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from atokad21 on 01.22.09
When I worked for a Department of Interior agency as a Biological Science Tech. we tried to leave them out for a full week. As long as a heard of deer or buffalo didn’t come by at night and fill up the digital memory around a water hole that seemed to work best for us. Any less than a week and we noticed a drop in activity in the vicinity of the camera. If we left it for more than a week we lost a lot of time if there were any technical problems. I would be a little nervous leaving my personal camera out for much longer than that if it was placed on public ground.
I can't hardly wait to see my trail camera photos and TOTALLY check them too much--(like every day, I'm embarrassed to say.)
Depends on whether it is film or digital and the quality of batteries. If its digital about the most I've had batteries last was 2 wks but a roll of film could be gone within a day. I usually shoot for a week though.
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