Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Archery Forums > Bowhunting
 How do you secure your trailcam? >

How do you secure your trailcam?

Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.

How do you secure your trailcam?

Old 12-29-2008, 10:36 PM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
sixgunluvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WV
Posts: 487
Default How do you secure your trailcam?

I've never had a trailcam. Can anyone give me any info on how to keep it from being stolen? All it has is a nylon strap and plastic snap to secure it. Tips anyone?
sixgunluvr is offline  
Old 12-30-2008, 02:46 AM
  #2  
 
BowtechHunting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky...
Posts: 304
Default RE: How do you secure your trailcam?


I have mine up in the tree about 8" with wedges behind it so that it points toward my desired location. I wrapped
a steel braided wire around it with a small master lock...it aint goin' anywhere! And a car alarm....
BowtechHunting is offline  
Old 12-30-2008, 06:08 AM
  #3  
Giant Nontypical
 
early in's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mont County, Pa
Posts: 7,368
Default RE: How do you secure your trailcam?

The bottom line is, if somebody wants it badly enough they're going to get it. It's the same thing leavinga tree stand in the woodsThat's the grim reality.[:'(] You just have to use some discretion on your placement of it.
early in is offline  
Old 12-30-2008, 06:18 AM
  #4  
Dominant Buck
 
kevin1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ramsey , Indiana
Posts: 22,545
Default RE: How do you secure your trailcam?

Mine's insured by Smith and Wesson...

If you hide yours well enough and make it difficult to remove most thieves won't get it. Any thief who does is almost certain to be someone you know.
kevin1 is offline  
Old 12-30-2008, 07:26 AM
  #5  
Typical Buck
 
louddrummer69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Northwest Missouri
Posts: 830
Default RE: How do you secure your trailcam?

Bouncing Betty's, Razor wire, and two pit bulls chained to the tree should help secure it! Actually I think it's just as important to camouflage your trail cam as much as possible. If they can't see it they can't steal it. It worked for me or else I think this guy who I caught trespassing would definitely have stolen my camera.

louddrummer69 is offline  
Old 12-30-2008, 07:29 AM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,913
Default RE: How do you secure your trailcam?

My cuddeback has a metal box that goes around it. I lag bolt the box to the tree and shoot some long screws in as well. My other cams get screwed to the tree and locked with a cable and padlock. I've had a camera stolen so I'm a little paranoid. If someone wants it bad enough, they will steal it or damage it.
buttonbuckmaster is offline  
Old 12-30-2008, 03:43 PM
  #7  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
sixgunluvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WV
Posts: 487
Default RE: How do you secure your trailcam?

Thanks for the replies gentlemen. To bad the companies that make them can't come up with a design that is a little more theft resistant.
sixgunluvr is offline  
Old 12-30-2008, 03:50 PM
  #8  
Giant Nontypical
 
early in's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mont County, Pa
Posts: 7,368
Default RE: How do you secure your trailcam?

ORIGINAL: sixgunluvr

Thanks for the replies gentlemen. To bad the companies that make them can't come up with a design that is a little more theft resistant.
I hear exactly what you're saying there! The Cuddeback's simply have a long screw that goes through the inside of the cam into the tree. What a friggen joke!! Especially for a high dollar cam.[:@][:'(][>:]
early in is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Campo
Trail Cameras
1
12-23-2006 07:40 AM
Texas State DU
Technical
2
10-16-2006 06:56 PM
Texas State DU
Whitetail Deer Hunting
4
10-13-2006 11:23 AM
deerslayer444
Hunting Gear Discussion
19
10-07-2006 07:22 PM
DOPVFT
Official IBO.Net Forum - 3-D Shooting
4
02-19-2006 12:43 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: How do you secure your trailcam?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.