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Old 08-01-2007, 01:58 PM
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A buddy was telling me to run a 1 pound monofilament fishing line across a suspected deer highway. What you do is run the fishing line about waist high and if you come back in a week and the line is brokendeer are using the trail. Has anyone ever tried this? I need to remember this guy tried to take me snipe hunting too. [:@]


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Old 08-01-2007, 05:26 PM
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It's an old trick called "stringing" trails. You don't need monofilament, just white sewing thread. Tie one end to a shrub and drape a length across the trail. As the deer passes, the thread will play out in the direction of travel. Only you don't wait a week. If you lay the thread in the evening, you check it later the next morning to see if they're using the trail in the evening or morning. To reset just re-lay the thread back across the trail. Before scouting cameras, it was a good way to pattern deer movement.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:44 PM
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Thanks for the reply wingbone. Yeah, I have several cameras out in the area but there are several places that look like escape routes and I don't want to waste a camera on. Plus, all my cameras are on feeders.
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:20 PM
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They make a trail timer that is cheap, when the deer go through the line it pulls a pin, and that stops the clock, so then you can time your hunt.....
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:49 PM
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They make a trail timer that is cheap, when the deer go through the line it pulls a pin, and that stops the clock, so then you can time your hunt.....
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I was not aware of that I am going to check that out. This will help me to tell if it is a night trail or not. Thanks Brett!!!!
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:05 PM
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I think ive seen those. I think they are like 10-15 dollars.

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Old 08-01-2007, 11:26 PM
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I have seen them at Walmart, check your local one and maybe they have them.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:57 AM
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They make a trail timer that is cheap, when the deer go through the line it pulls a pin, and that stops the clock, so then you can time your hunt.....
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I was not aware of that I am going to check that out. This will help me to tell if it is a night trail or not. Thanks Brett!!!!
I bought a few about15 years ago. I haven't seen them in a while with all the new electronic gizmos out now. Somebody should still have some though.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:49 PM
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yes my buddy has done it nd it works great
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:09 PM
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TRAIL TIMERS WORK GOOD, I GOT MINE FOR LIKE 10 BUCKS
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