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Do you keep using your trail camera's during the off season?

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  • Do you keep using your trail camera's during the off season?

    Do you keep using your trail camera's during the off season?

  • #2
    Absolutely - I can not come up with a reason not to, and you can use it to scout new areas and different seasons than you normally hunt.

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    • #3
      I used trail cams after the hunting seasons to see what antler bucks and those big boar bears that survive the New Jersey hunting season pressure.

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      • #4
        I take them down after the bucks drop their antlers in an effort to keep the thieves honest. I generally put them up again late August.

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        • #5
          Its the only time I do use them. I just put two out today to see whats still around. The cold kills my rechargeable batteries quicker and the deer are more wary but I get some big bucks coming in to piles of acorns I saved up every year. I pull them in April and put them out in summer again. Making trips to change batteries gets me out in the off season and all it takes is seeing one big boy to get me planning for next fall. Since i use rechargeable batteries its basically free and very enjoyable.

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          • #6
            I had a large handful of moultries quit on me in a short period of time. After long hours of waiting on hold I was recommended not to leave batteries in them year round. I must say, none of my issues have reoccurred with my cuddeback cameras.

            To Hobob; I could never keep battery life in any of my cameras with field viewers built in. My newer cameras have had no issues in the frigid Maine winters. We'll see what Wyoming can do to them as the winter progresses.

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            • #7
              Off-season trail cam use is arguably more important than in-season use. If you only put them out once the season has started then you don't leave yourself much time to make use of the data the trail cameras provide.

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              • #8
                Phw, I use Duracell Batteries and they last a long time. One of my Primos trail cameras took over 2,000 photos of black bears in two week period. The Batteries were dead after all those photos were taken. At the same time I put another trail cam out and two weeks later it only took 75 photos. The batteries were still reading ninety percent power. The cold freezing weather will also drain life from trail camera batteries.

                Never leave batteries in trail cameras, flashlights, range finders or a GPS while in storage.

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