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Trail Cameras do Me No Good..

I have a couple and like to run them but any Bucks I'll see I'll never hunt.
Come Opener there most likely miles away.
Rut kicks in about a week before Season starts and runs on and off for 2 months.
All I'm doing is taking pictures of some guy 2 miles away,s  Buck..
Killin and Grillin :grin

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  • zimmy4209zimmy4209 Posts: 1,707 Captain
    You could put one a couple miles away so you can see what ones are headed your way during the rut? And another one somewhere close by to see who big candy brings over when your not around?you can definitley find some good in them for something!!
  • meateatermeateater Posts: 1,141 Officer
    sometimes i get pics of bucks in mid july    working scrapes or passing buy      3 weeks later when bow opens see same deer killed 2 miles away     once the rut kicks in down here its a guessing game       thats why i hunt areas i see the most does in early season.
  • Florida BullfrogFlorida Bullfrog Posts: 4,847 Captain
    edited June 2021 #4
    I can think of only one mature buck I killed due to a trail camera from patterning. He’d visit a scrape in the day within 20 minutes of when the moon was at one of the 4 points. So I’d only sit during those times. I killed him downwind of the scrape within 5 or 10 minutes of the moon being directly overhead. That was the year I mapped my trail camera pics of daytime mature buck activity and found them all being on camera around scrapes within 15 or so minutes of one of the moon points unless the activity was feeding related. 

    Otherwise every shot I’ve had at a mature buck that wasn’t random was due to finding his track and the buck himself being sight unseen until seeing him for the first time from the stand. 
  • Big MakBig Mak Posts: 5,691 Admiral
    Here you go. You may not have to worry about their usefulness in a few years.

    https://www.fieldandstream.com/hunting/arizona-bans-trail-cameras/
  • bowhunter4lifebowhunter4life Posts: 2,194 Captain
    I’m sure California will follow right behind on this....losing our freedom little by little.
  • FloridaODFloridaOD Posts: 4,408 Captain
    I have been a camera but and photographer all my life and have never used a trail camera.
    I know ‘ dem Critters are there. 
    Hunters are present yet relatively uncommon in Florida :wink
  • meateatermeateater Posts: 1,141 Officer
    Big Mak said:
    Here you go. You may not have to worry about their usefulness in a few years.

    https://www.fieldandstream.com/hunting/arizona-bans-trail-cameras/
                                                     arizona must have 5 ron alligator **** berrrrrrger--   on there board of directors making hunting rules.      
  • Big MakBig Mak Posts: 5,691 Admiral
    meateater said:
    Big Mak said:
    Here you go. You may not have to worry about their usefulness in a few years.

    https://www.fieldandstream.com/hunting/arizona-bans-trail-cameras/
                                                     arizona must have 5 ron alligator **** berrrrrrger--   on there board of directors making hunting rules.      
    Could be, Meat. Speaking of the systematic stripping of hunting privileges, check this out. 


  • bowhunter4lifebowhunter4life Posts: 2,194 Captain
    edited June 2021 #11
    Ever watch those guys crappie fishing with the live scope system garmin makes?....wonder if they will make that  illegal?
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 11,301 AG
    I would not watch Crappie fishing if they were blowing them out of the water with Hand Grenades' .but that's just me..
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • swampdogswampdog Posts: 4,645 Captain
    edited June 2021 #13
    Not to derail, but regarding Mak’s post, what I would like to see regarding the Michigan bill is in Florida requiring hunting representation at all non hunting State land use planning meetings. Too many times we’re not at the table…
  • bowhunter4lifebowhunter4life Posts: 2,194 Captain
    I would not watch Crappie fishing if they were blowing them out of the water with Hand Grenades' .but that's just me..
    Can’t watch sports anymore, not interested in anything hollyweird is producing....hunting and fishing is about all there is for me. Can only watch so many reruns of dukes of hazzard and Jerry springer TRT..
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