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Rickie Traeger: Trail Camera Setup Ideas




Good morning everyone! 

It is Monday.  That dreaded day that everyone hates, LOL.   Think positive though!

I have been thinking of places to setup my trail camera.   I am trying to find some really cool wildlife to capture on the trail camera.  I have been thinking about area that have had reports of exotic wildlife such as bears, mountain lions, wolves, etc…   They are rare to see in person around here.  So, I have been researching places as to where there might be potential luck to see some good wildlife. But then comes in question, even after I find an area I need to find a public land area, or ask a land owner for permission.  I think right now my best luck would be up near the stateline along the area of Meridian rd. There are a lot of open area you can see a ways, so if something crosses a field you would be able to see it pretty good.  There is another area over by Cherry Valley that has some wolves that I have been thinking about setting a trail camera for those.  I want to get it setup and going for awhile, before winter hits. I have determined that my trail camera can last approx. 3 months of a full set of batteries.  So if I set it up now, I can retrieve it around November sometime.  Which is kind of prime for these exotic animals to be traveling through our area.

On the other hand I was thinking it might be a good useful tool to try to capture some paranormal activity with it. I have been thinking of some places on public land that might have some paranormal activity.  Yes, I know trail cameras are not made for paranormal activity. But you just never know unless you give it a try.  What is the worst thing that would happen?  I would set it up and let it sit 3 months, then not capture anything, LOL.  Heck, there are many times I have set it up and haven’t caught anything but some moving trees.  Ah yes, the dreaded moving tree captures, LOL.  Or the shadows…   So realistically it won’t hurt to put it up to try to capture paranormal activity.

So the question  now is, What do you think I should set it up for: Wildlife or paranormal activity?
Whatever has the most votes, I will do that. I will leave this decision in your hands and you tell me. Wildlife or paranormal?

Wish me luck! 

 








Rickie Traeger: Black Friday……… Bring Back Z-Nation! Project Blue Book :)




I hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful weekend! 

So what was your thoughts on your Black Friday experience?

Mine:  Retailers should be ashamed of themselves!   I saw many places doing the following tactics. I been keeping my eyes on several items and planned on buying them for Black Friday.  So I know what the prices have been for some time now.

Well………  I waited until black Friday to get a “deal” on them.

The retailers RAISED THE PRICES UP A LOT on the items.

Then saying heres the Black Friday “deal”  and that “deal” was either AT or ABOVE the prices the items I have been watching, prices BEFORE Black Friday.

Example: Canon Powershot SX530  Normally goes for around $200-$230.  Walmart price before Black Friday was $245.   For Black Friday they said the retail price was $479, but the Black Friday “deal” was $250.  So much for that deal………  And a day after Black Friday it is $249.

But I saw this happening by several retailers on several items.  SMFH

I did see a few deals on some items, so to be fair I did see a few deals.  But it sure is nothing like it used to be awhile back ago.  When you really got the deals on alot of items, and you actually got a good deal on the items. Nothing like that these days.  When I worked in retail in the past, I learned some of their marketing tactics.  And one of them was to say you have a deal on this item. And make it appear there are several of them in stock. But they ONLY PUT 1 IN STOCK.  So they can draw you there to the store on that deal. And when you get there it has been since long gone because only 1 was in stock, and they can legally say they had that deal on the item, all while drawing you to their store.

I lost a lot of respect for retailers because of their marketing tactics. Reminds me alot like politicians. They lie to you, to get what benefits them…

Time to change themes here now, LOL.   I am super excited!  Project Blue Book is coming back on TV!  I am like really excited. I love that show.  Speaking of tv shows though, Walking Dead is now off until February. I kinda hate this mid season finale crap. But in another way, it kinda nice to draw the season out some through out the year.  I wish Z-Nation was back on tv!  I miss that show.  It did a lot of stuff walking dead wouldn’t of said or do. Bring back Z-Nation!