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A few years back there were several big bucks in this one area.  So the best place to get a pick was in a steep run.  So I went down a very steep side hill to get to a small narrow bench.  I setup a P32 build I had with d cell externals.  Made sure I had good batteries and a memory stick in the camera.  Well I knew I had a tough climb out of there.  So I hurried up and set the camera.  I then climbed out of there.  Tough climb.  I went back a month later and got to my camera.  No picture of me.  So I thought wow I got alot of pics.  Opened the cam up and the review button was all the way left.  I could have just screamed.  It made a far tougher climb out of there when you know you did not get any pics for the effort.

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Sorry, feel your frustration (I'm being a good boy and editing what you really felt/said). This isn't meant to rub salt into a wound (this is a lesson being given for everyone) but this is something that is always preached to guys and it still doesn't matter about the experience, it is just one of those things that will happen someday to you.


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If you only knew how many times I have forgot a memory stick you would be shocked.  I have very poor short term memory

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Been there done that more times than i would like to admitt.

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been there done that gonna do it next time in the woods ;-( might have even done it today in the woods ;-(

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OH i have done that just to many time now i make it a habit of double checking the review button that thing can drive a person nuts

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been there - at least 25 times and prob'ly more and that's only since last september.  Just a few days ago climbed up an old route we used to take up to the top of the bluff(called it the rockslide as we would slide down with the rocks back then) - well it wasn't a path anymore and I ended up doing a bit of rockclimbing with a shot gun and gear(in case the turkeys were back - not)...thought I was going to end up having to make a call for help as no way to go back down - just lucky I was tall enough and could wedge the gear against the little scrub brush and what small rocks were there and reach the couple of handholds to make it...I was absolutely exhausted(it had rained the day before so the rock was sliperry as heck too).  Well I got to the s600 I had climbled up to change cards and reached into my pocket and HUH!...anyway I took the camera home with me -the long way(I know it took less time), but I brought it back up there again today(again the longer way).  I SWEAR IT WILL !NEVER! HAPPEN AGAIN!!!

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Have been thinking of glueing a list to the inside case as what to do in what order before setting the cam out. Usually set it all up at home and double check batteries, card, settings but then get to the place and here the on/off button (like externally) was pushed on. Also the list usually wouldn't matter for me anyways, would probrably decide I know what I'm doing (scary thought) and bypass it anyways.


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I just did it again- left the s40 in the bog on review over a 6 day soak...lots of action in front too judging by the trampled grass.

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i think I'm going to just stop looking at the pics in the field will be so much safer

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I just retrieved an S600 that when I walked into the set there were two baby gound hogs sitting there looking at me 3 feet from the camera and a turkey hen dusting herself about 15 feet from the camera. I thought wow these are gonna bee some great shots but noOOOOOOOO, I had to leave the review selection on and I got NADA after 3 weeks.

 

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That just down right sucks Bob. Those would have been some neat pics. (not rubbing it in by the way)


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UGH!!! - 2 cams on last check - what is wrong with me?!?duh!

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UGH!!! - what is wrong with me?!?

Really want that answered?


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