Trail cameras are fun and enlightening. However, as a tool for hunting, there are some techniques which can help you punch the hole in your tag.
|Plot/Field Style Set-up on infrared|
|Trail Style Set-up. This image catches|
the deer traveling to the fields.
The other technique involves a trail setup. In this setting, you are looking for a pathway to the field or scrape to set the camera near. This is where you are looking to find out if the deer are returning to the field or from the field. It helps in finding bedding areas. With this information, you can determine stand locations and entrances to the stands so as not to spook the deer. With this technique, you will likely view less game, but should get a better idea of the animals’ actual habits and trends. You may have to change locations of this camera more often, as trails can change. Also, with this setup, you will need to leave the camera alone longer in order for human scent to dissipate. Older mature deer will abandon the trail for a while until it feels safe you have not been there.
|Flash Camera set up on a field. The|
racoon family helped devour the corn.
|One racoon gets cozy with the camera.|