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Okay guys, I talked to a few of you the other night about hanging a cam. I want to see if a certain buck made it or not. I`m done hunting until after X-mas, so I`m going to bait for a bit. I have an old 35mm cam that someone gave me. So the question is:

Will it pick up squirrels over corn, and if so, what height should I hang it.

And also, as of Sun. evening I found I good active scrape. Would you put the corn in that area, along with the cam?

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if you are going to put the camera up over bait, you are going to get squirrel pics, raccoons, possums...anything that eats grain...you can't put the cam high enough to escape the other animals without limiting your pics on deer...place it about 2 feet off the ground and have fun...seeing all of the critters pics is half the fun...
 

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I place my cam about 4 ft off the ground and about 10 feet from the corn and have not had any problems with it getting a bunch of pics of tree rats.
 

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[rquote=1489229&tid=104026&author=Z-BOYS DAD] I place my cam about 4 ft off the ground and about 10 feet from the corn and have not had any problems with it getting a bunch of pics of tree rats. [/rquote]

Have any experience with the old 35mm cams, or is that what you were referring to? I don`t have my own land, but I have 3 friends with about 60 acres a piece, and they don`t hunt. I`m not sure I want to put much money in cams yet, because by the time I have my own land, they`ll probably be much better cams on the market.

I am however thinking of a few of those that BP is running for $40
 

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I have no experience with 35mm, so I'm not sure of the sensitivity. It would stand to reason though, that the further away from the corn you've got it, the less sensitive it'll be. The homebrew cams I run, are triggered by difference in temp & movement combined. Smaller animals like squirrels are going to have a smaller heat signature.

I try to hang my cameras high, pointing down. That also helps with not getting as many squirrell pics.

Where to put corn? I'd look for know high traffic areas where a lot of trails converge. As wet as it's been, it shouldn't be to hard to find the beat down trails that the deer are traveling.
 

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i bought my cam last year (new) but my grandpa and uncle use older cams and they do the same thing. you are going to get some pics of their backs only but it cuts down on the other critters.
 

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[rquote=1489230&tid=104026&author=bowrookie][rquote=1489229&tid=104026&author=Z-BOYS DAD] I place my cam about 4 ft off the ground and about 10 feet from the corn and have not had any problems with it getting a bunch of pics of tree rats. [/rquote]

Have any experience with the old 35mm cams, or is that what you were referring to? I don`t have my own land, but I have 3 friends with about 60 acres a piece, and they don`t hunt. I`m not sure I want to put much money in cams yet, because by the time I have my own land, they`ll probably be much better cams on the market.

I am however thinking of a few of those that BP is running for $40[/rquote]

If you're at all handy, you should look into building your own. You can put together some pretty high quality cams for just over $100 each.

Couple camera building forums to check out are Hags house & real deal hunting chat.
 

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Randy,
I got a couple of links in a u2u for the home brewed, I`ve got more time than $, is that the way to go? I`m just intimidated by them, although I`m pretty mechanically inclined.
 

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[rquote=1489240&tid=104026&author=bowrookie]Randy,
I got a couple of links in a u2u for the home brewed, I`ve got more time than $, is that the way to go? I`m just intimidated by them, although I`m pretty mechanically inclined.[/rquote]

If you're mechanically inclined, jump right in, you'll do fine. The thing about building your own, when they throw craps, you can trouble shoot the problem yourself, rather than having to send them off.
 

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One more thing while I`ve got you Randy,

Does you`re avatar have to be hosted, unlike when you post a pic., when you can just browse for it?

Thanks for all the help, I`ll try my hand at some home brewed when I have the time I think.
 

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[rquote=1489246&tid=104026&author=bowrookie]One more thing while I`ve got you Randy,

Does you`re avatar have to be hosted, unlike when you post a pic., when you can just browse for it?

Thanks for all the help, I`ll try my hand at some home brewed when I have the time I think.[/rquote]

You got a pic you want to be your avatar? If so, post it up & I'll resize it for ya & get the addy for you to make it your avatar.
 
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