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I have been thinking about this for sometime now and I would like to ask the help from all the members on NJH. I am gathering information for a story I would like to write for national publication about trail camera theft. Would you please help me get some facts that would help me in writing this story.
What I would like to know are just basic facts from you, I do not want any additional information or the story of what happened. This is just fact finding. Please respond on this thread with the following information. I think everyone will be interested in these stats.

1. In the past three years have you ever had one or more trail cameras stolen?
( if you have lost more than one, please list each one answering all the
questions for each one)

2. The make and model of the camera if you know?

3. The best you can recall, the price you paid for the camera?

4. Was it secured with a lock, chain, or cable of any kind? What was cut if you
know, the lock, chain, or cable?

5. Was it taken from public or private property?

6. What month of the year was it stolen?

7. What day of the week was it stolen?

8. What county was it stolen in?

9. What township was it stolen in?

10. Did you file a report with the police or fish & wildlife or both?

11. Was your camera marked with any type of identification?

12. Was your camera ever recovered?

13. Did you replace your stolen camera and continue to use one.

14. Have you taken any steps to help avoid future camera theft.

15. If there was a proven product or products on the market you ensure your camera will not get stolen, would you be interested in it, or them?


As sample response would look like this:

1. Yes
2. Wildlife view
3. $175.00
4. With a cable and lock, the lock was cut
5. Private
6. October
7. Thursday
8. Morris
9. Mendham Boro
10. Reported to the Mendhan Police
11. My name was on it with magic marker
12. No
13. yes
14. Yes


Thank you all for answering my survey I will let you know if I can get the story completed and where it is accepted for publication.

You folks are the best! Greg [up][up][up][up][up]:D
 

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1. Yes
2. Wildview
3. $100.
4. No
5. Private
6. October
7. Don't remember
8. Passiac
9. West Milford
10.No
11. No
12. No
13. Yes
14. Yes
15. Yes
 

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1. Yes
2. Wildlifeview Extreme 2
3. $75.00
4. With a cable and lock, the cable was cut
5. Public
6. January
7. Wednessday
8. Monmouth
9. Howell Twp.
10. Reported to Fish and Game
11. none
12. No
13. yes
14. Yes
 

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1. yes
2. cuddeback excite flash
3. $250
4. lag bolted to tree
5. Private
6. May
7. ?
8. Morris
9. No
10.Washington
11. yes, name address, and telephone #
12. No
13. Yes
14. Yes
15. no
 

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1) Yes
2) Sony P32 homebrew
3)$40.00
4)cablelock
5)private property
6)Nov.
7)?
8) Warren
9)Hope
10)No
11)No
12) No
13)Yes
14)Yes
15)Yes
 

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Id like to check that DB that was on here a while back trying to sell all kinds of cams but didnt wanna post pics..I hope to get a camera very soon
 

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1.yes 1
2.wild view (not sure of model)
3.$100
4.cable lock
5.private
6.september
7.monday
8.burlington
9.medford
10.no
11.no
12.no
13.no.not for a few years
14.yes
15.yes
 

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1. yes
2. cuddeback capture IR
3. Camera $250 Lockbox $50
4. Yes Pad lock cut
5. public
6. May
7. Not sure
8. Ocean
9. Jackson
10. No report
11. no
12. no
13. Yes
14. no
15. HELL YES
 

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1. yes
2. cuddeback C-3000
3. Camera 300.00
4. Lag bolted, cable, and small padlock
5. Private
6. December
7. Sunday
8. Middlesex
9. Monroe Township
10. No report
11. Yes
12. no
13. Yes
14. no
15. YES
 

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1) yes 2 stolen and one destroyed
2) One stealth cam and 2 Moultree the D40
3) $99 each camera
4) yes all 3 were in a metal box chained to a tree. One camera they cut the lock or chain, another the tree was cut down it was a tree with a 12" radius I would guess, One camera they could not get so the used sticks and rocks and they broke the lens, infrared, everything that could be smashed was.
5) 2 were on Private one was on public
6)August,September, December
7) I do not know what day
8) Sussex Co.
9) Byram, Green, Jefferson
10)No report
11) No no identifying Marks
12)Recovered "bahahahhah"
13)Yes I replaced them
14)Yes I hang them different
15)A full proof product Of course I would be intersested
 

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1.yes
2.Moultrie + 6 volt rechargeable battery and SD card.
3.$99 + extras
4.no
5.public
6.November
7.Don't Remember but is was a weekday
8.Passaic
9.Ringwood
10.no
11.no
12.no
13.yes
14.no
15.no*

*I buy cheap camera's to minimize the loss. I just need to know what's out there, not magazine quality photographs.
 

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1) Yes
2) (3 Total) 2 Moultrie game spy 1 Moultrie D-40camera broke while being stolen
3) $100 each
4) chain and bolts, both cut and one camera broke while being stolen.
5) private
6) October
7) Not Sure, but it was always on a week day
8) Morris
9) I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you
10) yes with the Local PD each time
11) Absolutely Was engraved with my name, UBN J#, and Cell #
12) NOPE
13) YUP
14) Use IT less and move it around from area to area more
15)Absolutely !
 

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1. 2

2. Stealth Cam
Bushnell

3. $79
$159

4. Lock and Cable, both of them cut lock

5. 1 Public and 1 private

6. November and April

7. Friday night and ??? on the second one

8. Monmouth

9. Freehold and Howell

10. yes

11. no

12. no

13. yes

14. yes

15. yes
 

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1. Yes, two successfully stolen, one unsuccessful.
2. Homebrews, IR trailcams with Snapshot Sniper boards and Sony DSC-P41s
3. Built, cost approximately $300/each (plus cable and batteries)
4. Locked with a Master Python Lock. Tree cut down in one case, lock cut in the other.
5. Both private. One attempted theft on public.
6. February, October, and November.
7. Unknown...tough question to answer as I wasn't there when they stole it. The unsuccessful attempt I believe was on a Sunday.
8. Burlington, Mercer, Ocean
9. Marlton, Princeton, Jackson
10. No, Police, Both.
11. They are very discernable since I made them.
12. No, bottom line...police and COs don't invest nor have the resources necessary to track down and find these items.
13. Nope, not building or buying anymore as of right now.
14. Yep, not putting the ones I have out right now.
15. Of course, but you cannot prevent theft, only deter it. So your solution must aid in recovery, not prevention.
 

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Thanks for the response so far guys, I think the reported count is 17 stolen cameras so far. I Hope you will not mind if I bump this post through the weekend to get as much information as possible. Thanks again to everyone for helping me out with this information. You are the best! [up][up][up]:D
 

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1. Yes one
2. Moultrie I think it was the 100 series
3. $100.00
4. Wasn't locked
5. Private
6.. December
7. Between Tuesday and Friday
8. Atlantic
9. EggHarbor Township
10. No
11. Yes Last name and badge #
12. No
13. Yes but not in same location
14. Yes
15. Yes
 

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do one on tree stand theft and I'm your man[wallmad].......good luck with your publication[up]
 

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1.Yes
2. Stealth Cam
3. 175
4. No lock
5. Private Property
6. October
7. Wednesday
8. Monmouth
9. Howell
10. Fish and Game
11. Yes
12.No
13. Yes
14. Pray
15. Yes
 
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