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How long should I wait to check my trail cam? And if I dont see anything should I move it?

Question by jeffrey.cote23@.... Uploaded on July 19, 2011

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

i check mine once a week...if i dont have any pics in an entire week, its time to move the camera.

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from jeffrey.cote23@... wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Cool thank you mine has been out for about ten days so you would check it then?

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from Treestand wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Ditto~scratchgolf72
We move our T-cams after 7to10 Days depending on the weather.

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from jeffrey.cote23@... wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I just went and checked it and had one nice deer on there.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

do you have multiple pics of the good deer or just one photo over the course of the ten days?

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

if you have a lot of pictures of him in that location, hang a stand...if its just one pic i would move the camera and put it in a location where im seeing a lot of him.

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from machinegunner wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I tend to let mine sit a bit longer then anyone, but I want to gather data and not disturb the area too much by going weekly. I alternate days and times of when I check as well. I also invested in the internet way of checking so not to disturb certain areas.

I know I will get pictures of deer, its the certain ones that I want is who, where, when as for I scout for.

Time of year is also a issue of when I use cameras.

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from machinegunner wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I tend to let mine sit a bit longer then anyone, but I want to gather data and not disturb the area too much by going weekly. I alternate days and times of when I check as well. I also invested in the internet way of checking so not to disturb certain areas.

I know I will get pictures of deer, its the certain ones that I want is who, where, when as for I scout for.

Time of year is also a issue of when I use cameras.

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from steve182 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I check it once a week, and try to do it midday instead of hunting hours(dawn and dusk). Usually i have two or 3 out at different locales but the thieves have me down to one currently, which i will hang as soon as this darned heat wave is over. There are some spots i will hunt during the rut even if i've not gotten a picture of a buck. The field of view of a cam is not that large.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I check and move my cameras way to often. I wish I had the patience to let it set a week or two.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Checking once a week is sufficient. If you're not getting pictures, then you likely need to move them. To start off, concentrate your efforts on easily identifiable travel corridors.

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from jeffrey.cote23@... wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

thank you everyone for all your help and to answer your question scratchgolf72 its only one pic but im pretty sure i know where his normal route is im gonna hang it there tomorrow.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

ight...good luck

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

i check mine once a week...if i dont have any pics in an entire week, its time to move the camera.

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from Treestand wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Ditto~scratchgolf72
We move our T-cams after 7to10 Days depending on the weather.

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from machinegunner wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I tend to let mine sit a bit longer then anyone, but I want to gather data and not disturb the area too much by going weekly. I alternate days and times of when I check as well. I also invested in the internet way of checking so not to disturb certain areas.

I know I will get pictures of deer, its the certain ones that I want is who, where, when as for I scout for.

Time of year is also a issue of when I use cameras.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I check and move my cameras way to often. I wish I had the patience to let it set a week or two.

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from jeffrey.cote23@... wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Cool thank you mine has been out for about ten days so you would check it then?

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from jeffrey.cote23@... wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I just went and checked it and had one nice deer on there.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

do you have multiple pics of the good deer or just one photo over the course of the ten days?

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

if you have a lot of pictures of him in that location, hang a stand...if its just one pic i would move the camera and put it in a location where im seeing a lot of him.

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from machinegunner wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I tend to let mine sit a bit longer then anyone, but I want to gather data and not disturb the area too much by going weekly. I alternate days and times of when I check as well. I also invested in the internet way of checking so not to disturb certain areas.

I know I will get pictures of deer, its the certain ones that I want is who, where, when as for I scout for.

Time of year is also a issue of when I use cameras.

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from steve182 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I check it once a week, and try to do it midday instead of hunting hours(dawn and dusk). Usually i have two or 3 out at different locales but the thieves have me down to one currently, which i will hang as soon as this darned heat wave is over. There are some spots i will hunt during the rut even if i've not gotten a picture of a buck. The field of view of a cam is not that large.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Checking once a week is sufficient. If you're not getting pictures, then you likely need to move them. To start off, concentrate your efforts on easily identifiable travel corridors.

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from jeffrey.cote23@... wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

thank you everyone for all your help and to answer your question scratchgolf72 its only one pic but im pretty sure i know where his normal route is im gonna hang it there tomorrow.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

ight...good luck

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