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#3804709 - Today at 06:40 AM Why is it so hard to get mature bucks on camera?
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Loc: TN, USA

Without attractants or food plots, I find it difficult to get mature bucks on camera. I realize they are few in number but I wonder if it's my camera technique. I use black flash only by the way. Buck sign is limited right now too. Any other suggestions?
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#3804718 - Today at 07:06 AM Re: Why is it so hard to get mature bucks on camera? [Re: fairchaser]
infoman jr.
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If buck sign is limited, you may just not be where the bucks are. A mature buck's range (generally) shrinks with age as well. Use good scent control, and put your cameras over scrapes. One might show up.
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#3804933 - 42 minutes 44 seconds ago Re: Why is it so hard to get mature bucks on camera? [Re: infoman jr.]
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One thing to consider is that old bucks often don't use the same trails/routes and youngsters and does. I've even found in some cases that if it's a well-traveled-beat-to-bare-dirt type of trail it may not even be worth hanging a cam if I'm trying to catch an old deer.

Assuming you've got old bucks roaming your property, they may be using completely different routes/areas then most other deer. They can be hermits...loners.

#3804949 - 27 minutes 41 seconds ago Re: Why is it so hard to get mature bucks on camera? [Re: Boll Weevil]

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Cause they is smarter than yer average younger buck. Or, should I say, more wary. ;\)

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#3804967 - 11 minutes 17 seconds ago Re: Why is it so hard to get mature bucks on camera? [Re: MUP]
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...or there might not be any mature deer in your area.
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