Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Impact, Jun 17, 2018.
Switch to granular salt. The rest of the advice is good.
I agree with the decoy camera idea but if you don't want the hassle of hanging your "real" camera up high, just hot glue some camo burlap to it. I did that to a cheap Tasco and it blends in rather well, especially if you put it somewhere in the woods with some branches/brush around it. This was in my backyard just strapped to an open oak tree with no surrounding cover.
That does blend in well, but the red "eye" glowing in the dark is what's gonna make it visible when it's waist to eye level. Most animals and people won't be looking for it 10/15 feet off the ground.
We had one camera taken. Think it was the local drunk that walks through everyone's woods.
Caught a poacher on camera and called the game warden. Haven't seen anyone since then.
I just put my cameras out last week, I expect a few will be missing by the time season starts. I hide the good ones pretty well though.
I usually take them down around thanksgiving when our cover is really brown, I'm usually done hunting well before then.
Edit: I had coons drag off a trophy rock after about two weeks, I don't have the pictures anymore.
They also drug off a cheap cow mineral block from tractor supply.
I had trespassing problems when I first bought my land 27 years ago. It was always locals that were involved. I finally prosecuted one of the most blatant violators. The sheriff came to his house and gave him a $125 ticket. That did the trick as the word quickly spread that I would prosecute these bums.
I lease out one of my 12 acre fields just so I have a farmer friend who comes onto my land at irregular intervals. I also let a friend keep bees on my land for the same reason. As an absentee landowner, this gives me a couple sets of eyes that will report anything out of the ordinary on my land.
Cant stand a thief. I had this problem last year. Makes you worry about everything you put out. Cams, feeders, stands, etc. Id love to catch one in the act
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