Ethics: a. A set of principles of right conduct. b. A theory or a system of moral values: I would love to believe that everyone who hunts or fishes anywhere knew the meaning of ethics, but more importantly lived by it. We have all read postings about what is ethical or not and sometimes it gets old reading about it. I have myself wrote things about people I have caught checking my fishing gear (jugs, trot lines, ect..) with the same answer everytime, "I didn't know who's it was". Like that makes it right to take or bother stuff. Now to the point, I have always left things out in the woods for long period of time so the animals would get used to it. Sometimes on ptivate land and other times on public hunting land. I have never had anything come up missing. I feel that is do to the fact that most of us are honest people who respect other hunters/fishermens belongings. Last Friday I put out a game cam out in Matthiessen State park to watch for a weekend to see if the deer were going threw a trail I wanted to hunt. I returned on Sunday and it was gone. 11 Now I know some will say that its a chance I take, and I agree. Others will say "is it legal to place cams. on public land"? I had permission. Either way, it take a real jerk to take something that does not belong to them. My wife says I should learn from this, but its more then that to me. It is a moultrie cam that she bought for me this year. We are not rich and it takes me a while to get new stuff to hunt with. And no matter how bad I want something I would never steal it. I pains me a little that I would feel this way but, I hope whoever stole my cam (and anything else belonging to others) gets a good serving of prostate cancer and dies. And if not that, maybe they could fall out of the tree and get stuck there. Who know's they are probley hunting from a stolen stand.