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Pub land trail cam
« on: July 11, 2018, 04:12:07 PM »
Iím going to try trail cams this year on public land up in unit 111.  Iím going with the cheapest cams I think I can get away with, getting as far off the trail as I can and hanging them high.  Any advise for a first time camera hanger.  I was hoping to get them up in mid August and check every couple of weeks through Sept. 


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Re: Pub land trail cam
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 04:17:40 PM »
Game trails or better yet intersecting game trails.  Cam at a good angle to game trails rather than at 90 degrees.
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Re: Pub land trail cam
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 04:36:03 PM »
Clear all brush out of the way.  Movement can trigger a bunch of empty photos.
Don't face them East or West.  The sun moving can trigger them and also washes out photos.
Don't forget spare SD cards or a phone reader and batteries when you check them.
Put them in a bear box if able.
Always make sure they are powered on before you leave them.

Good luck, it's addicting.  :tup:
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Re: Pub land trail cam
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 04:39:35 PM »
I'd put out some sort of attractant as well (salt or whatever).  :twocents:

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Re: Pub land trail cam
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 04:42:12 PM »
I'd put out some sort of attractant as well (salt or whatever).  :twocents:

Yes, this is a good point.  It helps stop them in front of the camera for a bit as well.
If you get a good trail, and aim the camera correctly, that helps too.
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Re: Pub land trail cam
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 04:54:54 PM »
Make sure to drop a GPS pin on them.  Even if it seems like an easy area to remember when you drop them, when the foliage grows up or dies back it can look a lot different.  I always take a photo of the camera itself as well to help refresh my memory about where they are.

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Re: Pub land trail cam
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 04:57:59 PM »
Make sure to drop a GPS pin on them.  Even if it seems like an easy area to remember when you drop them, when the foliage grows up or dies back it can look a lot different.  I always take a photo of the camera itself as well to help refresh my memory about where they are.

Good advice.  My buddy and I put out 24 cameras last year.   I had to really dig deep into my memory on a couple later that summer.

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Re: Pub land trail cam
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 09:53:13 AM »
Clear all brush out of the way.  Movement can trigger a bunch of empty photos.
Don't face them East or West.  The sun moving can trigger them and also washes out photos.
Don't forget spare SD cards or a phone reader and batteries when you check them.
Put them in a bear box if able.
Always make sure they are powered on before you leave them.

Good luck, it's addicting.  :tup:

 :yeah: Nailed it!

I like my cams facing North with as little vegetation (blowing weeds/grass/etc.) as possible.  If it's deer your after remember the back on a whitetail is about 42" high so waist high.
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