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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2018, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Stolen cameras

I recently went out to check two of my cameras on posted property and found both cameras missing. The cables and locks were still attached to the tree and the ripped the cameras off the cables.


How do you guys prevent theft and is there a devise to track my cameras once they are stolen?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2018, 01:51 PM
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Snare on a big spring pole hidden below the trap. Sadly, there is little you can do to prevent someone who is determined to steal your property that is legal.
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Sorry your cameras were stolen. Used to be that people respected other's property. Not any more. Some speculate that cameras get stolen on private property because the low lifes don't want to get exposed.

Here are some things I do to prevent theft.

I put the camera in a heavy gage steel security box.

I hot glued bark on the security box to help disguise it.

I use a chain and a lock to secure it to a tree. I don't trust the Python cable.

I painted some limbs from an artificial Christmas tree and use them to camoflauge the chain.

I am careful to put the cameras in remote places.

I use a ladder to put the camera high up on a tree. It is out of the line of sight and out of reach.

If I was really paranoid about putting out camera, I would put one to "watch" the other in the hope that if the main camera is stolen, the second, hidden camera would get an image of the thief. I think most people would stop looking when they find one camera. Just a thought.

Good luck.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 12:05 AM
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Iíve had a few bear rip my cams off the tree and take them for a walk. Cables still on the tree. Possible?
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Bears just love cameras. I have never had one stolen or taken off by a bear by many people i know have. Their first reaction was someone stole it only to find their camera 50-60 yards and sometimes further with teeth and claw marks all over them. Losing a camera from either situation is tough.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think that it was a bear. I haven't had one on camera for over a year and actually have a few elk on camera there.


I am going to take my climber and place my remaining cameras up into the trees. I know that I cant do much of anything for trespassers and I still want to scout the area.
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hope it wasn't trespassers . hope you either find them or get them back
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