Bear at deer feeder: Jacksonville, Florida hunter Mike Mooney couldn't understand why no deer were visiting his hot spot deer feeder along a thick and tangled creek bottom. Then he set up a Moultrie game camera and learned a black bear had taken over the corn dispensing device.
Big Daddy: This giant still-in-velvet buck was photographed in Greene County, Georgia in mid-August near a salt lick. The photographer says he’d never seen the buck previously, but hopes he shows on opening day of the archery season. No kidding!
Moonlight Buck: Right at dusk this mid-July velvet buck was on the move, with the temperature at 82 degrees. Moultrie camera information shows the deer was feeding “between the moons.” The action took place near Hannibal, Missouri.
Up Close 10 Point: Central-Minnesota hunter “Ben” posted this Moultrie website photograph of a tight-rack 10-pointer coming to a mineral lick in early August. The buck seems completely oblivious of the camera as it eyeballs the mineral site.
Bear at deer feeder: Jacksonville, Florida hunter Mike Mooney couldn’t understand why no deer were visiting his hot spot deer feeder along a thick and tangled creek bottom. Then he set up a Moultrie game camera and learned a black bear had taken over the corn dispensing device.
Monster 12: This heavy-beam Wisconsin 12-pointer was caught by a Moultrie game camera on August 5, with many more weeks of grow-out for his velvet rack still to come. A sure-enough trophy, this great buck was photographed at the site during a full moon, just before 2 a.m., with a temperature of 64 degrees. Note the deer’s shedding summer coat, and a ladder leading up to a tree stand where it’s a good bet a hunter will be waiting on opening day of bow season.
11 point buck: Phillip in Ohio was excited to get this recent photo of a nice, still-growing 11-point velvet buck, with a couple other deer in the background. Then…..
8 point: …a minute later (note time code on images), the deer behind the 11 pointer raised its velvet adorned head showing it is a mature, tall, 8-point buck. The season looks good for Phillip at this Ohio hunting location.
Waiting For Oct.: This photo of a huge southeast Michigan buck was made August 14, during the last phase of the moon, around sunrise, with a temperature of 62 degrees. The hunter who posted this photo on the Moultrie website says his camera is set near a wild apple tree, which apparently is well known to the buck.
I’m Here: Hunter Seth Oaks of Kingsport, Tennessee submitted this Moultrie trail camera photo of a healthy, mature buck that showed near his game camera at 6:25 p.m. on July 26 with the temperature 81 degrees. Consistent photos of good bucks such as this helps a hunter pattern deer effectively, and make a good decision when to try a spot for a specific animal.
Young 10 pointer: This 10-point Michigan buck was captured by a Moultrie game camera as it headed toward soybeans to feed. The photo was made August 1, and the hunter noted the buck is a young one, which will be “passed” this season, knowing next year the deer will be true trophy size, perhaps record book material.
Pin Stripe: Hunter Scott Uppenkamp sent this photo of a great young buck to the Moultrie website. His trail camera captured the deer at a mineral lick in Shelby County, Ohio at the end of July. Scott says he passed the buck last year, and would like to wait until next year to tag him when the deer will be a spectacular trophy.
Duo: This pair of great bucks was photographed August 10, near Albany, Kentucky. From their neck size it appears they are still young bucks. But “passing” them when hunting season opens would take strong will power.
Moultrie’s Game Spy Game Management System is one of the most fascinating whitetail scouting tools to come along in years, simply because it allows hunters to monitor as many hunting spots as they choose, from long range. Camera images are taken (digital stills or video) with a Moultrie camera, then they are transmitted via a GPS device to a website where hunters can almost instantly view photos and video. Photos from multiple cameras placed hundreds of miles apart in a wide geographic area, can be monitored by a hunter. Thus a sportsman waiting for the rut in Missouri can monitor cameras at his stands there, while also “watching” photos transmitted from stands in Illinois, Wisconsin and Kansas. A hunt is subsequently planned for whichever place camera images show the best bucks are available at chosen stand locations and the best possible time.
And all this is done without ever having to visit the hunting sites – a major advantage as this can contaminate sites with human encroachment and scent. The Moultrie I-65 Digital Trail Camera is one of the best and most sophisticated for this new and innovative hunting system. It has a virtually invisible infrared flash that captures night images (video or stills) out to 50 feet without alarming game. The 6-megapixel camera is fitted in a rugged and weather-proof housing that easily attaches to trees and is simple to operate. The camera accommodates SDHC memory cards up to 16 GM, and has a retail price under $400.
The Moultrie I-65 has long battery life, and is capable of being fitted to a 12-volt battery for extended use without in-the-field monitoring. Battery level, adjusting camera sequences and general monitoring are all done remotely via website, when the unit is attached to a Moultrie GPS Game Spy Connect. This remarkable device transmits wireless data to a private website via the AT&T cellular network. Because it is GPS enabled, all photos can be tagged with exact GPS locations, which can be plotted on a satellite map. Email service is available via the GPS and website to hunters for camera photo updates. Text messages and photo images also can be received on cell phones and PDAs. The Moultrie GPS Game Spy Connect sells for under $160.
Game Spy Connect
Three other Moultrie trail cameras also are compatible with the system, and work similarly. They are the I-45 ($289), the M-65 ($389) and M-45 ($289). All are rugged and offer years of trouble-free, in-the-field service. For more information contact Moultrie (phone 800-653-3334, www.moultriefeeders.com).
Trail cameras have come a long way in a very short time. Moultrie’s new “Game Spy Game Management System” allows hunters to have more cameras and better images than ever before.