That calls for a high resolution shoot-in-the-dark camera, and tracking dogs showing the trail between him and the carcass or gut pile. The most reliable shots could be if he is repeatedly entering and leaving your property at the same places. Brings to mind the "Hound of the Baskervilles."The question was... “is a game cam picture enough to be incriminating to a game warden?”
not... “do you think I should I call a game warden?”
The reason I posted is because the only evidence I have at the moment is for trespassing... which is a $100-$500 fine in WV with a slap on the wrist. Not to mention I unfortunately don’t have a clear shot of his face.
I gave the game warden a call and he asked for the photos... but informed me that little can be done if there isn’t a clear way of identifying him in the photos.
Think High Definition night vision cameras set for capturing facial images and fingerprint bait to attract his hands and clench the deal. There's no end to the extent you can take it, if it's worth that much to you. When talking with him, a body cam to pick up any incriminating statements. Being an absentee owner is a major difficulty. A-a-and the fact there may well be more than one guy trespassing is another.I’d say if he’s identified you could get him for atleast trespassing. Set more cameras out, maybe some where on the fence line where you think he’s coming in
I talked to a lawyer a few years ago with all the pay hunting going on I said my ground Is worth 8 thousand a day to hunt it and he could have all the money if he would sue he said didn’t know why he couldn’t if I wanted it done he would take it on when you get into pockets you get attention. DavidSeriously, guys, we're ignoring the CIVIL REMEDY... Any landowner has the right to file suit for Civil Trespass against anyone using his property without permission. The recovery possible varies by state, but proof is much easier and even claims of emotional distress can be addressed. Here, trail can pics would easily become evidence, as would any number of other easily collected info. Any decent local attorney would be able to inform you of the local jurisdiction's law. In addition to his expense to defend the suit, it would expose him to public notice and likely to the LAW.....
Haha.! So ask his wife out on a date. When he sees you and gets mad, say hey bro I’m not trespassing or doing anything wrong.A hog-pen works....Nothing left but teeth....