U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Nature
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-14-2019, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Artane, Dublin
10,812 posts, read 12,807,897 times
Reputation: 7182

Advertisements

I want one too. Lotta brands and options though, it's a bit overwhelming.
I need one for dummies. I don't have a pc, just cell phones and tablets.
Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-28-2019, 11:08 AM
 
5,890 posts, read 9,594,350 times
Reputation: 6162
Quote:
Originally Posted by fisheye View Post
One more point about the trail cameras; many are being stolen. I found this one article that in my State they want to make steeling a trail camera a special crime reported to our game wardens: https://lancasteronline.com/sports/o...e38715e0d.html. It is just one more thing to think about when positioning your camera in the deep woods.
I thought I'd update this thread with good and bad news: I bought a great Stealthcam online for about $90, easy to operate, good low-light pics and video, not too sensitive. We got some fun pics of deer and elk visiting our salt lick in the meadow of our North Idaho vacation/future retirement property. But then we decided to bring it back to SoCal for the winter, and we put it in our fenced backyard bordering a canyon--where it got stolen on the 2nd night! We're still in disbelief that someone would climb the fence and take it. The worst part is actually that we've now lost the camera card inside, with all the great pics, irreplaceable. We're in a very safe neighborhood, but apparently not as safe as in the North Idaho woods...Next Stealthcam stays up there...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-29-2019, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
2,232 posts, read 467,270 times
Reputation: 3226
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clark Fork Fantast View Post
I thought I'd update this thread with good and bad news: I bought a great Stealthcam online for about $90, easy to operate, good low-light pics and video, not too sensitive. We got some fun pics of deer and elk visiting our salt lick in the meadow of our North Idaho vacation/future retirement property. But then we decided to bring it back to SoCal for the winter, and we put it in our fenced backyard bordering a canyon--where it got stolen on the 2nd night! We're still in disbelief that someone would climb the fence and take it. The worst part is actually that we've now lost the camera card inside, with all the great pics, irreplaceable. We're in a very safe neighborhood, but apparently not as safe as in the North Idaho woods...Next Stealthcam stays up there...
Oh my, that's too bad and kind of scary. Make sure you lock your house and car doors at night, since you now know someone is creeping around in your fenced yard.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2019, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
2,847 posts, read 2,503,182 times
Reputation: 5117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clark Fork Fantast View Post
I thought I'd update this thread with good and bad news: I bought a great Stealthcam online for about $90, easy to operate, good low-light pics and video, not too sensitive. We got some fun pics of deer and elk visiting our salt lick in the meadow of our North Idaho vacation/future retirement property. But then we decided to bring it back to SoCal for the winter, and we put it in our fenced backyard bordering a canyon--where it got stolen on the 2nd night! We're still in disbelief that someone would climb the fence and take it. The worst part is actually that we've now lost the camera card inside, with all the great pics, irreplaceable. We're in a very safe neighborhood, but apparently not as safe as in the North Idaho woods...Next Stealthcam stays up there...

That sucks. But that is one of my concerns here. So I'm getting cams that can be put outside up over the second floor of the house. They'll need a very long extension ladder since I have high ceilings on both floors (then just watch out for shooting the camera out).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-03-2019, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
15,270 posts, read 12,374,287 times
Reputation: 11511
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clark Fork Fantast View Post
I thought I'd update this thread with good and bad news: I bought a great Stealthcam online for about $90, easy to operate, good low-light pics and video, not too sensitive. We got some fun pics of deer and elk visiting our salt lick in the meadow of our North Idaho vacation/future retirement property. But then we decided to bring it back to SoCal for the winter, and we put it in our fenced backyard bordering a canyon--where it got stolen on the 2nd night! We're still in disbelief that someone would climb the fence and take it. The worst part is actually that we've now lost the camera card inside, with all the great pics, irreplaceable. We're in a very safe neighborhood, but apparently not as safe as in the North Idaho woods...Next Stealthcam stays up there...
I am sorry about your trail camera. It is unbelievable that so many people have very little regard for another person's property. It could have been a teen or a hunter/environmentalist? But it could also have been somebody that does not want their picture taken and that would be scary.

I do not know if our PA bill became law: "Under the bill, the theft of trail cameras used to visually record wildlife would be added as a specific crime within the state Game and Wildlife Code. The crime would be covered under the section of the code that governs the theft of tree stands, blinds and decoys." That is a quote from the original link I posted. I guess the idea is to scare hunters from taking these cameras by threatening them with fines and forfeiture of their hunting licenses. But it would not hamper people that remove the cameras because they have an illegal plot of pot growing on somebody else's land.

And, yes, I would be upset if I lost great pictures of wildlife!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-03-2019, 08:22 AM
 
Location: San Diego
37,328 posts, read 33,529,801 times
Reputation: 21638
Quote:
Originally Posted by fisheye View Post
One more point about the trail cameras; many are being stolen. I found this one article that in my State they want to make steeling a trail camera a special crime reported to our game wardens: https://lancasteronline.com/sports/o...e38715e0d.html. It is just one more thing to think about when positioning your camera in the deep woods.
Invest in a box and cable setup with a good lock. You can also put a cheapo fake camera pointed at the good one and make that one way off the ground so they can't get to it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 12:13 AM
 
5,890 posts, read 9,594,350 times
Reputation: 6162
Thanks, guys, I appreciate your words of sympathy! Yes, that was a rude awakening. We thought we were living in a safe neighborhood. It was probably a crime of opportunity. We should just have left the camera in its tree on our property in North Idaho. Anyway, we'll probably try again. We liked the camera we bought. And this time we'll take more precautions. I like the idea with the fake camera!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Nature
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top