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#6937477 - 10/29/17 12:19 AM Do Cameras Scare Deer?
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Registered: 03/27/13
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Loc: S.E. Louisiana
Here's a video from one of my shooting lanes.

If you can't laugh at yourself, give me a call. I'll gladly laugh at you.

#6937483 - 10/29/17 01:23 AM Re: Do Cameras Scare Deer? [Re: BayouGuy]
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The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
Anything with human scent or thatís out of place has the potential to disturb them.

#6937548 - 10/29/17 06:31 AM Re: Do Cameras Scare Deer? [Re: BayouGuy]
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Looked more curious than afraid.

#6937591 - 10/29/17 07:54 AM Re: Do Cameras Scare Deer? [Re: BayouGuy]
kry226 Offline

Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5388
Loc: Germany
I've acquired lots of pics of deer checking out my cameras over the years, but I've never seen any evidence that they've ever been spooked by them. I think checking a camera too often does significantly more harm than the camera itself. The camera is simply part of the landscape, like a feeder or stand.

#6938725 - 10/29/17 10:45 PM Re: Do Cameras Scare Deer? [Re: BayouGuy]
bowbuilder1971 Offline

Registered: 12/16/12
Posts: 645
Yeah I always get that one doe who is looking right at my camera lol. But they donít get spooked by them at all.

#6938778 - 10/29/17 11:32 PM Re: Do Cameras Scare Deer? [Re: BayouGuy]
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I hope so, because someone was nice enough to steal all mine a few weeks ago. I do notice a lot of pics that the deer are staring right at them and alerted

#6938795 - 10/29/17 11:44 PM Re: Do Cameras Scare Deer? [Re: BayouGuy]
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Registered: 09/24/10
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Many of them make a little noise right before the picture is taken, I have seen them react to it. Scent is another thing.

I remember one of the first one's I bought many years ago was the old 35mm with a flash. I was so excited because I was going to get that picture of the elusive bucks that I just knew showed up once I left. Well, I got it all set up and was in the stand. It started to get late and I had 8-10 deer around when a bright white light lit up the world!!! Scared the begeezus out me and the deer (I had forgot it was there). I might as well had shot at them. Ended up getting plenty of pictures on it, but man that first time was a circus rofl

Never did find that elusive night time buck either bang

#6939341 - 10/30/17 10:50 AM Re: Do Cameras Scare Deer? [Re: BayouGuy]
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Registered: 12/09/09
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He's just letting you know right up front that he's not 13 inches wide, and neither antler is unbranched. He feels safe now!

#6939583 - 10/30/17 01:19 PM Re: Do Cameras Scare Deer? [Re: BayouGuy]
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Those first 35mm cameras did.
How come everybody I meet is a deer hunting expert?

#6944756 - 11/03/17 08:05 AM Re: Do Cameras Scare Deer? [Re: BayouGuy]
fishhound Offline

Registered: 10/20/08
Posts: 788
Loc: San Antonio area
Young bucks and does donít seem to mind. I used to use a cuddeback (with a flash). I had lots of pictures good bucks. When Iíd get a picture of a mature buck the next picture was usually of the buck looking at the camera then I never caught them on camera again. I would still see them in the area but not at the feeder. Iím convinced that a flash will scare them. I now use a no glo and they donít seem to mind. All that being said, it will depend on how much pressure is put on the area also.


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