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Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: centre county, Penns Valley 4D
I agree with REDLAB. In that something get lots of pictures of several bucks if not daily it was every other day or so and middle sept. poof there gone. It turns into a ghost. Bucks do not show up till end of Oct.
The bucks we got on camera all summer up until mid sept. we have not gotten them same bucks on camera ever since, Got different bucks throughout rest of the hunting season. Before I got into trail cameras for years out archery hunting the bucks I seen, I never seen them come rifle season.
I did learn something long ago. I have never seen deer in hunting season using same trails as they did during spring and summer. Cameras watching these trails that time of year. Got daily pictures them trails being used daily. For an example. in a 2 week span 170 plus pictures of deer. video's had to replace the cards often. Those cameras stay put through out hunting season and out all year long. We get maybe 4-5 pictures in a 2 week span. Now come spring cameras come to life and it repeats itself come mid. Sept. Trails turn cold.
We have several cameras 6 to be exact all within guessing 200 yards X 150 yards span. Wasn't getting much video's or photos in late Oct. I pulled a couple cameras just for giggles. I just placed them on a tree over looking basically nothing just put it on a tree. Went back to check them cameras what a game changer. Got lots of great video's and pictures bucks chasing doe's. I cannot say that with the cameras over looking trails that we got ton's of pictures in spring and summer.
I will leave some cameras alone over looking trails, the rest I put them where I don't expect to get pictures of deer. Maybe some year I can print the photo from the sd card the same buck I shot in hunting season.