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Late Night With Trail Camera or, things that don't go bump in the night -they just vanish...

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Well, autumn is here. The deer are not yet on the move as the rut approaches but that will change soon enough. I've had three trail cameras out all summer over mineral licks until recently, when I went to feeders -a term I use lightly as they aren't used to 'feed' deer. Right now they're programmed to throw out about a cup of corn each day. The goal is to just get the critters to swing by and check it out and become part of their daily routine. I don't visit the sites often as it's best to stay away from them. These trail camera traps are triggered both day and night by the combination of motion and body heat. I generally let them run for 10 days or so before I check them and change out the memory cards. emphasized textYep, it IS hard to wait that long! The cameras are cable locked to the tree in a hard case which is lag screwed to the tree in an attempt to avert theft. Even then, the cameras are code locked with an entry ID so should the camera be stolen it's worthless to the would-be thief. If there's any interest I'll be happy to throw in more images as the fall goes on. I know deer hunters would like to see some monster buck pictures and I sure have them. I'll be happy to share them in say, March!

Mom is licking away the fawn coat here. As the leaves fall, the spotted coat will make the fawn a target instead of concealing it. Everybody likes a good lick! Notice the twin is lying smack in the mineral lick.

Mom is licking away the fawn coat here. As the leaves fall, the spotted coat will make the fawn a target instead of concealing it. Everybody likes a good lick! Notice the twin is lying smack in the mineral lick. by riverdrifter

This guy chickened out. It's a covert infrared camera but something didn't work and dude hauled hiney. He's a pretty good buck but not record book.

This guy chickened out. It's a covert infrared camera but something didn't work and dude hauled hiney. He's a pretty good buck but not record book. by riverdrifter

And, if you don't like this blog, here's a big fat raspberry to you: BLFFPPFFTT!

And, if you don't like this blog, here's a big fat raspberry to you: BLFFPPFFTT! by riverdrifter

Comments

LadyJ 3 years, 9 months ago

Bambi and mom. Those are some nice cameras.

cjeter 3 years, 9 months ago

Great catches. What cameras are you using?

riverdrifter 3 years, 9 months ago

p>Reconyx.com. There's Reconyx then there's all the others. The HC500 detects up to about 40 yards out, night or day and will wake up in less than a second and snap up to one image per second. I usually use a 15 second delay. If not, you get get up to ~2100 images in a few days on a 4 gig SD card.

oldvet 3 years, 9 months ago

Keep sharing the pics... that buck looks like a nice one!

Ronda Miller 3 years, 9 months ago

Super shots and blog, river! I've been fortunate to have been privy to your stellar photography knowledge for quite some time now. It's great you're finally sharing with the commoners. Lol

I think you need to put an e-book out there on the net and make some bucks off your bucks.

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