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I remember a lot of folks was interested in the DIY trail cam mounts, but a lot of those people wanted to use them on public land, or lived in areas where it was not allowed to put screws in trees. This includes a variation for those people and some demonstrations as to why a mount is better than straps. 

https://youtu.be/d2cD-v13134

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This is great example of a super unique redneck piece of engineering using <$5 worth of hardware. The idea mentioned in the video using a piece of 2"x2" with a strap and the hardware mtging attached to it is a novel  idea also! Not sure I'd use either of these on public lands with all the horror stories I've heard about trail cam thefts!??! Not that Python locking cables are a great anti-theft deterrent, used in conjunction with above mounts, they do come in longer that the typical ~6' lengths. Just a DYK.

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Good deal. Youll NEVER go back to straps!

I just deployed them today but made a big mistake, the screw in eye hooks are way too blunt. I had to really lean into them to start them. Next time I’ll buy sharper ones


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54 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:


I just deployed them today but made a big mistake, the screw in eye hooks are way too blunt. I had to really lean into them to start them. Next time I’ll buy sharper ones


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Sounds like an awful lot of work just to attach the camera to a tree, aernt the straps easier? I use straps on all my trail cams at all different angles and all types of trees and never had an issue. Straps to me are just plain simple and easy to attach.

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4 minutes ago, NYBowhunter said:

Sounds like an awful lot of work just to attach the camera to a tree, aernt the straps easier? I use straps on all my trail cams at all different angles and all types of trees and never had an issue. Straps to me are just plain simple and easy to attach.

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Sounds like an awful lot of work just to attach the camera to a tree, aernt the straps easier? I use straps on all my trail cams at all different angles and all types of trees and never had an issue. Straps to me are just plain simple and easy to attach.
Are you shimming to get different angles?

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Sounds like an awful lot of work just to attach the camera to a tree, aernt the straps easier? I use straps on all my trail cams at all different angles and all types of trees and never had an issue. Straps to me are just plain simple and easy to attach.

Can’t you spot a strap from 150 yards? These are so much better and infinitely adjustable


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Can’t you spot a strap from 150 yards? These are so much better and infinitely adjustable


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I set out two tonight.....not the the easiest to get started in the tree......but love the adjustability.

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I set out two tonight.....not the the easiest to get started in the tree......but love the adjustability.

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I’m going to bring a treestep with me to make a pilot hole. And try and find some sharper eye hooks


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Damn......if only we had a senior instructor at the Academy who had the skills to fabricate something like that with a nice sharp long taper screw. 

Let me check the directory..........

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Damn......if only we had a senior instructor at the Academy who had the skills to fabricate something like that with a nice sharp long taper screw. 
Let me check the directory..........
Tapered screw may do the trick! I was sweating bullets trying to get that dam eye screw started. I was having flashbacks to bow season when I forgot a bow holder and was frantically screwing one in once again sweating my ass off!!

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Damn......if only we had a senior instructor at the Academy who had the skills to fabricate something like that with a nice sharp long taper screw. 
Let me check the directory..........

Isn’t he off to the tropics living off residuals from his contract with Mosey Oak, Real Tree, and Whitetail USA?


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