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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a four-part choose your own adventure called Little List. You must complete four Badge Bits in the Little List.)

In this Badge Bit, you will check a game camera.


(source: Amazon)

Some articles on checking game camera
  - Camera Maintenance
  - Tips in Maintaining a Trail Camera
  - How to Program a Game Camera

Trail Cam Setup



From the video description:
"How to setup the trail cam. Once you see this, it is fairly easy.
This model can record either stills, or video onto a 32GB SD card."

How to Use a Trail Camera



From the video description:
"The crew from Whitetail Properties share tips on using trail cameras."

Best Time to Check Trail Cams



From the video description:
"Once you have checked off the basics of trail cam setup, when you actually access to check your trail cams can make or break your season. Here is an easy way to check your trail cams, without spooking deer."

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- check a game cam (check pics; fresh memory card and batteries)

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of the innards of the game cam next to fresh batteries and a fresh memory card
   - a picture of the game cam put back in place
   - at least six pictures from the game cam
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I got my game cam up and running!  The target is deer but I got pics of a few other things as well.
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Parts and pieces
Parts and pieces
Ready-for-the-deer-to-come-by.jpg
Ready for the deer to come by
Ready for the deer to come by
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Hello darling
Hello darling
Must-be-a-20-pointer....jpg
Must be a 20 pointer...
Must be a 20 pointer...
Oops-camera-scared-him.jpg
Oops, camera scared him
Oops, camera scared him
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Blue jay!
Blue jay!
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Squirrel!
Squirrel!
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Squirrel climbing down
Squirrel climbing down
I-was-walking-but-it-sure-doesn-t-look-like-it....jpg
I was walking but it sure doesn't look like it...
I was walking but it sure doesn't look like it...
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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Does this BB apply for a cam that:
- Plugs in to recharge?
- Uses cloud storage and no memory card?
- Doesn't see very much non-bipedal-humanoid wildlife?
 
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Tried to get groundhog pix last night but she's very shy. Moved the camera to a better spot for her tonight.
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I certify this BB complete along with your spiffy new air badge!

 
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Smile, you're on groundhog camera.
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Ash Jackson wrote:Does this BB apply for a cam that:
- Plugs in to recharge?
- Uses cloud storage and no memory card?
- Doesn't see very much non-bipedal-humanoid wildlife?


Cloud storage - fine
Looking for people - fine
Plugs in to recharge - only if you have two cameras you swap out or use some other system to avoid periods of no recording.
 
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