Originally Posted by 21bravo
me and my friend went to check out our trail cameras and to plant a few food plots on the private, posted land we lease yesterday. the road in is an old logging road and once you get to the actual "entrance" to our posted land there is a gate across the road...the only way around the gate is with a ATV on the left side of the gate. to remedy that we put skidder cable up from the fence to a large oak tree next to the bank on that side. well...on the way out i was going to step over the skidder cable to go around and unlock the gate for the pickup to pull through. thats when i noticed the it
. the cable was gone
!! and sure enough someone had cut it and we could see where someone had been through there with an ATV. this is SKIDDER CABLE that has to be cut with cable cutters!! that means that "whoever" (we know who it is but cant prove it) had to come in, see the cable, go back out to get the cutters and then come back
it happened between monday and yesterday (thursday) because it rained here monday ane the tire tread patterns were distinctive.
we called the sheriff's office and filed a report...and got told not to take an agressive stance with this...but... what would y'all do?? i know what we want to do... i dont mean puttin cameras up and whatnot...i mean, what would you do if you cought them coming in??
I fought this everytime i had a lease. Never able to catch anybody. I recommend you do put up camera if you want to catch them. Let the law handle it. Night time photos with a flash will give away the camera unless it has nightvision. I suggest looking into joining a ranch where you dont have to worry about food plots and a camp getting ransacked. Beleive me you pay about the same.
But if you have to do it your own way here ya go. this may or may not work. problably not if you have to drop them in the dirt. But they will get the message. then you also have to make sure they dont use it on you later. You may just start a war and you will have all your stuff burned to the ground.
being in the fence business i can tell you that razor wire works too. it's expensive though.
Dont do anything stupid. you will probably notice that you will be better off somewhere else. good luck