Trail Cameras

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Do you use trail cameras?

Yes
6
35%
No
7
41%
Thinking of trying it
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24%
 
Total votes : 17

Trail Cameras

Postby huntmq1 » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:14 am

Just wondering how many of us use field cameras or trail timers for scouting out the deer. I have been using a few for the past three years. Get some pretty good pics.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:27 am

Naaw,
Im too cheap.

Besides, I think they might scare the games animals away......

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Postby huntmq1 » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:52 am

Scaring them isn't a factor. I have pics of the same deer over and over from the same camera within hours, days and weeks. I have this one fork horn that seems very interested in the camera. I have pics of him walking straight to it and looking into the lens. This is while the camera is taking pics of him with the flash going.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:03 pm

I just dont see how a big flash cant scare them away.......

Im not tryin to argue, so please dont get me wrong :smile:
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Postby Greg Wile » Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:14 pm

When I get my guides license I plan on investing in a couple of trail cameras so I will know what is in the area I will be hunting and will be able to show potential clients.
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Postby C_DUbb » Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:01 pm

Got a nice pic of a big 5 point bull. I hate to say I saw it during season but could never close the deal.

Looking at gettin a different brand. not to happy about the quality of the one I currently have.

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Postby gahunter » Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:38 pm

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Check out this brute. He was one limb from being on my wall. Notice the tuft of hair missing from his back. That was all I got of him after my arrow bounced off of a dead bush. :pissed: We found one of his sheds that next fall. It had 7 points that grossed over 86 inches. The other side only had 5 points, but they were nice and long. He would have been the biggest bow kill in the state that year. I still have nightmares about that buck. We got 4 different pics of him (all at night) after I missed him. I love my camtracker. We have tons of great pics. :thumbsup:
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Postby huntmq1 » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:40 pm

NICE man, very nice. As for the near miss, been there. It's sickening isn't it? Two years ago I was invited to hunt on family property of one of the officers I work with. They have something like 1000 acres in Newton county MO. They told me about a big buck they had been seeing for over 4 years, but nobody had ever gotten close for a shot. Only seeing him at night with the headlights. I scouted it for a few days, found a good spot in the corner of a field with ridges on two sides. Stand was set up 15 yards into the timber along a fence and I also hung a scent/scrape dripper within easy bow range. FIRST morning out, 10 minutes in the stand. I grunted a few times and bam, there he was. He came in with a 6 point and and a nice eight point. He was either a 10 or 11, I couldn't really tell and didn't want to concentrate on the antlers. He jumped the fence and walked straight to the stand tree. At 15 yards I drew, he stopped at an easy 8-9 yards. I had to bend down and lean back to clear some limbs. I let it fly and hit a small sapling about 18 inches high and not even a 1/4 inch thick. That's all it took. He jumped straight up in the air and cleared the fence and just stood there, maybe 5 minutes then walked away. The broadhead shattered on the rocks. I shaved his shoulder of about a 2 inch x 1/4 inch piece of hide, with some fat. Nothing at all lethal. Not even close to being a lethal wound, not even a drop of blood. He was easily a 170 inch deer. I have yet to see him again.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:55 pm

Thats cool guys, I guess they must work ok, but how is beyond me!

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Postby Greg Wile » Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:14 pm

HuntMQ1, he'll be even bigger this fall if he survives till then. :thumbsup:
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Postby CALLEMQUACKTN » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:04 pm

I have one & my buddy has two. We have all kind of pics. Not all of them are of deer either. Turkeys,coons.bobcat, &coyote. Put @ a corn feeder near a thicket after season & you can see what bucks have made it too. :thumbsup:
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Postby huntmq1 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:35 am

Greg I'm hoping he's still around. My biggest is a 150 inch 10 point and I'd love to be able to beat that someday. :salude:
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Postby Greg Wile » Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:54 pm

You will with careful planing and attention to detail. :thumbsup:
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