Only 2 years experience here but been running cameras on very heavily pressured public for those last 2 years and leave them out all year just to help scout new areas. I have 10 cameras (several cell cams and some regular cheap ones). No cams stolen yet; just one memory card taken out (that still hurt cuz It was a few months of data). They probably would've taken the cam too but it was cable locked. I try to hang them 8-10 feet off the ground with a climbing stick and angle them down a little. And I have cable locks for about half of them. I try not to put them on very obvious trails. My policy is as soon as I get a human on camera, its time to move that camera.I know this could be a laughable subject, does anyone place their cameras on public land? What are some hints or techniques you guys use to reduce the possibility of having your cameras stolen?
Well.... that day I had forgotten my climbing stick and just hung it as high as I could reach- so it was only about 7 feet high. It was also on a very well defined trail over a very well defined and huge scrape. Learned my lesson.How high off the ground was the camera when they removed the SD card?