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Wey
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Introduction to Trail Cams

My Opinion , I think it was a great Article , About a week Before Bow season I picked up 2 Of the Stealth Cams 35mm Camera's . I put them out at my stand and My Cousins stand , To see what we had in the Area The Pictures started to Happen . You could not wait till that film was gone . So you could get them Developed .So anyway both Films Ran out the same Day , It was like Christmas to me when I was Little to see what was on the Film , We knew we had atleast deer in the Pics . It reminded me when I was like 5 and it was Christmas Eve , You could not wait till that Next Morning We got Some Nice deer Pictures , So I went out and Got me the Digital of Stealth cam . I got it 3 days Later from Buying it from the Internet , Was testing it here in the Garage . Took Great Pics ,Then I wanted to test the Flash and it did not Work . Wow what a Bummer , So I called Stealth Cam and they asked me if I had a Local dealer around my area , And I do They called them and allowed me to Exchange it . I was so Excited , Stelth cam stands 100 Percent Behind there camera's and they are so Helpful. But Anyway I have Observed Bear with my Camera and also Deer . I like to see what is Coming in .I know Scouting would be the same But Do you have Pics to show Your Friends ? Fellow Deer Hunters ? Fellow Land Owners ? My cousin Owns the Land I hunt on , And have 3 Other Adjoining land Owners That we have right to there land also . I live about 40 minutes away from the Property that I hunt on .My two Girls Hunt there also . So we Scout and Find the Best Location to set the Camera's . So That Im educating them also How to read where the Deer are . And by the way there are 8 and 11 Years of age . And they can Usually tell from a Buck or Doe by the Print . I"m hooked bad on the Camera's . I will also use them year around not just at Hunting time . I love to see deer,Bear the Wildlife around us . I think it is Just so Cool . But I think we are allowed to our Opinion on what we think . If you don't enjoy it I think it is your right to express your feelings that you Don't for those that do we have a right to express our feelings also . Just trying to get other People out there as excited and Happy with a Purchase as I am . Thanks sorry about Just going on and on . But I hope that this Helps I hope that you have a great ThanksGiving . Wey Benway Happy in Vermont

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An Introduction to Trail Cameras (Feature Article)

good article, i was thinking of investing in one, thinking digital rather then flim, but just not sure which one to buy.

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An Introduction to Trail Cameras (Feature Article)
fuzzybear wrote:
As far as hunting, I fail to see how a cam could help

Imagine yourself being in two different places at the same time? CAN you see or imagine an advantage? If you do not...you do indeed FAIL to see how a cam can help you as far as hunting.

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I use trail cams and would say it's more of a tool to see what's in the area. As far as being an advantage I believe you can gain all kinds of useful information from them. I had an area that at one time was a great location and for 2 years after I killed a nice buck there I sat on stand and saw nothing. I was about to give up on this spot and placed a cam, got my pics and had 6 large bucks and numerous does using the spot. What did I learn? They went mostly nocturnal. The advantage? Quit hunting the field and back up toward the bedding 300 yds to catch them before they hit the field at dark. Plus the adrenaline rush of seeing pictures of trophy bucks in your stand area makes it a lot easier sitting on stand for long hours knowing that buck could come around the corner at any minute. Does it always work the way you dream about it? Rarely but it's fun to dream about it. Do I feel less of a sportsman? Not at all. Just because you got a picture of a deer using a certain area doesn't mean that deer's going to be there when you are or ever again. Just another useful tool.

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I think redrider hit the nail on the head . In todays fast paced life , getting time to scout is difficult some seasons , so if you are actually hunting for wall hangers , I could see a definate advantage to trail cams , espeacially the nonflash type . I mean for me , I'm the only one left here at the house now that eats deer , so wallhangers have become more of a quest than the meat , as one deer usually does me for the year . For some reason , holidays I guess , it seems like that last several years have always gotten really busy around Nov. when our season comes in . So a cam can help a lot for locating those spots where nice bucks hang out instead of wasting time on a spike or 4 pointer which isn't that hard to come by . also lets you know if the sign your finding is daytime or night time sign , often deer you spot in National forests where it is hunted hard will go nocturnal if you start spending a lot of time in thier area scouting and the cam saves from getting them spooked before you hunt the area , not bullet proof , but does help . My two cents , Kenneth

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here are some pics off of a game cam

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tim- which cam is that?

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it is a moultree, can't remeber which model. I will post which model when i get home. I put my tag on the pic with 11-19 as the date. He gave me a 200 yard broadside shot, so i couldn't resit. That was this morning.

tim

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SWEET Big smile

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moultree gamespy200

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