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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 4D - valley of the bad wind
Rifle season end to February when I spend the most time in the woods, other than the end of October and the month of August, is the most important time of year for preparation. I use this time to ID survivors I may want to hunt the upcoming season. Point being, Iím not going to let snow stop me from moving cams. Iíve yet to get burned and understand itís a ticking timebomb. However This is what I do to minimize that risk.
I wonít enter places where my tracks can be easily identified. I look for thick areas to enter and try not to make clear imprints. If someone wants to get out of a vehicle and follow the disturbance in the woods a few yards obviously they will figure out its a human. I donít take drastic measures but if I can use thick laurel I will. Iíll walk out tire tracks and enter the woods where someone even myself have turned a vehicle around imprinting the snow. Second, is distance, I wonít put them close to the road or easy walking path, or maybe Iíll take the challenging way to get there. During my walk in I may zigzag back over my tracks to make it confusing. Again, not a lot of effort but enough to make a thief work. Third, I donít bunch cams up as I would in summer.. theyíll be a good distance apart. If one or two get stolen, I have to be prepared to except that. I may place them in areas that are difficult to get to. I hunt large areas and typically stay away from popular areas. While snow can make things obvious, there not not as many people in the woods.
Does any of this actually work? Idk but Iím not going to hold off on moving cams and Iím not going to make it easy.
Last edited by hightine; 01-23-2018 at 06:08 PM.