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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by LITTLE BUCK, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. LITTLE BUCK

    LITTLE BUCK Member

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    I have hunted my property for over 20 years never had a problem but 3 weeks ago I went to check my cameras they were all gone they also broke in our hunting houses stole our heaters, propane tanks chairs, we lost about 1000.00 dollars worth of things. sheriff dept is purpose to get with spy point and find out if anyone tried to activate our cell cameras
     
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  2. Ole Joe Clark

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    I hope and pray they catch every one of them. :-(

    Leon
     
  3. CoalCrackerAl

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    I hope they bust the jerks too. I don't keep my cams out all year. I also use them cable locks that come with guns. And lock the cams to the tree. Not 100% theft proof. But it's better than just a bungee.
     
  4. Ranger99

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    It's a shame that people can't have things
    without some pinhead messing with them.
    I've found that if there's not somebody on
    site all the time, there'll be somebody
    trespass if only for whatever joy they get
    from trespassing.
    IMO we're not near hard enough in our
    treatment of thieves
     
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  5. AK Hunter

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    I had a camera & my tree stand vandalized a few years back. I had the camera in a tamper proof steel case but they still jammed a stick trough the activation lens. I had a large cable around the top of my tree stand & they stuck a knife in my lock & broke the tip off so my key wouldn't fit any more. Why can't people that want these things just save up like I did & buy their own??
     
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  6. Rembrandt

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    I sympathize with anyone that has been the victim of thieves. Hope they get what's coming to them.

    Don't have a good answer to prevent it, tried to make it as difficult as possible for the scumbags.

    Have our farm under video surveillance, cameras, signage, and trail camera security boxes. Seems to be working so far.
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  7. Ranger99

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    Some people are just pinhead idiots.
    Some of the people that have trespassed
    on my place are the neighbors and local
    people, and they all have as much land
    or access to as much land as they're trespassing on.
    Something about the grass is greener
    I would guess. I really don't know.
    I've had things stolen and vandalized
    for no reason that I could ever figure.
    Punishment for stuff like that isn't severe
    enough to be a sufficient deterrent
     
  8. stillquietvoice
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    Sorry for your loss, had a great many things stolen from me, mostly by one family member right out of my home. Thing that irritates me most is that if he'd asked I'd have gotten him some of the things he stole. Like all of my hunting gloves and hats.
     
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  9. ColtPythonElite

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    I have lost a couple of trees stands to thieves. Both were cable locked on. I used the kind of steps your remove to get up the first 7 or 8 feet. Didn't matter. They came prepared.
     
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  10. horsemen61

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    I’m sorry to hear that OP thieves are the worst!
     
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  11. buck460XVR

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    Sorry to hear you were a victim of scumbags. We've had a few problems on our hunting property too. Used to be the biggest issue was the neighbors trespassing when they knew we weren't there. Now it's the crackheads cruising around looking for that cabin with no cars around. Several times in the past coupla years have had old beat-up vehicles with scabbed face toothless folks pull in the driveway when there are no vehicles around. Surprisingly they quickly back out and take off down the road at a much quicker pace then they approached, when they see a someone is there. We too use security cameras and have actually used the "Ring" theft protection replacement policy after a camera was stolen off the deck.
     
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  12. Chuck R.

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    That just sucks.

    Hopefully the SOBs either get caught, or at least Karma catches up with them.
     
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  13. RetiredUSNChief

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    I've a feeling many of these people are just inconsiderate SOBs who simply get a kick out of doing stuff like this. Yeah, some of them are stealing for the value, but a lot of it is simply being immature, vindictive little anal orifices.
     
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  14. GBExpat

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    I agree. I have always been a bit to the right of Hammurabi on the subject the punishment of thieves.
     
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  15. Tirod

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    Thing is, its not hard to figure out your routines, when you will be there and when you won't. They plan ahead knowing when its the least risk to them. They are neighbors local to you who can monitor your coming and going down to minutes. And stolen stuff may be sitting in an old horse trailer behind the barn or down in that springhouse grandpa put up in the early 1900's.

    You're the rich guy who moved in while they are the righteous locals who worked hard to keep their land only to have you flaunt your money with all sorts of deer gear. There very much is a negative attitude over it. Those deer are there's, not the conservation department, they hunt too, likely poach, and if you are the dominant predator trying to get the big antlers then they will mess with your stuff to keep your success down.

    One approach if you get a clue who might be doing it is to offer to lease hunting on their land. Sorts out the goats from the sheep quick. They don't need someone poking around stumbling over a car being stripped or that horse trailer full of your stuff behind the barn.

    Its your neighbors, just down the road.
     
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  16. LITTLE BUCK

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    got an email from the detective last night spypoint camera people have given them an address of who reactivated one of my cameras they are going to pay a visit today, don't know if this is the one that stole it or maybe someone he sold it to. I will let everyone know if we get any results from this
     
  17. WisBorn

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    I hope the sheriff's department gets them.
    Sorry that you have to deal with this!
     
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  18. jmorris

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    We had one come up missing off a piece of property closest to the road. I instantly took the front end loader over there and put another camera up on a limb that no person could climb, even if they looked up to notice it.

    I did that knowing thieves often come right back to steal the new replacement you purchased.

    I was actually happy to see at least one “father figure” had the 3 return the camera, you can see the alleged original thief wiping his finger prints from it after he put it back where he stole it from.

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    Closest neighbor is a teacher at the highschool, knows who they are. I asked her to not say anything, the glass half full guy said they had learned their lesson. Only cost me the memory card that was in it.

    The above is for folks that think they have “gotten away” with something. Somewhere someone left evidence.


    For Spypoint you can chat (most effective for me) with them during the day from their website or give them a call.

    Aside from that, you can open the app and pick the camera(s) that got stolen, under “status”.

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    You will know when the last comm was.

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    Although I haven’t messed with it, they also have some Google map stuff that might locate it.

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    In any case, you might want to stop the plans you have as, as long as you keep paying for them, the cameras will still work.
     
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  19. FL-NC

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    It would make sense to me to point a hidden trail camera at your "hunting house" in the future, and maybe hide the items you can in the woods, even though you shouldn't have to do this.
     
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  20. LITTLE BUCK

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    I placed a camera in a tree pointed at an old no good camera that we placed on a tree, went back in 1 week later the old camera was still on the tree, the camera we placed up in the tree was gone I had one picture of them on another camera when they came through my gate it was at night could not make out much except that it was 3 young people the camera I had in a tree was an old camera with white flash I guess they saw the flash and climbed the tree
     
  21. lightman

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    I hate a thief!!!
     
  22. LITTLE BUCK

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    update on my stolen cameras, spy point furnished a name and address of who tried to activate my camera and they found it and arrested one person and said they were working on more arrest
     
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  23. RetiredUSNChief

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    WOOHOO!

    I love it when people are held accountable!
     
  24. ahutch71

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    My brother in law kept having his hunting cabin broken into, everything stolen including the gas cans for his ATV. He got sick of it, left a 5 gallon gas can there, full with 5 gallons of gas and 5 pounds of sugar. Told the local sheriff, who found a guy about a week later on a broken down ATV on the side of the road. Sheriff knew the guy, put the heat to him, and got him to confess. Recovered the stolen stuff. Sweet karma.
     
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  25. Jack Ryan

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    Lots of thieves and poachers out there who call them selves "hunters" on the internet.
     
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