2018 NY Season

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  1. Fix

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    8G is my spot too and it's great but hit or miss. I have 4 spots and only 2 hold shooters year after year
     
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    Any new gear purchases for you guys this year? I picked up 3 new Covert MP8's this past May. By far my favorite camera that I have owned.
     
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    a couple new cuddeback cameras. I do have a Covert Blackhawk as well that I will be putting back out this weekend up on a remote ridge in MA.
     
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    I got a cuddy last year and honestly I just started to like it. Their programming options make for alot of "test" pics that are over or under lite. I'm less impressed with my new primos. I it takes pics when shadows move due to time.
     
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    I wish I had better luck with the Cuddebacks when I was younger. I had two of the early flashes, took great pictures 1/10th of the time. Customer service was absolutely useless and told me nothing was wrong with the cameras. Turned me off of that company since. I'm sure they have improved otherwise I don't think they would still be around!
     
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    I agree... It took 3 months of random crazy and then shipping it to them. To receive a new one. And then that one worked great when the settings are exact.... I'll take a strikeforce any day over any of those
     
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    This was one of the good pictures my Cuddeback took. The 10 previous pictures were completely black, the following 5 or so were all black. I hated not know what I was missing! 2012 was a good year for my woods. IMG_2453.jpg
     
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    That would drive me crazy
     
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    I have a farm/block I hunt that is absolutely overrun with does. Any given summer night you might see 25-40 out in the beans or hayfields. Last year between me, my buddy and girlfriend, we took 9 does off the piece. Yesterday, I was checking fields and saw an early group out of 3 nanny does and 8 fawns. With breeders like that, it is going to be tough to make a dent.
     
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    I am not slammed like that. I have great numbers but reasonable. I am actually trying to make one property a no Doe this year to try it out and see if I see a upswing in shooter sightings during rut.
     
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    I’ve never heard of that before. I would be worried about reproduction decline? But this farm is a mile as the crow flies from my home property, and there I am lucky to see half a dozen does a year. It’s a killer rut spot though, which makes sense.
     
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    I just get the cheaper Cuddebacks now. the black flash, etc. The pics aren't great, but they will do to let me now what and where the deer are. I usually get a camera stolen once a year now between one of my hunting spots, so I don't go too crazy. I have 5 out now and am putting 2 more out this weekend.
    Only 1 in NY, however, I did just get permission on a small piece across from where I used to hunt. It may be good for a doe.. very few bucks in that area, and if they are there, they are usually spikes, etc. (which I am not above shooting).
     
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    I was going to get another cam. I try to buy one a year. But after losing my @ss in soybeans and needed to buy a whole other stock of seed and fert., I'm going to hold off. Don't want momma too upset.
     
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    That just sucks. I have only had one camera stolen off a tree, but was able to get it back because I had an idea who had taken it. Most the time dirtbags are "nice" enough just to take the SD cards. I guess if they take it, they needed it more than me.
     
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    Gd I hate scumbags
     
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    The one stolen last year was in NY on private property to boot!
     
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    That sir.... Does not surprise me
     
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    Surprisingly, they did not mess w/ my stand (yet).
    I told the landowner. . very nice guy from Boston. Owns a beautiful little piece out this way. Surrounded by other "private" land. He will only allow me to bow hunt, which is perfectly fine. I went in the first Sunday of NY gun season and heard about 10 shots on the lands abutting that allow no hunting... I managed to shoot a cow horn spike that day with the bow.
    I am going to go check the cam I have in there now tomorrow AM. It's been in about a month.
     
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    That's awesome... Its like Christmas morning, after a good soak. Let us know what you get
     
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    [QUOTE="It's been in about a month.[/QUOTE]

    This time of year, I am lucky to make it a week. My patience is very short and seems like I am getting new bucks everyday on camera.
     

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