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Trail Camera question

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I got thinking the other day when I put my camera back out, with the fear of people stealing them and some people are concerned about spooking the deer, has anybody ever put one up in a tree? I am talking about using a climbing stick or ladder and putting it up in the tree a couple of feet and angle it toward where you want it to shoot the picture. You could also get a different and possibly better shot at the rack to drool over.

One concern is how close does the deer need to be to trigger the camera sensor might be too far. Also it still could get stolen but how many people look for them up in a tree.

Has anybody tried this? All of the trail camera pictures I have seen are from a couple of feet off the ground.

If not I will have to try it and get back to you on how well it worked. I won't be able to do it until a week or two from now.

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Depends on the camera and the range of sensitity.

Is yours a dark IR?

If not, the person is going to know a camera is up there if they come through at night, because of the flash.

I realize it will be in a tree, but if someone now knows they had their picture taken, you can bet they will do whatever they can to take the evidence.

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If it's worth the trouble then go for it. I don't think you'd get very good pics for one and for practicality sake, that's a lot of monkeybusiness carrying sticks out with you to check the card/replace batt's, etc. I'd say if you're that worried about it getting ripped off, you might want to find a more remote location. I keep mine out of a lot good looking areas for the sake of getting stolen. One of these days, I'm sure I'll head out and one will be gone - just a matter of time unfortunately.

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One thing to remember is that your area that the camara will take pictures will be cut down greatly. The camara has a flat plane of view and you flat area will be shortened by it pointing at the ground with a angle.

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I agree with others that I don't think you would get good results.

I think I'm going to try and build some protective boxes over the winter to put my cameras in. That was the only thing I loved about the Cuddeback, was the way it mounted to the tree made it much tougher to steal.

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