Hey was wondering if anyone knew about black pictures from a trail camera? Not going to mention the brand but it is a medium priced camera and has been a dang good one for 3 years. Now it will take 150 pictures and 100 will be black. Never ever done this, but now it is getting a little frustrating trying to check pictures. I think it is worn out. I have probably taken 10,000 pictures with it if not more. Just wondering if it is time to get a new one or what. By the way when the batteries are at 100% to about 80% it seems to do a lot better. When the batteries drop under 80% it takes mostly black pictures. But like I said just started doing this about a month ago.
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After much needed help from some of our members, I have another question or concern I need help on. Do any of you think there is certain spots that only hold does? I will kinda go through the spill again but shorten it up. Been hunting this spot for 4 years now. I can set my watch by the doe traffic in this area (all the time). I have thinned some out over the years, I hunt from daylight until dark. Every year I take the whole month of Nov. off just to hunt. I also have a lot of time to hunt in Dec. due to my job schedule. So being in the woods is no problem for me. In four years I have only seen 5 bucks and all has been small racks, spikes, 4 points, and maybe 1 6 point but small. I have 3 trail cams out and have some big freak nasties, on cam. 2 HUGE 8 points and a BIG BIG BIG BIG 10 point. All these pictures are at night and they use the same trail every time. The only time I have them on cam is the 4 or 5 weeks of the rut process making or checking scrapes. I have never used any attractants or calls until this year when a couple members told me to try some different things. Can call worked 2 times but very small bucks come to it and it was right in the peak of the rut. Mixing sweet potatoes with my corn (shelled and cobbed) worked but again Does Does Does and a couple small bucks but they was all at night. I was in the woods during the rut and saw bucks chasing does and it was all scrubs. I did take a spike and a messed up 4 point I thought needed to come out. The big bucks are there, because I have them on cam but I'm not seeing them except at night. I'm patient and have been for several years now but it's killing me. I have had some great places to hunt over the years and with farmers dieing out and land being sold I have lost some great spots. I;m hunting a creek bottom at my dads that is on the edge of a thick cut-over. We do not own the cut-over so I need to know if there is something I can do to bring the bucks out. I have 3 main trails coming out of the cut-over to my stand area that looks like I-85. I get the pictures of the bucks at night but none during the day. I know the big boys don't get big being dumb. But as much time as I spend in the woods it seems like just 1 would show up during the rut or right before dark or something. I'm going to try Deer Cane starting this coming Jan. and keep it going all year. If you have any pointers please give me a suggestion. I will never give up but it is really trying my patients over the last 3 or 4 years.
Someone please help!!!! I can't upload any pics from trail cameras on this site. I have them on my hard drive in a folder but they will not upload. I can retreive a pic from the internet like my profile one and place it on my hard drive and upload it no problem but can't seem to upload the pics I want to out of my trail cam. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP if you can. Thanks in advance.
Well I have tried 2 methods the last 2 yrs. I have always kept shelled corn out and also I have tried cobbed corn the last 2 yrs also. Never not one time seen a deer eating off the cobb. While in my stand or on trail camera. Coons love it and the dang tree rats have a fest on it. Can anyone tell me why and does anyone have any luck with cobbed corn? I have a friend that swears by it but I have never had any luck with it, but this is the only thing he puts out. so they have no option to eat shelled corn.
OK here is my problem. I have 4 trail cams out with 2 being on 2 different scrape lines. I have 10 different bucks. I have hundreds of photos of these bucks and all is at night. NONE is during any kind of daylight hours. I have been in the woods since last Monday from daylight till dark and have seen quite of few does this week. But NO bucks at all. Rut is not in yet, but I'm starting to get kinda worried. Same thing last year all at night but only killed one buck last year and that was a day the rut was in full swing. My question is can I or how do I get these bucks to show their head gear during daylight? I have friends who hunt and they see and kill bucks but I am at a lost for words. This is 2 years in a row the bucks are nocturnal. I know they are smarter and that is the beast of it but with as much time as I spend in the woods (NOV 1 thru DEC 1 daylight til dark)and on my off days the whole month of Dec. it seems like one would eventually show up. PLEASE help. Can I put out attractants or what?
Just became a member but have read here for months. My question is.... How do I upload pics or make a pic album? When I filled out my information the last thing was to select a profile picture. I did that and went to the pic i wanted on my hard drive, double clicked on it and it transferred the link to the proper space but it never connected and uploaded it. I tried three times and the same thing. Please help if you can. Thanks in advance.
Brand new to the site, but been reading here for months. Sounds like a wealth of knowledge and good information. Have hunted for the last 6 days up until this morning. Rut is not doing anything that I have seen here yet but I feel it is very close. Hopefully Monday or Tuesday. Heading back to the woods this evening to get back at it. Might try some rattling this afternoon. If anyone has in information or updates on the rut here in Cabarrus/Rowan county please post for us all.