My original intention was to move the SpyPoint trail camera after a few days, but when I checked it and saw a lone picture of a big 10-point, I decided to leave the camera where it was. Also, I promptly returned to the area to put out an additional camera to watch an area that the deer appear to be using to come and go as they pass through the 6 7/8 spot.
Truthfully, I put the initial camera here to watch the area a few days and then move it, possibly several times. I am looking for two things: where the wild hogs have moved to AND the deer situation in this new place.
This weekend I picked up the SD cards from those 2 SpyPoint trail cameras. I got the answer to one of those “things”.
On August 2nd the first picture was a doe that walked through at 4:11pm during the night time.
The next morning a button buck fawn walked down the trail going away from the 6 7/8 spot.
This year the rancher has the gates leading to the West side of our 1,000 acre hunting lease property and his cows are using some of the deer and wild hog trails. You can easily spot those trails because they ground is beaten down to the dirt.
Here is a buck that is actually in the same spot where the fawn was, but further away from the trial. I cropped the picture so you could see the buck better. Something of note, this picture shows you that the SpyPoint trail cameras can photograph moving animals. Most others can not.
Afterward, on the other camera a wide buck walks through 6 7/8. The shadows are still dark but a few of the sun’s rays are lighting him up a little bit.
And here we go. This is the 10 point with the long brow tines getting his picture taken a week later.
Here is an 8 point and SpyPoint is catching him in stride.
And, ditto, for the 10 point.
Move the SpyPoint to another area, yes or no? Easy enough. Absolutely not.
- Forget any possibility of wild hog hunting in this area. Don’t want the activity there now.
- Set up here to bowhunt 6 7/8 this upcoming bow season? Yep.
- And the second spot as well.
- One trip: Go at noon when chances are good that these bucks won’t be in the neighborhood. Set up two stands and a Double Bull and get out.
Life is good in the deer woods.