Sunday, March 29, 2015

How to Prevent Your Trail Camera from Theft

Trail cameras are growing in popularity all over the world and becoming a necessary piece of tackle to a hunters gear.  If you have owned a trail camera in the past five years chances are you have been a victim of a theft or you know somebody who has. The manufacturers have been well aware of this problem and have developed some security devices that will help prevent theft of your trail cams.   

Cable Locks

Often people use bungee cords as a quick easy accessory to strapping their trail cam to a tree. Bungee cords work well; however, they will not keep someone from taking your trail camera.  Cable locks are a great alternative to bungee cords. Chances are if someone finds your trail camera strapped to a tree they will not have the proper equipment required to cut the cable and take your camera. Cable locks range from around $7.00 to $19.00.

Master Lock  Python Adjustable Locking Cable, 6-Foot     $7.99

Master Lock Python Adjustable Locking Cable, Braided Steel, Yellow /Black  6-Feet x 5/16-Inch $15.12

Master Lock Python Adjustable  Cable, Braided Steel, Camo, 6-Feet x 5/16-Inch   $16.07

 Security box

Security boxes are another accessory that will help you keep your trail camera from theft but also avoids damage from wildlife like bears and other curious creatures. Most trail cameras have security boxes that were specifically made for your trail camera model. Depending on the trail camera that you have; security boxes can cost around $30.00.

Bushnell Trophy Cam Security Boxes for 2011, 2010, and 2009 Models $30.00 

Security Box to Fit Moultrie M80 Game Camera $30.49

Security Box to Fit Moultrie M100 Game Camera $30.49

Tree mount

The reason for tree stands is to be above the ground because animals rarely look up…same concept is true with people. When hikers are in the area it is likely that they will walk right past the tree that has your trail camera mounted up high like a tree stand. Even if by some small chance they do see your trail camera in a tree they would have to climb that tree to get to the trail camera…Tree mounts are an excellent strategy to using your trail camera. If you are in plot stalker mode you can cover a lot of area with your trail camera. If you hunt in a tree stand you can have a realistic view of the deer’s patterns from a tree stand view.

Moultrie Camera Tree Mount Deluxe $24.99

Stealth Cam EPIC Tree Screw Mount $17.99

Tree Bracket Trophy Cam Black Deluxe $16.46

 Cable locks, security boxes, and tree mounts are great deterrents in keeping your trail camera safe. Another accessory for many trail cameras is the ability to send pictures instantly to your email and phone which will help you at least have a description of the person that may want to take your camera.  Many trail cameras today also have password protection options to avoid the use of your trail camera after it has been taken.  Today’s trail cameras have become so much smaller that it can be hard enough already for the person to find his or her own camera let alone a tempted hiker passing by.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Will we ever get footage like that again?

Team Question by Tom Sklanka!

So many details have been shown in the PG film it surely cannot be a hoax. With so many examples such as muscle movements, facial movement. Even the possibility of her hair in a ponytail? Now you can even see her toes through technology. Will we ever get footage like that again?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

"The Skeptic" Matt Burns Sits Down With Ed Brown

"The Skeptic" Matt Burns Sits Down with "The Believer" Ed Brown in an entertaining and interesting debate between two smart, respectful debaters. It's great to hear their points of view and especially hearing how Ed came to the conclusion that Sasquatch is real, without the benefit of an encounter. I've included some snippets from the post interview discussion that were just too good to leave out.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

So Skeptics, Feel Like Running Around in the Woods in an Ape Suit?

In the most recent edition on the Bigfoot Times newsletter, Daniel Perez notes, "Skeptics who continuously point to the idea that all Bigfoot sightings are just people running around in ape suits fail to note just how potentially deadly such a stunt can be when witnesses feel their lives are in danger."

Indeed. While the following headline is a fake one from a tabloid, it obviously could very easily happen, hence the tabloid writers imagining it. I found it in the window of a local comic shop in the town the story is based in, being passed off as real.

And of course there was a man actually killed in an accident while trying to perpetuate a Bigfoot hoax, surely a further deterrent for those who might think of pulling such a stunt.

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