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How to Camo your Trail Cam?

i have a moultrie m80 and i am afriad of it getting stolen. how can i camo it? What are your ways of camoing your camera?
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Re: How to Camo your Trail Cam?

the best is to get yourself a caulk gun and a tube of construction adhesive, put it on the cam, let it start to harden. shape it like bark, then paint it like bark.

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Re: How to Camo your Trail Cam?

Why not just get a lockbox for it? Nothing will guarantee that a thief wont steal it, but a lock will make them work for it vs just using camo, that when discovered the thief can easily steal it.
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Re: How to Camo your Trail Cam?

bigbuck78: jlh42581 and mb915 both have good suggestions. Combining the suggestions, you could camo the lock box. I have the Moultrie M100 cameras which is a higher version of the M80. Moultrie makes an excellent, well designed lock box. With a lock box, it is more difficult and time consuming to make position adjustments and opening to swap out cards. If someone decides to steal something, they will get it one way or another or destroy the item doing it. Camo will only work for the color and bark pattern of the tree you put it on, to make it blend in.
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Re: How to Camo your Trail Cam?



I do it by sanding, modeling texture with PC-7 Epoxy, and making fake plastic bark on cut and sanded pieces plastic from milk jugs. I posted instructions a few months back

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Re: How to Camo your Trail Cam?

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i have a moultrie m80 and i am afriad of it getting stolen. how can i camo it? What are your ways of camoing your camera?
shame, I just did a Moultrie M80 but didn't take any photos. Much quicker when working with half the size of my D-55's!

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Re: How to Camo your Trail Cam?

Here is what I use for my M-80's.

http://www.amazon.com/Security-Box-Moult...6510&sr=1-2



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I do it by sanding, modeling texture with PC-7 Epoxy, and making fake plastic bark on cut and sanded pieces plastic from milk jugs. I posted instructions a few months back

Nice looking project. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: How to Camo your Trail Cam?

If you go to the trouble to apply caulk/epoxy then shape, sand, and paint to look like bark; why would you not just apply the caulk or epoxy and then apply real tree bark to the camera? I would think this would look better than painting it, no?

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Re: How to Camo your Trail Cam?

I know I considered real bark but didn't want to deal with it rotting, flaking, or getting waterlogged with rain. You could seal it possibly after drying it, but it'd likely be very shiny then.

The milk jug plastic bark doesn't take long to make, casts real shadows with real texture, and is weatherproof when finished.

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