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My plan to foil tresspassers...

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Rembrandt, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. Rembrandt

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    Going to be some surprised hunters this year. Been trying to keep these lawbreaking hunters off my property for too long. Repeated calls to law enforcement and DNR have failed to nab them in time. Their reply is....."you get the evidence on them, and we'll prosecute".

    Got the SmartScouter camera that sends the photo via cell phone in seconds. Also have a number of dummy cameras set up and video surveylance signs posted around the property. A mix of real cameras, fake ones, signs, and locks should do the trick. Once the word spreads about being photographed....it should be a nice peaceful hunting season.

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    Imagine a scouting camera capable of sending you photos instantly anywhere in the world. That is a reality with the new SmartScouter system. All you need is an internet connection or cell phone to view all the latest images from your favorite hunting spots. The SmartScouter essentially is a 1.3-megapixel scouting camera capable of sending digital images just like a cell phone. Here's how it works: set up the SmartScouter just like you would a regular scouting camera. It will detect game movement and snap a photo. The image is sent wirelessly through the cellular network to smartscouter.com. You can then retrieve images and manage the camera from your computer or cell phone. Send pictures to your computer or cell phone within 40 seconds. Convenience is just one of SmartScouter's many advantages. It saves you time and money by eliminating travel expenses to and from camera locations for picture retrieval. You won't have to disrupt your hunting area, eliminating the chance of spooking away game before the start of the season. You get 24/7 picture viewing in real time for the most accurate scouting information. This means you'll know where to hunt tomorrow based on today's game movement. Each contract can have up to six different guest accounts, making it perfect for hunting groups and clubs. The SmartScouter can also be used as a normal scouting camera in areas without cellular coverage. It has a built-in compact flash (CF) card slot for easy image retrieval and allows you to use the camera in areas with no cellular coverage. The infrared monitoring flash system allows you to set the camera next to your stand location for precise scouting without the fear of spooking game with a white flash. The 50 infrared bulbs illuminate out to 60 feet. Three smart Passive Infrared Sensor settings (high, medium and low) detect different temperatures, while allowing the camera to sleep and conserve energy. The system is capable of taking pictures at specific times, and image resolutions can be set at high or low settings. Best of all, each of these adjustments can be made from your computer via your personal user account on smartscouter.com. SmartScouter currently sends pictures over the Sprint and Alltel networks to include their roaming partners such as Verizon.
     
  2. HB

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    pretty cool, just don't let them steal it, or you could just put
    "trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot again" signs up :evil:
     
  3. Navy joe

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    That's slick if you have hunting land with cell coverage. Me, not so much.
    I have considered a decoy camera with a well hidden real camera to catch trespassers destroying the decoy. Barring that, poachers seem to have the worst vehicle trouble. ;)
     
  4. RIATAC45

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    The camera seems like a good idea to me. I wish they would have had those 7 years ago, i had some people spot lighting deer on our property back home. I called the game warden, but I was told unless they could catch them there was nothing we could do. The poachers were shooting the deer and cutting their heads off, (for mounts I guess) and leaving the carcass for the coyotes. I ended up with a big court battle when I shot one of them in the a$$ with 12ga bbb shot, while they were driving through the pasture. He was standing in the back of the truck, and yes I was hiding and waiting for them.

    I feel you pain, I wish you the best of luck in ridding yourself of these trouble makers peacefully!
     
  5. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    :D That poacher got what he deserved (well a small part of it) - what became of the court battle?
     
  6. ImARugerFan

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    Make sure you have a way to lock it securely to a tree.
     
  7. JR1

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    You are going to lose a lot of money in cameras. If there is the slightest thought that they have been photographed, the poachers aren't going to try and steal them, they are going to bust up every one they find. Even with your dummy cameras, there is a chance of them finding your high dollar one as well.

    I feel your pain, and I hope it works out well and that they get their just rewards, but I hope you don't go broke in the process.
     
  8. BattleChimp Potemkin

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    Buddy of mine had a motion camera on his land fraught with poachers. They found the camera and absolutely destroyed it.

    Hard thing, these poachers. However, you are isolated and they are trespassing...:D:D
     
  9. RIATAC45

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    Since I had locked gates, albeit dummy locked, under law in Oklahoma I was justified in protecting my property. The deer are not really my property, but were considered livestock, since a few of my uncles cattle ad also been wounded in their tirade. Long story short, I just ended up with my lawyer bills and court costs. They had to pay their own lawyer, vet bills for uncle David's cows, back window in their own truck, hospital bills,and $1000 a piece fine for all 3 of them.
     
  10. rondog

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    A camera that transmits photos via cell phone? Like every time the shutter snaps, it sends a photo? Of every rabbit, squirrel, deer, etc.? How much does that cost to transmit each photo? How long does the battery last? How much money will you lose when they blow it apart with a 30-06?
     
  11. DRYHUMOR

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    This pretty much says it all.
     
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    A ghillie suit and a suppressed rifle would be fun too.
     
  13. Rembrandt

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    Haven't got it installed yet (being shipped). I'll let you know how it works. Gotta check with my insurance agent to see if it's covered in case of theft or damage. It will be very well concealed and hard to detect. Not cheap ($650) but has the transmission features I'm looking for. Besides....it's a farm expense and a tax deduction.


    Here's details on the costs.....
    SmartScouter pricing plan: SmartScouter base charge is $14.99 per month (in season) and $7.99 when not in use (off season). You can hibernate your account for up to six months per year. The first 500 pictures each month are $0.04 for each low-resolution image and $0.10 for each high-resolution image. After the first 500 pictures, the fee is $0.02 for low resolution and $0.05 for high resolution. A wireless contract is required on activation. A one-time activation fee of $20 applies to all contracts. Cancellation fee is $75.
     
  14. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    :D Do you remember in "The Jerk" when the oil cans start popping around him? :) Just start mysteriously breaking limbs and hitting the dirt & trees around the poacher with a suppressed weapon, and watch his reaction. :evil:
     
  15. publiuss

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    I built a couple of pungi pits and put out some bouncing bettys at my place.:evil:
     
  16. gregormeister

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    Thats a great idea...however I'm a broke broke man.....I like my method...post the heck out of my land and when I see a person on my land...confront him and kindly ask him to get off my land.....Sure I am known as a jerk around my area but its my 90 acres not theirs..
     
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    I would try to find where they are parking their vehicles when they poach and start doing a little constructive destruction. Some camoflauged boards with nails/screws upturned where they park and walk could really dissuade them. Just make sure you remember where you put these boards. This method worked well to stop random idiots from dumping garbage on my paintball field in private property. One day we came by to see a board thrown out into the woods with what appeared to be blood on it, one of the other boards in the roadway was dislodged so it appeared to have punctured a tire or two as well. This method works rather well in a two track road, just leave the high center path free so you may walk without worry.

    Look at this situation as if it were hunting, you've gotta do a little scouting and find where these BGs are entering and parking, then you can move in.

    It will be awful hard for them to complain to police about it if they try to say it happened to their vehicle when they were actively trespassing in marked land and poaching too.

    Rembrandt, Does your state have castle laws that cover your land as well as your home?
     
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    It is amazing the tire problems that trespassers have had on my fathers property. Valve cores disappear. Valve stems are damaged i going through the cut fence and things like that.
     
  19. Savage Shooter

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    :D I know people that have those.
    at the bottom line in the photo I would add
    1-800-getthef@#&offmylandnow :evil:
     
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    hunting land envy

    i wish i had hunting land that was so sweet i had to fight poachers off with a stick...someday(sigh).
     
  21. HB

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    "trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot again" signs up
    I know people that have those.

    They seem to be pretty popular in the Ozark streams, along with "Turn Around A$$ h@Le" painted on plywood.

    HB
     
  22. Kman

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    It's a difficult situation, I had to give the local Warden free run of the place, hunts all he wants, he finally caught two guys last spring turkey hunting. I still have poachers by the evidence last year with a crossbow bolt sticking out the rear of a large dead buck, but I'm hopeful, good luck.
     
  23. Rembrandt

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    Point of clarification: Farm is 90 miles from our primary residence, not practical to be there every moment to try and catch people. Farm house already has electronic security system that is tied into local law enforcement.

    This system will probably deter 90% of the trespassing....it's the pond scum 10% that will continue to keep trying.
     
  24. MCgunner

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    I got to my stand one morning way early and was sitting there in the dark and see these head lights coming down the road by my place. No one drives that, not really a road, more of a path through the brush. It was wet that year and there's a huge hole down where he was coming from. I drove through it with my 4x4 Toyota one year and almost didn't make it out. That truck stood pretty tall and it was up to the floorboards. So, I see these lights coming, knew he was spotlighting, figured I'd see what happened when he got up to where my truck was parked and realized he was probably being watched. I see the headlights drop off in that hole and go under water and the engine croaked. ROFLMAO! As the sun came up, he walked off to find help, was a Jeep Cherokee. I saw him put his gun in the back, so there was no doubt he wasn't on his way to work on the scenic route. :rolleyes: I thought about calling the game warden, but he was on the "road" about 600 yards off and not quite to my property line. I just sat there and watched as his dad, I guess, arrived to pull him out. The engine was under water, so they had to drag the thing off. Justice served. LOL

    I was sitting in a tree stand one year when a kid with a .22 comes walking along and never saw me. He got under my tree and I says, "Hey, you know you're on private property?" Kid about had a heart attack. If they'd timed him, he might have made the 8th grade track team. ROFL. It was a few years later that the teen in the Jeep happened, could have been the same kid grown up a little, LOL. But, I do have trespassers out there. Had a hog trap and two deer stands stolen in the past. Great folks that live around that neck of the woods. :rolleyes:
     
  25. salthouse

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    Interesting thread. I have some land in N. Maine, 70 acres, which is not a lot there. The general rule of thumb is that nobody posts their land. If you do, you are generally recognized as an out-of-stater (which I am). So I don't worry about people hunting on my land, and they don't have a problem with me hunting on theirs. I stay off of any posted land as the owner requests. People there will stop and say hello and certainly help you if you need a hand with something. But if you are an out-of-stater with your land posted, you're on your own.

    It's a shame the so many have lost respect for others that people have to resort to cameras to catch them. I don't blame you for doing it, I would do the same if it were a problem, just sad.
     
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