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  1. JohnM

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    Not a whole lot you can do if there's a lot of stuff in the cameras FOV that can move in the wind.
    I get a lot of pics caused by wind movement no matter how careful I am about placement, even have fast moving cloud shadows trip the camera.
    Speaking of which, I need to go down and check mine, its had about a week in a new spot.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    I get a few "wind" pics as well.

    I just changed out my two cards yesterday (two weeks worth) and there were 480+ videos at the feeder and 150+ pics from below the pond dam. I am going to change back to pics at the feeder. It takes too much time to go through that many videos.
     
  3. futurerider103

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    I figured out my issue. I'm a ****. I had the setting set for time lapse and photo not just photo
     
  4. 27hand

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    Had 5 doe under my tree last night. It got too dark to shoot but I didn't want to spook them so waited 45 min for them to finally move on. They moved in front of one camera to this second one which was 10 yds from my tree.

    http://youtu.be/EbpW_mqXZ5U
     
  5. jrdolall

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    27 hand do you put peanut butter on your camera?
    I normally have pics of deer staring straight into the camera at night and small deer coming to investigate. The big bucks never investigate.
    We pulled a camera from a feeder last weekend. 132 pictures and 130 of them were raccoon.
     
  6. 27hand

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    Ha. No peanut butter but I get quite a few doe that mosey right up to the cams. I had an earlier video of a raccoon licking my ground level cam too.
    I didn't think it was food related but I check the cams almost daily so perhaps it is somehow food related.

    I was in NH for a week and let both cams run for that time.

    Prior to the trip, I arrowed a buck and never recovered it ( first time in well over 20 yrs).
    Two days later I shot a doe ( in freezer).

    For a few days after that, I had almost no activity and figured they knew I was around.

    Maybe they knew I was out of town and the activity level was very high. This is a 5 min compilation of pics and vids over that week.

    http://youtu.be/Q91qHwzX0kw
     
  7. futurerider103

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    Last weekend I walked up on a big bodied but but couldn't count his antlers. I tried to chase down for about 15mins but he finI'm going back out this weekend to try to put a hole in him. Hopefully that will happen tomorrow but if not I hope to at least get some pics of him next week and take him down in pistol season.
    I forgot to bring the trail camera last weekend and before I've had an issue with the sd card when I got to the spot which is about an hour and a half drive. Tomorrow I'm taking my cam with a new 8GB sd card and I'm taping a 4GB sd to the inside of the camera door. Does anyone do this?

    btw here is what this bruiser is doing. I've seen him but couldn't count the antlers but he is a big bodied boy. There were about 10 other rubs just like this on trees about 4in in diameter but the big one is about 6in.

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    I was in a tree and heard him doing this about 25yds into some cedars but he never came out. I followed his tracks down a logging trail to a big pond about 300yds - 400yds away
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  8. redneck2

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    this is one of my things about the cameras. I really believe that big bucks get spooked off by a visible flash. Does and yearling bucks aren't smart enough to figure out that it could be danger. You do something to alert a big buck once and he's usually gone

    So, maybe stupid question, but if you get IR, is that invisible to deer?
     
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  9. futurerider103

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    IR is supposed to be invisible but I have my doubt's sometimes
     
  10. redneck2

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    We have put out older cameras with flash. We usually get one picture of a big buck, then nothing. That's why I asked.
     
  11. 27hand

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    I sincerely believe they can see it or are aware it's there.
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    A also believe some tell me they disapprove of getting their pic taken
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  12. redneck2

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    Is that a real live flash or IR? In the last picture you can see his tail up, which means he's spooked
     
  13. retrieverman

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    I absolutely love Trailcampro.com, and their recommendations have been very reliable.

    I have three cellular game cams that I use on my place in OK, and that's all I can afford of them. I wanted a couple "cheap" cameras for my place behind my house, and the guys at TCP.com recommended the Browning Strike Force, and I bought 4. All their reviews of this camera seem to be spot on.
     
  14. 27hand

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    redneck2,

    That's an IR flash picked up by the other IR cam.

    I believe the last pic is not the buck being spooked but chasing some doe. Like this.
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    I have a few more shots of this from more distance, in daylight. Those might be on the SD cards in the cams now.

    I have a few pics of a opossum triggering a cam with IR and quite a few cam on cam IR shots and videos. I think they're pretty cool.
     
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  15. futurerider103

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    Finally got this bad boy on camera today but then found out I'm not going to be able to hunt the land anymore. Stupid family disputes. Anyways here is the vids from last Sunday to today in order. I thought last weekend I had found where this guy was hanging out so I put the camera up and last night got some Stump Likker and planned on putting some down in from of my camera and a blind as well but I guess the land owners family had other ideas. Oh well on to the next spot I guess.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPsJlIPs48c&list=UUIAyIQCYGngDLH7sWTVvvUg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei8vxQbDpQg&list=UUIAyIQCYGngDLH7sWTVvvUg

    The buck
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1QtItAPJOI&list=UUIAyIQCYGngDLH7sWTVvvUg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMvu6boqBjI&list=UUIAyIQCYGngDLH7sWTVvvUg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQenYGEbwbY&list=UUIAyIQCYGngDLH7sWTVvvUg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IclPjcDUDV4&list=UUIAyIQCYGngDLH7sWTVvvUg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK-1tLyyAC8&list=UUIAyIQCYGngDLH7sWTVvvUg
     

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  16. gonefishin1

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    27hand did you get a response from Bushnell yet?
     
  17. 27hand

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    gonefishin1,

    No, I haven't gotten a response from Bushnell yet.

    I did just order another cam.
    I ordered a StealthCam STC-G42NG and all the jewelry ( security box, python cable lock, SD cards) and should have it in a week or so.

    It advertises a 100ft 10 mPixel range. Although I doubt that, I'm going to mount it about 15 feet up and angled downward under my stand and see if I can capture a hunt. Since it will be in daylight, it might work out.

    When I get the stealth cam, I'm also going to mount all 3 cams on the same tree angled at the same spot and see what the comparison quality is between the Trophy Cam HD, the Bone Collector Trophy cam and the Stealth cam.
     
  18. futurerider103

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    I look forward to that comparison.
     
  19. 27hand

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    Trail camera.

    This is a picture / video compilation of the last few days in my back yard.

    I've been going around with a few friends if this is a legal buck or not.
    In my area of Pa, we have to have 3 points up disregarding the brow tines and a legal point is listed in the game manual as being at least an inch in length.

    This was my Bone Collector Bushnell Trophy Cam.
    It seems like the Bushnell's wash out if the animal is closer than 5 or 6 feet from the IR.

    I got the security box for the new Stealth cam but don't expect the rest to come for a few days.

    What do you think, Pa guys? Or anybody?

    Legal as per what I outlined?

    http://youtu.be/J-vwwc544XI

     
  20. futurerider103

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    I think I'd just wait until next year and see how the rack progresses.
     
  21. der Teufel

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    I think sometimes deer notice the camera even if there's no flash, as in the daytime. They're quite observant about their surroundings!

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  22. alko

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    I had three different models of Bushnells and they all died within 1-2 years, I sent one back and hoped to get some help from manufacturer but all they offered me 20% discount if I buy new one from them. I opened one of the camaras after waist some money for shipping and a lot of time negotiating with Bushnell and noticed that corrossion did it work, all small electronic parts turned to white powder.

    I promissed my self not to buy that crap anymore.
     
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  23. 27hand

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    alko,

    What models if I may ask? I have 2 but they are only a year and another is a few months.
    Do you have an idea on how moisture got into them?

    Looks like mine seal very well (for now, that is).

    I just set out my stealth cam and git a couple 10 sec videos.

    I'll do the comparison test after hunting season. Prob in the next week or 2.
     
  24. Laphroaig

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    I have a 4 year old Bushnell Trophy Cam. It worked like a champ for the first 3 years. This year it started to become squirrely. Like working intermittently, not taking pictures for a week then starting for a while. The batteries were new this year. I guess its time to replace it.

    Laphroaig
     
  25. 27hand

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    I haven't done the 3 camera comparison yet but did collect the card from the new Stealth Cam and made a 2 1/2 min movie of what was in the back yard the last 3 days of our rifle season ( I hunt with a crossbow due to safety zones etc).

    I don't believe I like the Stealth Cam as well as the Bushnells due to the new cam not having the hybrid feature the Bushnells do. Just spoiled, I suppose.

    For this minimovie, I had it set up for 10 sec videos only. This afternoon, I set it for 3 picture bursts and will see what they look like in a couple days.

    http://youtu.be/l8jhMzYJDyk

     
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