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Treestand bandits strike again

Post by one shot scott » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:59 pm

I am sick of these so called fellow hunters that steal my sh*t. I just received permission to hunt 100 acres out of 1000 in southern Ont. We set up last week and today went to sit for the first time and it was gone. I've only been hunting for 4 years and this is the second time this has happened. I have a pretty good idea who it was too, and it was hard to fight the urge to mess with them, but then I would be one of em. If they had a problem with where I was located all they had to do was let me know and I would have been ok with moving. although I did have permission to be there. Im going to set up again, this time with a stealth cam pointing at it. If it goes missing again its war.
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Post by Boo » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:35 pm

Don't forget to engrave the stand in a couple of strategic areas and use the authorities. It will cost you less in the end.
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Post by mikej » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:40 pm

Boo wrote:Don't forget to engrave the stand in a couple of strategic areas and use the authorities. It will cost you less in the end.
thats a great idea don thanks for the tip this hasn't happened to me ( yet) but there has been someone caught on my trail cam at my stand

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Post by one shot scott » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:46 pm

Thats a great idea Boo, i will do exactly that. But I wonder how helpful the cops would be??
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Post by Boo » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:47 pm

I had some tools etc stolen once and was told by the police that if I could not identify the items by a SIN or full name it would not be returned or confiscated.
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Post by Sandman » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:11 am

Boo wrote:I had some tools etc stolen once and was told by the police that if I could not identify the items by a SIN or full name it would not be returned or confiscated.
One suggestion might be and I have done this in the past and continue to do it is to make your ID invisible to the first glance (at little to no cost).

PM me if your interested and I will fill any member in.....I dont really want the idea out in the open if you know what I mean~! :wink: Everytime these bandits get caught and face prosecution all we do is educate them for the next time~!

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Post by Adrian J Hare » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:10 am

Just out of interest , do you chain and lock these stands that are stolen ?

becarefull putting your SIN no. on stands, but mark them that only you know where the mark is.
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Post by Grizzly Adam » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:24 am

Sorry that happened to you. :(
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Post by MADMAX2 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:12 am

I had the same thing happen last spring turkey hunting I had made some natural ground blinds on a place that I had permission to hunt and the neighbor busted them up and took my seats.I aproached him and explained that I was in my right to have them on the edge of his bush and that I was not tresspassing long story short I now have his property to hunt also :lol:
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Post by saxman » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:26 am

I engrave my stuff and I laminate my business card and hide it inside a tube of the stand so I can get to it with a long Auto glass hook tool
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Post by mikej » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:27 am

pm sent

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Post by cd14811 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:32 am

sorry to hear that its a pi$$-off when that happens.
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Post by Sandman » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:25 am

PM rec'd and returned~!
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Post by Petersen » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:29 am

Just recently bought my first bow from a forum member, a couple of months ago. Also bought a new stand to go along with it. Managed to get 2 hunts out of it before it was stolen a week ago. I hunt on 1000 acres of private property, and I am the only one with permission to be there. Apparently nothings safe these days. Now I am hunting off the ground, and haven't seen a deer since. Great way to put a damper on my first bow season! Maybe I'll invest in a climber next year.
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Post by vixenmaster » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:31 pm

i had 2 locked ladder stands stold last year during gun season. this year i sold my pistol and bought a brand new summit viper ss and it goes in and out of the woods with me every day i hunt. i don't leave it in woods locked or not. those are not hunters that steal others belonging they are criminals/theives! :x
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