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Old 10-18-2012, 11:29 AM
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Default Placing cameras higher on a tree

I've always wondered if it was worth the hassle to place cameras head high or taller on a tree to avoid them getting seen by deer. I'm sure it would cut down on the number of pictures/videos of deer running or freaking out. These guys have actually done some test with doing so. What the guy said make sense. I've noticed deer even picking off black flash cameras. What he's saying is it's not the flash that they see, it's the camera box itself protruding from the camera that sets them off. Has anyone tried putting their cameras higher like this and has it worked?

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Old 10-18-2012, 01:39 PM
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yes i have and none of them that i have placed high hass ever been detected or stared at
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by titleist_03 View Post
I've always wondered if it was worth the hassle to place cameras head high or taller on a tree to avoid them getting seen by deer. I'm sure it would cut down on the number of pictures/videos of deer running or freaking out. These guys have actually done some test with doing so. What the guy said make sense. I've noticed deer even picking off black flash cameras. What he's saying is it's not the flash that they see, it's the camera box itself protruding from the camera that sets them off. Has anyone tried putting their cameras higher like this and has it worked?

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My deer could care a less about my camera placement.
Flash or IR they love to get their picture taken.
I put them about waist high or lower.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:25 PM
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My deer could care a less about my camera placement.
Flash or IR they love to get their picture taken.
I put them about waist high or lower.
I agree no problems here
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by browtine7 View Post
I agree no problems here
You guys are lucky then! Most does and younger bucks don't care around here, but old class deer will pick them off half the time.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:23 AM
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I put mine up high to avoid being STOLEN. I haven't tried it with motion cams yet, just plot watchers.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:08 PM
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Default The logic can be overcome by the practicality

You could hang the camera high for good effect, but who's hauling in the ladder. Not every site is within 100 yards of a trail or road.

I saw an owner on video hanging trail cams high. He was using what looked like a ten foot ladder. Now he wanted to hang trail cams. And he looked in great shape.
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