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Does flash spook deer?

Post by huntinOH on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:41 pm

Well the tittle says it all . does a flash trail camera spook deer ?? I seem to get some pics of deer with there eyes wide open in the second pic of them! hopefully its not spooking them away!

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by J.K. on Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:10 pm

It depends on the deer. Some deer around here get scared more from IR than a regular flash, and some get scared more from flash. Some deer also get used to a flash and eventually get used to it, & same with IR.

The buck in this post is more scared from IR than flash.
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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by ray12 on Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:52 pm

x2 on what jeff said ! some deer get spooked and some dont ! and if the deer got spooked by someone earlier in the day he might be a bit more spooked by a flash when it goes off then he normally would .. also i see allot of deer that looked spooked by the IR flash but i thought deer were not supposed to see it !

every deer is differant!!

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by BlackHillsDave on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:11 am

This is a good topic. I have a variety of commercial and homebrew cams. I have found that most deer will spook with IR. There are various reasons from my experience and others from different forums. Some people believe it is the "clunk" from the IR filter moving in the camera alerting the deer. Some think it is the IR flash. I feel it is a combination of both. The noise is something they are not familiar with. The IR flash is definitely something they do not see in the woods. On the other hand, a "white" flash cam makes no noise. I have spooked a few deer with a white flash but far less than IR. I think they see it as lightning without the thunder. They will get used to it or go around next time through the area.

In the areas I have cams, coyotes do not like flash of any kind. My main interest is mountain lions and I have never had a lion spook from IR or white flash. Will post a few lion pics up when I get a chance.

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by J.K. on Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:11 am

Good piont about the filter clunk and the IR's going off Dave Smile I found out that if you mount a camera higher that the deer usually don't notice the camera as much. I like mounting cameras lower because i like how the pics look more.

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by J.K. on Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:43 pm

And can't wait to see the cat Pics Very Happy

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by snapper1982 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:28 pm

i found that mature deer were more likly to be spooked from flash and way less likly to be spooked by IR.

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by mrtrailcam1 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:57 pm

Red blob ir cams do scare deer,alot has to do with flash duration as some cams has way to long of flash and even worse if you like to run your cam in video or multi flash mode. Not all deer head for the hills but it seems the mature deer do. sorry I have some videos but the site wont let me post the for 7 days it seems.
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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by ray12 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:36 pm

mrtrailcam1 wrote:Red blob ir cams do scare deer,alot has to do with flash duration as some cams has way to long of flash and even worse if you like to run your cam in video or multi flash mode. Not all deer head for the hills but it seems the mature deer do. sorry I have some videos but the site wont let me post the for 7 days it seems.


Gona check and see if i can do anything to change that! dont know what is doing that!

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by scoot12 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:08 am

To be honest I have found ir sometimes to spook the bigger bucks more, the mature bucks I have on my place don't seem to mind the flash. My reconyx is a real low glow ir so that doesn't bother them. I agree above it depends on the deer but that has been my experience with both cams. Scoot

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by J.K. on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:28 am

scoot12 wrote:To be honest I have found ir sometimes to spook the bigger bucks more, the mature bucks I have on my place don't seem to mind the flash.

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by ray12 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:39 am

any mature deer will spook at something out in the woods if its not normal!!

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by scoot12 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:19 pm

Very true Ray, good point. Scoot

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by mrtrailcam1 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:19 pm


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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by GHOSTMAN on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:36 pm

It sure does. All my pics are blurrs as they bolt for the bottoms every time when the V2800 bust's their chops so the V3700 will be even worse I bet. See for yourself! Angry head bashing










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Post by Fallguy on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:53 pm

Both bird pics are awesome, really like the stand-off pic!!

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Re: Does flash spook deer?

Post by mrtrailcam1 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:14 pm

Flash duration is everything,video mode multi flash the deer really start react to ir flash I have alot of videos from my red ir flash of the deer turning and sneeking or busting made me a believer.

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Post by GHOSTMAN on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:07 am

Fallguy wrote:Both bird pics are awesome, really like the stand-off pic!!
The flying crow was a rare one I thought. Thanks FG.

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