Post by Hossdaniels on Sept 5, 2009 16:35:58 GMT -5
They ones in the first post are from a DLC covert II ($200). The second set in daylight are a moultrie I-40(also $200, but I have seen it cheaper lately). The moultrie takes good pics, but the trigger is so slow its worthless unless you have it on a corn pile or mineral site. The DLC is TINY and it has a fast trigger, a little over a second. Both have great battery life, no compalints on either about that.
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Post by huntingmike on Sept 5, 2009 16:36:57 GMT -5
Great pics ;D ;D.
I do not have a trail cam my self. I feel lucky to keep a tree stand from being stolen even when chained to a tree. A trail camera would not have a chance. It is tempting though after seeing pics like yours'.
Today will be in the woods all day tuning up as many stands as we can. Mostly trimming. I'm bringing the trail cam to a spot I've been dying to put it for 10 yrs!! (only had the camera less then 1 yr ;D) So many big bucks have come from this one little spot. It's a spot that has it all. Far away from roads, close to food and an old fallen down pine stand full of pricker bushes.....and...a super secret approach using a long gully that puts you right in the stand when the wind is right.
I can't wait to see what I get there.
As for camera's, the CuttieBack "Capture" is very good.
Post by wilmsmeyer on Sept 13, 2009 9:32:36 GMT -5
Ok...I pulled the cam from the spot where it has been for 6 days. This is a hot spot during the rut and is an alley way from a prime bedding area and a food source. There were 33 pictures on the cam...all deer. This trail is also a major buck spot once things get cooking and right now....nothing's cooking. Deer have 1000's of acres of corn to bed, hide, eat and sleep in. I am not surprised that I only got 2 bucks here.....I am moving the cam to another spot until next weekend. It will be in the swamp where anything and everything has happened before. My 2 best bucks (140's) and many of our camps best bucks have come from down there.
Here's the 2 guys I got this weekend....definate leutenants...not generals ....and they will get free passes this year without 2nd thought.
Post by wilmsmeyer on Sept 13, 2009 9:38:26 GMT -5
By the way....I got a nice pix of a mature doe that is in the process of getting ready for the cold season. Notice the summer red hair shedding and the brown/grey hair biginning to show thru. Pretty cool..........
Very nice pictures, the flash doesn't seem to bother animals, not long ago I was in a tree stand, taking pictures of hogs and deer, the flash meant nothing to them, may its because we are the lighting capital of the USA
Post by wilmsmeyer on Sept 21, 2009 11:33:11 GMT -5
I had moved my camera into the swamp last Sunday and meant to retrieve it this weekend but ended up re-roofing a buddies house and garage un-expectedly. I will get it Tuedsay night and put it out somewhere else.
Not sure what everyones goals are at this time of the year. My goal is to get lucky and discover a shooter buck. It won't make me hunt RIGHT there...or at the EXACT time he appeared. I will just know he's in the area. Then I will pick stands that are in that area and basically "doe hunt" during the beginning...and through the rut. deer patterns will have changed by then and the bigger bucks will be after does and be all over the place. Since deer remain mostly in their home range, I will just hope to run across him somewhere.
Knowing that there is a big one out there will go a long ways in terms of settling for less.
Just wish I had about 6 cameras...Can only do so much with 1. BUT...it's 1 more then I've ever had before.
Post by wilmsmeyer on Sept 22, 2009 18:47:17 GMT -5
Ok guys...got my camera today. Had a bunch of pix. Here's the best one of a good buck. He would be hard to pass up.....he's on the edge of what we look for out here. Appears to be a 9 pt with decent mass...exceptional brows...and decent tine lenghth. Probable gross score is 125 or so.
Boarhog and I have been using trail cams for about 7 yrs now and have they have taken some very nice pics for us.Had absolutely NO luck with the moultre cams.We've had pretty good luck with the Stealth cams however.Wideview cams have been ok.We have seen several pics where the flash obviously spooked the deer and we both believe that infrared cams are the way to go.If I can figure out how to post pics , I will post a few in here.