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#2969182 - 10/04/12 08:38 PM First attempt at Trail Cameras…
ranafea
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Registered: 12/02/11
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Loc: Middle TN Rutherford

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Got 2 new cameras for a property we were given permission to hunt. Planted some rocks and strategically placed our cameras. First time ever we use cameras. Set them up Last Monday and waited a good week and a half. We went out today with a couple tree stands and to pull the pictures. CAMERAS ARE GONE! I wanted to cry. Worst feeling ever. Needless to say we are not installing any tree stands. Probably going to invest in a good climber and not leave any equipment behind. How often do cameras get jacked like that? Is that ‘just how it goes’? I was so looking forward to checking out the pics. Anyway. That Sucked!

If someone is in there trying to discourage us from hunting and we run into them during our hunt what is the best course of action? Ive never ran into anything like this. There is some posted signs but will be bringing a lot more next time we come out. I'm so mad right now.
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#2969188 - 10/04/12 08:42 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: ranafea]
huvrman
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Registered: 10/23/11
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Loc: ohio

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Scoundrels.
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#2969191 - 10/04/12 08:43 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: ranafea]
TNGunhunter
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Registered: 09/29/12
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Loc: Wilson County, TN

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I too am a first time camera user this year...bought a camera and put it up on public land...I just KNEW there was a reason they were selling those camera lock boxes / master lock cable locks...I spent the $20 for the cable lock...checked my camera yesterday...it was still there...I really breathed a sigh of relief...sorry about your luck...hate a $%&@ thief!!
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#2969201 - 10/04/12 08:48 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: TNGunhunter]
backstraps
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Registered: 09/19/03
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Loc: NE Tennessee

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Hate that for you. Happens even more than we read on here for sure!!!
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#2969456 - 10/05/12 06:29 AM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: backstraps]
TN Whitetail Freak
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Loc: Bradford, TN (Gibson Co.)

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I set my cameras up and camo it in with twigs from the tree i set it on....afterwards I act as if im a hunter strolling along to see if it catches my eye....i do this from various angles....when i feel comfortable ill leave.....havent had any taken....and all my cameras arw in public land
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#2969499 - 10/05/12 07:10 AM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
ranafea
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thanks for the tip. ill definitely do that next time.
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#2969532 - 10/05/12 07:34 AM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: ranafea]
REM7
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Registered: 08/19/08
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man thats sorry POS right there. Had it happen before, know the feeling.
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#2969539 - 10/05/12 07:38 AM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: REM7]
easy45
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Man that sucks, I've had one stolen
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#2969744 - 10/05/12 10:31 AM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: easy45]
waynecountybooner
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Registered: 08/21/10
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my first cam was stolen also before i ever got the first pic out of it prolly did me a favor cause it was one the old film cameras.
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#2969835 - 10/05/12 11:46 AM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: waynecountybooner]
ranafea
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Registered: 12/02/11
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lol
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#2969841 - 10/05/12 11:49 AM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: ranafea]
rem270
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hate that for you man.

I started running cams last year and feel blessed everytime i go out and its still there. been about 6yrs since we had anything stolen but you never know.
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#2969979 - 10/05/12 02:14 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: rem270]
Backstrapcrazy
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Registered: 09/27/09
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Loc: powell , Tennessee

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Sorry that happened to you , i buy cheap camera's so it does not hurt so bad. I have not had anything stolen , but i expect to happen someday
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#2970000 - 10/05/12 02:45 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: ranafea]
Great White Stalker
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Registered: 11/29/09
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I have had several stolen in different places. I buy the cheap ones. I hope one day to invest in some better ones. When I do, I'll definetly get a lock for it. Hate to hear about your luck. I'm going to check mine tomorrow. You got me worried now. LOL.
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#2970256 - 10/05/12 07:48 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: Backstrapcrazy]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: Backstrapcrazy
Sorry that happened to you , i buy cheap camera's so it does not hurt so bad. I have not had anything stolen , but i expect to happen someday


YEP, CHEAP CAMERAS AND CHEAP LOCONS ABOUT 35 FOOT UP
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#2970276 - 10/05/12 07:58 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: redblood]
BamaDave
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Registered: 10/09/06
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Loc: Spring Hill, TN

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I bought a $400 camera about 10-12 years ago, and it was stolen last year. I guess I got my money out of it, but it still pisses me off today. I usually locked it to a tree, but it was in the middle of the woods on my lease. They'll have to cut the tree down next time! Sorry you had to feel the same disappointment.
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#2970281 - 10/05/12 08:02 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: ranafea]
1shot1kill
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Registered: 09/06/01
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Loc: unicoi county tn us

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Sorry to hear that. If you decide to buy another cam hang them about 8ft in a tree angled down with a stick. Takes more time to set a cam up, but I think they are alot less noticed than at eye level.
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#2971013 - 10/06/12 01:41 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: ranafea]
baller_9
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Registered: 03/24/06
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Loc: West TN

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I stuck one out one time and it was gone the next morning. I tracked the guys down and prosecuted them both. Long story! It's the risk you take putting out cameras. I run Primos cams so I can live with one being stolen.
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#2971957 - 10/07/12 04:42 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: baller_9]
Columbia Scott
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Registered: 01/23/11
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Loc: Columbia, Tennessee

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When people are stealing cameras you can set up another camera across from it. That will get the perpetrator. Then, you can set one up to catch the license plate. This is why I don't use white flash. I alternate between deer and trespassers when there's an issue. Sort of like tasking satellites.

If you have permission to hunt somewhere and people are trying to run you off make sure the landowner is on board with prosecuting for criminal trespass. We prosecuted one poacher a couple of years ago and he has threatened to get even with us this year. Some people don't get the picture. We went out of our way to be nice when he shot our deer and got caught. We barely said a word while TWRA was citing him.

I'm done being nice to this guy. I go prepared for an armed conflict every time I hunt. Some people just feel they are overwhelmingly entitled to anything they want.
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#2972734 - 10/08/12 10:06 AM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: ranafea]
ROD
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Registered: 11/10/06
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Loc: HAMILTON COUNTY

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some one took my api grad slam on new years day went to hunt and no stand. Low down.
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#2974374 - 10/09/12 12:33 PM Re: First attempt at Trail Cameras… [Re: ranafea]
Brisco Darlin
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i bought the steel boxes. took a cordles drill and lag bolted them to a tree. i figure it will just slow down someone really bent on stealing it.
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