29. October 2008 05:41
As I round the outside edge of the standing corn field en route to stand with intentions of checking my Moultrie Game Spy 4.0 camera that is located on the back side of a standing corn field I see a nice fresh rub..... Looking closer, that rub is on the tree my game camera has been attached to for the past couple months! I couldn't wait to see what laid down the nice rub on the stout tree.
He didn't tear it up, but it is a good rub none-the-less.
As I approached the camera I could see the screen was blank. My first thought was, "I hope I got photos of the buck who did this before the batteries died!". Of course no such luck. The batteries had been dead for almost a week. These moultries have excellent battery life, this encounter just didn't work out for me. The biggest let down of the episode is that I struggled to get any decent bucks on cam at this property this year. I was pretty excited to see the rub and who left it after my lack luster summer camera results here.
I plan to hunt this property tonight and will walk past this camera on my way to my stand set, I will be sure to have fresh batteries ; )
Here is the view from behind the camera to the corn.