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How much would it cost manufacturers to imbed a chip, like they do for dogs or cars, into tree stands and trail cams? And develop a program or App that is in your phone or GPS that reads any (not just yours) said chip? $30? $50? $100? How much would you pay? And to make it so that the item is broken by any attempt to remove the chip?
 

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They all ready make a small device that will do this. About the size of a dime. Cant remember what it is called. Saw it on the internet.
 

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They are in use. But I think the cost is high but I have had a ton of cams stolen on my ground but I took a chance got 2 cams that were wireless one at eye level were normal cams are one up a tree around 20 ft angels down and to the side of the other LL tell u that person will never steal a cam again,. With all the pics the state had of him on the property and of him taking the cam and puting it in his shirt and walking away with it. Now nobody comes on that property word is out
 

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You'll almost certainly see it incorporated into higher end trail cams within 5 years. The problem with current trackers as it relates to treestands is battery life.

I recently read a snippet about a Western state, can't remember but want to say it was Utah or Wyoming, that had implanted GPS chips into elk antlers in areas where it is illegal to collect them right now due to the high snowpacks.

I'm waiting for the day people can dart a buck with GPS transmitter in one of their food plots in the summer and follow his movements real time like a video game. What a Pandora's box that will be.
 

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Darting and tracking a wild deer now that would not b fairchase anymore don't ever see any state allowing that, now on a state level were they can do that to bucks to catch pochers is a different story I'd like that
 

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How much would it cost manufacturers to imbed a chip, like they do for dogs or cars, into tree stands and trail cams? And develop a program or App that is in your phone or GPS that reads any (not just yours) said chip? $30? $50? $100? How much would you pay? And to make it so that the item is broken by any attempt to remove the chip?
The chip and App should be made to track the device, so if your stand or camera walks away, a simple check of the app will tell you where it went. Then you simply call the police and report the item stolen and give them the address of where they can find it.
 

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If people quit stealing cameras because of the deterrents, people will quit buying replacement cameras, camera companies make less money. The technology is there. The demand has to be there.
So you're saying that camera companies are encouraging theft? Make a high end product or none at all?
 

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How much would it cost manufacturers to imbed a chip, like they do for dogs or cars, into tree stands and trail cams? And develop a program or App that is in your phone or GPS that reads any (not just yours) said chip? $30? $50? $100? How much would you pay? And to make it so that the item is broken by any attempt to remove the chip?
It's called "tile" a small device that you hide on an item and it can be tracked on a cell phone app. Costs about $25 for a tile.

I'd think just a note saying that "This stand/trail cam/whatever, has an embedded "TILE" tracking chip, and thieves will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law" would do the trick in most cases.
 

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It's called "tile" a small device that you hide on an item and it can be tracked on a cell phone app. Costs about $25 for a tile.

I'd think just a note saying that "This stand/trail cam/whatever, has an embedded "TILE" tracking chip, and thieves will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law" would do the trick in most cases.
I have one of those actually in my wallet. It requires bluetooth and gps and the bluetooth has to be within a certain range of your cell phone. It uses crowd gps which requires someone else with the app to walk by your lost item and then you will be notified of its location. Not ideal for our use case.
 

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It's called "tile" a small device that you hide on an item and it can be tracked on a cell phone app. Costs about $25 for a tile.

I'd think just a note saying that "This stand/trail cam/whatever, has an embedded "TILE" tracking chip, and thieves will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law" would do the trick in most cases.
:icon_rolleyes_zps90 Make them aware of it so they know to remove it. Superb line of thought.


The Tile works fairly well if you're trying to track your wife through the mall but that's about it. Like JMackanick pointed out, it operates off bluetooth between devices and unless someone happens to walk within bow range of it with the app active on their phone, you're never going to find your cam.
 

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I'm waiting for the day people can dart a buck with GPS transmitter in one of their food plots in the summer and follow his movements real time like a video game. What a Pandora's box that will be.
How much would the dart cost and how long will it last? What if you spent $500 on this dart, shot your buck with it in the summer and then he moved on to another property that was 5 miles away and you had no access to? That would be a big waste of money. And, if that dart had a battery that died before the season started.....anther huge waste of money. :D

But, it would be cool to see where he went in the summer, when you can't hunt deer. :D

Oh yeah, you'd still have to get a shot at the buck to dart him anyway. I'll bet that's easier said than done. ;)
 

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That shot to dart it would fall under the attempt to harvest out of season to
I suppose they could string a case together. That's some long-range planning. A poacher would just shoot the deer with a rifle to begin with, rather than waste money and time on the long, drawn-out plan.
 
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