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all I am getting LOL. #5391233 10/31/14 08:11 PM
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Seem to think all I have are babies lol haven't even had does in camera frown

I have seen a track from a buck at most 5 1/2 in. from dueclaws to point. No scapes nor rubs .

What would be best to use as attractants as rite now for does or even trying to get the big ones in.. Surely these aren't the only guys. I seen tons of tracks of a mix.







Re: all I am getting LOL. [Re: offinthewoods] #5391279 10/31/14 08:43 PM
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Move your camera to the trail that you are seeing the bigger tracks on. Also back the camera off of where you expect them to be. THis will be less likely to spook them and give the sensor a more broad range to detect movement. The eye on even the best cameras will catch their attention and shutters and motion sensors make noise. Will also give better pictures at a distance, your taking closeups. I like to have the camera at least 10-12 yards(not feet) away from where you anticipate them eating or traveling.

Animals especially deer associate eyes and especially eyes at night with other animals(predators). Thats why you see TC pics with does and inch away looking into the lens once they have been close enough to know it's not a threat. They think it is some sort of little creature they can't figure out. A mature deer is going to spot that camera and lens before getting close to that block. The brave will risk it others will just eat what they always eat instead of being "lured" by your block or a scent. Even the young bucks in that picture are on high alert in all those pictures you can tell every time that shutter closes they about jump outta there.

More mature bucks are more weary of little setups like that especially if you keep checking the camera they won't risk it. If the does aren't there the bucks won't be there long anyway. Good luck.


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Re: all I am getting LOL. [Re: offinthewoods] #5391401 10/31/14 10:18 PM
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I've learned over the years that trail cameras are not the "tell all" that people think they are. I've seen big bucks killed that nobody on the lease ever saw on the trail cameras.
Some deer were thought to be dead not being seen for over a year, only to show up and getting ground checked during the season, and never appeared on a camera.
Some bucks are just more wary than others, and also location of the camera is key as well.

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Couple of years ago my grandson killed a nice 9 point on our place that I had never seen once nor had seen on camera.


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Re: all I am getting LOL. [Re: offinthewoods] #5391487 10/31/14 11:33 PM
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Had a nice 130 last year I saw come in close to the feeder and camera but ate at the corn that was furthest away and never had a picture of him on game cam but he was there. In fact seen him a few times do the same thing. As stated above the camera is not a tell all

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Bucks range will expand greatly now as well, so your neighbors, neighbors buck may start running your place and vis versa.


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Re: all I am getting LOL. [Re: offinthewoods] #5391779 11/01/14 04:27 AM
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MoBetta - thank you for you tips, I cant seem to get it in a great spot without having 900 pix of nothing lol, the placements I put the cam at goes off with the sun and shadows it seems. Yards away or close up. Lol.

The area the tracks are in, is in this area the deer have almost an "x" type path . I guess I'm just getting fustraded at most.

I do have tons of coons that come in time to time as well.


It also appears to me that they might not even be in rut just yet.

Any other advise for me and tips would be awesome but I think Most has summed it up for me ..

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Good luck.


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