Posts Tagged: trail cameras

Scott Bestul

Ants in the Pants…Well, in My Trail Cams


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My most recent shot of hatred came just this week, when I checked my first trail cam of the season. Normally, I never hang a trail cam until July 4th, but there’s been a plethora of cute young fawns in the neighborhood lately, so I bumped up the opening day of the trail cam opener […]

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Scott Bestul

Taking Stock


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But, not now. Instead, I flew out in the woods just two afternoons later and stuck out a trail camera. And I was almost as excited about that event as I get for a hunting opener. Two decades ago, I’d be in a little funk for a while at season’s end, knowing I wasn’t going […]

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Scott Bestul

Return to the Boys of Summer


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Here they are, in no particular order. *Dedicated fall range: Many older bucks are faithful to a core area they adopt when they’re young, and sometimes it’s quite a distance from where they spend the summer. This is important information, because if you recognize an individual buck in a bachelor group as one you saw […]

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Scott Bestul

Summer Trail Cam Season


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…after the inevitable let-down following Independence Day celebrations. This year, I’m starting early. Just because I want to. That’s the nice thing about unofficial seasons; they open when you say they open. And this year I’m saying “why not now?” I’m no trail-cam expert, but I’ve become a whole lot better at it since I […]

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Melissa Bachman

Trail Cameras as Scouting Tools


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I also like checking the cameras for pure entertainment because you get to watch bucks in their natural setting doing what they do, and when they do it. A new feature that I have really come to love is the video mode on the Cuddeback Attack. The camera still takes an image, but is then […]

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