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What's up. Anybody ever have any experience or knowledge about leaving their vehicle over night at Buckhorn dam off Hwy 42. Doing an overnight float down the Cape Fear in a few weeks; if the rain stay at bay.
 

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i wouldnt leave it if it is a nice truck and /or has nice cb and stero equipment in it, leave nothing in it and the doors unlocked and u will be ok,,,,otherwise buckhorn and the ramp up at 42 have had alot of breakins........Mack
 

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Yeah, the problem with the avent ferry ramp and buckhorn access is they are off the beaten path, unlit but everyone knows about them and know vehicles get left there.
I never had a problem leaving my work truck there but would never leave my nice F-350 there. Definitely have a car alarm that makes noise and light because when one of those goes off, people notice and check it out.

Overall, I have never had an issue myself and I know no one who has been broken into....

If you let me know when you are doing this trip, I can go and check on your truck for you. I live like 10 minutes from there. Let me know man. Hate to think of a fellow fishermen not being able to do a float trip because he is worried about dirt bags!
 

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That ramp always leaves me with an uneasy feeling. I fished there on a Monday in the fall in the 2005 or 2006. I came back to find muddy boot prints in the back of my truck and hand prints all over the sliding rear glass. I am not sure if they got in but it looks like someone tried it. A buddy of mine also came back once to find some guys in a Jeep looking his truck over, as soon as they noticed he was there, they jump in the jeep and split.
 

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I usually park at Buckhorn and fish in daylight hours, with one exception paddling back in the dark. I've never had any trouble, but based on what I've heard, I would try to avoid leaving your vehicle overnight.

As Riverpirate states, having a friend drop your truck at the get out is the best plan.
 

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My BIL got his drivers side window busted out at that boat ramp a couple years ago at night while we were catfishing. I would not leave my truck there after that. They stole a red ryder, a cheap tasco, a case to a lynard skynard cd (not the cd itself :p), a can of sardines, and my buddys keys.
 

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HAHA!! If only I knew where to get a couple rattlers. Thanks for all the insight. 204Angler that's an awesome offer, I really appreciate it. However I convinced my sweet misses to be the shuttle driver.
Maybe I could install a set of flame throwers. MUUHH MUHAHAHAHAH
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My BIL got his drivers side window busted out at that boat ramp a couple years ago at night while we were catfishing. I would not leave my truck there after that. They stole a red ryder, a cheap tasco, a case to a lynard skynard cd (not the cd itself :p), a can of sardines, and my buddys keys.
That's one reason I have all but quit fresh water fishing. Everywhere I want to fish or places that are convenient things like this are going on.
I just go to the coast now. Let the idiots have it.

Had a game warden on the Cape Fear pull up to my boat one night and check me out. Asked me if I had a gun with me. I said of course. He told me he would have advised me to leave if I didn't have one.

I don't need that crap. Not worth it.
 
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