When it comes to deer hunting, an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of hard work. In this episode I talk about simple and inexpensive trail camera strategies that can completely transform the way you hunt by saving you time and improving your odds of success.
- Trail cameras help you do four things.
- Know if deer are the area you are considering hunting. You can’t hunt what isn’t there.
- How many deer are in the area. This lets you know your odds of success.
- What kind of deer are in the area. Whether it’s bucks or does, big or small, you need to know.
- WHEN deer are in the area, so you only hunt when deer are likely to be around.
- Simple and inexpensive cameras are an ok place to start if you can find the perfect place to put and aim them.
- Your camera MUST be able to date and time stamp each photo and you MUST set this up to get the full benefit.
- Put your trail camera above a deer‘s eye level to reduce the odds they will see it.
- Avoid a deer’s most likely line of sight.
- Put cameras back from a trail so you don’t need to walk the trail to check them.
- Here is mid range camera that I’ve had good success with. It can give you a sense of the features to look for. I got mine on sale, the sticker price is a little high.
- Setup a camera in August and check it every 2-3 weeks. Stop checking at least 2 weeks before you plan to hunt.