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I hate trail cams #6934959
10/26/17 08:45 PM
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They never tell the truth and only show you one side of things. Was getting real excited







and then the ugly side. was revealed rofl Dates wrong was 2 weeks ago and my buddy that set it up is behind on technology.




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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6934967
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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: Bucks and Ducks] #6934973
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Originally Posted By: Bucks and Ducks
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Definitely one to chase hard. Trophy class cull.


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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6934974
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Won't score very high but still a kool looking buck


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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6934980
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Thatís an odd rack

Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6935001
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Really cool looking rack IMO! I certainly wouldnt hesitate


Re: I hate trail cams [Re: jeffbird] #6935003
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Definitely one to chase hard. Trophy class cull.


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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: DirtNapTET] #6935024
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Really cool looking rack IMO! I certainly wouldnt hesitate


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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: SnakeWrangler] #6935041
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Won't score very high but still a kool looking buck

Agree. I wouldn't hesitate to shoot him at all. Nice buck in my book.

Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6935191
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I would give him another year

Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6935299
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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6935301
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I'd shoot him, but I like unique looking bucks.

Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6935540
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He will be taken from the heard. My father has dibs on him. My son wants this one but I'm goign to have to sit and watch to see if he has any age. Like I said I hate trail cams they never show the whole truth. Sometimes they even make me look fat. rofl


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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6935562
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Originally Posted By: hook_n_line
Sometimes they even make me look fat.


'Got a view of my own butt last year on a trail cam. Not a self-esteem builder.


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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: hook_n_line] #6935611
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I don't use trail cameras as I like the "unknown"...not really knowing what is out there. If I had trail cameras out, I might be disappointed in what I am seeing and that might reduce my desire to hunt.
See what happens when you have been in the woods too long...
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Re: I hate trail cams [Re: gary roberson] #6935847
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Originally Posted By: gary roberson
I don't use trail cameras as I like the "unknown"...not really knowing what is out there. If I had trail cameras out, I might be disappointed in what I am seeing and that might reduce my desire to hunt.
See what happens when you have been in the woods too long...
Adios,
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I believe that trail cameras have had a HUGE impact on overall deer management throughout the state. Gone are the days (mostly) of, "I shot this [2.5 year old] 8 point because he was the biggest deer on my place." Trail cameras have shown those guys that bigger bucks do exist. I'm not crazy about antler restrictions, but they too have impacted the rise in overall quality. I just wonder how many bucks are drug under a tree once ground shrinkage is realized. I also know that there are instances of mature bucks being less than 13 inches, but that is rare in most parts of the state...

Back to topic - With that said, trail cameras have taken some of the fun out of hunting for me. I don't like having a good idea of what I'm going to see before I go sit out. Kind of like knowing what your Christmas present is going to be before you open it. For that reason, I don't put cameras out on all of my feeders on one lease for that element of "surprise." The cameras that we do have out let us document bucks from year to year and give us indicators on overall growth/improvement, but the camera-less feeders give us the unknown factor. It also helps to know that cameras don't pick up everything... Sometimes mature bucks are the best at avoiding them.

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Looks like a letting your imagination run problem to me. Looks like a run of the mill crab claw 8 in the first pic, looks like a cool rack with some character in the second. I would be more excited about the second pic than the first.


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Originally Posted By: gary roberson
I don't use trail cameras as I like the "unknown"...not really knowing what is out there. If I had trail cameras out, I might be disappointed in what I am seeing and that might reduce my desire to hunt.
See what happens when you have been in the woods too long...
Adios,
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We hunt a 320 acre and change property and have 4+ game cameras running almost 24/7. Two years ago my brother shot the biggest buck we have shot off the place one cold drizly November morning that we had never seen before.

We commonly see deer that do not show on the cameras in person and we often do not see deer in person that the cameras see lol


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they are great management tools and fun to look at. we've tried to pattern pigs though...

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I hunt 6,000 LF acres along with my sons and a life long friend, his son and two other friends. We rarely shoot a deer and don't worry much about management as the deer population is not too high. For years, I helped manage 6,000 acres high fenced and we managed the deer herd to the highest degree. This was a huge job that required us to kill over 120 does and cull bucks annually. Needless to say, I am not interested in intensively managing another ranch at my age.
Yes, I understand how the cameras can be a huge management tool, I am just not into that. I agree with ckat that the "Christmas" surprise is more enjoyable than worrying what deer need to be removed.
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Looks like a letting your imagination run problem to me. Looks like a run of the mill crab claw 8 in the first pic, looks like a cool rack with some character in the second. I would be more excited about the second pic than the first.


Not an imagination problem at all. More like wishful thinking. I saw a great management 8 with some antlers in the first picture and then I saw a rack that has to come out even if it wasn't as great as I hoped in the second. Either way it doesn't matter what I think, my father is set on hanging him on the wall and It will be beautiful if he does. as far as hating trail cams they let me down sometimes. Angles, light, timing, distance all can work to create a misleading picture and that's my issue with trail cams. Other than that they are fun to have around. I have pictures of deer that look amazing on one camera then show up on another and well, not so amazing. If you used as many different ones as I've had you'll find the level of reliability marginal at best.

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Definitely one to chase hard. Trophy class cull.

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Originally Posted By: hook_n_line
He will be taken from the heard. My father has dibs on him. My son wants this one but I'm goign to have to sit and watch to see if he has any age. Like I said I hate trail cams they never show the whole truth. Sometimes they even make me look fat. rofl



He is now in deer heaven.


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