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Creamer's 2020 trail cam pics

Creamer

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I hung a pair of cameras on some public land and gave them a short soak (1 week). In the same area, early last fall, I found a bachelor group in one area and I was hoping they were back there now in the summer. I hung the cameras THP style, and hid them well because I walked by both of them when I went back to retrieve them yesterday. I got a few bucks on camera, nothing huge.

This young buck I got on both cameras.



I got one pic of this deer, big body and decent mass in the head gear. Short tined, though, from what I can tell.



Not a stellar week of pics, but it was a start. I'm going to re-deploy sometime in the next few days.
 

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I guess both a blessing and a curse of a cell camera is real-time feedback. The spot where I had this camera was new to me, and a location where I expected more activity in the early fall when the nuts start dropping. Almost 4 consecutive days of 0 photos was all I could handle. I went in and moved it to a better summer spot this morning where I expect more activity right now. I did confirm the camera was still working, because it snapped me walking in.
 
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From my experience, a deers area is very small right now. Don’t get discouraged!
It didn't help that I didn't have the most confidence in that location right now. I know it's an area they'll use in early fall, but I was on the fence about right now. I didn't move it far, I just put it in an area that has produced more consistent pics this time of year in more of a travel pinch.
 
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giles

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Nice cool bottom with some flowing water...place a cam between there and the thicket on the point. Let’s get excited and do this!!!!! Quit playing around😂
 
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It's been a slow few days with the cameras. I did get this buck on the Cell Link setup:



I pulled a camera behind the house, by a creek crossing. A few does and a fawn. I pulled two cameras that were on public for about a 12 day stay...0 deer photos. None. The one camera I thought for sure would get some activity I think was 1 trail off. I hung on the first established trail in the bottom I found. I pushed a few yards deeper today when I pulled and found a parallel trail with lots of fresh tracks. :confused:

Oh well. I know where they'll be in short order.