Getting snaps of Roe Deer

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Oliver G

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Good Afternoon All,

During my afternoon dog walks, I often let the dog set the route and just follow behind, this usually results in me following animal trails around the woods and seeing what we find along the way. I've spotted quite a few deer in the woods and there's three spots that look to be where they sleep.

I'd love to get a picture of them coming in and out of their sleeping areas so I figured a trail cam would be the ticket.

Has anyone got any tips and tricks for doing this?

Kind regards,

Ollie
 

spandit

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  1. Buy a trailcam
  2. Attach trailcam to tree overlooking the trail
If it's not your land, then make sure you hide it well and remember where you've put it.
 

Nice65

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Mount the cam and let it take a couple of pics by moving in front of it so as to check it’s angled right. Only other thing to check is weather conditions. My cheapo cam has several sensitivity settings and it’s annoying to come back to the camera to see you’ve got 200 pictures of a branch moving in the wind.
 
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Robson Valley

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Learn to read the game trails. Scuff old footprints in damp soil to make a better record of animal movement time.

Always, always check the dog for ticks. Ticks are attracted to the scent of urine, common along game trails in a forest. They climb the shrubs to grab anything that moves past them, even a tick-collecting white cloth.

Nice 65 has good advice about the wind!
 
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Spirit fish

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Good Afternoon All,

During my afternoon dog walks, I often let the dog set the route and just follow behind, this usually results in me following animal trails around the woods and seeing what we find along the way. I've spotted quite a few deer in the woods and there's three spots that look to be where they sleep.

I'd love to get a picture of them coming in and out of their sleeping areas so I figured a trail cam would be the ticket.

Has anyone got any tips and tricks for doing this?

Kind regards,

Ollie
They tend to come out the woods at first light and dusk to eat the wheat in farmers fields , I usually sit and wait around these times just be carefull of the wind
 

bobnewboy

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They tend to come out the woods at first light and dusk to eat the wheat in farmers fields , I usually sit and wait around these times just be carefull of the wind
I can confirm that they get into the standing wheat before dusk and snack on it:

https://flic.kr/p/2mj3u42
I can’t offer much more advice than has been noted above, apart from walk quietly and carry a camera. This field has now been harvested, so you might need to get your trail cam sorted soon if you want to catch them moving into similar fields.
 

abilou

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Not sure if this will work. You have just missed the Roe rut but as stated find some tracks and be out at dusk and dawn. The caller does work with does as well as bucks. Plenty of tutorials on you tube!
 

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Spirit fish

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Good Afternoon All,

During my afternoon dog walks, I often let the dog set the route and just follow behind, this usually results in me following animal trails around the woods and seeing what we find along the way. I've spotted quite a few deer in the woods and there's three spots that look to be where they sleep.

I'd love to get a picture of them coming in and out of their sleeping areas so I figured a trail cam would be the ticket.

Has anyone got any tips and tricks for doing this?

Kind regards,

Ollie
look for droppings, they not unlike rabbit droppings but bullet shaped ,cylindrical on one side flat on other , they also leave rings were they chase each other round trees seems you've already found bedding down areas :),roe is my favourite deer species by far there beautifull and mysterious I usually see them at dusk, and dawn eating wheat in farmers f ields that skirt woodland
 

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