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Pictures of nothing?!?!?!

I've set my trail sentry up twice now and both times when I've come back to retrieve it I have roughly 600-700 pics of NOTHING!!! I've read that the sun can affect trail camera's and their sensitivity, but the fix to that (I thought) was to set the camera view facing either north or south instead of east/west. I just returned from the area I'm scouting and again I have 644 pics of nothing. And all of the pics were taken the same day I set the camera up (last Sunday). What the heck is making the camera click picture after picture??? I live in Arizona where the avg daily temp is 98-107 degrees right now...can that have something to do with it? I don't think the camera should care how hot/cold it is as long as it establishes a set temp right from the start and then only snaps a shot when the PIR sensor detects a deviation in temp +/- 10 degrees. Is that correct? A gust of wind or the slow movement of the sun shouldn't make the temp rise or drop 10 degrees within a split second to trigger the camera (in my opinion). I'm just getting pretty frustrated because I know the deer are out there (I've seen them) I just need to determine how big the bucks are and if the area is worth hunting. The season starts in about two months (archery) and I would like to get this area scouted. Any help/tips would be greatly appreciated.

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  • djputnam Aug 19, 2008

    I have the same problem. Hundreds of pics of nothing but grass and weeds

  • djputnam Sep 18, 2008

    I have the same problems. It either takes hundreds of pics of nothing or does not record anything. I suggest making a door stop out of it and buying something else.

  • sheriholm Nov 06, 2008

    We have the same problem...and a few more problems, too. The timing on the camera is set to slowly to capture the animal. The camera senses it, but by the time it snaps the picture, the animal is gone. Out of 45 pictures I got one shot of the back end of a deer as it was almost out of view. I also have problems with the memory cards.

    Another problem we encountered is that the camera works for awhile, then just decides it's time to quit. We set it up in our home trying to find any come of trend, or rhyme or reason to this problem. We haven't found any common cause that it could be.

    This is the 2nd Bushnell camera we purchased. The other was a binocular camera. That was a piece of junk, too. It works fine as binoculars, but the camera component is just about worthless.



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Had the same problem
is the tree you mounted it on too small?
the wind was blowing the tree i had mine mounted on and moving enough to trigger the camera
i cut the tree of about five feet up and havent had a problem since
also are there any branches in the way that may be blowing in the wind?

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

  • realtree290 Jul 11, 2011

    when ever you put it out, make sure its faceing down the deer trail, that way it has more time to take a picture.



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