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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
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Ready for the deer to come by
Ready for the deer to come by
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Hello darling
Hello darling
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Must be a 20 pointer...
Must be a 20 pointer...
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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
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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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Some of my game cam adventures.
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New batteries and memory card.
New batteries and memory card.
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Set up on a trail.
Set up on a trail.
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Squirrel
Squirrel
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Deer
Deer
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Coyote
Coyote
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Coyote
Coyote
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Opossum
Opossum
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Probably an elk
Probably an elk
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Here is my game cam pics! Got a great few photos of some turkey and deer. Also, I want to point out the date on my game cam is wrong. I have been lazy and not reprogrammed it
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New batteries and card
New batteries and card
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Back on watch
Back on watch
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Super neat experience getting to go through the card and see all the changing seasons and critters passing by a single location on this earth.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 wrote:There is a time for everything,
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:
   a time to be born and a time to die,
   a time to plant and a time to uproot,     a time to kill and a time to heal,
   a time to tear down and a time to build,
   a time to weep and a time to laugh,
   a time to mourn and a time to dance,
   a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
   a time to search and a time to give up,
   a time to keep and a time to throw away,
   a time to tear and a time to mend,
   a time to be silent and a time to speak,
   a time to love and a time to hate,
   a time for war and a time for peace.

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Fresh batteries and card for my SpyPoint
Fresh batteries and card for my SpyPoint
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Working on my tracking skills.
I suspected this spot to be on of the main trails.

Conclusion after having seen the pictures: Either I am getting better at tracking, or the animals passed the cam just for me :-D
I haven't even uploaded all there was: wild boar, wild boar piglets, a roe deer doe...
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Thank you badger, for digging right there! :-D
Thank you badger, for digging right there! :-D
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Not sure, but I think it is some kind or marten.
Not sure, but I think it is some kind or marten.
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Called this one Flappi 'cause of the floppy left ear.
Called this one Flappi 'cause of the floppy left ear.
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Fox in the night?
Fox in the night?
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand for Straw points - Little List Check a Game Cam BB.

During BB20 2023, I had the privilege of checking four game cams located at Wheaton Labs.  This game cam is near Ant Village.  I replaced and formatted the new SD card and replaced the batteries.  After returning to the library, I downloaded the full SD cards and looked at the photos - what fun to see who visited.


I completed the minimum requirements of this BB:
- check a game cam (check pics; fresh memory card and batteries)

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
   - 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
1.jpg
New batteries and Micro SD card
New batteries and Micro SD card
2.jpg
ready to take more photos
ready to take more photos
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turkey
turkey
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a two-legger
a two-legger
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deer
deer
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deer at night
deer at night
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deer
deer
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deer
deer
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Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand for Straw points - Little List Check a Game Cam BB.

During BB20 2023, I had the privilege of checking all four game cams that are at Wheaton Labs.  I replaced and formatted the new SD card and replaced the batteries.  After returning to the library, I downloaded the full SD cards and looked at the photos - what fun to see who visited.

This camera is at the side of the road and it was not removed from the tree so as not to change the area captured.  I didn't want to risk dropping the batteries and sd card down the hillside so I have two photos.

I completed the minimum requirements of this BB:
- check a game cam (check pics; fresh memory card and batteries)

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
   - 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
1.jpg
both old and new micro SD cards and new batteries
both old and new micro SD cards and new batteries
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installing SD card after replacing batteries
installing SD card after replacing batteries
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all closed up and ready to capture more images
all closed up and ready to capture more images
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deer
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another der
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dog
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two wheeler :)
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deer
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bear
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Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand for Straw points - Little List Check a Game Cam BB.

During BB20 2023, I had the privilege of checking four game cams located at Wheaton Labs.  I replaced and formatted the new SD card and replaced the batteries.  After returning to the library, I downloaded the full SD cards and looked at the photos - what fun to see who visited.


I completed the minimum requirements of this BB:
- check a game cam (check pics; fresh memory card and batteries)

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
   - 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
1.jpg
Innards, micro SD, batteries
Innards, micro SD, batteries
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back in place
back in place
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1 deer
1 deer
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2 deer
2 deer
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3 deer
3 deer
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4 deer
4 deer
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5 deer
5 deer
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6 deer
6 deer
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Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete! So many deer!

 
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand for Straw points - Little List Check a Game Cam BB.

During BB20 2023, I had the privilege of checking four game cams located at Wheaton Labs.  This game cam is a couple of hundred feet from the pond.  I replaced and formatted the new SD card and replaced the batteries.  After returning to the library, I downloaded the full SD cards and looked at the photos - what fun to see who visited.


I completed the minimum requirements of this BB:
- check a game cam (check pics; fresh memory card and batteries)

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
   - 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
1.jpg
camera, batteries, micro SD card
camera, batteries, micro SD card
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back in place - ready to take photos
back in place - ready to take photos
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deer
deer
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deer
deer
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JR
JR
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people
people
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deer
deer
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deer
deer
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Nicole Alderman approved this submission.
Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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Here is my submission for "Check a Game Cam - PEP BB homesteading.sand.little.cam":

I am providing photos of the following:
  - 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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the game cam with fresh batteries and memory card ready
the game cam with fresh batteries and memory card ready
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the game cam set up and back in place
the game cam set up and back in place
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One deer
One deer
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Two deer
Two deer
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Another deer
Another deer
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Four!
Four!
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Not a deer
Not a deer
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One last deer
One last deer
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Checked our Game Cam, put new batteries, clean SD card.  Replaced in same spot.









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Note: Between the videos and the pictures, well done.

 
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Here is my submission for setting up a game cam.
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Note: Cool pics!

 
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