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Make a Late-Summer Trail Camera Change-Up

Summer food sources like feeders or licks will begin seeing less activity as pre-rut aspirations and acorns become the primary focus. Adjust accordingly and your trail-cam pictures will stay exciting. (T.A Harrison photo)
Summer food sources like feeders or licks will begin seeing less activity as pre-rut aspirations and acorns become the primary focus. Adjust accordingly and your trail-cam pictures will stay exciting. (T.A Harrison photo)

As velvet-covered antlers transform into shiny hard-horn, your deer camera placement should also change

I'm no biologist, but I'm convinced that some sort of chemical imbalance begins to occur the minute velvet is shed from a whitetail's antlers. Testosterone levels begin to increase and a temper's fuse will become quite short.

They just get sick of each other; a lot like brothers once they enter the shared high school hallways – there is only so much air sharing they can take. Low tolerance leads to testing the waters for a potential confrontation, which eventually leads to locked horns and flared nostrils. 

The Shift

As summer bachelor groups start to break up, daily travel and feeding habits will change to favor more rut-like activity.

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