Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MO Trail Cam Pics 6/29/09

Shana and I stopped by the north MO property on the way back from our Mark Twain Lake vacation yesterday. The farm looks great and the main road was covered up in tracks. Rog has corn planted all along the levee and in the south fields and everything north east in beans. Both meadows are grown up nicely and there were several of the usual trails being used.

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

Annandale Trail Photos 6/27/09

I went out to Annandale on Saturday afternoon to check my trail camera with the entire family. The food plot has really exploded over the past week. The rye and brassica have really taken off and the clover is starting to sprout. Things are looking good.

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

Annandale Food Plot and Trail Camera

I drove out to the Annandale property on 6/21/09 to check out my food plot and setup my new Cuddeback Trail Camera. Everything has really greened up over the past couple of weeks with all the rain we have received. My Evolve Habitat food plot is really starting to spout up. Below is a picture of the entire plot.

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.