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I have seen a lot of responses on how this is family, and no deer is worth breaking ties with family. Well I think most of these responses are off the mark. The way I see it is that family goes out of there way to help each other. What this man, and his son are doing is complete disrespect, and therefore doesn't qualify as family. If I was put in this position I would approach my pops. I would tell him what was going on, and then I would tell him exactly what I was going to do about it. Then I would drive over to my uncles, and tell him exactly what I thought of him, and his worthless kid. Then my next move would depend on how my pops had reacted. If he took my side I'd keep hunting the property. If he took his brothers side I would cut him out of my life as well, and move onto different hunting grounds. In my opinion its got nothing to do with the deer, and everything to do with the respect.
 

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I haven't read all the posts, so SIAP...

Does your uncle and his kid take hunting as serious as you? May be the case of he doesn't realize he is crapping all over you and just think it's something fun to do with his boy. Maybe a good talk will help figure things out. If he does know what he is doing, then give him both barrels.
 

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I would have a sit down with him and lay it all out in a respectful way. Taking the cameras out or locking them is passive aggressive and I would only do that if the issues persisted after you spoke to him.


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Family or not this would piss me the hell off. To have the balls to check my cam and not even tell me. I'm fired up for you. This distrustful at best. I'd definitely approach him in one way or another.


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I would let you Dad know what’s going on.
First and foremost that ^. Hopefully you've already talked about it with your dad. If not, then do it before talking to your uncle. This was bound to happen whether you showed him pics or not. First time you shot a good deer in there, he'd find out and be right up in there like he is now. The situation is unavoidable. Now you just have to handle it best you can and hope for the best.
 

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Does your uncle and his kid take hunting as serious as you? May be the case of he doesn't realize he is crapping all over you and just think it's something fun to do with his boy. Maybe a good talk will help figure things out. If he does know what he is doing, then give him both barrels.
I like your way of thinking and would normally agree with you, because I also feel it's best to not immediately assume the worst.

However, checking the cards and not telling him about the deer is not a mistake. He has to purposely erase the cards and restart the camera so the OP doesn't know. At the very best he is being sneaky on purpose and knows the OP would be upset, or else he wouldn't try hiding it. The guy is a loser, criminal, general waste of humanity. To be like that toward anyone is foul. To be like that to his brother's son is outright treacherous.
 

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Wouldn't matter if it was my Dad, Uncle, or one of my own kids. I'd let them know how I really felt and it would not be pretty. But that's me.
 

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I like your way of thinking and would normally agree with you, because I also feel it's best to not immediately assume the worst.

However, checking the cards and not telling him about the deer is not a mistake. He has to purposely erase the cards and restart the camera so the OP doesn't know. At the very best he is being sneaky on purpose and knows the OP would be upset, or else he wouldn't try hiding it. The guy is a loser, criminal, general waste of humanity. To be like that toward anyone is foul. To be like that to his brother's son is outright treacherous.
Well, I don't know him, or know him from what the OP says in a few posts and there is always two sides to the story. And it's family. Just trying to put an optimistic look on it. But if it's actually like what you say, I agree
 

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Well, I don't know him, or know him from what the OP says in a few posts and there is always two sides to the story. And it's family. Just trying to put an optimistic look on it. But if it's actually like what you say, I agree
Nor do I. We only have the OP's version so we can only assume it's as he says. I have a tough time believing people can be like that, but I have met a couple in my life, and they suck.

I've recently dealt with a similar issue with family, but not as malicious as the OP's. I've been working the habitat on my dad's land for a few years due to the place being a deer desert. Deer hunting there sucked and has for many years, so I've been driving up to OH from TN a few times per year to plant plots, water holes, fruit trees, mineral sites, hinge cut bedding, etc. It's expensive and time consuming, but with my dad being in his 70's, I wanted his hunting to be easier. It's been our family's land since white people took it. Dad has hunted it for about 70yrs, and has never killed a big buck. This year he did. He encountered quite a few good ones and actually got a 20yd shot on a big 9, biggest buck of his life. I also got a big 8. I felt good because it's working. My efforts weren't in vain.

Then once I get back home I get a call from my brother who is furious because before he could get time off work to hunt, Dad had brought in a bunch of church buddies and one of my uncles, showed them all of the work I'd been doing and deer we'd been monitoring on cam, then walked them to my stands so they could hunt. He had them sitting in hang-on stands without harnesses. Not only did he ruin the place probably for the rest of the season, also ruining it for my brother, he also risked getting somebody killed. I had to think very hard about what to do, but eventually decided it best if I pulled cards & cameras, and stop the habitat work. Dad is no idiot. He's a smart guy and knew exactly what he was doing. He took advantage of me, disregarded my brother, all for his own vanity & popularity. In the end it is his property, not mine, so he can do as he wants. He just won't be doing it at my expense anymore. And that's my own father. It's a bitter pill to swallow for sure. But what he did is wrong on many levels, and he knew it before doing it.
 

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I have a bear/person "resistant" box on all my cameras. They are about $50 cheap insurance. In 30+ years of having cameras out I have never had a problem.
 

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First and foremost I’m a very honest and respectful person, probably too nice. That being said , I live next door to my uncle and my father owns roughly 20 acres that wraps up behind both of our homes.
Last year I decided to share some trail camera photos with him of some nice deer that I had. 2 days later he put a metal ladder stand right next to my camera. Okay whatever , I get more time to hunt than him and he has a son that is getting into hunting . It bothered me but I didn’t say a thing . Then he invites a “buddy” from work over and kills one of the good bucks that was on film. It was a good deer and his first one , good for him .

So fast forward a year ,I have another camera about 800 yards from My other camera next to a permanent stand I built. I checked the camera periodically from late October to to 2nd week of November. The camera never had any pictures on it . Figured the camera wasn’t working or the scrape it was on wasn’t getting worked at all. A couple days ago my cousin calls me and says “wow those are some nice bucks on camera up behind your house” I told him I haven’t had any and how did he know . He replied that my uncles son (15 yrs old) Sent him a picture of a buck and he recognized the spot. Long story short my uncle has been checking my camera every few days has never told me nor shared any of the photos that have been taken.
It’s more so of a kick in the nuts and I feel extremely disrespected. Am I over reacting ? It’s been eating at me and I haven’t mentioned anything to him as of yet. How should I handle it?
if you have the authority to do so, tell him he can't hunt there anymore.......they are wasting your time
 

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Take all your cameras out for a little time. Or climb a tree and hang them 10-15 feet off the ground. Lock your cameras up. Add cell cameras. Glue old antennas on your cameras and folks will think they are cell cams. Maybe they won’t touch them knowing you are getting pictures right away
 

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I’d down load a bunch of gay porn to the SD card and let your aunt know that he’s heard a rumor that your uncles barn door swings a different direction and to keep an eye out for what he’s looking at on his phone.
 

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First and foremost I’m a very honest and respectful person, probably too nice. That being said , I live next door to my uncle and my father owns roughly 20 acres that wraps up behind both of our homes.
Last year I decided to share some trail camera photos with him of some nice deer that I had. 2 days later he put a metal ladder stand right next to my camera. Okay whatever , I get more time to hunt than him and he has a son that is getting into hunting . It bothered me but I didn’t say a thing . Then he invites a “buddy” from work over and kills one of the good bucks that was on film. It was a good deer and his first one , good for him .

So fast forward a year ,I have another camera about 800 yards from My other camera next to a permanent stand I built. I checked the camera periodically from late October to to 2nd week of November. The camera never had any pictures on it . Figured the camera wasn’t working or the scrape it was on wasn’t getting worked at all. A couple days ago my cousin calls me and says “wow those are some nice bucks on camera up behind your house” I told him I haven’t had any and how did he know . He replied that my uncles son (15 yrs old) Sent him a picture of a buck and he recognized the spot. Long story short my uncle has been checking my camera every few days has never told me nor shared any of the photos that have been taken.
It’s more so of a kick in the nuts and I feel extremely disrespected. Am I over reacting ? It’s been eating at me and I haven’t mentioned anything to him as of yet. How should I handle it?
First thing I would do is discuss the situation with your father and see how he wants it handled since he's the landowner!
 

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It’s been about a week since your first post. Any updates?


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It's your camera, relocate it and don't say where too. If you are hunting on your dad's property with permission then no problem. If you need permission ask him not to tell your uncle where the camera is. Set up a camera on the camera to check it.
 

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Public land. Don't make enemies, just find new deer. And use locks on your cameras

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So your uncle was checking the camera and deleting pics from the sd card? You said you weren't getting any pictures.
 
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