How to Locate Summer Bucks by Using 4G Cellular Trail Cameras?
This is a pill that is difficult to swallow, but every year thousands of hunters face the daunting task of relocating and inspecting the trail cameras during the lazy days of summer because every once in a while, the SD cards of these trail cameras are already filled with photos of the Bucks.
It is almost a guarantee that once velvet has shed that buck you thought you had patterned suddenly vanishes into thin air. This is even truer as the calendar folds into the dreaded October lull. But where do this once highly visible bucks go? That’s the million-dollar question that so many of us try to answer each year; myself included.
Honestly, there are some theories about this, but I don’t think many hunters know why. Whatever the reason, the focus of this article is on the methods you can use with your 4G cellular deer camera to reposition these bucks. Here are some thoughts to consider.
Locate Rubs and Scrapes
It may be a bit early for scrapes, but even if you don’t find it now, there will be some buck rubs appearing in your area soon; especially in some areas near the food source. However, the only problem is that the actual rubbing is usually done under the dark cover of the area suitable for hunting. That doesn’t do much to help you feel a tag.
However, a close look at the direction of the friction surface down can help you find the right bed area. In other words, think about the way buck stands when he makes a rub and then start looking for the path he walks in behind him. This investigation may lead to some clues that may eventually lead to the possible fall of the bedding area.
In addition, consider moving deeper into cover in order to find more rubs along the buck’s path as he heads to a chosen food source. It will probably differ from the trail he used during the summer months simply because the cover has changed due to falling leaves as autumn approaches.
Hunters should also remember that changes in testosterone and changes in coverage can affect the Bucks, especially the mature Bucks, in a very profound way. The bigger money we are looking for has become more mysterious and a bit cold. In order to find them, you must use these terms to think. Their carefree summer has long passed. Your strategy should be reflected.
Using Scents To Relocate Bucks
As time goes by, Bucks hope that bread will increase. He needs to leave his calling card. Smart hunters should consider making their own buck rubs and scratches, trying to draw the big bucks during the daytime, or at least get his visual confirmation in the area.
When it comes to scents I’ve used Smokey’s Deer Lures with great success and they even offer scents made specifically for creating your own buck rubs, scrapes, and licking branches. If you are inclined to try this, read a book or blog about bait, and you may learn a lot from it.
If you suspect that an area is central to buck activity, then nothing can be better than using deer bait and attractants to attract him to your trail camera. This is especially true if you have covered food far away and are no longer the main temptation. Using this strategy does help to narrow down the possible itinerary because you have a reason to choose the one that your trail camera is monitoring.
4G Cellular Deer Camera Considerations
While 4G cellular deer camera images are an awesome tool, but hunters should not overlook the advantages of capturing “video” in addition to images. I like to run at least two cameras in a specific place, one to capture still images and the other to record video.
The video camera allows me to see how each deer that passes by behaves. It is amazing how different mature bucks behave compared to younger aged bucks. Every move seems to have a purpose and a thought. They move slowly and methodically with the highest level of awareness. The video will help you see just how cautious your target buck really is.
The capture trail cam video also lets you view the landing area. By mounting the camera on a trajectory viewed from the front (rather than simply passing it), you can see the buck as he approaches. This can provide a wealth of knowledge that a still image cannot be obtained at all.
However, don’t ignore the value of capturing photos. When combined with WildGuarder’s Trail Camera photo management software, users can quickly find the way the Bucks travel based on variables such as time, wind direction, wind speed, date, and weather conditions. All come from still photos and multiple cameras.
Cameras can also be elevated so that they point more downwardly at trails or food plots. This can be effective when dealing with cagey, older-class bucks who suddenly notice every detail in the environment once they shed their velvet and break away from summer bachelor groups.
Either way, utilize the advantages that come with having multiple trail cameras in the area you are watching.
In order to locate post-summer bucks, you are going to have to think like one, move like one and place your trail cameras in areas that you wouldn’t have considered just a few weeks or a month prior.
Still, knowledgeable hunters should be aware that changes are underway as pre-match and rutting activities increase. This means that the trail camera will be moved again. But for now, find food and make sure to travel to and from the bedding area, and don’t expect plenty of daytime activities. Unless you are close to the cautious buck bedding, it won’t happen at all.
Just make sure you move in small increments to reduce the chances of bumping the very buck you are hunting. Best of luck.