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    How to find trail cams set by others?

    Alright, found some illegal/unwanted trail cams just by walking around, but is there any way to find them more reliably?

    One of them had an antenna so Iím thinking there might be a way using a phone looking for WiFi devices. But what about the others? Any way to see the IR flash in daylight?

    Iíve got limited knowledge of trail cams, just used and downloaded the cards. Havenít really gone ďhuntingĒ the cams themselves...

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    go at night, look for red lights
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    I have one sitting on the counter that I found on my property. Got a picture of the guy who set it, and some other pics of other trespassers, but no animals. I actually left it for a couple of months to see if anyone would retrieve it, but after awhile I figured it was mine. No name or other contact information for the owner on it, so if he wants it he can come ask for it and explain why he was trespassing.

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    What makes them illegal? In Nova Scotia hunting is permitted on private land that is un-improved, unless the owner takes action to prevent trespassing such as discussion or posting signs. So in that context, many people are putting game cameras on land they don't own. Not breaking any law in that situation.

    The antennae models are usually cell phone service based, as the range of a wifi device is only going to be a few hundred feet. So whatever could detect a cell phone could find them.

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    a security camera should show light sources

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    Quote Originally Posted by labradort View Post
    What makes them illegal? In Nova Scotia hunting is permitted on private land that is un-improved, unless the owner takes action to prevent trespassing such as discussion or posting signs. So in that context, many people are putting game cameras on land they don't own. Not breaking any law in that situation.

    The antennae models are usually cell phone service based, as the range of a wifi device is only going to be a few hundred feet. So whatever could detect a cell phone could find them.
    If you can’t be bothered to find the landowner, you’re not a respectful hunter. So discussion was never an option...

    And it was never said that things weren’t properly posted.

    However, in NS, even if hunting at the time, you must leave the area when requested to by the landowner.

    But, poachers use game cams and if the landowners want to know where to post a notice or a camera to monitor whose accessing an unwanted one, the camera must be found first. Big property and trying to see where else the disrespectful might be and then steps can be properly taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by play.soccer View Post
    go at night, look for red lights

    That works in Sask and southern Alberta, not so much in other areas...

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    Post a big no trespassing sign in front of the camera with the cellular antenna. The owner will likely show up shortly after...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIR VEYOR View Post
    That works in Sask and southern Alberta, not so much in other areas...
    Doesn't it get dark everywhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisc View Post
    Post a big no trespassing sign in front of the camera with the cellular antenna. The owner will likely show up shortly after...
    Which would be a reason for trying to hunt the cameras themselves

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