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Old 12-06-2009, 08:56 PM
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New to trail cams, wondering how high up I should put it on the tree. 36"? 48"?
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:03 PM
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i put my camera about 10 yards away from the trail or the feeding area and about 2 foot up the tree it works for me
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:05 PM
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I put most of mine bout knee high if it is on level ground.Used to go higher, now I seem to get more pics??
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Most of mine are on scrapes right now and I prefer to hang high pointed down out of deers normal vision. on trails I still hang higher, 5'or so for the same reason. Harder to set up but I prefer stealth over easy. I do have a video cam and I other cam right on the ground pointed a little up on scrapes due to the set up I had no other choice.
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i put mine about knee high but put a small stick under it to keep level
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:45 PM
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ditto to the above statement regarding scrapes, especially in the video mode. Your scrape videos will be awesome if the camera is above the deers line of sight angled down.
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most of mine are knee to waist high. depends on what they are looking at and what kind of pics i want. various locations have different set ups. most of my feeder pics are flat mounted around 3 ft off the ground
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I put mine a little low but tilt the bottom out with a stick or something. Seems to point the flash farther away and gets better night pics.
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The majority of my sets are placed 7' + high.
If I am really worried about theft, it goes 11' + high.

I prefer to be least intrusive when it comes to cammin'.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:57 AM
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The majority of my sets are placed 7' + high.
If I am really worried about theft, it goes 11' + high.

I prefer to be least intrusive when it comes to cammin'.
That's a great idea. I never thought about putting them up high and pointing them down to keep someone from stealing them. Mine is about 2 feet off the ground, but I might try to move it up higher.
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Most of mine are on scrapes right now and I prefer to hang high pointed down out of deers normal vision. on trails I still hang higher, 5'or so for the same reason. Harder to set up but I prefer stealth over easy. I do have a video cam and I other cam right on the ground pointed a little up on scrapes due to the set up I had no other choice.
Good suggestion. I might give it a try. All of mine are 24-36" high.
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