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bob cooly
07-19-2012, 08:10 PM
Wenting looking last week for one of my cameras and thought I had just misplaced where I hung it or it got stolen. Went back today with my friend and found my camera at the bottom of the tree, the racthet strap had been removed and only my cable and lock were holding the camera to the tree. Came home and viewed the pictures and it appears a woman who was carrying a tracking antena took the camera down. She,s carrying lots of technical looking gear and I am supsious of some one working for a state or fed. agency. Think I call fish and game and show them the photos before I post any pictures here. Pissed off to say the least. Any advice?

bfisher
07-19-2012, 08:35 PM
Maybe some PETA member. If you get the chance you can prosecute for vandalism.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Get them!!!




Hutch:cool:

typically8
07-20-2012, 12:48 AM
Was it on private or public land? Does your state have hunter harassment laws? I would definitely let the cops/ranger/someone know about the vandalism.

bob cooly
07-20-2012, 01:40 PM
Public land.

Bent Arrow
07-22-2012, 11:59 AM
Was it on private or public land? Does your state have hunter harassment laws? I would definitely let the cops/ranger/someone know about the vandalism.
Absolutely. If you were within the law and your personal property was destroyed, you have a grievance. If it is a PETA member and they hate hunters then isn't that a hate crime?:confused:

dzsmith
07-24-2012, 04:21 AM
I don't play that game. When people trespass, I get violent.

bob cooly
07-24-2012, 09:51 AM
So far 2 calls to the local game warden have not been returned. I will call dfg home office and Sequoia National Forest to see what can be done. If we don't excersize our rights as hunters the anti's will just run amonk and destroy all the private property they can get away with. Unfoutunatly the Cal DFG has been infiltrated with PETA types over the last 2 decades. I am not done yet!

Chip
07-24-2012, 07:05 PM
Best of luck Bob, I think you know how I feel about situations like this. Sounds like vandals to me, I know around here if wardens thought someone was hunting illegally they would not vandalize the cam. They would set up on it and catch them when they checked on it or remove it completely.

bob cooly
07-24-2012, 08:57 PM
Got a hold of the dfg wildlife biologist for this district and he was very interested so i e-mailed him the pictures. He did not think it was anyone from the state, but maybe someone running dogs illegally. Anyway it's out there about as far as I can take it, just have to wait and see what becomes of it. Luckily my camera still works, they just managed to break the strap mounts off the back. I can't believe they didn't just twist off the plastic lock tag and take the whole thing. I'll post again if I hear anything more.

elkslayer4x5
07-25-2012, 10:31 AM
Got a hold of the dfg wildlife biologist for this district and he was very interested so i e-mailed him the pictures. He did not think it was anyone from the state, but maybe someone running dogs illegally. Anyway it's out there about as far as I can take it, just have to wait and see what becomes of it. Luckily my camera still works, they just managed to break the strap mounts off the back. I can't believe they didn't just twist off the plastic lock tag and take the whole thing. I'll post again if I hear anything more.

Had a tresspasser damage one of my trail cams last year, shot it with a blunt! Opening day of deer season, I found out why he wanted the camera out of the area, found the remains of a yearling killed the day before. Mine was locked to the tree with a cable. Seems your vandels are'nt all that bright, leaving their photo in the trail cam. Hope you get 'em!

bob cooly
07-25-2012, 04:05 PM
DFG says they don't recognize her, but confirm she is probably some kind of researcher. I am still wainting to here from the game warden in this area.

Bent Arrow
07-25-2012, 04:26 PM
So far 2 calls to the local game warden have not been returned. I will call dfg home office and Sequoia National Forest to see what can be done. If we don't excersize our rights as hunters the anti's will just run amonk and destroy all the private property they can get away with. Unfoutunatly the Cal DFG has been infiltrated with PETA types over the last 2 decades. I am not done yet!
You're right man, if you don't fight you automatically lose! Takes a special breed of gutless vermin to mess with a man's property. Good luck and Godspeed to you friend.

Spiker
07-25-2012, 11:39 PM
Just set up one that explodes if it is tampered with.

Scott
07-27-2012, 10:08 PM
They take them here in Az, and ther eis nothing you can leagaly do about it. They say " if you leave it on public land, then it belongs to the public". If it gets pinched from the tree you're shiat out of luck.

Arrow Splitter
07-28-2012, 08:37 AM
Just imbed a GPS chip in it. Problem solved.:cool::cool:

A.S

elkslayer4x5
07-28-2012, 08:46 AM
Camoflauage 'em, put 'em in 'bear boxes', and cable 'em in place. Best idea is to get away from the 'easy to get to' spots. About 95% of hunters never get further than 1/4 mile from the road.

Bent Arrow
07-28-2012, 11:44 AM
Just imbed a GPS chip in it. Problem solved.:cool::cool:

A.S
Never thought of that. Good one man!:)

bob cooly
07-29-2012, 03:23 PM
HEY Scott; that's not a valid responce. That means if you leave your pickup on public land it's mine for the taking, come on.

Chip
07-29-2012, 03:28 PM
I need to leave my ex-wife on some of that public land. :D

Arrow Splitter
07-29-2012, 06:08 PM
HEY Scott; that's not a valid responce. That means if you leave your pickup on public land it's mine for the taking, come on.Oh cool, so when I find you and your bow on public land, the bow is mine. LOL

A.S

bob cooly
07-31-2012, 08:01 AM
The woman worked for The Southern Sierria Research Station. Talked to her supervisor and she assured me no more cameras would be molested. Also the local game warden said he would explain to them the legal issues with messing with private property on public land. California is so overrun with anti hunting sentitment that I fear my grandkids will never see the days I did when 2 or three of us would ride our bikes through town with our .22s slung to shoot Jackrabbits around an alfalfa field for the land owner. Where has our Nation gone?

bfisher
07-31-2012, 10:09 AM
The woman worked for The Southern Sierria Research Station. Talked to her supervisor and she assured me no more cameras would be molested. Also the local game warden said he would explain to them the legal issues with messing with private property on public land. California is so overrun with anti hunting sentitment that I fear my grandkids will never see the days I did when 2 or three of us would ride our bikes through town with our .22s slung to shoot Jackrabbits around an alfalfa field for the land owner. Where has our Nation gone?

You are right. Those days are mostly gone. And where has this country gone? Take a look at what we have in the Whitehouse. A socialistic liberal that would just as soon take our guns away so that we would be totally at the mercy of criminals and a tyranical government.

Spiker
07-31-2012, 10:50 PM
You are right. Those days are mostly gone. And where has this country gone? Take a look at what we have in the Whitehouse. A socialistic liberal that would just as soon take our guns away so that we would be totally at the mercy of criminals and a tyranical government.

...one and the same...

(actually our 'leaders' are just mouthpieces for the big companys that own them)

We were bought and paid for long ago.

Bent Arrow
08-01-2012, 05:08 PM
[QUOTE=Spiker;93248]...one and the same...

(actually our 'leaders' are just mouthpieces for the big companys that own them)

We were bought and paid for long ago.[/QUOTE
Ain't that the truth!