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    checking trail cams

    How often do u guys check your trail cam for whitetail and mules. My trail cams are only about 20-35 miles from my house so not to far. I have been checking them about every week and a half, does that seem too much?

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    I'm not sure about mules because I live in MN but I check my cameras about once every week or two. I'm sure I run the risk of some deer catching my scent but I want to know if there is a deer in the area worth putting some time on stand for. Just be careful with your scent and I wouldn't put the camera close to your stand/blind. Just put it in the general area with some kind of an attractant and most deer will find it. Just my .02...

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    I put mine out about a month ago and haven't checked them yet. I normally do every 10-14 days. Just trying something different this year.
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    During the summer I only check them every 3-4 weeks. In early season I check them every 1-2 weeks. As the rut approaches I usually check them more frequently. I think you should check them under the right conditions as often as possible. I like to check mine during the middle of the day when its windy as often as possible. Fewer deer are moving then so I stand less chance of bumping deer. I also always spray my lower body down with scent killer so I leave less scent. I try to also set my cameras up in areas where I can drive fairly close so again I really limit how much scent I leave in the area.

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    I check mine about a week after I first put them out for the beginning of the year to make sure everything is working correct. After that every 6 weeks until season and then once season starts whenever I walk by a given camera.

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    I have my cameras in the high country and usually don't get them out until mid July then I will check them 2-3 weeks later. That usually leaves me only going up the mountain twice before the archery hunt in mid August. I just want to get a feel for the animals and want to know what to expect out the the year.
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    Put in a 16 gb card and check them twice in the summer. Next year I plan on setting them early June and check them on July 4th. Then from the 4th to the end of July. And then once I go back for hunting around August 10th. Though I might set them at the end of June, check July 4th and then check early August before a hunt.
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    I have been checking them about every week but was curious what u guys were doing. I can access the area pretty easy so that's why it have checked then about every week. Thanks guys

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    What does everyone use to check the cards? Picture viewer, computer, switch out cards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newguy220 View Post
    What does everyone use to check the cards? Picture viewer, computer, switch out cards?

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    It depends on the time of year. Pre-season I just switch cards. During season when I want immediate feedback I carry my digital camera along to view them.

 

 

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