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Offline WesinND

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Trail Camera Photos
« on: May 21, 2016, 06:10:32 PM »
I thought it'd be fun to put my trailcams out earlier than usual just to watch the development of the deer, especially antler growth.  This is a spot where I missed a doe last year with my bow.  It was at the peak of the rut.  She was less than ten yards away and had a small buck right behind her, so their attention was not on me.  Somehow my arrow came off the nock but I was so hyper focused that I didn't notice.  I dryfired the bow, the sight came off....

Anyway, I wanted to see what was out there this year, so I put a mineral lick out.  It's private land and completely legal.  I have gotten pictures of several bucks.  It's amazing how fast their antlers grow. 









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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 07:46:12 PM »
I like those photos.  It is great when things are greening up and the animals are out and about.  I don't put out licks but where I put my cameras is on well used trails in and out of the place I live.

Last week I was watching a few deer through the binoculars about two hundred yards from my kitchen window.  One of them was a buck and had velvet on his short antlers.  They were starting to branch.  I am hoping he goes down the trail into my gully so I can get a photo of him on the trail cam.  Thanks for posting this.  It reminds me I need to change the batteries.   :P
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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 08:58:47 PM »
Here are some more recent photos from the same place:







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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 10:02:48 PM »
Nice pics

comparing the first to last I would say. "we've got one that can see"

Appreciate you giving us a peek into their development

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 08:51:19 AM »
Looks like you've got some nice bucks coming along there, wes.  Like you, I put my trail cam back up in the back yard after seeing six bucks stroll through the yard, but I haven't saved any of the pics.  Two looked like they might end up being decent, but the other four are just gonna be spikes, fork horns, or small sixes.  Saw my first fawn a couple weeks ago here in the neighborhood.  Didn't look any bigger than a large house cat.
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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2016, 12:58:57 PM »
First fawn of the season, out front last night.



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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2016, 02:10:59 PM »
Got a few big does coming through regularly but more fox than anything else. Only had 2 bucks on the game cam. A small 6 and a little spike.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2016, 02:24:47 PM »
Wish I had the money for gamecams. I'd use them for both bgame watching and for home security.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2016, 02:25:57 PM »
Those are super cool pics! It's neat to see them grow up quickly. Real life isn't like Bambi! Haha!
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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2016, 05:27:45 PM »
Apercula, I have not seen any fawns yet.  It'll be fun to watch them grow, as well.  I'm trying to check the cameras every two weeks, I really don't want to get in there too often.

They all seem to be in good health and I hope they remain healthy.  I think it's interesting to watch them develop.  I'll continue to post photos up until the beginning of bow season in early September.  I may wait until later on in season to hunt though. 

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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2016, 01:01:22 PM »
Wes, I hope you don't mind me adding a couple photos as well.  These are a couple from the past week or so. 





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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2016, 08:32:54 PM »
Wes, I hope you don't mind me adding a couple photos as well.  These are a couple from the past week or so.

I hope you keep posting pic of those guys, they are going to be some nice looking bucks!  I'd like to see their growth as the summer goes into fall.  Wes

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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2016, 08:38:07 PM »
Here are some more pictures.  We have had some wet weather making it difficult to get back to my camera, but I finally went out yesterday and changed the SD card.  Also there was a storm on June 18 that knocked over a lot of trees around my area.  A really large cottonwood came down on top of my blind, but the camera was unscathed.  The last few hundred pictures were of the branches that came down all around the site.  Now I have a better blind with all of the debris! I like the picture of the nursing fawn and the buck hamming it up for the camera.










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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2016, 04:36:43 PM »
You got some nice pictures of some nice deer.
What a great day to be outside.

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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2016, 04:47:21 PM »
You got some nice pictures of some nice deer.

I agree!  Something tells me that camera(s) didn't come off the bargain table at Sportsman's Guide.  :-\
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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2016, 09:21:19 PM »
Thanks!  Actually, I got the camera on sale at the Base Exchange for $69.  it's regularly a $150 camera.  I should have bought two of them.  I'm having a lot of fun with it. 

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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2016, 12:29:20 PM »
I think this is one of the bucks I posted earlier.



Doe and fawns.

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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2016, 02:15:32 PM »
I think this is one of the bucks I posted earlier.



Doe and fawns.



He's a nice buck!

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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2016, 01:49:27 PM »
The one to the left is a ten pointer (eastern count).  Six on one side, 4 on the other.




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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2016, 03:33:37 PM »
Those bucks should be nice sized by hunting season. :drool:
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Re: Trail Camera Photos
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2016, 05:30:49 PM »
Here's a few more I just downloaded.  There are several nice bucks out there, and a lot of little guys as well.












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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2016, 05:33:54 PM »
He will a dandy in a couple of years.  Heck, he is a dandy now.
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« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2016, 06:13:11 PM »
Thanks again Wes. While it is fun for me to see m develop, I imagine you are really enjoying every download with some sweet satisfaction. I sure would :thumbsup:

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Re: Trail Camera Photos
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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2016, 07:33:50 PM »
Those are some really nice bucks, Wes.  And that looks like a helluva big bear, mneedham!
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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2016, 07:42:15 PM »
Heck Wes I'd be awfully excited for the opener if I were you.  Very promising
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2016, 05:02:26 AM »
Those are some really nice bucks, Wes.  And that looks like a helluva big bear, mneedham!

Yep - it's no cub.  Great looking deer too!

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« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2016, 09:12:52 AM »
mneedham,
That is one huge bear!   Thanks for posting.  I hope you post more pictures if he ambles in front of your camera.  Wes

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« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2016, 10:35:39 AM »
Wow!....some great pics guys!....i think the guys over at Black Otter outfitters was thinking about putting up a few trail cams this year...be interesting to see what they come up with...woods
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« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2016, 04:26:02 PM »
Wow!....some great pics guys!....i think the guys over at Black Otter outfitters was thinking about putting up a few trail cams this year...be interesting to see what they come up with...woods

Woods, Thanks!  I just looked at the Black Otter's website.  I'd really like to see what kind of picture they'd come up with.  Wes

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« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2016, 01:45:03 PM »
Here are a couple I just got off of the camera this morning:




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« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2016, 02:47:03 PM »
I'd take him! :chopwood: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2016, 04:29:17 PM »
Reckon that's the same 9 from back in post #20, Wes?  Nice buck.
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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2016, 07:47:48 PM »
Reckon that's the same 9 from back in post #20, Wes?  Nice buck.

It is.  I have another photo that shows the bumps on the base of his antlers. 


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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2016, 02:13:22 PM »
Could've taken him this afternoon, but let him walk.  Not a good pic.  He's got 6 points on that off side.  Not very wide, but decent height.  Surprised he's still in full velvet.

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« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2016, 03:32:57 PM »
Nice deer.  It would be hard to pass up on him.   :-\
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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2016, 03:51:10 PM »
I was pretty tempted, but it's a very long season here, Wes.  It's been open since the 15th of last month and doesn't close until the 1st of January.  Peak of the rut here is Halloween.  The really, really nice ones don't show up, if they show up, until about the 15th of October.
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« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2016, 05:59:39 PM »
Imnukensc, He is a good one!   I haven't been seriously hunting either.  I went out the evening of the opener, it opened here on September 2.  I would rather shoot doves this time of year.  The rut is in November and I won't get serious about it until the middle of October.  It's still fun to.watch them.  Thanks for posting.