After a full day in the stand opening Saturday of deer season, my alarm company called just as I was about to shower at home and said the front door alarm was sounding on my camper. Not really wanting to drive back out that night, I asked them to call the sheriff’s department. Two deputies showed up to check what appeared to be a false alarm. They are always very good about doing this, but that night they seemed to want to be doubly sure, and walked almost to the back on my property. This camera towards the front recorded their passage past it, another further down showed they also went at least that far. Evidently the infrared camera “glow” intrigued this officer, possibly because the camera is locked in what appears to be an electrical breaker box securely bolted to a tree, watching the road, and not anywhere near a feeder.
I think most of the deputies are aware I have had trouble with intruders in the past, and I really appreciated these guys going the extra 1/4 mile to check things out – especially since they had to have had very muddy shoes and trouser legs after going down my muddy “road” to the back stand!