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proguide66
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 Posted: May 27th, 2010 11:29 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

My new cams have arrived and I now have 8. I will be using some for game photos but as well am going to place some specifically for 'something' 6 to 10 ft tall.
I am not convinced a sasquatch knows what a camera 'is' but think they can tell there is 'something' coming from the front of the object and are probably very leary of getting in the way of it.
Have any of you thought of covering the camera with 'something' that might be of interest in being taken by a sasquatch?...or maybe place a cover over the cam wich would be pulled off by something passing in front resulting in a photo??
I am going to give this a go in some areas here. Placing a thread line in line with the lense cover or a complete camera cover 'might' make a difference...but may as well get triggered by birds landing on the string?
anyone try or think of this?? I am quite sure they can sense the motion trigger's and this might be a way to hide them from them and surprise them with a self induced pic???
I am a game guide in B.C. as well guide on the coast for sport fish.
 
 
Tyler H
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 Posted: May 27th, 2010 11:57 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I'd be surprised if a string on a cover would be tripped unwittingly by a squatch... but then, it is a field that is full of surprises...
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 Posted: May 28th, 2010 11:52 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Would it be possible to fix it up (since you've more than one camera) in such a way that avoiding some of the cameras on purpose would mean that the animal would have to trip others? A sort of multi-camera trap, maybe with cameras set in more than one plane?
Just an idea....
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 Posted: May 28th, 2010 02:59 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I'm not sure they could be fooled that easily....never know though. I think its kinda clear with the literally thousands of cams in the woods present time that they are aware of 'something just isnt right' about them. the invisible trigger deice is all I can come up with. this is why I now am trying to eliminate the 'warning factor' to them via the cam. The only thing I can come up with is to cover the cam completely but have it on and as well cover it with 'something' of interest to a sasquatch to take wich would have it in front of the cam immediately ending with a good shot?? the 'string' sounds kinda rough and simple, but obviously would be more 'sneaky' like having branches ect to help conceal it and as well make it a drk string and very thread like line to trip...obviously with hardly any resistance to pull the cover from the cam as well.
Its a thought anyway.I posted to see if anyone has thought of this or tried this....going into the swamp today to retrieve some memory cards and place new cams...who knows , maybe there will be a HUGE picture today...fingers crossed!
I am a game guide in B.C. as well guide on the coast for sport fish.
 
 
a.allen63
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 Posted: May 28th, 2010 03:49 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Quote:
Andy wrote:
Would it be possible to fix it up (since you've more than one camera) in such a way that avoiding some of the cameras on purpose would mean that the animal would have to trip others? A sort of multi-camera trap, maybe with cameras set in more than one plane?
Just an idea....


a great idea!!

if you look at the TEXLA website, you will see evidence of lots of sound recordings of heavy bipedal 'somethings' come up to the 'bait' and start licking the peanut butter bait off the tree trunk below the sound recorder like its going out of fashion and they seem to have honed in on the location by sense of smell. So how about pointing a trail cam at a tree with peanut butter smeared over the trunk?
 
 
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 Posted: May 28th, 2010 05:04 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

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a great idea!!

if you look at the TEXLA website, you will see evidence of lots of sound recordings of heavy bipedal 'somethings' come up to the 'bait' and start licking the peanut butter bait off the tree trunk below the sound recorder like its going out of fashion and they seem to have honed in on the location by sense of smell. So how about pointing a trail cam at a tree with peanut butter smeared over the trunk?

This would deffinitely get lots of action due to the high numbers of blackbears and grizzlies in the valley bottom during the spring. I am also in a way not wanting bears near the cams due the last one getting chewed after its first outing.,.- $400.00 instantaniously...I am trying to come up with a great curiosity item , hopefully I can even have it as the camera concealer.
I am a game guide in B.C. as well guide on the coast for sport fish.
 
 
robday
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 Posted: May 29th, 2010 12:18 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I remember reading on one of these forums about someone who thought of placing a cam in a cooler at a normal campsite. If the cooler is opened, a pic is taken...
Sounds like an idea worth a try.
I've also thought about eliminating electronics altogether if possible. It would take an old 35mm camera and some creative method of tripping the shutter, but it seems doable. This way there is no emission, no electronic noise. The materials of the camera might still be detectable via scent, but maybe not. Al old Kodak with the flash cube might do the trick.
 
 
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 Posted: July 13th, 2010 02:52 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I purchased the Bushnell trophy cam. Can someone tell me what is the best interval in seconds to set the camera at? I put it out last night aimed at some apples and when I retrieved it off of the tree it hadn't taken any pictures. The apples had been moved and one was half eaten. Yes it was turned on. I wonder what I did wrong.
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 Posted: August 22nd, 2010 12:15 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Quote:
robday wrote:
I remember reading on one of these forums about someone who thought of placing a cam in a cooler at a normal campsite. If the cooler is opened, a pic is taken...
Sounds like an idea worth a try.
I've also thought about eliminating electronics altogether if possible. It would take an old 35mm camera and some creative method of tripping the shutter, but it seems doable. This way there is no emission, no electronic noise. The materials of the camera might still be detectable via scent, but maybe not. Al old Kodak with the flash cube might do the trick.

Wow Rob that was two years ago. You're good.
 
 
grazhopprr
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 Posted: August 23rd, 2010 09:59 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

One technique I never hear about, is putting the game cam at least 20 feet high, aiming down at an area. Out of level eye sight.
"IF IT AIN'T OBVIOUS, IT AIN'T EVIDENCE" ~Graz
"Get a giggle about it" ~Graz
 
 
SilentJohn
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 Posted: July 19th, 2011 01:51 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Quote:
Tom Thomas wrote:
I purchased the Bushnell trophy cam. Can someone tell me what is the best interval in seconds to set the camera at? I put it out last night aimed at some apples and when I retrieved it off of the tree it hadn't taken any pictures. The apples had been moved and one was half eaten. Yes it was turned on. I wonder what I did wrong.


I haven't used mine to find BF, but to catch tomato theifs

I have a Bushnell Bone Collector camera and I seem to have some instance where I get a shot, but nothing is there. This is both in the day time and night time shots. I suspect that the day time ones are of hummingbirds as we have several feeders out. The night ones I can't explain. I have my settings at 5 seconds with two shots at a time. I've tried 2 seconds with the same two shots at a time. Still the night time shots, there's nothing except for one night where there appears to be an arm almost invisible moving from outside of the tomato cage to the inside of the tomato cage.


The place where the tangible and the mythical become the same . Edward Abbey
 
 
Tom Thomas
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 Posted: July 19th, 2011 10:06 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

SilentJohn
Thanks for the reply. I've been putting my camera in different locations here in the woods near my home. I found out one thing about the bone collector it is water proof. I had it out and we had a torrential down pour during the 4th of July weekend. I got lots of pictures of the rain coming down.

I'm working on a couple of projects to hide my camera so the Squatch can't see it. I'll try them out here and see if it works as far as it taking pictures. And then I'll take it on my next expedition and set it out in the woods where the Squatch has been seen.
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