Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You should try the movies!

I will be the first to admit that I get a small rush when I check my game camera.  I guess it is the excitement of what the next picture could bring.  Will it be that big buck that you haven't seen or a long bearded turkey or another animal all together?  I have focused my game camera efforts on only one stand this season, so I have to admit that I have grown a little tired of seeing the same deer over and over.  I know that this can change while deer move around a bit more in colder weather or during the rut, but I have found my scouting to fall into a little rut of its own.  I decided to give it a fresh look.

I have never used the video feature on my camera before.  I decided to give it a try this weekend in hopes of seeing something amazing.  While the results were not quite amazing, they were certainly fun to watch.  The camera shot 18 sixteen second videos in just over two days.  Here are some of the highlights!  Enjoy!

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Yes, Mr. Eight point is still hanging around as you can see.  I also got some videos of feeding does, coons, squirrels and of course turkeys.  Some of you have said that Mr. Eight point is a shooter.  Now that you have had the chance to see him move around a little, do you still feel that way?  I think he is only a 2 1/2 to 3 year old deer and needs a little more time to turn into a wall hanger.  He is still a little leggy and he doesn't have that drooping belly yet.  He also seems to be very skiddish in his movements like a younger deer looking for his big brother to jump out from behind a tree.  He is a nice deer, but if he gets to next year I think he could be a stud.   Just look at the progress he made from last year.  I'm pretty sure this is the same deer based on the general area that he is in and the fact that he has that nice curve on the end of his rack on the right side.

Mr. Eight Point in 2010

Mr. Eight Point in 2011

See what a difference a year makes!!

So go out and flip your camera to video mode if you want a little change of pace.  It is pretty cool to see these deer move around a little bit and give you some different perspective.

Happy Hunting!

7 comments:

Joe said...

Nice. I've never used the video on my cameras either. Might have to break down and give it a try.

TexWisGirl said...

i never get to see deer here (have seen them on a back road or two, but never on the ranch) so it's a treat to be able to see them moving around! :)

Samantha said...

Mr8 is a hunk..hope he makes it another year!

kmurray said...

I love video mode! We haven't turned it on this year once and I think your post has inspired me to mix it up again!

Thanks Trey!

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

Pretty cool man, was going to write some line like "if it's brown, it's down" or "baby got rack"... guess I just did...

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Mr. 8 Pointer is looking studly!

Erin said...

Impressive. I don't know if I could wait another year if I saw him through my cross hairs.