A few of my back yard deer.

Discussion in 'Homebrew Trailcams' started by Oppie, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    This group of deer has been hanging out right behind the house all winter so I decided to put one of my old Sony P41 homebrew cams out for them. I took them a small salt mineral block an a video cam today. DSC00139.jpg DSC00147 (1).jpg DSC00164 (1).jpg DSC00180.jpg DSC00181.jpg DSC00183 (2).jpg
     
  2. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Cool. Wish I had backyard deer. Mostly, I have the animals Frank loves, stealing food from my bird feeders.:rolleyes:
     
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  3. Oppie

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    They were in the lawn last week getting a drink from my spring pond, it's small enough and so much water flowing it has stayed open most of the winter.
     
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  4. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Nice pics Bruce, i only have back yard yotes :eek:
    Which cam was this?
     
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  5. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Nice! I havn,t seen a deer from my home in the last 2-3 years.use to see them all the time,the PGC keeps rasing the doe permit limit for Lancaster county, don,t help around here.
     
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  6. Oppie

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    I think I saw a few yote tracks yesterday when I checked this cam, the track were melted some but they looked the right size an shape.
    The cam is a sony P41 controlled with a All in One control board that also runs a 3 volt slave flash. And lots of battery's. I'll get a couple of pics of it tomorrow. The video cam is a dxg & eagle eye control board with some of Jim's ir leds. Don't know if I like that one yet it seems to eat battery's.
     
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  7. Oppie

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    Sometimes they're like fleas on a dogs back around here :p, I did see a lot of doe in rifle season and picked out the ones I wanted :).
     
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  8. Oppie

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    Here you go Brian. This one is a tank, around 4 yrs old now.

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  9. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Nice one Bruce. What did you end up doing with that fp8 build I sent you?
     
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  10. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Here is a p41/sss with slave I have to get out in the woods
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  11. Oppie

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    I was just looking at that and was trying to remember who sent that to me :rolleyes:. It's still inside waiting for me to get them back out. I quit them for almost a year but have been puttering with them again. Now that it's warming up some it's time to get them out for fawn pics.
     
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  12. bbahunter

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    If I remember correctly, I think the slave flash was and issue with the fp8 build. I did't have time to play around with it at the time.
    I don't run as many cameras as I used too. :eek::D
     
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  13. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    I don't run as many either but still have most of the parts an supply's I'll ever need. I quit hangin them in below freezing weather to cut down on batteries dying to quick.
     
  14. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Yep, I hear you on that. I used to run a lot of them 365/24/7. But keep most of the homebrews in the house during winter. Use the Chinese crap cameras for high theft areas and crappy weather :eek::D
    Funny thing is : the bushnell cam I just had stolen, the thief walked right past my small dxg build, he never saw it.
     
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  15. Oppie

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    Thanks Brian, I was looking at that camera a couple of weeks ago and couldn't remember who sent to me or what was wrong. I have a couple of Bigfoot slave boards and spare flashes so maybe I can bring it back to life. I really like the pictures the Panny cameras take. I had one on a Humming bird feeder for a week or so an got some great pictures.
    Now if I can just figure out who sent me that Boo string for my excal :rolleyes:.....
     
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  16. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    I think that cam had a vivitar 2600 slave, and it was giving me issues? I just had way too much going on and didn't want to bother. :rolleyes::D
     
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  17. Oppie

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    Here's my dxg 567, 12v sla, has a amplified mic out the bottom, Jim's IR leds.
    Think this is the third camera in this case, hence the big lens hole an glue patches.






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  18. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Bruce, here are a couple I built.
    The first one, the potential thief walked right by.
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  19. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Bruce, nice build. I think Gary at snap shot sniper is the only one left selling parts? Homebrews are kind of a dying breed since most of the Chinese cams finally are better quality now.:rolleyes:
    I had built a lot of homebrews, don't have a much time for it now, not to mention I have too many cams.:eek:
     
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  20. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    I think Ralph Davis is still selling his Safari & back packer add on controllers, I believe he's been doing some with the go-pro an newer sony's but I have enough cameras & boards an parts I've stayed off the forums.
    Yea the chinese finally caught up with us on pricing an quality pictures so it's a dying hobby now.

    Ralph's site: http://rcdavisgamecamerasolutions.w...-controllers-and-backpackers-information.html
     

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