No doubt. But if you make it hard to take, it won't be easy for it to grow legs and walk away.My grandfather taught me a lock only keeps an honest man honest. If you put it in the woods there is always a chance someone will take it.
which trail cam is this?Small, light and cheap. They are easier to pack, easier to hide, and like has been mentioned, when it gets taken you won't be as bummed. Look for ones that only need 4 AA batteries, rather than 8 Ds. Use lithium batteries, they will last a year, and get big memory cards.
These were taken with what was a $50 camera in 2012
The cheap Walmart cameras are good for daytime pictures but nightime pictures often times turn out similar to this:
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Especially in the snow at night. Something I've learned is that you don't need to try to set up "to tight". Always give yourself at least 10 more feet from your target than you think you need. The camera will still get crowded sometimes with lots of animals, but it really helps with dawn and dusk lighting situations, as well as snow refection, fog, and night time conditions. Sometimes video mode on cheap cameras gets better results in the snow as well.
The night pictures on the cheap ones is not great, but neither was the night pictures on $300 cameras not too many years ago.
And for new guys this brings up another issue, sun angle. Keep in mind sunrises and sun sets, it will affect your pictures, just like snow reflection, low light, etc.