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Topgun 30-06 03-May-18
I check it so much the deer aren't alarmed by my scent any longer!
I hung a cam at a spot an hour away and finally bit the bullet on a refurb'd cellular unit. money is made back if I was to check it once/month. Only problem is after a few days was really cool saw some deer, saw some bears, then on Tuesday evening I got a picture of a bear walking towards the camera...my heart sunk and I haven't gotten a picture since...it was like watching death in real time lol.
I stopped using trail cams for the most part and started seeing big bucks the next year. No better way to make a huge summer buck disappear than checking your cameras every week
Actually I dont want to know every single deer and every single buck...I like the cams for trespassing, and other critters just as much
From: Topgun 30-06
That is one beautiful cat!
I’ll bet bowriter is out checking his right now, otherwise he would have posted something on here by now!
Troy... I think he's been out checking trailcams with Cazador from Colorado.
He's prob got trail cams on his favourite bluegill holes.
I have very little desire to even put up a trail cam any longer. Over the years I think they are a net negative versus a positive. I think it is one of the quickest ways to notify deer of your presence.
I love trail cams. . . . but I hate checking them. Love to see the pics, just hate to disturb an area. A lot of my cams are lucky to get checked once a month. I put my cams out in July, and some of them will get checked just two or three times until November when I'm actually hunting.
Yup, you need to be smart about it. Check the ones you are already walking past anyways. 80% if not more of my personal useful scouting still happens with the two orbs in my skull.
I keep the grassy areas mowed that are back where my trail cameras are and only check them when I'm back there on my tractor. Leave the tractor running while I swap cards. No harm, no foul. The deer barely pay any attention to the tractor... now, walk in there or ride in on a quad and it's a whole different story.