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Last two weeks I experienced less movement on my trail camera,  has anyone experienced the same? Maybe the heat & humidity is a factor 

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I experienced this every year when I had cameras over bait. As the season approached I had less and less deer on my cam and by the times the season started almost all mature deer were gone. Do they have the calendar and know when the seasons starts?  Who knows why it happens but I had a theory. As I made more and  more trips to check  the camera, (I was addicted to it), I pushed the mature deer out. So I stopped with endless trips and the very first year I did it I had a major improvement in the number of mature deer in September.  

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Bait piles hitting the ground, pressure is building and deer are getting pushed out. 

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I have a few spots in areas  that have little to no hunting pressure and I have seen the same thing.  Happens every year.  Should pick up when the weather breaks a little.  

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it's raining acorns by me, also mineral sites have pretty much served their purpose they always slow down on the minerals as most antler development is about done by now. A lot of corn fields are prime by now - deer get in there and don't leave, the corn is ripe and mature.  

And yes -we hunters are often to blame for shifts in patterns, as we start patterning them, infusing massive bait piles all throughout the state, they also start patterning us. 

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3 hours ago, archer36 said:

The Farmer next door is killing them. 

The farmer across from me is killing deer every night

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2 minutes ago, tcook8296 said:

The farmer across from me is killing deer every night

The Farmer's Brother told me a 9 pt was shot a few nights ago. He said "why didn't you let the Buck go for the hunters?". The reply was, "it was eating my peaches". 

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My mineral site cams are definitely experiencing less activity.  But, I have a few cams on a soybean field and corn filed and they are going crazy.  

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Other foods are available now.  Burr acorns are continually hitting my neighbors tin roof on his shed

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I have acorns  falling by my spot and  a stream.  Set up along there trails to the stream.  Actually have had more deer on cam in the last 2 weeks.  I need to go back and check now that I put food out this past Sunday.  Also there is 3 trees blocking  the entrance to hike in from and other trees down with overgrowth.  also may be deterring other hunters n  keeping the pressure down but not me. I haven’t seen signs of anyone else yet, but I’m sure I will.

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Checking trail cameras too often will change their movement for sure.

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I have an unusal experience. Property owner cut down a truckload worth of trees; several in front of my tree stand.  My trail camera shows the work crew and tractors/logging equipment every morning for a few days. Like clockwork, every evening on the same day I have deer on camera.  Would have thought my site was ruined but not so... go figure....

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