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scouting camera help?

Old 09-08-2002, 03:57 PM
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I just bought a Deer Cam brand scouting camera.Any body got a advice on how best to set it up? How high off the ground should i set it,best timer settings, sensitivity settings and answers like that.Good luck n Bag a Biggen, Gater

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Old 09-08-2002, 04:42 PM
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the only things I can says from trying mine is; about 3 1/3' high,do not set it stright east or west(the rise and setting sun will mess up the pic's and may set the camer off from the heat and brightness) use 800 speed flim( works best for me)watch small bushes in front of the lens,(there movement when the wind blows will set it off also )put the camers on a largh tree also,a small tree sways back and forth with the wind,that will set it off.

thats all I can say for now,only had mine for a couple mo's. those are some things that I have learned.good luck with it.

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Old 09-08-2002, 07:02 PM
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Well gator, you will probably need to set it between 30 and 40 inches from the ground for deer and not as high for turkeys and small critters, The timer setting depends on what the camera is watching, If it is on a feeder where there is alot of activity I would set it for about every 10 minutes, if on a trail or somthing to where there is not as much activity I would set it to take pictures as quick as it could, Mine is not a deer cam brand but the quickest 1 can set mine is 1 minute. The sensitivity setting varies, you will just kind of have to experiment with it to get it set like you want.

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Old 09-09-2002, 07:30 AM
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Got the Photo camera from Walmart, I set it about 3 ft off of the ground works great use 400 speed film got deer and turkey both set it on 5 mins the first roll to see how it works set it on 20 mins for a week checked it last evening had a full roll of film had 28 event on counter so I got most of them film read 27. Got to go to Walmart one hour develop to see what I got this time. See Ya Later GOOD LUCK
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