Trail camera for wildlife observation - Shooting Sports Forum

Hunting Forum Hunting general discussion forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2017, 12:58   #1
Kevin's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,686
Trail camera for wildlife observation

Here on the farm I keep a couple of trail cameras going on and off all year long. There might be a couple of months here and there where they are not going.

The trail cameras get moved around. They might be in the chicken yard for a few weeks, might be in a pine thicket, near a creek, looking at a deer feeder, or somewhere else.

A few weeks ago my oldest son and I cleared a couple of trails through a thicket with a tractor and brush hog, then set up a deer feeder. The deer feeder is not throwing out any corn, as of yet.

I decided to put a trail camera out overlooking the deer feeder and intersection at two of the trails. First attempt something went wrong with the trail camera settings. All it did was record video during the day.

The camera settings were changed to motion activated and the camera set out again for a night. That night there was a whitetail doe browsing around the feeder.

New batteries were put in the camera and I am going to leave it out there for a few days.

Wildlife Observation

The camera tells me what kind of wildlife is moving trough the area. Are there any coyotes, stray dogs, raccoons, rabbits, deer, people walking through that area?

This information gives me an idea of how many animals are on that part of the property. Deer will roam. I have seen them travel an easy 1/2 mile is just a few minutes going between different feeders.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2017, 06:32   #2
Full Member
snakeoil's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 225
I live next to a river swamp...and we get some great pics
Attached Thumbnails
Trail camera for wildlife observation-behind-house-buck.jpg  
snakeoil is offline   Reply With Quote


deer, trail camera, whitetail deer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Under $200 This Stealth Cam Trail Camera May Change the Way You Hunt All Outdoor 0 09-12-2016 15:00
Trail Camera Hanging Hotspots All Outdoor 0 12-02-2015 15:30
Maximizing Your Trail Camera Usage All Outdoor 0 02-10-2015 15:30
Perfect Timing: Shot A 9-Point Buck While Checking The Trail Camera All Outdoor 0 03-07-2014 10:30
Camera Land's Deal of the Day 8/13/2013 gr8fuldoug Camera Land 0 08-13-2013 04:53

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:26.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
All information is copyright by unless already under copyright.