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#6130632 - 01/11/16 02:01 PM Trail Camera Question
YellowDog Offline

Registered: 09/27/12
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Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
How far should you set your camera from the feeder? So you can capture a good photo of the deer feeding.
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#6130640 - 01/11/16 02:06 PM Re: Trail Camera Question [Re: YellowDog]
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Depends on the camera itself. All are different it seems. Set it up and test it in the yard with a dog or just walk in front of it. I like 20' give or take a bit.

#6130771 - 01/11/16 03:12 PM Re: Trail Camera Question [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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As, stxranchman, said, they are all different. I have some set up at 7-10 feet at the feeders and some at 50 feet where I'm trying to catch the edge of the water at a tank.

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#6131816 - 01/12/16 07:17 AM Re: Trail Camera Question [Re: YellowDog]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
I'd start at 20' and figure out what you like from there
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#6131977 - 01/12/16 09:20 AM Re: Trail Camera Question [Re: YellowDog]
ThreePeppers Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
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Loc: Fort Worth/Kent County
20-25' works best for me with the new Moultries

#6132063 - 01/12/16 10:04 AM Re: Trail Camera Question [Re: YellowDog]
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We are around 30' on most cameras. Those on protein feeders are slightly closer as we try to make out fine details on antlers.
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#6132077 - 01/12/16 10:14 AM Re: Trail Camera Question [Re: YellowDog]
GLC Online   content

Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: FT Worth Texas
Mine are between 30 and 40 feet. Works great during the daytime but the flash peters out in the night pic at that distance.

#6132638 - 01/12/16 04:01 PM Re: Trail Camera Question [Re: YellowDog]
heredeer Online   content

Registered: 01/08/16
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20 feet works good for day and night shots

#6132766 - 01/12/16 05:13 PM Re: Trail Camera Question [Re: heredeer]
tlk Offline
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Registered: 07/25/13
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you might check out the Moultrie panoramic camera - takes three different areas - when movement triggers it the camera lens moves to take picture - we use several of them and they pretty much cover 180 degrees
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