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PAdroptine 11-30-2008 01:46 PM

Trail Camera Question
I have a trail camera and I set it out, and when I go and check the photos a week or so later I have 500+ photos on it with only 20 or 30 pictures of deer, all the pictures are being taken with nothing on them. Any suggestions to my problem?

TLC 11-30-2008 02:24 PM

depending on what kind of camera you have, you should be able to set the time delay to a different setting. sounds like the delay is set too long. change it and see what happens. the factory settings are not always the best. and you could also have other critters setting it off. have coons set mine off. as well as birds if they fly too close. also, check to see if you have it set up to high on the tree, post. or whatever you have it attached to. should be about 2 1/2 - 3 feet off the ground if its level.

PAdroptine 11-30-2008 02:31 PM

Thanks alot, I'll have to try it

Flintlock1776 11-30-2008 04:24 PM

Also could be birds flying by, brush moving in the wind, squirrels etc.

Monie 11-30-2008 06:48 PM

You might also check to make sure that the camera is angled toward the direction you think the deer are coming from.

bullmoose38 11-30-2008 07:11 PM

Make sure it isnt facing towards the sun. That will cause some problems.

PAdroptine 11-30-2008 09:18 PM

Thanks Ill have to try all of these

Marti 12-01-2008 07:11 AM

Make sure and trim any limbs near the front and side of it that might get blown by the wind and trigger the cam.

oneshot 12-03-2008 08:57 PM

sounds like everyone hase given you good tips and I'll agree with them all usually try to set it up pointing north or south so the sun dosen't set it off and the wind blowing grass or branches in front of it trigger them alot. Sometimes if you study the pictures very close that you think are nothing you will find a rabbit, bird, or other small animal. It could also be the trigger speed of the unit. try aiming it up or down the trail so they stay in view for a longer period of time.

timba 12-04-2008 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by bullmoose38 (Post 26652)
Make sure it isnt facing towards the sun. That will cause some problems.

Thats what I suggest too,I always try and have my cameras point north.I find the sun will set it off if its facing south.


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