Mystery trail camera appeared.

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  1. Rory

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    So someone hung a trail camera 5 yards from my stand. I’ve had gear stolen, but never given to me. Haha I did leave the camera. Has anyone had this happen? What was the outcome?


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    Public or private?
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Your land?
     
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    If private take it and leave a note with your contact info and tell them come get it and that you plan to press charges.

    If public then don't touch it, it's not your land
     
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    In fact just to be safe, mail the camera to Sota
     
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    Not my land. The land is used by anyone who asks so there may be a bunch of people hunting. I’ve had my stand in the location for about 4 years now and have never seen another hunter.


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    Heck I don't need another camera.
     
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    I would have taken it off the tree and laid it at the base of the tree. I would place a note with it saying private property keep out. Trespassers will be prosecuted. Place one of your cameras 20ft high facing this spot.

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    Then, it's for all intensive purposes public and if I were you I would move my stand
     
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    I would definitely not recommend this. They may just say you took my camera I will take your stand and he has your contact information. What's more of value?


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    That was if it was his land... Info would have been public knowledge thusly ..... But thanks for giving me a chance to say thusly
     
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    This will give you a great opportunity to leave some hilarious pics for the invader

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    Do great minds think alike?

    First thing that popped into my mind was to screw with the guy!

    Show up in some funny outfits and do some hilarious crap in front of it!
     
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    This is someone that uses your stand when your not there. So don't make it easy. I unscrew my foot platform brackets then fold it straight up and zip tie it to the rung . Carry a couple of pins with you and use the pins to secure the foot platform. Or concrete 4x4 footings, reset your stand a bit higher and put your legs in the footings. Then you can tip the bottoms out allowing to pull your bottom ladder section off. Take it with you or chain it to a hiding spot away from stand.
    Or if his cam isn't locked ,do nothing other than check his card and find the best time to hunt your stand before he does.
     
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    go find a set of elk or moose antlers sneak up behind camera and then just get a picture of elk or moose antlers/mount.

    depending on where you live could be pretty funny
     
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    I'm going full chewbacca outfit in this situation. Or I am calling my friends to dress up like a bunch of the hillbillies from Deliverance. Let that fool check that card and see how fast that camera gets taken down by its rightful owner. Maybe play a little dueling banjos on video mode..
     
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    dont put the suit on until you get there...
    bring the smallest friend you have and makeup him up good to look like you/chewy/bigfoot has been chewing on him and drag him through camera
     
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    A lot of 1’s and 2’s :biggrin:. I had a cam pop up on ground I was hunting that was private, I asked if anyone else had permission.. owner said no. So I checked card and deleted it every time I was there, only took two weeks and it was gone. It was that or all the ass pics on it Hahha
     
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    First, check the card. Then, replace it with your own card and pre loaded pics of sasquatch.
     
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