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Old 02-07-2005, 09:28 AM
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I'm thinking about buying some deer cams this spring, but i dont know much about how they work I'm assuming that by some of the pictures I've seen that they must flash when taking a picture. My question is doesnt this scare the deer away? It just seems to me like it would and I would use one to find where the deer are not where they where! Thanks
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:19 PM
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In my opinion, I think the flash may startle a deer momentarily. I don't think it will scare them off completely. I've had multiple pictures of the same buck on the same night. Just my two cents. Trail cameras are priceless to me!
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:50 PM
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I don't think that the flash scares them much, if any at all. Like trophybux says, I have multiple pics of the same deer on the same night. I have watched the deer activate the flash, . . .some pay it no attention, some alert to it and then settle right down. I think that for my next cam tho I'm going to go with the digital so that I won't have the developing to deal with.
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:44 PM
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the first roll of film taught me they don't mind it much. I had the camera set to go off every minute. I had assumed the flash would scare them off, boy was I wrong.

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Old 02-08-2005, 06:16 AM
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thanks for the info, as I mentioned I'm looking to buy m first one, what ones are the best for there money. or ease of use. thanks again
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:50 AM
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thanks for the info, as I mentioned I'm looking to buy m first one, what ones are the best for there money. or ease of use. thanks again
get a digital. my film camera costs me about $10-12 per roll including film, developing and batteries. also a camera that takes "D" batteries over "AA" batteries is more cost effective.
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:57 PM
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I just ordered a Penn's Wood's digital. I will get if Friday, then in it'll be in the woods Saturday. I wanted a digital, so maybe this is a good one. We'll see.
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:58 PM
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A buddy of mine called me and said I should've ordered the Leaf River Digital, so I called Cabela's and changed the order. Maybe it'll be a good one. I've been using a $60 Stealth Cam with mixed results, maybe this will be the ticket!
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Old 02-08-2005, 04:16 PM
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I would call Cabelas and get your money back . Build your own , you will save money and have a great camera . You can go to Hags House and find everything you need to build one .

I am going to start selling them to cover the cost of my own cams .

Here is what they will look like .

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Old 02-08-2005, 04:24 PM
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Here are a couple pics from home made cams .



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