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Old 08-20-2008, 08:09 AM
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Default Do Trail Cam's Spook The Deer?

The Flash part mainly?
It seems that when I set my cam up on a trail, the deer may come and go for a week, maybe two, then poof! Nothing what so ever. They totally avoid it or make a mad dash past it, as their tracks tell me any way.
Do you think a cam could spook the big guys out of the area or just alter their travel routes?
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:55 PM
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I was worried about this as well, but so far it dose not seem to bother the elk or mule deer, if you take a look at the pic's I posted earlier you will see a bull elk bedded right in front of the cam, that bull stayed there for 2 hours with the cam taking pic's every 2min's!
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:00 PM
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man that'll fill up and SD card!

He should get an agent if he's gonna want that much camera time!
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:15 PM
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Tell me about it, sure killed the batteries!
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:17 PM
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I don't think the flash bothers them,I get lots of pics of the same deer last year and this year.

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:50 PM
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What bothered game in the past with the 35mm cameras is the film advance. The new digital cameras are awesome....especially the IR models.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:41 PM
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I think each deer varies. Most i dont think it bothers but sometimes you get that one deer that it does. A few years ago I kept putting a camera over a certain bucks scrape. I would get his pic one time and then wouldnt return. It happend to me over 3 different scrapes with him. For the most part i dont worry about it.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:50 AM
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I was worried about this as well, but so far it dose not seem to bother the elk or mule deer, if you take a look at the pic's I posted earlier you will see a bull elk bedded right in front of the cam, that bull stayed there for 2 hours with the cam taking pic's every 2min's!
Better check the laws in your area....

I think they are passing new laws to keep paparazzi in control...

Did you start calling that bull Brittany????
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:41 AM
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HHmmm.. I wounder if the paparazzi have ever thought about trail cams????
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:25 AM
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HA!!


I can see about 7500 cam mounted to every phone pole/light pole/sign post/parking meter!

Man that's funny!
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