ive had this camera in this spot for 3 years now and the cows have never found it till now ...they destroyed my spot ...they crapped everywhere and dug the ground all up..knocked my licks down the hill..those cows litterly destroy every area they get into ...people say not to take a quad into the alpine ...well the alpine area near where this cam is ,has been more damaged by the cows than a hundred quad trips would ever do ....so if anyone says pushing over a few blades of grass from a quad is damaging ,well think about what a hundred cows do to the alpine...every 2 weeks i was getting 400 to 800 pics of deer ,,...well this 2 week period i got none .notta ,zilch ,squat ...so cows do keep deer away , i just proved that