Wow, great picks. I'm curious about how you knew where to place your camera? Was there water near by or was this just a feeding area you knew deer frequently visited? I ask because I know picking the right spot for a trail camera isn't always easy. In other words I'm looking for tips.
i don't have many tips. my camera is on my familys land, which i have i have watched deer for years now and i learned what they do all summer. so i guess it was easy for me cause there was only one tree, bush looking thing to put my camera on, on a path where i know they travel. this year i have been watching for good trails where they cross a fence and sticking a camera there, which has worked out pretty good too. i am going to take one on public land this year and try my luck.. i would think if you know they are around maybe a little salt lick infront of your camera will help get them closer... thats what i am going to try
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...