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He’s baaack.

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I wondered if he’d be around again this year. Hunted him last year and he outsmarted me showing up on camera 30 minutes after legal shooting hours on the last day of season after disappearing for over a month. So....the pursuit begins anew. He’s one sharp dude but I hope to put a Swacker hole in his pump house this season.
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Nice buck,indeed!!!I hunt in fairly big lease on NShore and I seem to have all sorts of technical issues with game cams,feeders,etc and just today went to finish up some food plot preparation and noticed my doggone deer feeder was knocked over,not really dat big a deal since I need to move it anyway and one of my hunting buddies just got fine Moultrie feeder on Amazon Prime for $119.I might invest in new deer feeder plus better game cam with cell phone capabilities!!!Good luck-was getting fine pics of big 8 pt with small herd of does!!!

Mandevillian
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Good luck with the trail cam thing. I use the black or “invisible” led’s and the only even decent night time pics I’ve found are with moultrie. I have not tried any cell signal cams but I’ve been thoroughly disappointed with browning and stealth. I don’t really like moultrie bc they don’t last but a couple of years but it’s the only one with good night time pics. They all take great daytime pics though. Let us know if you really like your night pics and what cam you like. Punted on cuddeback years ago with poor customer service but they did have really night time pics but that was with old red IR leds, which again most do get good night pics with those.
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To be honest my Wild Game Innovations cam was working superb and I accidentally set it for video and got incredible footage of big 8 pt running off 6 pt and think issue may be batteries that are defective. It worked great first few years I had it and need to take batteries out and put in new Sd card. Going on short Ozarks vacation(they have as many deer as residents in Arkansas)🦌🐿My luck with deer feeders and game cams ain’t that good and I need to probably set up new feeder and possibly tinker with Wild Game Innovations cam as it was doing a fine job may be operator error😬😬😬

Mandevillian
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David,
That’s a great looking buck, hope you catch up to him this season!
Browning is my go to camera as I have had excellent results. I am trying to move all of my trail cameras to browning’s. I run at peak rut 20 cameras and found browning to be the best out of about 4 other brands. I also bought and trying out the new cell phone camera SPYPOINT Link-Micro and just love it!
As long as you have good cell service it’s been working great for me.
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Those are some incredible food plots,mine never look dat good!!!I might just have to check out Browning game cameras and hope to get after it on my food plots once I get back from short Ozarks vacation.Wifey and I go up there just about same time of year every year to relax and get ready for hectic Medicare Open Enrollments and we met a gent last year who told us Arkansas has probably more deer than it has residents and judging from the deer we routinely see,he is probably under-estimating the deer population and they also have plenty elk!!Not sure how thick their black bear population is but know Tennessee has plenty of bears and have heard Atchafalaya area has quite a black bear population.Awesome pics,good luck this season.When we get back,got feeling Lady P gonna be stocked to brim with fat redfish and best part is takes me maybe ten minutes from home to launch and typically burn maybe gallon,galllon and half of gas!!!

Mandevillian
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Mandevillian, Be safe and enjoy your trip. Yep I had very good results on my food plots this summer! Thanks
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Chris, that’s a spectacular looking food plot. Summer soybean plot? If so did you electric fence it?
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David, Yes Summer Soybean and Cow Peas. No electric fence but had very good rain all summer. Deer browsed it heavy at first then backed off and now they are back on it again heavy!
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Couple more deer hanging around. Looks like another fun start to bow season. The solo fat boy is not so much antler prize but he?s mature and the age I?m looking for. Getting them in front of a camera is a lot easier than getting them in front of an arrow though. Camera dates are off one month, should say August.
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Looking good! hope 'Fat Boy' shows for you during bow season. Good Luck
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Good friend of mine,happens to be Medicare Client,suggested a website,trailcampro.com,and they not only pretty much match Amazon Prime as far as my Browning Strike Force game cam is concerned($199.95 shipped zero shipping charge and double manufacturer warranty)they offer technical service and this game cam came with 16g memory card and I have captured plenty pics of healthy doe herd and just yesterday swapped out SD card and set fine game cam to video mode,will see what kinda videos I will be capturing.I think my onery deer feeder finally working properly and might invest in either Ozonics Scent Control System(about 100% sure I have not been 'scent-free')or the Wildgame Innovations version of scent control.Bass Pro has their Member Appreciation Event tomorrow but plunking down $199 at the least is kinda hard for me to fathom.Not sure if other hunters using Ozonics or other system of scent dissipation but these systems make perfect sense(scent???)!!!This Browning Strike Force is bad azz!!

Mandevillian
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Did a little tree rat stalking this am,got two of the three I dropped(Big Branch requires steel shot #4 or smaller)and I saw three small deer and might just have to do some deer stalking(know that is extremely difficult but doable).Today I spooked two does and on my way back spotted doe lazily feeding on same trail I was on and had I known two deer were gonna bolt across trail and spook deer,I mighta tried a different route back to my vehicle.Was trying to get a tad closer to take decent cell phone pic and the two deer that bolted across trail spooked doe way ahead of us!!!Swapped out SD card(cam set on video)and got nice videos of thick-bodied 6 pt chowing on vegetation in food plot,oblivious to does and coons eating golden nuggets!!!Good luck this season-gonna seek some specks and reds possibly this Fri and maybe hit my stand next week.Lotta fun stalking tree rats and use same tactics to try to get close enough for good shot at deer and one year had huge 6 pt not realize I was maybe 15 ft away from him(wind was in my favor,obviously)!!!

Mandevillian
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