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Cellular trail camera strategies???

Unread postby t1991 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:38 pm

What kind of places are you guys putting cellular trail cameras? Are you guys moving them closer to where you are planning to hunt? Or putting them close to food(etc.) like you would with non cellular trail cameras?

I was thinking about setting one of my cellular cams on a well known steep point(hill country) that holds good bedding for a south, west, and east wind. My set up and entry strategy is pretty much bullet proof for that spot, I was thinking about letting my cameras soak and wait for daylight movement to bust a move.


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Re: Cellular trail camera strategies???

Unread postby matt1336 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:29 pm

If you know it’s a good point with bedding, why’d you need to put a cam there?
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Unread postby Seeker529 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:37 pm

My cellular cameras I’m putting right on the outside of the bedding or bed.. places that can not be accessed easily and I want to stay out of until I decide it’s go time. my regular cameras I put on food sources or places I can sneak in and grab the sd card.. the reason I am putting cell cameras on these locations because I’m not sure when the deer are bedding there.. it helps me determine if it’s early spot or rut or post rut bed.. or maybe this year they won’t bed there cause of food source is not there like the year before. Plus it helps take inventory of bucks using it. I’m not sure if this is the right method but this is my first steps into learning
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Re: Cellular trail camera strategies???

Unread postby t1991 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:27 am

matt1336 wrote:If you know it’s a good point with bedding, why’d you need to put a cam there?


Timing, I want to hunt it when something big is actually in the area
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Re: Cellular trail camera strategies???

Unread postby matt1336 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:19 am

t1991 wrote:
matt1336 wrote:If you know it’s a good point with bedding, why’d you need to put a cam there?


Timing, I want to hunt it when something big is actually in the area



If you have that many places that you’re excited about to hunt before this point, if it’s as good as you say it is...I’m jealous. If I’m confident that a spot is primary buck bedding, its getting hunted when the weather and other factors line up. I hunt my best spots, that aren’t rut related first, due to other pressure I can’t control. The earlier the better IMO. Unfortunately I coach football so those early season hunts don’t happen often. I do have a few tho so I try to hit them when Ik the timing is right...acorn drop makes them good.
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Re: Cellular trail camera strategies???

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:07 am

I set my cell cams in main travel routes between bedding and feeding trying to get the most activity possible. My goal is to inventory every deer out there before the season starts. No different than any other standard cam just more convenient with less human scent left behind due to not having to pull cards to check all the time.

This is my opinion only and not saying it’s for everybody but one thing I won’t do is immediately hunt that day because I just got a pic of a big buck near my cell cam especially if it’s on a bed and then move in for the kill. That is a fine line that I will personally not cross. I feel that’s abusing the intel and getting an unfair advantage. Cell cams are convenient because you can gather intel remotely but it’s up to us to use that info fairly.


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