Hunting deer with trail cameras
Well, hunting season has come and gone – for me at least. I realize there are still some hunting opportunities left but, sadly, I haven’t any time for them. How far off is retirement again?
Thank goodness for my trail cam hunting; the closest thing to real hunting I’ve found yet. Planning out a good trail cam strategy and location, I’ve discovered to be very much like hunting itself.
You need to understand whitetail patterns and travel habits, and setting up camera position & location can be compared to choosing the proper stand location. The actual photos and vids you acquire would be to hunting, akin to lining-up the shot and making the decision when to pull the trigger.
You see where I’m going with this?
Also, trail-camming is similar to hunting in that there is, certainly, some luck involved but as you become more skilled, the better the images you will get. Sure, there is such thing as beginner’s luck with hunting, but it is also common knowledge that the more experienced hunter will have, on average, more opportunities to harvest game than those with little experience.
Throughout the year I run just 2 trailcams around my place, however, once December arrives I’ll put out 2 or 3 more to cover different areas as deer travel patterns change.
Here are some of the more interesting images: