Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Kyle

How to secure a trail camera?

Recommended Posts

What is the best way to secure a trail camera? I just dont trust people, but I really really want to use one. Is there a way to secure that would make it nearly impossible to steal?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No way to protect them. A friend built a steel lock box with holes in front for the camera to fit in and still work, lag bolted it to an oak tree. It was all gone the next weekend.

Best is to use where they are more safe, private land. Good luck, Brent

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Their is a way but it will kill the tree. Steel box like fisher king said, or moultrie sells one. Then u run threaded rod bent like a u-bolt through two holes you drilled. But your washers and nuts on and tighten until treaded rod is deep into the tree then cut off extra rod. You need to make sure their is no space behind the steel box. It is best to chainsaw off the bark. If the want it they need to cut down the tree.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I purchased a locki for my wild view. Steel cable and a box. Put the cable around the tree and put on a padlock. Someone would have to cut down the tree to get it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends completely on the cam you have, and the options built into it for securing it.

Now you need to understand that securing a camera, doesnt mean it wont be smashed by a trespasser.......

My suggestion is that if you are that worried about a camera, either plan to take the risk and lose it(stolen or busted), or dont risk it at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

gotcha.

does anyone know if it matters if the camera is infrared or flash? Flash ones are cheaper and still take good pics; thus I would be less worried about losing one. But do they spook deer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to say.

I can say I have several dozen pics of a particular buck, and other bucks that I get one pic of.

I dont feel a flash is going to make much difference. But others feel it can.

I think it depends a lot on the area you hunt.

If you are in the big woods, where deer have little human contact, then yes, I could see it spooking them. They wont leave the county, I am sure. But it might cause some grief with them.

A camera flash in an area where deer have contact with people or activities, I just dont think is going to bother them much, if at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • picked it, went for a 50 mile ride, got home remembered to put them on!!  had it in my wallet so that should have helped!!!   dang nice ride too!!!!
    • Looks like ill be taken a buddy out this wed. I enjoy calling one in for somebody just as much as shooting one. Hopefully everything works out for this is only his 2nd year at it. Last year i took him and he shot a dandy bird with a 11 1/4 beard and 1 1/8" spurs and weighed a little over 23#'s.   
    • Very impressive and unexpected win. Would be nice for this to be the start of Houston’s playoffs jinx.
    • Way to go Don!
    •   thanks!!!  It's on the peg board!!!  I would have forgotten!!!!  
    • Bird down!  Ryan tagged out yesterday on the first day of the year he could hunt. It's a pretty nice Tom with 3/4" sure and an 8 3/4" beard. I'll get some pics up and it entered when I can. 
    • Fishing_Novice gets win 1 with 310 Pts. 2--icefishinnut             302 3--Rip_Some_Lip         299 4--huckfin                     285 5--Juneau4                   269 6--Swiveldigger            255 7--BlackLundProV       250 8--mnwildman             190 9--rl_sd                          176   _______________________________________________________ Season totals 1--BlackLundProV         2623 2--Fishing_Novice         2594 3--Juneau4                     2526 4--huckfin                       2520 5--Rip_Some_Lip           2513 6--Swiveldigger             2457 7--icefishinnut               2361 8--mnwildman               2335 9--rl_sd                           2083   Week 10 could really make some changes in standings. Any guesses on the high score? I'm going to say 285 will win it.
    • Dandy Gobbler Don!
    • I took a short ride the other day but still a little chilly out in the breeze. Streets were pretty good as they were out sweeping them before the last snow. Saw a lot of bikes out the last couple of days. Don't forget to put your new licence tag on as I almost did.