There’s no doubt that trail camera is one of the most effective scouting tools to get some precious wildlife pictures or track the whereabouts of the biggest deer that you want to hunt for long. However, if you didn’t use the trail camera in a proper way, you won’t even get one. Here are 3 tips which could help you get a better result of your trail camera.
- Don’t look at the sun!
Nothing can drive you crazier than when checking your trail camera and find that only most of the images of nothing but sunlit vegetation. Why? Heat and movement. Put your camera face to the sun will result in the temperature changing in combine with the wind blow vegetation around. Your trail camera put these two together and immediately thinks the aim animals are nearby. The valuable card space was wasted and your hope bubble was broke when you realize your dreaming deer wasn’t there standing in screen center, only dust and sunlight with some brush.
However, it’s not always possible for us to position the trail camera so we had better set it to face north.
- Cover the smell of man
The hunting season could continue a couple of months, but the animals you’re tracking may not know this fact. All he knows is keep going, the faster arrive in the place, the better. If you leave your smell in the place you set your hunting trail camera, He will think there’s someone stopped his road. He will react accordingly and you may not get what you want.
To fix this problem, you have to make sure you are as scent-free as possible. It’s meaning you should cover the smell of your boots, clothing and your body. Everything must be clean and Odor-free. It’s also a good idea to check your camera before a big rainfall if possible.
- The battery of your trail camera
Don’t be a cheapskate on your trail camera batteries. While you may save some money buying some cheap alkaline batteries, but more expensive Lithium battery could work 2-3 times longer than alkaline batteries. And, they will have a better performance in extreme hot and cold weather, you can get some more range on your flash.
Starting with a camera model known for good battery life is also a good idea. Combined this with the quality batteries can make your overall system stronger.
All we’ve know trail camera is a great scouting tool. While, with a little forethought and preparation, you can also raise the level of your trail camera performance no matter what camera you use.