When choosing a hunting camera price and features are important. However, the setting where the camera will be utilized is also a significant factor. Cameras placed along a trail require different characteristics than a camera placed at a food plot. To make sure hunters choose the best trail camera for capturing deer images they need…
When choosing a hunting camera price and features
are important. However, the setting where the camera
will be utilized is also a significant factor.
Cameras placed along a trail require different
characteristics than a camera placed at a food plot.
To make sure hunters choose the best trail camera
for capturing deer images they need to look at the
criteria for each type of scouting location.
With feeder sites most hunting cameras will be just
fine. The deer are attracted to a precise area so
hunters don’t have to be concerned about having a
hunting camera with an excellent detection device.
If the camera has a short flash distance, hunters
can position the camera accordingly. For feeding
areas, hunters don’t need to pay extra for a fast
When selecting a hunting camera to scout a deer
trail a fast trigger reaction time is vital. Some
deer will be moving fast enough that a slow trigger
time will prevent the capturing of their images.
Most of the time a trail location does not allow
hunters to place the camera far enough away from the
trail to utilize a hunting camera with a slow
Spending extra money for a fast trigger time is
worth it for scouting trails. Infrared flashes are
also a good choice in this close situation since
they don’t scare deer and they react quicker than
When taking pictures at a food plot the hunting
camera will typically be functioning in a broad
area. Choose a camera which features a wider than
average detection zone and a long detection zone.
Hunters using cameras which produce a weak flash
often are disappointed with the images taken at a
Remote Hunting Areas
A hunting camera with a long lasting battery is
essential unless you have time to frequently replace
batteries. Select a trail camera which includes an
external battery jack. Hooking up a 12 volt battery
provides the camera with an extensive amount of
functioning time. Solar chargers have become popular
Unfortunately, hunters have been known to loose
cameras due to theft. It’s important to properly
camouflage the camera. Using camouflage tape made
for archery can be helpful. Wrapping a bungee cord
around the trail camera and placing some vegetation
near the trail camera can be effective. Make sure
the vegetation and the bungee cords are not blocking
the sensors or the lens.
Quality locking devices and cages are also good
choices. Usually, a security box can be bought to
fit a hunting camera. Cables can be utilized to
secure the camera, however, if a thief is determined
to steal the camera he can use bolt cutters and
other devices to detach it from its location.
Use an infrared flash to prevent attracting the
attention of a thief. Due to the possibility of
theft in public property, it may be best not to use
an expensive camera.
Before selecting a hunting camera it’s important to
determine the specific type of location the camera
will be operating in. The scouting site will play a
major role in deciding the type and quality of
camera that is required.