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Joined: 07/28/2004
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Trail Camera????

So I went out and bought a trail camera, just got the photo's delveloped, but there of nothing, I got one picture of a baby fawn, and 23 of nothing at all, some at night, some durring the day. I called the place who made the camera, and they said that there cant be any brush by it. Dose anyone know any tricks on how to get it to take pictures of animals and not nothing? I read the directions and everything belive it or not!!! any help would be appricated. Thanks

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Joined: 01/10/2003
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Trail Camera????

What kind of camera did you get? You have to make sure you have all branches away from sensor and you have to put tape on the edges of sensor so the animals will trigger it more when they are centered in the camera. My first roll on my camera was all tree limbs so dont feel bad.LOL Got 36 pics of branches.

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Joined: 10/29/2003
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Definately make sure there is nothing in it's path... ferns, branches, etc. Once that's all cleared, you should be fine. Be careful though.. I had 2 cameras torn down and eaten last season by a couple hungry curious bruins.

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I got a Stealth Cam, model MC1-DRT, its camo in color. I guess im not the only one who got a bunch of pictures of nothing. Ill have to clear out a spot. There is a near and far setting on it, should i have in on near or on far?, and how far out do you need to have no branches, or brush ect. Thanks for the replys!

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I got the Stealth Cam MC2. The cheapest buy out there. I bought 2 of them. They are awesome. You have to clear out around the camera. Any and all branches you believe swing in front of camera. Because it is just the ones in close that will set it off.
Mine is ready when you buy it . Does not have the close or far setting. So can not help you there. My first year using one was this year. So good luck.

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Location: Michigan
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I used to get that on mine, I have the same camera. What I do now is I don't put the camera facing east or west. Clear all the close branches and vegetation near the target zone of the camera. The sun will warm grass and cause it to take pictures of it when they blow in the breeze. Vegetation will retain some heat from the sun into the night somewhat but and movement of that may expain the night misfires. I read that if you mount the camera 3-4 feet it will help avoid taking pictures of smaller animals like raccoons, opossums, etc. but I tried that and think I missed a lot of deer because I ened up with some shots of the very top of deer without the heads. I'm guessing their head set off the camera but they moved by the time it snapped the shot. If you have the money, look at some of the digitals, I know they're a lot but you save a lot of money in film costs and developing. I'm in the process of getting one myself.

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Delta I have 13 rolls developed this last year and money to get them developed wasn't a problem as it cost me between $4-5 a roll. I had both my cameras clawed and bitten by bears. They still work but one of the snaps and one of the piece that hold the strap on got broke. I had to take one apart to put on the other as a bear bite the sensor cover and this was the second camera put there and I moved 7 1/2' in a tree. A small one to so they couldn't climb the tree. So I had a nice bear chewing on my second camera.
So will have to wait and figure out a good way to stop this before I buy a digital.

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Location: Michigan
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Something you may want to look into is the Cuddleback Digital. You can get an optional steel bear box that it goes inside and protects it. I've seen the Cuddlebacks for around $350 on Ebay and the bear box is around $30. I read somewhere that bear (and deer) can smell the film in the 35mm's.

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Joined: 08/27/2004
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sounds like fun boys what happened to the old fashion way

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Delta they only messed with the camera after the bait was gone. I heard that about the film also.

Location: Minnesota,
Joined: 08/28/2004
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I was having problems with my cam too false pics and stuff then I cleared out the brush and turned the cam oppisite of the sun it seems to work ok now