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#6460817 - 09/20/16 04:51 PM SPIKE & Stolen Camera
New Hunter Offline
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Registered: 09/10/16
Posts: 50
Loc: Houston, Texas
Hunters,

This spike was visiting the feeder last year in November. He also showed up in the morning around 8:30 AM. Unfortunately, this is the last picture I have of him because my camera was stolen shortly after I put it out again. Never to be seen again. Terrible - Trespassing and Theft. This was in Deep East Texas near Hemphill.

Is Deep East Texas safe, unsafe? Or is this very common in this Deep East Texas area?



Edited by New Hunter (09/20/16 04:52 PM)

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#6460831 - 09/20/16 04:58 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Many of the locals have no respect for fences or purple paint. I stopped hunting there years ago because of this. Got fed up with it.
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#6460849 - 09/20/16 05:09 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
rickym Online   content
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
It can be pretty common in all parts of east texas. All my cameras are in steel boxes with 3/8" lag bolts goin into the tree.
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Any ideas how to make it hard?

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#6460852 - 09/20/16 05:10 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
New Hunter Offline
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Registered: 09/10/16
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Loc: Houston, Texas
Hi Marc,

I have fences, purple paint, locks and chains, and no trespassing signs everywhere. We will see how it goes this year. Going forward I will set up multiple cameras in a mesh formation. Hopefully they will miss one or with my luck get them all who knows. If I am lucky I will present the evidence to the local game warden and Sherrif's office. Although I am sure they have more important issues to worry about than a stolen game camera. However, If the trespassers are poaching I am sure that's an etirely different story.

Since I am not from the area I don't want local enemies, but I also respect other people's property and I expect the same in return from the locals.

New Hunter

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#6460856 - 09/20/16 05:13 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: rickym]
New Hunter Offline
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Registered: 09/10/16
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Loc: Houston, Texas
Good idea. I realize I need to hide and secure my cameras better. This camera was most ikely taken during the day because it was visible in plain sight. If they were passing through at night they would not have seen it. Also the fact that it was in front of the feeder didn't help.

New Hunter

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#6460864 - 09/20/16 05:18 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
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It could have been at night, your camera likely has a small red led light that lights up when it senses motion. Cover it with a piece of electric or duct tape
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#6460878 - 09/20/16 05:26 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
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Originally Posted By: New Hunter


. . . Or is this very common in this Deep East Texas area?


unfortunately, there are douchebag thieves and vandals and poachers
in every county in the state and in every state in the country. if
you're not there all the time, someone will eventually get to you.
neighbors to the property watch you come and go, and talk about you
coming and going, most of the time innocent, but often the wrong ears
hear it. if i see deer, or put out a blind, or a feeder, or anything
i keep it to myself. i've had folks ask about if i had put out feeders
when the only way to see them is if that person were trespassing.

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#6460885 - 09/20/16 05:28 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
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Registered: 07/31/15
Posts: 427
Good luck in E TX. No respect and even if you get evidence I wouldn't expect much from LEO. Now if you get a game/poaching evidence the GW should be good help. One should not have to put up extra hidden cameras on their property. Just stinks. I'm headed out this weekend to check my cameras and hope all 7 are there.

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#6460965 - 09/20/16 06:06 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 904
Loc: Deep East Texas
I wouldn't say what you experienced is common, but Deep East Texas IS a little behind the times with respect to Deer Leases, Property Lines and Land Owner rights being observed. I've been here 32 years and little has changed.

I moved here from the Hill Country...where most folks wouldn't dream of crossing fences. It has been a learning experience, I'll just leave it at that.
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#6460969 - 09/20/16 06:08 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
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Loc: Azle,Tx /Hunt Jack Co.
Originally Posted By: New Hunter
Hi Marc,

I have fences, purple paint, locks and chains, and no trespassing signs everywhere. We will see how it goes this year.

New Hunter


Most dirt bags really don't care about fences, paint, locks/chains, & no trespassing signs....or laws! 2cents
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#6460985 - 09/20/16 06:15 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: Hunt n Fish]
maximus_flavius Offline
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Registered: 04/24/13
Posts: 386
Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
Originally Posted By: New Hunter
Hi Marc,

I have fences, purple paint, locks and chains, and no trespassing signs everywhere. We will see how it goes this year.

New Hunter


Most dirt bags really don't care about fences, paint, locks/chains, & no trespassing signs....or laws! 2cents


They might care about lead. Too bad more Of them ain't shot, stacked like sandbags, & used as examples..

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#6460989 - 09/20/16 06:20 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
New Hunter Offline
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Registered: 09/10/16
Posts: 50
Loc: Houston, Texas
Thanks for all the feedback and guidance. We will see what happens this season. I will keep you all posted on any new security incidents, it makes for interesting deer camp talk.

New Hunter

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#6460996 - 09/20/16 06:24 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: maximus_flavius]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
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Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
Originally Posted By: New Hunter
Hi Marc,

I have fences, purple paint, locks and chains, and no trespassing signs everywhere. We will see how it goes this year.

New Hunter


Most dirt bags really don't care about fences, paint, locks/chains, & no trespassing signs....or laws! 2cents


They might care about lead. Too bad more Of them ain't shot, stacked like sandbags, & used as examples..


You would think that would stop it....
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#6461008 - 09/20/16 06:41 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
New Hunter Offline
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Registered: 09/10/16
Posts: 50
Loc: Houston, Texas
One thing for sure....Deep East Texas is beautiful. Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Toledo Bend Reservoir, The Piney Woods, 2 National Forests, public hunting lands, it has tons of potential. smile


Edited by New Hunter (09/20/16 06:43 PM)

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#6461012 - 09/20/16 06:43 PM Re: SPIKE & Stolen Camera [Re: New Hunter]
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 997
Loc: Denton County
Need some IED or bungee sticks set up along with bear traps. I had a bunch of lumber stolen once while building a new house, told the state police I was going to put a bunch of nails in 2x4s and bury them just to cover the wood. He ask how much insurance did I have.

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