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Good or bad idea??

Unread postby PredatorTC » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:16 am

I have a specific buck patterned pretty well for next year with my tree picked out and all that good stuff. He is a swamp buck and the plan is to cut him off about 20 yards b4 his bedding area in the morning. I have most of the info i want to know but would it be a bad idea to stick my trail camera into his bedding area at this time of the year to see what he is doing. I would put it on vid so i could see his travel directions, time, and so that i can figure out what wind he is using this bedding area. Is this a good or bad idea. Or should i just keep my camera out of there.


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Re: Good or bad idea??

Unread postby Sam Ubl » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:51 am

I'd be afraid of going in there to retrieve your camera. . . Or set it up for that matter. Opinions?
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Re: Good or bad idea??

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:18 am

It's hard to stay out when you've been patterning a nice buck, eh? IMO it is definitely not a good idea to put the camera and your trail scent into that bedding area- even in the offseason. Continuing to teach him your entrance and exit routes (if he stays) and giving the camera an increased chance to spook him is never a good idea. With a little more homework you should be able to get a direction of travel in a transition area- away from the bedding area- using your camera, or raking some trail to note which direction the tracks point going in or out. If this is something you are doing right now, I assume that you feel it is a bedding area the buck uses on and off the entire year.
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Re: Good or bad idea??

Unread postby dan » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:16 am

I agree... You should be able to determine the things you need to know without the camera.. I would try and get everything out of one trip in. At this time of the year you should be able to get away with a camera once or twice, but I don't think its worth the risk.
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Re: Good or bad idea??

Unread postby DevinJD2007 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:01 pm

I have to agree with what everyone has said on this so far I think you may be able to get away with it once and that's about it even during the off-season...


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