Anyone Using Trail Cameras On Public Land
I usually hang my cameras in stands I use for all day sits during the rut that are far from any road. I use to see what bucks are in the area. I use them early and then pull them in mid October....for two reasons. One, keeps me from going in and out and in and out to check the cards and spreading a bunch of scent (I would rather see that nice buck in "color" rather than in a picture). Two, more guys enter the woods and want to hunt "their" areas. Some guys will steal tree stands or cameras without even blinking an eye.
If you leave anything in on public land....it will eventually get stolen from some slapper or removed by the warden or county forester.
I also use a lock and cable to keep honest people honest.
I wouldn't go out and get top of the line cameras though just in case they do get stolen. I use the 100 dollar price range ones.