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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: Predators & Fawns Article
Trail cams record what is hanging around <span style="font-style: italic">where</span> the cams are and at the time the cams are up. Works the same for deer as it does for predators that show up on the cams.
I've had guys tell me there are "no deer" around an area, because they didn't see many on their cams. Mile or two distant, more deer are showing up on cams there and it's often relative to why deer are there: usually because that's where they were feeding at the time.
Maybe 10-12 years ago, my cousin's son had two cams up over near my camp. He complained that all he was getting on them at the time (mid to late summer), were 'yotes and raccoons.
By late September there were also plenty of deer showing up on cams in the same areas, so he quit fussing about "too many 'yotes".
Now he has about a half dozen digital cams scattered around a wide area. Past few years he hardly ever gets any 'yotes, but lots of deer and lately, some pretty impressive bucks so far this year.
Haven't heard him grumble about 'yotes in the past three or four years. And yeah, different areas produce different results.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B