Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Eastern Nebraska
    Posts
    855
    Thanks
    594
    Thanked 288 Times in 203 Posts
    Congratulations
    122
    Congratulated 82 Times in 9 Posts

    Trail Cameras on Public Land

    What methods are people using to keep their expensive cameras from being stolen? I'm looking for the cheapest option that is still effective.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    968
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts
    Congratulations
    1
    Congratulated 21 Times in 1 Post
    I lag bolt a heavy duty steel box to a good sized tree trunk and padlock it. Several people have found it but none have given me any trouble.
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Haworth Oklahoma
    Posts
    435
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 47 Times in 43 Posts
    Congratulations
    4
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    If they cant steal it they will destroy it! They get 50% of mine on public land. It almost seems as though they think I put them there for them!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltop View Post
    What methods are people using to keep their expensive cameras from being stolen? I'm looking for the cheapest option that is still effective.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    697
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 143 Times in 114 Posts
    Congratulations
    28
    Congratulated 20 Times in 9 Posts
    write a little note on your camera that your are being watched by my other trail cam a few yards away right now so if you take this one i will find you.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Eastern Nebraska
    Posts
    855
    Thanks
    594
    Thanked 288 Times in 203 Posts
    Congratulations
    122
    Congratulated 82 Times in 9 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by swampokie View Post
    If they cant steal it they will destroy it! They get 50% of mine on public land. It almost seems as though they think I put them there for them!
    I refuse to place them with a high probability for theft... I recently found a nice looking piece of public ground and wanted to put a camera out so I thought I would ask for ideas. Elk- did you make your box or buy it? Can you post a photo?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Oregon Coast
    Posts
    752
    Thanks
    292
    Thanked 170 Times in 139 Posts
    Congratulations
    46
    Congratulated 24 Times in 3 Posts
    It is a pain but I have placed them several feet in the air.
    Takes about six screw in steps that I used to use for tree stand hunting.
    I screw them out when I leave. It goes pretty quick on follow-up visits.
    I guess if they wanted to come back they could get it easy enough.
    I haven't lost one yet.

    I have also cabled them with a small steel box using a cable that takes bolt cutters to cut.
    Pretty sad that you have to go to those ends.
    Life member RMEF
    Mathews DXT, Bowtech Admiral, Browing .300WSM...... and Swarovski Optiks my wife doesn't know about.
    1999 Washington Blacktaill, Bear River GMU, nontypical 6X7

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Peoria, AZ
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Congratulations
    1
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I put them in a security box, which I lock, and then lock it to the tree with a python cable masterlock.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Haworth Oklahoma
    Posts
    435
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 47 Times in 43 Posts
    Congratulations
    4
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    tried that once with a camera 20 ft up watching a decoy camera that didn't work. they got em both not even a trace of sign left behind
    Quote Originally Posted by OregonJim View Post
    It is a pain but I have placed them several feet in the air.
    Takes about six screw in steps that I used to use for tree stand hunting.
    I screw them out when I leave. It goes pretty quick on follow-up visits.
    I guess if they wanted to come back they could get it easy enough.
    I haven't lost one yet.

    I have also cabled them with a small steel box using a cable that takes bolt cutters to cut.
    Pretty sad that you have to go to those ends.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kingwood, TX
    Posts
    1,736
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 232 Times in 175 Posts
    Congratulations
    45
    Congratulated 30 Times in 3 Posts
    I had a cpl stolen a few years ago, but it was on private and whoever stole them walked about 2 miles barefoot down a muddy road, snake infested road. I chalked it up to being a methmonkey from around the lake. I don't worry about the ones I put on public here getting stolen, water damage is more of a concern bc the river bottom can go from bone dry to 10' under water overnight.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    1,697
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked 189 Times in 165 Posts
    Congratulations
    3
    Congratulated 13 Times in 7 Posts
    So far I haven't had mine stolen but my hope is my spots are off the beaten path that no one will see them from June to August. But we will see, never know
    2013 spyder turbo, 70lbs black out and 2013 pse omen max 60# stormy hardwoods green
    Limbdriver Pro V, Tight spot quiver, Single pin Hogg Father, Fuse carbon blade.
    Scott longhorn 3, Easton FMJ's

    AKA: Velvet Feather

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •