high.

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Re: DNR trailcam.

Unread postby johndeere506 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:13 pm

How do you know it was "dnr"?

Seems like a good way to label cams for people to be maybe less likely to steal them.

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Unread postby Outdoor814 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:25 pm

johndeere506 wrote:How do you know it was "dnr"?

Seems like a good way to label cams for people to be maybe less likely to steal them.

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I was going to ask the same thing

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Unread postby Motivated » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:26 pm

The boxes I saw were labeled obviously with the same signage as the rest of the park. They stuck out like sore thumbs. Also the boxes themselves looked old and poorly maintained. I would bet they are DNR boxes as labeled.

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Unread postby Findian » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:59 pm

When my brother was a game warden he ran 6 cams for locating wolfs.

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Unread postby Mathewshooter » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:01 pm

You guys gave me a great idea. Now to find where to buy some NY State DEC Decals :lol:
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Unread postby Hawthorne » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:41 pm

Probably looking for an endangered mouse or something that they waste money on.

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Unread postby Killemquietly » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:07 pm

Hawthorne wrote:Probably looking for an endangered mouse or something that they waste money on.

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Hahaha, funny but they do seriously waste a ton of money on such stupidity.

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Unread postby Crazinamatese » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:18 pm

They're looking for a samsquantch.
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Re: DNR trailcam.

Unread postby Stanley » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:05 pm

Never have seen a DNR Trail Camera.
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Re: DNR trailcam.

Unread postby johndeere506 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:17 pm

Mathewshooter wrote:You guys gave me a great idea. Now to find where to buy some NY State DEC Decals :lol:

Exactly. When questioned just tell them the truth. The guy I bought them from at the garage sale had initials DNR. Just a coincidence I guess...lol.
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Re: DNR trailcam.

Unread postby Joe68 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:00 pm

The camera had MDNR and a number engraved on it. It wasn't in a lock box, which was a surprise. Just cable locked to the tree. They had marking tape in the trees on their trail too. The tape was labeled MDNR too.

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Re: DNR trailcam.

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:35 am

I've run across them at highway crossings to determine deer's routes.
Years later they added walk-unders for the deer to get across highway locations to reduce collisions.
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