When Do You Put Out Your Trail Cams?

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  1. Preach

    Preach New Member

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    We usually put our cams up well-after Labor Day to see what's coming into our food plots and feeders. But I've heard of folks putting their trail cams out in mid-August.

    For those of you who use them, when do you put them out (assuming, of course, that you don't leave them out year-round)?


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  2. Reelthrill

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    When I was on a lease, I never took mine down. Downloaded the images every 2 months when I went to fill the feeders. Was able to watch the growth of several potential targets, get a better feel for when certain animals were coming in and from which direction etc.
     
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  3. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Active Member

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    I never take them down.
     
  4. FrankT

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    year round on a private lease
     
  5. Senor John Seven Six two

    Senor John Seven Six two New Member

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    I keep all of them going year round, keep track of all the animals I can, but also I keep mine up year round to help monitor it for people who should not be in there.
     
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  6. deemus

    deemus TGT Addict

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    This.
     
  7. black_ice

    black_ice New Member

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    I run them year around.


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  8. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    You'd want to have them out at least a month before your first hunt. Check the photos/videos once a week. You can see a lot of interesting things if you leave them up year round, but you also run the risk of someone stealing them.
     
  9. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Moderator

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    Mine come home during summer.
    Spring growth and steady winds give thousands of photos of tall grass swaying.
    Fresh batteries and out they go, right about now.
     
  10. Gummi Bear

    Gummi Bear New Member

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    Mine stay out year round. Both at the farm, and at the lease. I check them every week or two.

    I really enjoy watching what's coming in. It's fun to see what kind of surprise visitors might show up.


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