|Posted by 4Valhal|
I've a friend in court for trespassing and vandalizing (she didn't do that part) that can attest to game cameras being used by property owners. And in today's day of google picture searching and FBook is apparently easy to find someone based on a face.
I got busted by a deer camera like 5 years ago. There was no on-site security presence so the deer cam texted my picture to the state police who rolled up on me as I was leaving the property. The property was under the jurisdiction of the EPA who were doing a superfund remediation at the time and that probably explains the sophisticated setup.
But this was 5 years ago so I'm sure these system are a lot more advanced today.
The deer cams that have their own built-in 4G hot spot are a lot more expensive than the ones that just store images on a camera card but they have the advantage of reporting in real time. It would benefit today's explorers to invest in their own 4G deercam so that they could monitor who is rolling up on the property in time to beat a hasty retreat.
ideally, you would set the camera up at the primary access road, gtfo when you are texted a pic of the cops rolling up, then return at a later time to retrieve the deercam. Even if you somehow don't get the deercam back then consider it a wash as those things cost roughly as much as a trespassing ticket - and cheaper if they try to throw a lot of extra BS like vandalism or B&E at you (which they also tried to do with me).