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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Pre Season Scouting

With the season upon us, does anyone else use trail cameras for scouting? I set mine out looking for coyotes within the last month and caught this nice gobbler and another nice jake
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 05:01 AM
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Yes. I started this year. It's a good idea to give you an idea if they're using the area. I don't know where you are in Pa, but just watch wintering patterns versus spring. What may be there one month could be gone the next.

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I do a ton of scouting with trail cameras. Gives me an idea when birds might be in a certain area. Hard to beat waking up and going to listen and see exactly where they are roosted but every bit of info helps
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I never thought of this. Next scouting outing the trail cam is coming!!
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No I just go out opening day and listen, move in and call. I can be off by 300= 400 yds. when they gobble on the roost and still have time to set up near by or to beat them to a known strutting spot.

Set out a Cam a few years back with a corn dispenser. I got the turkey pictures fine along with 1,100 more raccoon pictures.....

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Back when there were alot of turkeys I had the trail camera out a couple days before the season start.
Many turkey hunters use trail cameras.

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