As a nature photographer you never know what you are going to find when pursuing whitetails with a camera. Early one morning in September 2010 I came upon one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in the wild, when I photographed this buck as it tried to get his antlers untangled from a cattle fence wire.
The buck had been attempting to peel its velvet on thick brush that overhung a pasture fence, and in the process his antlers became tangled in the fence wire. Though I wasn’t there to witness the beginning of the buck’s near-death ordeal, I could see that he had managed to break a long strand of wire as he attempted to get untangled. In the process, some of the 20-30 feet of wire became woven around its antlers, with the balance tangled around nearby brush.
Fortunately this story had a happy ending. I was able to contact a local veterinarian on my cell phone, and within an hour he was on site to tranquilize the buck so we could remove the wire from its antlers. How often this happens is anyone’s guess. But one thing is certain; this buck would not have survived much longer. He would have died an ugly death.
The Game Spy LX-50IR is Moultrie’s most affordable camera featuring Plot Stalker time-lapse mode. This 5.0 megapixel infrared game camera gives you three operational modes, allowing you to choose how your game camera functions.
The LX-50IR can function as a regular IR-triggered game camera capturing images and videos day and night. Setting your camera up over a food plot or large field? Choose the Plot Stalker time-lapse mode to capture pictures at preset intervals throughout the day. Or, get the best of both worlds – Plot Stalker during the day and IR-triggered game camera at night! Other features include:
- Night range up to 30-ft
- Moon phase, time, date and camera ID stamped on every photo
- Three photo resolutions
- Picture delay 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1-30 minutes
- Multi-shot pictures
- SD memory card slot – up to 32GB (not included)
- Operates on 6 C-cell batteries (not included)
- 90-day average battery life
- Includes USB cable, mounting strap and Plot Stalker software CD
- External power port for optional Moultrie PowerPanel