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    Question Trail cameras for archery

    I'm think of getting a couple of trail cameras to set up for before the beginning of archery season. Are they worth getting and setting up on wallows and well used trails to pattern the elk?

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    I have one that I use like you're mentioning. I think that they can be a real asset, whether you catch bulls or not, figuring out patterns of animals when you can't be there in person. I'll start with mine the last week of July and check weekly, and move if needed along the way.

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    I think so…….

    I picked up my first cam last year.
    I got shots of things that i did not expect.
    From a novice point of view you will see things that will inspire you and point you in directions that you might not have gone otherwise.
    You will also see things that pass through once in three weeks, never to be seen again
    At least not in daylight.

    I would say that any pics you obtain are helpful.
    Even if you get nothing….. that tells you something.
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    Do you use more than one trail camera or do you think one is fine?

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    I use 2. One on wallows and the other I place on game trails. Elk seem hard to pattern though, especially closer to the rut. You will still get some coll pics. Make sure you use a lock box with a chain. Some people are scumbags and bears will destroy them.
    A bad day in the woods is better than a good day at work.
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    I have a love/hate relationship with them. Find myself chasing a ghost...a lot.

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    game cameras are an addictive hobby!! i have nine i run all over the place. they definitely will tell you when and if any animals are coming though places. funny thing though i have never killed a deer or elk that i had gotten on camera always seem to go find one somewhere else or shoot one in the area i had never got pics of. But they let you know what is out there and is a lot of fun in the off season.

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    Thanks for all the advice i think i am gonna have to get a few to play with.

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    Take a look at the refurbs on natchez.

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    I run 7 Moultries and they are great. It is always fun to take the kids out and check them.
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