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How long should i leave a trail camera out before checking it again?

from atokad21 on 01.22.09

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from Remington Metric wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

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.

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from bear hunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

5-7 days

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from The Bowman wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

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.)

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

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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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

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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from The Bowman wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

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.)

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from bear hunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

5-7 days

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from Remington Metric wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

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.

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