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#6523467 - 11/02/16 11:10 AM How Many Of You?
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Don't put out game cameras? I still put a few out early while their in velvet just to get an idea, but over the years the cameras have taken some of the fun out of it for me. I've had years where I didn't see a buck the size I wanted on cameras and didn't hunt as much as I would have if I didn't think I knew. There's always some new bucks cruising after the rut but very rarely any shooters.

I'll still use them,, but sparingly.
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#6523478 - 11/02/16 11:21 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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Registered: 10/15/12
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Loc: Grayson Co Texas
I like to use cameras because they help me identify bucks faster. I usually have a target buck or two and the more I see pics, the easier it is to recognize the target bucks when they show. Example: last year I had two target bucks, another hunter on the lease shot the #1 buck on the list so I set my sights on #2. I had never seen the buck on the hoof. The day he showed, I knew instantly he was the buck I was looking for. The bucks that cruise through still provide the "mystery of it all".
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#6523479 - 11/02/16 11:21 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
Cameras go up in early summer and stay until season is over. Feeder runs year round.

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#6523481 - 11/02/16 11:22 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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I am addicted to game cams, unfortunately. I put them up all over to just see what is walking around out there. I say unfortunately because the darn things always break, malfunction, etc. - usually just when I want them the most.

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#6523490 - 11/02/16 11:27 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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Registered: 01/25/10
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Loc: Mckinney, TX
I agree the cameras take the fun out of it for me.. like you, we run them in the off season but for survey purposes.. I still have them running but don't check as often.

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#6523496 - 11/02/16 11:34 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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I use on some places but others I don't. The place out in Ozona I had cameras up the first year, but only getting out there every 2-3 months to fill feeders, just didn't work well except during season. I will usually go out the first week of season to fill feeders again and sit multiple stands for 4-5 days to get my best gut check and see what the herd looks like, maybe stick a few cameras out then and go back early Dec. for another week, then again around Christmas.
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#6523499 - 11/02/16 11:36 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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I agree cameras take the surprise element out of it for the most part, but they are almost an absolute must if you're trying to manage deer with many people hunting a piece of property. Sharing pictures and even printing them out to put a camp educates everyone even if people disagree to an extent on certain deer ages.

Going through 5K-10K pictures each time I go to the lease is time consuming, but it's something I enjoy.

Sorting pictures year after year into separate categories and seeing the same deer and their progressions every year is exciting to me. Helps my OCD as well up
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#6523503 - 11/02/16 11:37 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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We keep the cams out. I enjoy seeing the pictures. Also find it interesting to have the information they provide. Last year we had a heck of a mature 9pt we were hunting. He was on camera at the blind I sat 2 time the same morning, one he was there about 20 minutes before I got in the stand and the other he was there when I was in the stand before sun up. A lot closer than I would have ever known without them.
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#6523519 - 11/02/16 11:44 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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Registered: 02/19/12
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Loc: Houston and Val Verde
I like going through game cam pics almost as much as actually hunting. (almost) But it is a double edged sword. When there aren't any pictures of shooters coming to a feeder it can dampen the actual hunt at that feeder. It can also take some of the excitement out of a hunt if I feel I've already seen the best deer the area has to offer (even though I always see deer in person that aren't in pictures).

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#6523521 - 11/02/16 11:44 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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agree with the op, even though I run 3 year round, 2 watch property lines as well.
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#6523529 - 11/02/16 11:48 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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I guess the difference for me is I live on the ranch and the 2 friends that deer hunt with me have for many years. They have proven to trust their judgement on mature deer.
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#6523532 - 11/02/16 11:49 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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Registered: 02/19/15
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I dont use them. Takes the suprize away. Didnt start deer huntin with them and wont die using them. The deer I hunt dont get individual names either other than I saw ol mossy nutts, or signs of one. Tried the cam thing and had way more troubles than it was worth to me. My close friend sets them up everywhere and gets big buck pics year after year and never sees them while in the stand. Sad to see a friend and die hard bow hunter loose sleep over something he never kills. Im old school baby. bolt
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#6523533 - 11/02/16 11:49 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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I built one years ago before commercial units were available when "home brew" cameras were the only choice. I soon recognized it was a lot more fun and exciting to hunt blindly without any prior knowledge other than natural sign, as to what you might see.
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#6523543 - 11/02/16 11:53 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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Was interesting. Last year my brother shot the biggest buck we had ever taken on our place. We had never seen the deer before. He shot it and pulled the camera chip that hadn't been checked since our last trip about 3 weeks prior. My dad and I filled the feeder and the buck he shot was the first deer to hit the filled feeder and was there every day for 3 weeks solid till my brother shot him. Without the camera we would have just assumed he was only there one time.
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#6523545 - 11/02/16 11:53 AM Re: How Many Of You? [Re: Stompy]
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I see both sides, I really like going through all the pics. I like to see how much a deer changes in a year( the ones who have specific traits I recognize).
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