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passgas55

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I read in the set up to have cam 3 to 4 feet high. I was just wondering what every body is setting their cams at? I am aiming for deer and ferral pigs.
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I've been setting mine at about 3 to 4 foot. Had great luck with it.  I just got back a roll of film with deer and racoons.
 

Richard Webb

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This is what 1 foot high looks like, but I used a small stick behind the cam to tilt it up a little.







(Edited by Richard Webb at 7:52 pm on Aug. 27, 2001)
 

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hey gas, about knee high for me works well, give you a good eye level pic of deer!
 

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A little trick I've been doing is taking a second 35mm camera along with me and kneeling or laying down next to the tree where I want to hang my camera, and actually "seeing" what the camera will see at a particular height or direction.

I've been pleased with my results so far, and can also take pics of my cam set-ups, or anything else I may see while in the woods. Can't take a picture if you don't carry a camera!!
 

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I have set mine at 3-4 foot. Depending on the lay of the land I sometimes place a stick behind the cam to tilt it down a little. I like the pics looking down and seeing the tops of their heads and whatever may be up there.  Later  Billy
 

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On adverage, I go around 2 1/2 feet. This depends on the angle of the camera, is it pointing a bit up or down? Is it looking down hill or up hill?

Each situation is different. I would stay with 2 1/2 to 3 feet on level ground.

To high and this is what you will get.

 

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I've been hanging my cams at 4-5'.  Depending on the tree, I may have to put a stick behind the top or bottom of the box to level it, but I usually seem to get the whole deer with some background.  Any lower and the PIR range seems to suffer.
 

Richard Webb

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Hi jayber - I agree that PIR range suffers when a trail cam is low, and don't recommend it especially during the rainy season. I have been working a fence hole trying to get a hog picture for the Contest's (Best camera view or angle), but the same forked horn keeps passing through the hole. Guess he wants to be in the Contest?
 

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