Most hunters don't understand how big a deal pressure is on daylight movement on SMALL properties. Also most game camera user don't understand the wealth of information they are missing by only having cameras out part of the year and not keeping records.
11 Years worth of data on this property alone.
Little Game Camera History at the Turkey Buzzard Ranch
After reviewing 300,000 game camera photos from 2015 season and breaking them down to individual deer and also understanding the Activity on my property and how the changes deer to night time movement. Also understanding the data from previous years trends float to the surface. Deer Movement is circled in RED.
Activity - Calendar Activity Jan - Trapping running ATV and shooting going on everyday. Feb - Chainsaw and Management Activities going on. March - Chainsaw and Management Activities going on. April - Management Activities increase before Turkey Season then turkey season hunting on property. May - Turkey First half of of May June - Very little Activity trying to keep stress low for antler growth and fawning. July - Very little Activity trying to keep stress low for antler growth and fawning. August - Activity is very low other than population survey September - Bow season no ATV or shooting guns allowed October - Bow season November - Bow Season - Gun Season Opens for youth and fall December Trapping running ATV and shooting going on everyday.
August Population Survey - Before and After Mineral and Feed Ban
August Only Photos 2011 - 52,000 2012 - 91,000 2013 - 82,000 2014 - 132,000 2015 - 188,000 2016 - 137,000 2017 - 188,000 Ban on Minerals and Feed in place in July. 2018 - 28,700