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Trail cam theif in East Fork Lake
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Contributors to this thread:
Public land hunter 10-Dec-18
Bucknuts 11-Dec-18
Public land hunter 11-Dec-18
Public land hunter 11-Dec-18
Bucknuts 11-Dec-18
Public land hunter 11-Dec-18
Public land hunter 11-Dec-18
Public land hunter 11-Dec-18
Bucknuts 12-Dec-18
Bucknuts 12-Dec-18
10-Dec-18
Hi everyone, hope youre having a great season or already had one! Id like to get some thoughts on whether its acceptable to place a trail camera on public land? Reason i ask is my one and only trail cam was stolen back off clover road in East Fork State park on public land. Hindsight it was really dumb of me, but i thought it was off the beaten path well enough, and i didnt expect local folks to nab it so greedily. Anyway, let me know what you think on ethics and efficacy of placing a trail cam on public ground.

Side note, it saddens me someone stole it, especially when i walk past numerous hang on stands all over the woods and never consider stealing them.. lesson learned...

From: Bucknuts
11-Dec-18
Soory For Your Loss. But I Feel Its more of a loss for them then you. We put out cameras on public to. Some fella took the sd card but left the Trail Cam there. Id Say poor sport?

11-Dec-18
Yeah poor sport for sure. I think some people just adopt the mindset that is their property, maybe because the live nearby or spend a lot of time there, they are the "care taker" I think if they were really upset about the camera being there they could have put a note on it or just taken the batteries, or like in your case the sd card. I just dont get it because i have strong feeling its the same person who has all the hang ons all over the place. Which is another thing, i think hang ons left on public land should be banned. Too often the only good tree to hunt from in particular spot has a hang on strapped to it. Rather than legally hunt from it i prefer to keep looking for a tree i can climb. I think the regs should only allow climbing tree stands. Thoughts?

11-Dec-18
Yeah poor sport for sure. I think some people just adopt the mindset that is their property, maybe because the live nearby or spend a lot of time there, they are the "care taker" I think if they were really upset about the camera being there they could have put a note on it or just taken the batteries, or like in your case the sd card. I just dont get it because i have strong feeling its the same person who has all the hang ons all over the place. Which is another thing, i think hang ons left on public land should be banned. Too often the only good tree to hunt from in particular spot has a hang on strapped to it. Rather than legally hunt from it i prefer to keep looking for a tree i can climb. I think the regs should only allow climbing tree stands. Thoughts?

From: Bucknuts
11-Dec-18
Do you know that tree stands have to have a name tag on it?

11-Dec-18
I Did not know that, thats interesting. Whats the intent there? Point of contact in case its left for a very long time and needs to be removed?

11-Dec-18
I Did not know that, thats interesting. Whats the intent there? Point of contact in case its left for a very long time and needs to be removed?

11-Dec-18
I Did not know that, thats interesting. Whats the intent there? Point of contact in case its left for a very long time and needs to be removed?

From: Bucknuts
12-Dec-18
http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/portals/wildlife/pdfs/hunting/2018-19%20Ohio%20Hunting%20Regs_Web.pdf

From: Bucknuts
12-Dec-18
I think You are right

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