I put a trail cam in a small clearing in the woods on public land, about 4 weeks before opening day here in eastern Massachusetts Zone 10. It recorded a doe and her fawn a day or so later. I then went back and set up my ground blind, between two trees. It's a dome tent from Cabela's, and I guess it scared away the deer because since then my cam has seen nothing. It does stick out like a sore thumb. I sent a picture from the trail cam to my friend in Colorado, and he said "What's that giant boulder?" I put in a cellular cam recently and it's still getting no activity even if I stay away from the area for several days. I know it works, because if I go to the blind, it sends me nice pictures of myself. We used the tent on youth deer hunt day, and in fact we noticed fresh deer scat on the game trail when we were going home so a deer must have passed nearby but did not approach the clearing. Did I ruin this spot with my ground blind? I'm thinking I'll go there today and just fold up the ground blind, and only use my climber (a new experience for me, wish me luck!). It's so convenient having a tent out there, but maybe it's a dumb idea?