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    us
    Jan 2005
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    Large rat traps can be made into great noise making or signaling devices by drilling a hole in the snap area to fit a shotgun shell (blanks preferred), and then bending the stricker wire to strike the primer or pin. the dangerous end of the shotgun shell faces into the ground so you have to dig a space for it so that it lays flat. These can be set as is or with trip wires to set them off. It will certainly let you know when they are in the area if you are within earshot, or it may just scare them enough so they do not return !!!.

  2. #17
    us
    Jan 2010
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    I stopped a poacher one time with a good amount of spray foam insulation in the tail pipe of his truck. All you have to do is be there when they are. Otherwise a game camera is about all you can do. I agree harming them is off the table.

  3. #18
    stefen

    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    Quote Originally Posted by truckinbutch
    Stefen ,
    Did I say sompin wrong ?
    NO!

    Just agreeing witcha

  4. #19
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    Jan 2010
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    Well thanks for all the replies. I think I will talk to my hunting partner about the game camera and not so much about the "booty traps". I think the only problem we will have is that they have to be walking in because his property is locked in. So we might have to talk to the neighbors about keeping a look out.

    worldtalker- I hunt here once or twice every two weeks.

    truckinbutch- I don't know what the redneck comment about trespassing is about but round here we protect good places to hunt.

    How high off the ground will one of those game cameras be set off from someone walking? Any ideas?

  5. #20
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    The Pool Table Is My Yard

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    WV
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    A buddy had set one up, bout 12-15' high... Just shim it to the right angle you need.... Maybe post signs sayin, Smile You are on Camera.... You could use yer Imagination to doctor it....

    There's more then 1 way to skin a cat
    Theres A Place For All Creatures..Right Next To The Taters And Gravy..

  6. #21

    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?




    Buy some old playboy books, lace them with anthrax, and place them in a nice red tool box with an IED. (IED on each side of the box<<< important) I did the single in 98 and failed, but the anthrax worked nicely. Good luck.

  7. #22
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    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro...I am a wealth of mostly trivial information.....

    Jan 2011
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    Game cameras are your best bet, plus you might want to give the local sheriff a call and let them know there's been trespassing and vandalism going on. Might help.
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

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  8. #23
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    da book worm--researcher

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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    mr magoo -- i respect your service -- however --folks "tresspassing" illegally and removing items without permission are CALLED "THIEFS"--- frankly --they do not belong upon another persons land "recovering history" without the landowners ok -- its called TRESSPASSING AND STEALING not "recoverying history" ---legally done -yes its recovering history --- I like most folks , hate theifs and tresspassers as well --folks like that will screw up our "hobby" of recovering history by giving detecting folks a bad name . and getting us banned --tresspassing jerks being their "in a rush" leave their holes unfilled causing innocent folks to twist their ankles --turn arounds fair play . -- if they were not breaking the law by tresspassing they would not get hurt, now would they?
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  9. #24
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    Mar 2010
    Florida
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    Best way to catch a thief.....by the throat with a pitbull.

  10. #25
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    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    Just put up a few of these....
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  11. #26
    us
    Jul 2010
    Middletown, Pennsylvania
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    It is against the law to set a trap for a human being that can result in injury. Keep that in mind. You could end up in worse trouble that a simple trespasser.

    The second sentence in the original post about the 1 oz. gold Kugerrand told me all I needed to know about why others were detecting there. You told.

    A piece of advice from someone who has been in this hobby for many years, the next time you find something of value keep it to yourself and yourself alone. Don't tell your wife, your kids, your parents, your minister, your best friend or Jesus. Ain't nobody's business but yours.
    Dispenser of sage wisdom

  12. #27
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    Chris

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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    OldCoon,Sure would like to eye out your stash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    EVER WONDER WHERE YOUR THOUGHTS COME FROM?

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  13. #28
    us
    Mar 2010
    Florida
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    OldCoon, could we see some pics of your finds?

  14. #29
    us
    Jan 2010
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    Old coon- no I didn't tell, the gold was found in a sock draw. I might be dump but I ain't stupid. This place butts up to a very well known protected area. So any idiot can get the idea there might be something good around. Just looking to stop those idiots...


    Just another thought about all this while I'm thinking. Locks are only designed to keep the honest people honest. Kinda the same way about no trespassing signs it seems.

  15. #30

    Nov 2006
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    Re: How do you catch a THIEF?

    (The following is presented for entertainment purposes only, and is not meant to be taken as legal advice of any kind.)

    If the property is fenced in, big bad loud dogs. Then fire a shotgun in the air to give'm warning that someone knows they're there. If you can hire some scary looking guy to play the part, they might think twice about trespassing where some paranoid crazy homeless dude camps out....

 

 
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