Rutting Activity 2012 Deer Season

Spypoint Trail Camera catches Race Car Buck named Son of Tall-One at the starting line

 

He avoided me during the controlled shotgun hunt,staying in thick cover, but now due to M.R.I. ( Most Recent Information) I have narrowed his travel patterns down.

With the help of my Spypoint Trail Cams, Buck Fever scrapes and last years Rack Stacker Food plot I know where the Does and Bucks are travelling to at first light.

Check out Son-of-Tall-One recent activity on my Spypoint Tiny W cam

 

Product Review of Spypoint’s Tiny W 2 Trail Camera

 Spypoint’s  newest cutting edge for today’s hunters, get the shot and make the shot.

The TINY-W2 surveillance camera has quite unique features. Its wireless backup system allows the user to retrieve a remote copy of each photo taken by the camera. Based on the compact design of the TINY series camera, it has a 2.4″ viewing screen and three motion sensors. Its many features makes the TINY-W2 one of the most complete cameras among Spypoint products.

 

Spypoint Tiny W2 Specs:

  • 8.0 Megapixel picture quality
  • High, medium or low wireless photo transmission
  • 250 ft wireless range to the receiver (5x improved)
  • Built-in 2,4″ viewing screen
  • 3 sensors for a total of 7 zone detection range
  • Tiny size (4,7″ x 3,5″ x 2,7″)
  • Sliding mount for easier handling
  • 38 infrared LEDs for night time illumination
  • Automatic infrared level adjustment
  • Video recording from 10 to 90 sec. (640×480)
  • Color pictures by day, black and white by night
  • Adjustable period of operation
  • Time-Lapse mode
  • Multi-shot mode up to 6 pictures per detection
  • Instant trigger time in electricity mode1
  • Date, time, moon phase and temperature stamp on pictures
  • Camera requires an SD/SDHC card up to 32 GB,
    the receiver requires 8 GB (not included)
  • USB and TV port (NTSC/PAL)
  • Adjustable distance detection sensor (5 to 50 ft)
  • Camera requires 6 alkaline AA batteries (not included)
  • Camera can be powered by a rechargeable lithium battery pack
    (not included) and maintain it’s charge by a solar panel
  • 12 volt or Solar panel / External trigger jacks
  • Receiver requires 6 alkaline AA batteries (not included)
  • User friendly menu
  • Kit includes: TINY-W2 camera, blackbox (receiver),
    installation strap, USB and video cables, user manual.

Get more deer photos this season, leave no scent or make any noise that may spook deer.

Maximum safety with the Blackbox

The distance of transmission between the TINY-W2 camera and the Blackbox receiver now extends to a wireless range of 250 feet. It is therefore possible to retrieve your photos while staying away from the monitored area. If stolen, this system of wireless backup can be very effective.

Buck sheds antlers early in Ontario

Finding antler sheds before the season ends makes me wonder of the health of the deer herd.

Has anyone else found deer sheds yet?

This is the second year a local buck chose to drop it’s antlers on my property. Now three and a half its looking to be a an awesome looking buck.

A rough check on this years shed score roughly at 150 if both antlers are symmetrical.

Spy Point Trail cam photos show this buck just got lucky with no head gear now.

He walked up to a pile of Fixation near my feeder last night with no antlers.

Often bucks loose antlers fighting and sparring but this dropped antler was in pursuit of some Rack Stacker Deer Feed. I will be on the lookout for the right side antler.

I still have a shooter buck visiting my feeder according to my Spy-Point-Camera.

Hopefully he will be sporting his headgear when I’m there with my Bow-Tech

Possible 170 class buck checking out my Rack Stacker Deer Feed

Deer photos getting easier to take with high end trail camera like the SpyPoint Pro-X

Ontario Whitetail bow hunters need to get closer than firearm hunters for obvious reasons.

One way to get closer to deer when bow hunting in Ontario is to know where they travel during peak times of the day. Often first and last light are considered the best time of course. As deer are slaves to their  stomachs they can easily be monitored. During  the “RUT”  deer traveling anytime.

With the popularity of trail cameras knowing where & when deer move has made this a whole lot easier. Simply by placing a few trail cameras at funnels or forest/field edges has often paid off big during the hunting season. Food plots always draw deer in night and day but with a trail camera that displays time and date you know a deer habits of munching on afternoon snacks before prime time.

Where the Does go so go the Bucks is often mentioned. Believe it. You can verify this easily with a trail camera positioned on your food plot. You can place trail cameras at trail intersections about 100 yards from a food plot. Often the Big Boys hang up there while waiting for night to darken the forest. Again if you know where and when  a tree stand or ground blind may make all the difference in filling a tag.

I use a Spy-Point Pro-X series of trail camera for the  quality of photos and video it can produce. Size does matter where game cameras are concerned and the Pro-X is compact and easily hidden. A rechargeable Li Ion Polymer battery lasts a long time before recharging is required.

You  a strap or bungee cord to attach to a tree but I often use my BowNear mini camera holder for its ease and versatility of use.

You can place it up high or low at any angle to get some great photos.

 

My Pro-X take awesome photos both far and near in all sorts of weather.

Scouting camera placement is easy when you know where to place your scouting camera.

High-speed trail cameras used now make it lot easier to find that ideal tree to secure your trail camera to.

Most of the higher quality trail camera can be tested and aimed with accurate precision on most well traveled deer trail. You of course need some openings through the bush that won’t hinder your trail camera from being triggered.

Getting out in the forest after that first fresh snow will often pay big dividends when you find crisp tracks cutting across the main trail. I head out after a leisurely breakfast with some comfortable hiking boots and a few layers of clothes to shed as I hike.

Most times I after walking into a forest for ten or twenty minutes I’m far enough away from the road and the deer are more at ease wandering back and forth from bedding area to find feed. Of course if there is a farm near crown land I will walk in that direction if the trail permits.

Snowmobile and ATV trails are great to travel along to dissect a forest in sections and find those deer tracks if they haven’t been used by anyone yet. I find more wolf or coyote tracks traveling down the main trail with deer tracks crossing perpendicular.

My daypack carries one of my SpyPoint Pro X   scouting camera with a set of fresh batteries and a locking cable. Also packed away are my Navionics GPS, plastic gloves and set of clippers.

I will set up my SpyPoint  Pro-X camera about 100 meters deeper in the forest often where it opens up.  As mentioned earlier today’s high-speed cameras will trigger less than two seconds so getting that buck or doe in the frame is easier. Depending on how you set up your camera is also important. Keep it facing north to avoid false detections. I have found if you just want a photo for information on what deer are traveling down that trail set your camera at a lower setting to get as many photos as possible.

Spy-Point-Pro-X

Myself I like a full resolution photo that my SpyPoint Pro X provides (12 MB) as often they may be published in magazines. With a one and half second trigger video or photos are easily captured.  Also the camera’s case small size is easily concealed when attached to a tree.

Do a test walk by, then lock it up and leave. I usually wait for at least three days before returning to check for activity. Wait longer if you don’t plan to hunt that area.

High-speed trail cameras used now make it lot easier to find that ideal tree to secure your trail camera to.  Most of the higher quality trail camera can be tested and aimed with accurate precision on most well traveled deer trail. You of course need some openings through the bush that won’t hinder your trail camera from being triggered.  Getting out in the forest after that first fresh snow will often pay big dividends when you find crisp tracks cutting across the main trail. I head out after a leisurely breakfast with some comfortable hiking boots and a few layers of clothes to shed as I hike.  Most times I after walking into a forest for ten or twenty minutes I’m far enough away from the road and the deer are more at ease wandering back and forth from bedding area to find feed. Of course if there is a farm near crown land I will walk in that direction if the trail permits.  Snowmobile and ATV trails are great to travel along to dissect a forest in sections and find those deer tracks if they haven’t been used by anyone yet. I find more wolf or coyote tracks traveling down the main trail with deer tracks crossing perpendicular.  My daypack carries one of my Spy-Point Pro X   scouting camera with a set of fresh batteries and a locking cable. Also packed away are my Navionics GPS, plastic gloves and set of clippers.  I will set up my Pro-X camera about 100 meters deeper in the forest often where it opens up.  As mentioned earlier today’s high-speed cameras will trigger less than two seconds so getting that buck or doe in the frame is easier. Depending on how you set up your camera is also important. Keep it facing north to avoid false detections. I have found if you just want a photo for information on what deer are traveling down that trail set your camera at a lower setting to get as many photos as possible.   Myself I like a full resolution photo that my Spy-Point Pro X provides (12 MB) as often they may be published in magazines. With a one and half second trigger video or photos are easily captured.  Also the camera’s case small size is easily concealed when attached to a tree. Do a test walk by, then lock it up and leave. I usually wait for at least three days before returning to check for activity. Wait longer if you don’t plan to hunt that area.  Keep it simple, get in and out and you may find that trophy buck you’re hoping to find looking for. At the very least your photos will make you smile.

Keep it simple, get in and out and you may find that trophy buck you’re hoping to find looking for. At the very least your photos will make you smile.

Using a quality scouting trail camera just adds another dimension to your hunt, It’s also a great way to scout 24 hours a day year round.

Doe walking in snow

 

Lessons learned the hard way – keep you expensive camera secured and locked no matter where you use it!

Having lost an expensive SpyPoint Pro-X trail camera is no fun.

When used on public lands I always use a lock box and python cable to secure it to a large tree.

Sadly one camera was stolen on private land where it was locked up.

It was well marked with my name and property of RippleOutdoors

The THIEF has yet to be caught and charged as a tresspaser on private property as well as a common criminal.

SpyPoints new smaller Tiny-W unit will be used

SPYPOINT Tiny-W game camera.  The Tiny-W includes a unique, separate “Black Box” radio receiver that receives backup copies of the images captured by the game camera.  The ultra-compact Tiny-W is only 4.5” x 3.5” x 2.7”, so it’s easy to conceal anywhere.  Choose from video recording mode or multi-shot mode takes up to 6 shots in a row.  Take crystal clear 8.0 megapixel color images and 640 x 480 video by day.  At night, 38 powerful infrared LEDs allow recording of black-and-white images and video.  Seven zone detection sensors are fully adjustable from 5’ to 50’.  Date, Time, temperature and moon phases are stamped on each photo.  Store footage on removable SD/SDHC cards as large as 32GB or output through USB or to a TV.  View all images on the Tiny-W’s 2” viewing screen. Runs on 6 AA batteries or a rechargeable lithium pack(not included).  The Tiny-W includes Black Box receiver, 12V/solar panel power jack, mounting strap, USB cable and video cables.

 

Contact me for additional information on SpyPoint Products or information about my stolen Pro-X trail camera

info{at}rippleoutdoors{dot}com

The big feature about the Tiny and Tiny-W is that these cameras have 0 sec trigger time.  These cameras have 2 extra detector 120 degrees to wake up the camera and the other 5 sensors are to take the photo.  This is why you have no trigger time !   The Tiny-W was developed for all people lost their camera in the field because somebody stole it.  The camera takes photos and records them on the cameras AND on a receiver you can hide anywhere around 50ft.  So if somebody stole your camera, you’ll get photos of him on the receiver!

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