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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Backwoods Savage, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I have a couple of trail cameras and get great joy from seeing the pictures. Sadly, I learned a lesson. Usually I take the cameras down before rifle deer season but I had one that had quit working and sent it in for repair. Well, they sent me a brand new camera that is even better than the one I had. So, I want to see this thing work and left it hung out. Yesterday I went to pick it up....but can't find it. It is gone. Danged thieves.... Guess I should not leave anything in deer blinds now either for fear of theft. Something is wrong here.

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  2. colebrookman

    colebrookman Minister of Fire

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    One of the many reasons our town requires hunting with landowners permission. Signed copies of the slip, one to landowner, police chief and hunter. You know who's in your woods and strangers can be escorted out. Still not perfect but it works pretty well.
    Be safe
    Ed
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    We had something similar in MI but what really hurt us is when the quit requiring license to be worn on the back. See trespassers? Get their license number and call the DNR. Can't do that anymore.
  4. Milton Findley

    Milton Findley Feeling the Heat

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    Sad and aggravating.
  5. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    I hope you are not just figuring that one out just now Dennis. ;-)

    I have a sociopath neighbor who vandalized our irrigation lines that were attached to the chain-link fence between our properties. When I asked him why he did it he claimed the fence was on his property and he was just cleaning up "his" fence. I checked it out and the fence is actually on my property by a good 6", but instead of arguing I set up a video surveillance system with lots of cameras pointing along the fence line and re-attached the irrigation with hefty u-bolts so he would have to use some sort of heavy metal cutting tool to unattach it again. He hardly even goes near the fence anymore.
    Frankly, I believe all people are inherently bad. We just need some sort of motivational reason to be good.
  6. btuser

    btuser Minister of Fire

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    Time for a camera for the camera. We do it all the time. If its worth it to you I bet your guy will be back again.
  7. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    A thief and tresspasser, pretty low in my book. Maybe even add poacher to the list. What do they think, that game cameras grow on trees? ;-)
  8. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    happens all the time over here Savage :mad: and the kicker is you know damn well its a so called fellow hunter :blank:

    loon
  9. oldspark

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    I had a dog shot during deer season years ago with in a couple hundred yars of my place, to this day I am glad I did not see them do it as doing something stupid would have been the order of the day for me.
  10. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Plenty of places to put a dead body around these parts.....
  11. Jack22

    Jack22 New Member

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    Sorry to hear your camera was stolen. My wife gave me a game camera a few years ago. I hunt state land so she also gave me a metal lock box that was designed for the camera. I have not used it yet but it is heavy duty. To steel my camera you would have to cut down the tree, cut a thick cable or find a way to get through the metal box. It should work but I have not tried it yet.
  12. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Maybe the deer took it. Wanted to share pics with friends and family. :)
  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Don't get me going about "hunters" . . . real, true hunters I have no issues with whatsoever . . . folks like the idiots who ended up putting my Uncle in a hospital after they beat him up when he asked them to get off his land . . . well . . . enough said . . . well almost enough said . . . we still have no idea of who burned their camp down.
  14. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    isnt that nice jake :shut: sorry to hear about that for sure man :shut:

    loon
  15. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yep. My brother-in-laws camp in Texas has been burned down twice. Makes ya want a new open season on something else.
  16. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    >:-( cant figure out how someone can do that spark?? sorry to hear it!

    loon
  17. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Sorry to hear Dennis. In NJ theft of cameras, feeders, and even treestands is not at all uncommon. :mad:
  18. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    I started hunting as a small boy in the 50's. I loved the pioneering feeling, fend for yourself, live off the land, just you and the wild....alone in the woods. After over 35 years of hunting, I don't much anymore. It just isn't the same. I used to go to the woods and not see another soul. Now, everything, anything imaginable is roaming the woods. And even worse, everyone wants thousands of dollars to hunt on their land. It has changed and so much of why I hunted is gone. And, I don't have much of a stomach for killing anymore either. Just not the same. Sorry to hear of your loss Dennis, but it doesn't surprise me.
  19. remkel

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    Dennis,

    Just got back from the Maine woods- sorry to hear about your loss of a camera. The person that took your camera is not a hunter- the person is a thief and has no respect for sportsmen ethics. Neither I nor any of the people in my group would ever think of taking anything that was not ours. Additionally, we always ask for permission to hunt on posted land, we have helped other groups drag if they need help, and we ensure we use proper ethics when hunting.

    My fear is that true hunters are going to bear the burden created by these miscreants.....I will keep an eye out for trail camera's with a silhouetts of a man sitting on a log stenciled on teh side.

    Take care.
  20. BrowningBAR

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    Clearly, the deer are getting wise to your voyeuristic ways. I blame the pharmaceutical companies for dumping meds into the rivers and lakes.

    Next thing you know...
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  21. rdust

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    Are you sure you remember where you put the new camera?(just sayin') :lol:

    It's not like your place is on the beaten path, it's obviously someone who is familiar with the area/property. You shouldn't have to go this route but I'm pretty sure I've seen boxes you can mount to the tree that you can lock the camera up in. I'm not sure how much it'll help but it may be worth a try.
  22. djblech

    djblech Feeling the Heat

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    I guess I'm really lucky. I have 120 acres with a cabin about 3.5 miles from my house and we have never had anyone bother it. I do know all of the adjacent land owners and we all get along and respect/watch out for each other. We just finished deer season and got 3 on my land. I have not seen anyone or signs of anyone on my land. I had thought of selling and looking for a more remote property but this is so convenient for cutting wood and hunting.
    Doug
  23. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    Dennis, do have have a spare shovel. I'll take a road trip and help you out.


    KC
  24. colebrookman

    colebrookman Minister of Fire

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    A bad guy in a neighboring town just put three of his enemies through a wood chipper then used a backhoe to bury them under a large rock. Course he was caught.
    Ed %-P
  25. Backwoods Savage

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    Why not? People around here also cut down trees to steal stands...

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