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    Good morning everyone, i am curious, Has anyone on this forum ever had any feeders, blinds or trail cams stolen off of public land before?
    The reason i am asking is i will be hunting deer for the first time this year on crown land. I plan on going to the area i am hunting and set up a feeder, trail cameras and blinds on crown land but am worried that they could possobly be stolen and would lose out on alot of hard earned money.
    Can anyone who has experienced any problems, or no problems at all with this let me know how it all worked out?

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    There must be at least a dozen threads dealing with the issue in the archives of this site. Every year someone has had their gear stolen,mostly from Crown land,but,there's lots stolen from private land,too. The bottom line is never leave your stuff laying around or it will grow feet.
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    Sadly our country is losing its moral fabric. Many people treat these items as abandoned, or consider you stupid for leaving stuff on Crown land thus deserving of taking it.

    The risk of theft extends to private land as well. It all comes down to your knowledge of the area, how many people frequent the area, where you set up and the risk of discovery. Full disclosure, I have 3 cameras and feeders currently on Crown land. In my case, the risk of discovery is very low.
    Last edited by Sam Menard; August 25th, 2019 at 11:36 AM.

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    Around here, if you yawn too long, some arsehole is prying on your fillings !!!!!!
    Leave nothing unattended !!

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    Damm that really sucks. People suck. Going to be hard to try and attract some deer without corn or cameras. Thank you guys for the replies!

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    Even if it's not stolen someone could set up in the spot you are planning on hunting.
    And they have every right to if on public land.
    Equipment left there doesn't give you any exclusive rights to the spot.




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    Make a couple non expensive gravity feeders out of pvc, If they walk they walk. As for trail cameras if you must leave one out put it high in the tree and angle to the trail. You still get a idea of whats using the trail and its out of sight . To steal it, some one has to be walking around with a ladder. Public land is public land so I wouldn't leave anything out that I wouldn't care to lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom gobble View Post
    Make a couple non expensive gravity feeders out of pvc, If they walk they walk. As for trail cameras if you must leave one out put it high in the tree and angle to the trail. You still get a idea of whats using the trail and its out of sight . To steal it, some one has to be walking around with a ladder. Public land is public land so I wouldn't leave anything out that I wouldn't care to lose.
    I found some cheap yet effective gravity feeders from Amazon (picture shown) that cost 25$ each. And wad going to use some 70$ trail cameras until i heard what the people on this post had to say... but putting them up high in a tree is a great idea! Dont know why i didnt think of that. Thanks for the advice bud!

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    If it were me, on public land I’d find some well used runs that intersect and build a ground blind out of natural bush, branches etc., and hope other guys moving around will push deer to you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick_iles View Post
    If it were me, on public land Id find some well used runs that intersect and build a ground blind out of natural bush, branches etc., and hope other guys moving around will push deer to you..
    In afew years i will have an atv and plan on bringing pallet skids from work and buidling afew tree blinds and plan on concealing them with brush like you mentioned. Of course i will only do this and invest the time.and effort when i am successful in finding a good area that i know has a healthy deer population. Hopefully this area i am going to this year is a good one and i can learn it in the next few years. Its hard starting out on your own with so much crown land and such little info. Thanks for the reply!

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