Camera on a bait pile

TmKarren

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I have a ten minute time delay set up on it for this.  I was thinking this might be a little to long.  What is a good time delay?  I was thinking maybe 5 minutes?  For those of you out there that have done this.  Besides the posts were slowing down.  Had to add to them.  Thank you.  
 



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Depends on how many pics you want of the same deer.  I suppose if it's a nice buck one would want several, but if it was a doe maybe not so much.  I recall a post awhile ago from someone saying that the deer in their area didn't stick around the bait pile for very long anyway.  I would think it would depend on a specific deer.  Some may be shy or cagey and not stay in one place for very long and others might be the total opposite.  If I setup on a bait pile, I'd start with the 5 min. and adjust accordingly.
 

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I had one set over a food plot last season with a two minute delay. I only had a few double pictures. I'm setting all of mine at two mintes now.

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I had the DeerCam SX500 last season.  Ialso had the programmer.  I put the Camera on a bait pile and wasnt back for a week.  The camera was on a 45 min. delay.  I had the event counter on a 5 min. delay. When I got to  check the camera  all the film was used (24 exp.) and I had 185 events.
 

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This is only my findings. I have a camera with a 1-5-10 minute delay over bait. It was one I bought B4 I found this sight, and when I had the timer on 1 or 5, I had a lot of duplicate pictures of the same deer. I would now only use 10 minutes. I still have had 4 pictures of the same doe. So more time would be nice. I do have a friend w/a home brew set @ 1 minute and there where 24 pictures of squirrels over bait so be careful. Just my findings.
 

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Thank you all for the input.  You all saved me alot of time messing around with the time figuring.  Thanks again...
 

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TmK,
I am sure the situation varies depending on how localized the bait, how hard they are hitting it, ect...  My experience in early fall before bow season is 20 minutes minimum.  I personally would rather miss an individual deer once in a while (due to longer delay) but get 24 pictures of 24 different deer.  One of my limitations is that I can usually only check the camera once per week.  A 24 exp. roll of film is almost always shot in one week.  Just my 2 cents...
 

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Thanks Kmitch.  I like when they say a good camera unit costs around $300 - $450.  Ha Ha.  Thats for 4 - 7 cameras around here

(Edited by TmKarren at 9:54 am on Mar. 9, 2002)
 

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I have automatic feeders that put out a specific amount of feed at a particular time, I started last fall with a 1 min delay usually got a 24 roll in 2 - 3 days with alot of duplicates mostly night pics, not a problem during hunting season I am usually on the lease every day to check my cam.
After season I shut off the afternoon feed and doubled the amount I put out at daylight, changed to 10 min delay. 99% of my pics were daytime with not many duplicates and usually counter did not exceede 30-35 events in a 7 day period. I cut back to 1 trip to the lease per week.  
 

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Tm, I don't think 10 minutes is to much delay on a feed pile for deer, atleast not around here in march. once they find it they will stay close to it until its gone. I think you will be getting a roll of film a day even with a 10 minute delay. Of course it depends on how much feed you put out. You also want some time between pics to let them settle back down. Just my thoughts. Homer
 

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