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Deer Hunting

Get Photos of YOUR local Bucks

Uploaded on February 11, 2009

Heres how to get pics of your local bucks. You will need a trail camera and a block of mineral salt for each area you hunt. Cattle mineral comes in 50 lb blocks at your local feed and seed store and is cheaper than Cabelas. My Moultrie trailcam was $159 at Cabelas.

In June place your salt blocks in an out of the way place such as a thicket with plenty of deer sign from last year. You don't want other people to find your camera so hide everything well. The deer can smell and find the block after it rains no matter where you place it. The block should be partly buried in a small depression or in a stump hole. Place as many blocks as you have hunting areas.

Find a suitable tree to mount your camera. The camera should be aimed about 18 inches above the salt block and securely attached to the tree. Note that you don't want the early morning and late evening sun to shine on the lens. The camera should sit back about 15 feet from the salt block. In August you local deer will be hitting the salt lick hard that is the time to place your camera and leave it for several days. Next pull the camera download the pics and place the camera at your next block. Do this until you hit all your blocks. You should have pics of just about every buck around each hunting area.
In Sep and Oct deer stop hitting mineral but you can go to apples. A bushel of wormy apples got me pics of 5 bucks in just 2 nights last fall. Some of the pics are in my profile. Don't hunt over the bait.

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