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Old 05-22-2007, 11:06 AM
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Default Securing trailcams

I'm considering buying a trail cam but I am having a problem with spending that much money on something that I will be leaving on my lease. A neighbor of mine on the adjoining lease had a feeder stolen a couple of years ago and we know they frequent the area when no one is around.

Long story short, how do you secure or otherwise protect a trail cam from theft?
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:16 PM
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Grizzly If they want it bad enough the will get it, and if they its secured w/ a lock I have a friend who found the tree cut down to take the cam. If they cant take it and get pissed they also smash them.. i've found many now have aftermarket adhesives in camo and treebark patterns to help conceal a little better. There a great tool worth the risk Moultrie just came out with some that are supposed to be great for the price. Good luck grizz
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:20 PM
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IMHO, there nothing that will be perfect. I use python locks. They will need a hatchet or a saw to cut the tree down to take the cam. So I try put put my cams on big trees. A hatchet would probably be able to at some point breakt the cable as well.

The best thing I think, is to have the main cam on one tree and have a IR cam pointing down from anther tree at your cam, and maybe get the pic of the perp if its stolen.

Bottom line, if they want it, they are going to get it.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:03 PM
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I also use Masterlock Python locks to secure my own cams. However, as mentioned, if they want 'em bad enough then they'll get 'em.




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Old 05-23-2007, 01:24 AM
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jus put a note on it... "if u steal this one u better take the other 3 looking at you also"........
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:42 AM
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i have mine in a steel bow then chained to the tree. but if they want it they could still get it
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:55 AM
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Thanks for the input.....y'all just confirmed what I guess I knew all along, but was hoping someone had a silver bullet.
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