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    No ideas on getting deer over cows on cam with them both being there for the same reasons. You might concentrate the cams on the edge of the thicker brush down in the draws. We have that issue on one of our places and I usually will drive around after a rain and pick up main trails that have mostly deer tracks on them and put the cams after other trails have met up with the main one. It's really a crap shoot until you start getting pics and figure out how to adjust the cams from there.

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    You will always get a high percentage of "non-targeted species" photos. Just delete the photos of the cows and move on. It doesn't really cost you anything. Do not put them in a place where the cows can rub on them. Either too high or otherwise protected from rubbing.
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    We have been putting out trail cams for about 5 years now and haven't had any problem with people taking them. Here in CA we like to take the cameras up to the high country some time around July 1. As far as the cows go I wouldn't worry to much. Like was said before, just get 8GB card and delete the pics you don't want. It is a pain in the rear but it's just part of the game. Good luck!

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    I have smiled and waved at quite a few game cameras over the years. That is not saying the next guy will. As previously mentioned a variety of locks are available to make the mind feel at ease but in the end, it's a gamble. Use cheap camera at first and if not molested maybe you can step up if quality of photos need improved. Good luck and share some photos.

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    I just heard of a deal in Idaho where an outfitter had a camera over "crack salt", no, not rock salt, but salt with crack cocaine in it. The animals were addicted and kept coming back for more. Hard to believe, but my friend found out when they took his camera that was locked to a tree because it had been near salt. So Fish and Game are monitoring cameras over salt anyway and it is illegal now. Probably "crack salt" is too. Crazy world we live in.
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    You'd get 1000s of pics in a day from tweaking animals on meth salts

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    Now we'll have hunters going around licking the salt blocks.
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    I found one on public land last year, only problem with that is you have to go through my friends place to get it and he was with me, he took it down and I kept it. Not the nicest thing to do but trespassers don't deserve to keep their stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcaves View Post
    I found one on public land last year, only problem with that is you have to go through my friends place to get it and he was with me, he took it down and I kept it. Not the nicest thing to do but trespassers don't deserve to keep their stuff
    If the camera was on public land, that's stealing. If the dude who set it out was trespassing, that is a separate issue for the authorities.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    I wouldn't take someones cam because of karma, but I've heard different about personal property being left on public land... But I agree that taking someones property that isn't yours is not right. If it was on my property that would be a different story. That's why I always use locks. I look at it this way...how many poeple do you know that hike 3 to 4 miles in with bolt cutters?
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