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Buy a camera, it may change your herd size.
Posted: 27 November 2012 10:09 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Funny how a new game camera changes the herd size.  Without the pics, I might be doubting there is enough to go around.

Well….My camera has snapped more bucks than does as far as I can tell.  Even the fawns are mostly button bucks.  Guessing the ratio is 60 percent bucks.  The turkeys while camera shy only snapped about 8 pictures.  A first hand account had two dozen in one flock.  But all hens.  No toms. 

The camera has been fun.  No world records, but I find that waiting for the big one is easier if you have picture evidence that he is still around.  Have no fear, a camera will not make you a head hunter.  Just more confident in knowing the herd is not decimated.

Anyone else use a camera to census the total herd, not just the hit list?

 

 

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Posted: 28 November 2012 08:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Yep have several getting about lil over half the pics I got 5-10 years ago. The picture next to my name is from one of my cameras from a very small farm. Only saw him in daylight hours once.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I am no expert, but it sounds like you have a problem with too many bucks.  Seriously.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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First year using multiple cameras and I love it.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 11:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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After season I plan to put one out and do inventory to see what kind of bone will be on the ground

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Posted: 29 November 2012 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I leave all of mine out almost year round.  They don’t serve much use at home.  It does run your yearly battery budget up though.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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We use cameras all the time, its like Christmas when you look at the cards, almost as much fun as hunting. It has helped us realize we do not have a very big doe population on the farm but a big coyote problem. So we hunt accordingly by not taking does and waiting for that big guy instead. It is fun to recognize
the deer when you see them in the stand.

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Posted: 30 November 2012 05:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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outdoorswoman - 30 November 2012 02:25 PM

...It is fun to recognize
the deer when you see them in the stand.

I agree!  We had about a dozen photos of the 9pt I shot this year. It was fun going back through the photos and keeping a digital archive of the deer you witnessed….and eventually harvested.

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Posted: 01 December 2012 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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A guy I work with lost 4 cameras during the 1st gun season.  They were the cheaper ones and he said he’s still out over $400.  The thief must have gone over the place with a fine toothed come!

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