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    Default Trail cam and stand placement?

    How far from your bait are you guys puttng your stand and trail cameras?

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    I run my stand 30-40 ft from the barrel around 18-21 foot up. My camera is about 10ft from the barrel it allows good judgement of size and

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    I try to not have my camera more than 20ft away, and I always put it a little farther up in the tree and angle it down to the barrel, about at my chest height and i'm 6'0, just a personal preference there I guess. As far as my tree stand goes, I bow hunt and don't like more than a 25 yard shot, maximum 30 to the bait, if you're rifle hunting then you can squeeze it out farther and be a anywhere from 60-100 yards out, just keep in mind to have good shooting lanes towards your bait! Stand height, I don't go farther than 30 ft ever. but that's cuz I need a good angle to shoot at so i slam both lungs with an arrow. 25-30 ft is the sweet spot IMO. Hope it helps

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    Thanks for the replies!

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    to keep from having 400000000 pics when you check your camera.. put it on a small tree.. and cut the top off about 5 foot up, making a post. our smallish trees up here are prone to the wind, and a shakeing tree can produce a TON of pics. i run mine 15-25 feet away.. and handel your camera BEFORE you handel the bait..She gets a little mad at me having to replace them all the time.
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    A lot of the newer cameras only take pics when there is a thermal image, no more worrying about wind or branches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    and handel your camera BEFORE you handel the bait..She gets a little mad at me having to replace them all the time.
    Ha ha ha... Good advice!

    I put the camera out last week for a test run and sure enough between small branches and the tree shaking I had about 3,000 pictures of nothing! I have a nice big birch picked out for when i put it out on the bait, hope that works better!

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    Lock box's are well worth their money, protect your camera and stop people from walking up and checking your pics - trust me, it happens!!! No matter how careful you are, you'll get scent on the camera or if it's close to the bait, it may become a chew toy. I have $1000 in cameras with teeth marks all over them. I usually put two or three camera's on my bait station and one where I park my boat to keep an eye on things.
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