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Old 12-27-2017, 09:01 AM
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Default How do you camouflage your cameras?

I've lost several cameras over the years to thieves so I started trying to hide my cameras in a way to make them as inconspicuous as possible. This is easier said than done!

The problem I always have is placing the camera behind natural-looking Flora without interfering with either the camera lens, or the camera sensors. At times I've spent considerable energy constructing what seems like the perfect "hide," only to have to tear it down to access the card.

I'd love to see photos of your camera "hides," and how your opinions on how effective they are.
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I sometimes place them 10-15 feet up off the ground.
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:53 AM
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Epoxy or hot glue natural foliage to camera body
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glue strips of colored burlap sack to them. Put em in a not easily seen spot.
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I sometimes place them 10-15 feet up off the ground.
I don't put them that high, but i like to put them above eye level and aimed down accordingly. The bonus is you can usually alleviate any sunrise/sunset washouts if pointed east/west.
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Place a steel trap under them. They can still get it but wish they hadnít.
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Put them at least 15' up in the tree. Make it harder for them to steal. Make them work for it.
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I sometimes place them 10-15 feet up off the ground.
YES this.

If it's not my own land or even close to public land I use my tree stand top put them up and aim them down.

Tape over any lights or reflectors.

Paint and glue fabric as stated, mostly because near all factory finishes look shiny if the sun hits them the wrong way.

NEVER use those straps or belts. I use thing safety wire or a screw in mount and I'll peel back off other trees and wire it so it covers a lot of the camera or even add piece of limbs.
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I hide mine close to the ground in root systems, log piles and on banks. I mostly use the screw in hangar and almost never use the tree strap. Its to obvious unless its strapped on a tiny tree so the straps not easily seen. The best place is on a bank. I use my machete and cut out a plug the size of the camera. Then place it in and put the plug on top. I also break off a living limb tip and stick them in the ground along side for extra camo. The ones I get stolen are on salt licks or something similar that give the area away. It helps to use small cameras too. I'm running 12-15 cameras this year and loose 1-2 a year. I search ebay for deals on small cameras to save on my losses.
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Yeah, never put a camera on a salt lick or a feeder. It will get stolen in less than 2 seconds.
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I made this and works great and cheap. I also will use one or two screw in steps to get em up higher. Then take the steps out of tree after setting/checking camera
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I hang them high. I know others use a fake rock.
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I don’t bother.

I hunt private land in two states and have only lost one cam in my entire life and that was because I put the cams out before the people that were getting kicked off of the land got their stands and tractor off the farm.

The landowner tried to pay for the cam and I would not let him.

I do try to hide them from the deer, however!!!

I run 30-40 cams, by the way.
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Whatever you do they will still get stolen.
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