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PostMon Nov 06, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Is it permitted to set up trail cameras in a national park?  I came across one deep in the woods.  Could a private citizen set up such a camera legally?  I would guess no, but perhaps someone might know the rule that applied.

A different, but related question.  What activities are permitted that the average person might think are verbotten?
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PostTue Nov 07, 2017 11:37 am 
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Bernardo wrote:
Is it permitted to set up trail cameras in a national park?  I came across one deep in the woods.

Olympic NP & NF have a network of off-trail cameras to monitor wildlife, scent-baited to attract and count fishers and marten.  Link to report.

Olympic NF has a few on-trail cameras to count visitation.

Bernardo wrote:
Could a private citizen set up such a camera legally?

Not for longer than 24 hours without a permit.

National Parks: 36 CFR 2.2(a) "Property:  The following are prohibited... (2) Leaving property unattended for longer than 24 hours..."

National Forests: 36 CFR 261.10(e) "The following are prohibited... (e) Abandoning any personal property."  (It may be arguable whether a camera, geocache or cached gear is "abandoned", but many NFs also have more specific regs on this, esp. within wilderness.)

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PostTue Nov 07, 2017 11:54 am 
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It would be interesting to watch NP personnell watching everyone else.

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