I have a lot of deer in my neighborhood. I've seen as many as 13 in my yard at one time. Lately, I've had three good sized bucks coming and feeding at my bird feeder. I also throw out feed corn. So I bought my first game camera to try and capture some nighttime photos.
I bought a Browning-brand Recon Force Edge. It seemed to have everything I wanted and was fairly compact and would mount on a small tripod nicely. It's made in Thailand, and if Thai-made Nikons are any indication, they build good cameras. I put it on a $9 compact tripod from Walmart.
Here's my first game/trail camera picture ever:
And this is one of the three bigger bucks that come to my yard:
All in all, I got 132 pictures. Lesson learned; I set it up way too close to the food. I need to move it away about 15 to 20 feet.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Micropterus,
Got some better pics last night:
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Yeah, the second set is way better.
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I was just assuming that the buck in the last picture in my first post and the first picture in the second post were the same buck. But the antlers are different. So it appears I got two of the big 3 that regularly visit my birdfeeder. Hopefully I'll get the third tonight.
E-mail me when the bears show up.
Safety, Situational Awareness and proficiency.
Neck Ties, Hats and ammo brass, Never ,ever touch'em w/o asking first
Got a few good ones from the last 6 weeks or so.
I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
Very nice. I'd like to get a bobcat. So far, the neighbor's cat is the best I've done.
I threw out a little cat food last night to try and attract one of the many foxes we have in our neighborhood. I got the car above, and several deer that came by to graze on the cat food and acorns.
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These are from a couple of years ago.
Since I applied for my lifetime license, I may put the camera out again this year and see if that big bastard is still around.
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