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#3279344 - 06/30/13 09:54 PM Mounting trail cams out of reach
Vermin93
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I was up in Kansas this weekend doing some scouting and placing a few trail cameras on public land. I mount them high to make them harder for people and deer to notice them and more difficult for thieves to steal them. I took a few pictures with my iPhone in case anyone would like to see some examples. The thick forest canopy made it tough to take decent pictures.









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#3279354 - 06/30/13 10:05 PM Re: Mounting trail cams out of reach [Re: Vermin93]
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Same thing I generally do. I take a set of two or three Summit buck steps with me and place my cams 10-12 feet up a tree. Bought some neat screw in mounts from gator-n-buck that make positioning easy. I've yet to lose a camera to thieves with this set up. Makes some neat shot angles as well.
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#3279503 - 07/01/13 07:44 AM Re: Mounting trail cams out of reach [Re: de novo]
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I know a guy that walks with a limp that used to do that so be careful. He fell off a little step ladder in the woods, tore his ankle to pieces amazingly enough, and hopped and hobbled out of the woods until he got within cell range.
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#3279517 - 07/01/13 08:01 AM Re: Mounting trail cams out of reach [Re: BlountArrow]
Vermin93
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
I know a guy that walks with a limp that used to do that so be careful. He fell off a little step ladder in the woods, tore his ankle to pieces amazingly enough, and hopped and hobbled out of the woods until he got within cell range.


That is a good point and I should add that I wear a harness and use a lineman's belt when placing and checking the trail cameras, just as if I was putting up a hang on treestand. The lineman's belt is key because you really need both hands free to place the camera
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#3279522 - 07/01/13 08:11 AM Re: Mounting trail cams out of reach [Re: Vermin93]
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Good deal...amazing the freak things that can happen.
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#3279538 - 07/01/13 08:43 AM Re: Mounting trail cams out of reach [Re: BlountArrow]
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The "mount high and point down" technique is fine for monitoring a given spot on the ground, such as a bait station, salt lick, or scrape, but that mounting system will cause you to miss deer in the background. In addition, that mounting style can be a pain in the butt for anyone hanging multiple cameras or for those who move their cameras frequently.
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#3281499 - 07/03/13 12:01 PM Re: Mounting trail cams out of reach [Re: BSK]
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My buddy does this and it seems like a good idea
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