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Just got back from my annual trip to one of my favorite places to hike.
It's a place where I can see 350"+ bulls and 180"+ bucks feeding in the same little basin and sometimes in the same meadow.
Well, this year I came upon a small herd of elk in which there was one really huge bull. It was first light and the bulls knew I was there and were moving away slowly.
So I slowly moved onward.
I few minutes later, I came upon a small group of bucks. The biggest one was about 26" wide and had the most perfect box frame. I'm sure he would end up a 180"+ buck.
I waited a few more minutes for it to get lighter.
Finally, the lighting was perfect and the buck was standing 80 yards broadside, looking right at me.
I slowly turned the camera on, only to see the "no flash card" icon flashing.
I can't believe I had left it home in the computer while uploading some video on youtube last week.
I actually laughed out loud on that one.
Sorry guys, no video footage from the honey hole this year.
 
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I saw a bear about an hour ago,
Camra and card was setting right here at my computer!

PRETTY PAINFUL!
 

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My brother and I went to one of our spots this year and got a couple good bucks in the scope, when we got the camera set up we realized the batteries were dead. Kind of a bummer, but always fun to see big bucks and bulls!
 

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I have also learned the hard way about cameras. And some of the things that I have learned are:

Have 3 sets of batteries, one in the camera and 2 spares
Have 2 memory cards, one in the camera and one spare
When you leave the house always have a camera hanging from your neck or belt.
If you even think that you see something that you might want to take a picture of get the camera ready

I know that there are other things that you should do but these few work for me.

On my recent hunting trip to South Africa I broke all those rules but having spare batteries and the one time that I needed to swap batteries the other two were dead.
 

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Dead battery just a few hours ago, got off a few pics with the phone. I feel your pain.
 

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I feel your pain. My son and I hiked into a basin on the Wyo/Idaho boarder only to realize I had left my .257Wby ammo in the truck.:shock: Luckily my son shot a .257Wby too. I lucked out this time because I usually hunt this basin solo.
 

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Sorry guys, no video footage from the honey hole this year.
That's ok, in lieu of pics we'll settle for gps coordinates so we can see them for ourselves.:mrgreen:

i still remember forgetting to change to a new roll of film on those big lunkers. polaroids started to make a comeback a year or so ago. they're a little loud for wildlife photography though.
 

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I hate it when I put my chip back in the trail cam.............and forget to turn it back on before I shut it. Have done that 3 or 4 times the last couple of years.
Guess that's a sign of old age ???? :-?
 

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I may have you all beat, I drove over 90 minutes to my spot only to realize I left both four wheeler keys on the kitchen counter. I can't begin to explain how I felt when I realized it. But....that nice buck I posted this week would have never been found if I hadn't done some foot work.
 
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