Deer Scouting With A Trail Camera

Deer Scouting with Trail Cameras is a mixed bag. Sometimes the pictures are clear and have deer or other wild animals in them. Sometimes the images are blurry and the deer, etc. in the unclear pictures look awful. Other times something bumps your camera and changes the area where you are taking pictures.

But, all in all, disregarding any pictures that are no good, trail cameras are a swell way for you to learn what is in the area you have the camera pointing at. The pictures we are looking at today are from the same area as the previous trail camera pictures were.

Here are two does. They both are moving through the camera area from east to west.

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Later on, a doe comes through west to east and a little bit closer to the camera.

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A spike buck was our next visitor. It appears to be walking toward the stob that some of the deer in the previous pictures were checking out.

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Yep, he definitely was.

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In the next picture, the spike has stepped back and is looking around.

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As he turns away the trail camera photographs him again. He has a good-sized body and you may have noticed that his hocks are dark brown.

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The next day two does walk through south to north.

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During the night we get a surprise. Those dark images in the picture below are wild hogs.

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In the next picture, a good-sized wild hog walks through the area.

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And the next morning we get a photo of the butt of a brown colored wild hog.

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So, here is what we know. Bucks still have not shed their antlers, which is normal here. Usually, they don’t shed them until March. And the dark hocks on our young buck show us that he is looking for, or at least thinking about, meeting up with a doe in rut.

The wild hogs could be passing through rather than hanging out in this area. But, we won’t know until we get some more pictures.


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