Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I pulled the card from TCMO1 with much anticpation, since it had been out since May 3rd. To say I was a little dissappointd was an understatement. TC lesson 1 "don't use cheap batteries even if they were free". I got several good pictures considering this is just a trail and no food or mineral lick is present, but the Bass Pro batteries died after only a handful of pictures.
When I go back up in a couple weeks to move stands I'm going to move the TC onto a food source and hopefully start catching some of the big boys coming out in velvet.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I only had 20 photo’s on my trail camera over the past 5 days with most of those being coons. The first deer pictures showed up the night before we arrived. Although I only had a few pictures the pictures I did get turned out very good. Below are the best photo's I got from my camera. The first is a photo of the camera site, next are three pictures of doe (two also have coons in the photo) and the last photo is of a coon during the day light.
Monday, June 22, 2009
A couple of the plants really shot up and the deer are already starting to hit the plot. Below is a leaf that has been nibbled on. I plan to hit the plot with a shot of fertilizer the end of this week.
I also purchased myself a little fathers day gift while shopping at cabelas on Saturday. I bought a CuddeBack IR trail Camera. The IR model uses Infa Red instead of a standard flash in the evening. The benefit of the infa red is it won't spook any deer since they can't see the flash. I loose a bit of distance with the infa red model in the PM but also gain more megapixels during the day time. I plan to check the camera and swap the card next week when I fertilize the food plot. I will update the sight with any photo's I get. Otherwise I just walked the property and checked for sign. I did walk up on a big mature deer and also caught a nice mature doe licking a mineral site at 11:45 AM. Below is a photo of my trail camera site. You can see the Cuddeback strapped to the tree in the upper right corner.