One Bad Thing About Trail Cams

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  1. NEW61375

    NEW61375 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    When using your trail cam intel goes wrong!

    I hunted the stand located by this camera the week of Halloween because I had gotten some does, a solid 8, and one giant 9 on cam so far that fall. I did see some deer those hunts and one small buck but no older deer. Fast forward one week to November 3. I hunted that morning on a different part of the farm and did see a couple of slickheads but no chasing or bucks. So since I had good wind for it I decided to hunt the Halloween week stand for the rest of the day.

    Luckily on my way in I remembered I had my regular camera in my backpack so I decided to pull the card and check it(1st pic). Not a ton of activity and some dogs on there the day before. Needless to say I used all kinds of expert hunting knowledge to convince myself the lack of significant photos and the dogs was a deal breaker so I quickly left the area and hunted another spot where I proceeded to get completely skunked. I mean nada...nothing...which, in hindsight, I probably deserved(trust your scouting).

    This was on a Monday and I went home bummed I didn't see anything but still quite confident I had made the right call. That feeling would last until Saturday when I got to pull the card again(2nd & 3rd pic). It seems the solid 8 was up on is feet well before dark and the Hunting/Trail Cam Gods made sure I caught his movement around my stand on cam. Not only that but in some weird twist of irony the sun beams caught in the pic almost look like a lighted arrow blowing through the bucks boiler room. Coincidence? I think not!
     

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  2. BigPhil_H

    BigPhil_H Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That would have really scared me if I was just scrolling through pics haha
     
  3. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    Wow. That does look like a lighted nock. Glad you got him on camera.
     

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