Trail Monitoring System - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > Rifle Hunting
Rifle Hunting Discuss Rifle Season topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-03-2007, 07:46 PM
BukSeker BukSeker is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Holland, michigan
Posts: 35
Default Trail Monitoring System

Anybody tried those trail monitoring system that let you know if a deer is coming your way via a reciever that clips your belt. The only reason I ask is because I'm new to hunting and just recently had my first hunt in a pop up ground blind and loved it other than a few things. Where I hunt and will be hunting in the future there is a hill about 30yrds to the south, very thick tree/brush line to the west about 10 yrds away, there is field about 75yrds to the east and a road about 80 yrds to the north. So needless to say I don't have much notice if one is coming my way. I will not hunt in a stand due to a death of a close friend who fell out of one during bow season. Where I'm setup I really depend on sound to here if something is coming my way, and with the wind and the propane heater going it's tough to hear every little foot step. so I saw one of these in Cabelas and thought that would be a good way to know what direction a deer is going so I constantly don't have to keep looking all the over the place and scanning 360 degrees every second.
__________________
BuKseKer
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-03-2007, 10:59 PM
timberghost's Avatar
timberghost timberghost is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,918
Default

I've never heard of that but it sounds pretty cool, high tech but cool. So this device, does it alert you of an animal approaching from any/all directions or what? If it is something to bring positive vibes to your hunting experience then go for it. You did say that you don't have much notice if one is coming your way. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your close friend.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-03-2007, 11:11 PM
joel the signman's Avatar
joel the signman joel the signman is offline
B&C 180 Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 3,608
Default

new toys ,why not
__________________
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2007, 01:32 PM
BukSeker BukSeker is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Holland, michigan
Posts: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by timberghost View Post
I've never heard of that but it sounds pretty cool, high tech but cool. So this device, does it alert you of an animal approaching from any/all directions or what? If it is something to bring positive vibes to your hunting experience then go for it. You did say that you don't have much notice if one is coming your way. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your close friend.
I appreciate your thoughts. The system works like this, you have a reciever that you keep on yourself and then there 3 transmitters that the kit comes with. You attach the transmitters to a tree in several locations and if something crosses the signal it will alert you what zone is being triggered, I assume it works similar to those home systems that lets you know if someone is coming up your driveway. According to the kit it will recieve a signal from 500 ft or more. I've seen it on Cabelas for $180 and on ebay for $49.99(different brand). If there is one thing I've learned in my almost 30 years is, you get what pay for. I think I might order one and test it around the yard and see if actually will provide lead time to game coming. Once I try it out I'll let you guys know how it works.
__________________
BuKseKer
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2007, 05:27 PM
critter gitter's Avatar
critter gitter critter gitter is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 957
Default

never heard of such a thing
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2007, 05:37 PM
joel the signman's Avatar
joel the signman joel the signman is offline
B&C 180 Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 3,608
Default

i suppose it could work ya might get a lot of false alarms from birds the wind etc but hey if it makes ya feel good while hunting and keeps ya out there ya stand a better chance whats 50$ in the overall picture anyway
__________________
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2007, 08:22 PM
BukSeker BukSeker is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Holland, michigan
Posts: 35
Default

Ya I thought about the false alarms but atleast it will keep my anticipation going. I think that is what I loved most about my first hunt this year, everytime I heard a noise I about crapped myself with excitment thinking a deer was trottin' thru. Just the anticipation alone could keep me out in the blind all day, I don't know if thats a rookie thing or if that feeling never goes away.
__________________
BuKseKer
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2007, 09:24 PM
timberghost's Avatar
timberghost timberghost is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,918
Default

That feeling may never go away!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-05-2007, 04:53 PM
joel the signman's Avatar
joel the signman joel the signman is offline
B&C 180 Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 3,608
Default

thats part of the thrill
__________________
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2007, 07:55 AM
stjones1102 stjones1102 is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 130
Default

Lol mine has turned to agrevation, those stinkin deer where I hunt are screwin whith my head.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7742
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595443
timberghost3918
joel the signman3608
tator3187
gfdeputy22907
delbert1515
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
john's 2008 buck
jerry bennett
john's 2008 buck
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 PM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8