Winter Trail Camera Strategies
Everything old is new again as the urge to breed is over and the focus once again shifts to food. And while you may want to keep a few trail cameras hanging over remaining food sources it wouldn’t hurt to keep one in the areas you used during the rut. There is always the chance that the buck you’re after hasn’t given up hope and is still searching for love. Only your trail camera will tell you if that is the case or not.
In addition this is a great time to conduct an end of the season or winter trail camera survey. With deer searching for food you'll be able to get a tally of the bucks that made it through the year as well as an understanding of your properties deer density, buck to doe ratio, age structure, and more. This information, just like the trail camera survey you should run in late summer, is critical to understanding how you should approach the upcoming season.