Vonfoust
So, I've got this weekend.  I think I have a good day scheduled tomorrow with my son to go and meet some good bird dog guys.  But the day i'm really looking forward to is Sunday.  Had the cams out for awhile and I think it's time.  I've only got 3 cams out, so some of you guys (and gals Rena) have to get a day where you know you are getting cams and the excitement builds.  Am I out in left field here or do some of you get excited for 'that day'? 
Some of yall have more than three cams out!  Let's hear the story.  Do you go get one or two every week or one day getting all at once?  (Us newbs need to know [biggrin])
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buckhuntertrailcam
I have 6 cams out now as the stags are rutting. Of those 6, three are at one location with around 1/2 mile between them, one is on a sambar wallow, one on a fresh scrape and one on a fresh rub tree that is rubbed from time to time over the whole year. At the other location one cam is on a game trail and the remaining two on seperate sambar wallows. Some are taking video, some images. I check them every second weekend with our grown daughter whom still lives with us at our home.
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IroquoisArcher
Only have 1 out and think will check it today. Always wonder if I set it up right. Of course it's only 5' from my back door for hummingbirds. [biggrin]
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woody meristem
Right now I've got 15 cameras out, the checks vary from 8-12 week intervals for cameras that are far away (sometimes the batteries, 8 AA rechargables, are dead often they aren't) to three week intervals for most because I only keep one set of AA rechargable externals in those builds. Two builds are in places that get a fair bit of use and they only get checked at about 8 week intervals (again lots of externals) because I don't want to establish an easily found trail to them. The rest are within easy walking distance of the house so I check them whenever I feel like it, usually every two weeks or so.

I don't check cameras on rainy days to try to keep the inside of the builds as dry as possible. And, snow cover makes it more problematic to check cameras. Then I really take pains to avoid leaving a trail -- walking in a stream and returning the same way so it looks like I just walked to the edge and turned around; walking in intersecting loops to make it very difficult to figure out where the tracks were going; or waiting for falling snow to cover the tracks or a thaw to melt them.
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treeslinger2
4 cameras out since last weekend. Set 1 commercial cam with 8 lithium batteries on a mineral spot, so it won't be bothered for a few more weeks. Have three of my homebrews out on the same small property to determine current travel patterns. Bow season opens here on Sept. 8th, actually have some acorns dropping already. Missed an opportunity on a big 10 pt. last season, need to pin him down this year.
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Vonfoust
IroquoisArcher wrote:
Only have 1 out and think will check it today. Always wonder if I set it up right. Of course it's only 5' from my back door for hummingbirds. [biggrin]


Jon that's like 27 steps for you though.  [biggrin]

finally got some hummers coming in to the feeder now.  I cut back to one feeder from two last year, was surprised how much of a difference it made.  Don't have the cameras to set over that feeder this year either.  Bears took a toll this year.  Gotta get back to some building!
When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces, I just know they're about to jab me with something.
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coyote08
I just posted some pics.  I set the camera out 4 months ago.  Its almost 3hrs away and don't get there very much.  My brother-in-law went down and I asked him to grab mine.  ( He uses one of my cams anyways, so figured he wouldn't mine getting mine.)  I had visit family 3 hrs away Saturday, and was excited the whole way home knowing I could pick it up when i got back.  It was also a the new solar build I posted about so I was anxious to see if it worked.  I haven't had much time this year but I would normally set cams out on my neighbors property and would try and check those once a week.
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buckshot164
Any day that trailcams are involved are great days.  I have three bird dogs that help me check cams.  they love it.
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buckshot164
Any day that trailcams are involved are great days.  I have three bird dogs that help me check cams.  they love it.
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Vonfoust
Well, the day I looked forward to didn't materialize as planned.  Tractor broke down and I spent all morning working on getting it loaded on a trailer so my Dad could take it to the shop.  By the end of that ordeal I had to get home to run kids around.  Oh well.  Always this weekend[biggrin]
When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces, I just know they're about to jab me with something.
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