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Posted: 02 September 2012 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Went out to bring in my two new cameras I put out a week and a half ago…one is GONE!  Private ground.  First time in 4 years anything has come up missing.  Just got the cameras a few weeks ago….happy birthday to me…

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Posted: 02 September 2012 10:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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That sucks!  I hate thieves.  I haven’t had a problem with them yet but I started buying some cameras that e-mail pics to you so that if I do have trespassers, I will get a pic even if they steal my camera.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hang ‘em if you catch ‘em.  Man, I hate thieves.  Scum of the earth.  Plus, that means you also have a trespasser/poacher on your ground.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 10:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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JCURRI….Let us know how you like those cameras.  I’ve been thinking about getting some of those for the last few years.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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i know how you feel, had a brand new cuttieback taken. the damn camera was 500 yds on my lease. they had to come back and use a socket set because it was installed with a lag bolt not a screw

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Posted: 02 September 2012 01:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Treehugger-  So far so good with the Covert cameras.  I have five of them and have had no real problems yet.  They are a huge step up from Smartscouter which also e-mail pics.  The cons with Covert are that they are not as user friendly as most other cameras and the motion trigger is really sensitive so get a fair share of grass pics.  The wireless subscription is by the month so there is no contract.  Its $9.99 a month for 1000 pics.  The picture quality is pretty good too.  All in all Im happy with them.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Sorry for your luck OZ run trail cams long enough and its bound to happen usually when you think your in a safe area.

the motion trigger is really sensitive so get a fair share of grass pics

IMO any trail camera worth having will false trigger when vegetation is blowing around in front of it, the combo of movement and heat does it.
Does that cam have a sensitivity adjustment ?

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Posted: 02 September 2012 04:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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It does have a sensitivity adjustment.  Helps some.

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Posted: 03 September 2012 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Can it shoot and send video as well, or only stills?

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Posted: 03 September 2012 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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As far as i know it just shoots stills.

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Posted: 04 September 2012 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Oz, That sucks to no end!!!!Now they found the cams they will be after your stands…Id call your cpo!!!!

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Posted: 04 September 2012 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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CPO said do you have your name on it and a copy of the serial number? if we come accross it we’ll let you know   DUH!

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Posted: 04 September 2012 09:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I read an article awhile back about the biggest reason people steal trail cameras is because they don’t see the camera til after it sees them…It does make sense to the fact that if you have a picture of them, odds are you are going to try to figure out who it is..

If they steal the camera, you have no proof of who was there…That is the nice part about the cameras that send picture to your email or phone…I also love the idea of the camera Mark Anthony reviewed that has the remote receiver that you can put 250 feet away…Great for the not disturbing your area as well as getting pictures of people being not so honest….

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Posted: 04 September 2012 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I think it was Marc that also gave the idea of hanging a cheaper trail camera up high facing down over your ground level camera.  That way when a trespasser DOES steal your camera, you will still have a picture of him on a camera he usually wont see.

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Posted: 08 September 2012 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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i do that in my driveway at my place downstate, i have several dummy cams (old moultries that are empty shells) then have a hidden spypoint that gets the vehicles entering so i am able to get license plates off the vehicles, the moultrie boxes are high enough that they cant be accessed by foot, so when they stop to look at them the other cam snaps away. 

i picked up one of the covert black ops cell cams, it works as described but unfortunately i dont have coverage in my area for att/t-mobile so the cam wont send pics from my farm.

 

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