A proper trail-camera setup is a very important part of scouting and oftentimes the most overlooked. We expect to throw a camera on a tree and have deer walk past. I have highlighted some small steps I take to improve my trail-camera outcomes. By taking your time and following these steps, you will generate better photos and a more enjoyable scouting experience. In turn, you will have a better idea of the bucks on your property and locations to hunt them.
Over the past few years, trail cameras have become an extremely important tool for big game hunters all over the world, especially for deer hunters in the United States. However, like any tool, they must be used properly in order to realize their full potential.
There are a number of pretty common mistakes that most hunters make when first using trail cameras. Luckily, correcting most of those mistakes is relatively easy, and doing so can significantly improve the quality of scouting that their trail camera can provide.