Camera help

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Z2TL66, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Z2TL66

    Z2TL66 Newb

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    First time using trail camera.Got 400 pics of grass and sunset ? im hunting in fence row between 2 open fields.Canthe sun set the camera off ?or the wind moving the grass ?
     
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    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    Yes, both the sun and moving vegetation can set off cameras. When possible, point the cameras in a northerly or southernly direction. Also, positioning the camera higher can help with the grass. That or cutting some of it that is close to the camera.
     
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    kurveball18 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yes it definatley can. Trail cameras go by the difference in heat and motion. When i first got into trail cameras I had the same thing happen to me and I would bet most others have as well when first starting out. What I usually do is try to point the camera in a direction the sun wont be beating on the cam in the morning or evening so like Fitz mentioned above. I also bring a pair of gloves and clear out any sticks and weeds in front of the camera. I wear gloves because all humans have an oil on their hands and that could in turn leave scent so i try to leave as little scent as possible to not disturb the area.
     
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    pastorjim08 Grizzled Veteran

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    I actually take my weed eater with me a couple of times a year to knock them down. Weeds will definitely set them off.

    Blessings........Pastorjim
     
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    Thank you for the help.Im old school not up on the tech stuff.I still have the string trail timmers at home......lol
     
  6. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    ^THIS^ x1000! Hanging them high also makes it harder for thieves to get o them. Another interesting thing is that clearing an area intrigues deer and they will come check it out.
     

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