Whether they are used for tracking and surveillance or to capture images of your latest trophy, cameras are an essential part of the hunt. They help you gain actionable intelligence on your prey and help you to create a lasting memory of your experience. Unfortunately, some hunters – especially novices – tend to overlook this helpful tool. Hunters who are setting up for trail pictures sometimes hastily throw a camera on a tree and hope that deer will walk past. Hunters who are taking trophy pictures often do so in the same haphazard fashion. By taking your time and following these steps, you will generate better trail and trophy photos creating a lasting and more enjoyable scouting experience.
For Better Trail Cam Shots
- Mount the trail camera securely: Your trail camera should always be mounted securely so that the lens is unobstructed and so that it has the maximum protection against the wind, rain, etc. Also, make sure that the camera is at the desired height.
- Maximize the camera’s placement: In order to increase your odds when you are Argentina red stag hunting, look for bedding areas or fresh scrapes near prime food sources. This method might mean weeks of waiting but it will pay off in the end if you choose these areas wisely.
- Use black flash trail cameras: LEDs work but they may be noticeable at night and can make photos appear washed out. Incandescent lights create a flash that might scare away deer and other animals. Try using black flash trail cameras to take clear nighttime photos. They have lower illumination and are not as easily seen by animals.
For Better Trophy Pictures
- Take lots of pictures: Take your time and take plenty of pictures of your trophy in order to be sure that you get the one(s) that you want. Try different poses, angles, distances etc and be sure to check your camera’s settings frequently.
- Use a camera tripod: A tripod will help you to create blur-free photos and protect your valuable investment at the same time. There are many lightweight, compact tripods on the market that are reasonably priced. Most of these are designed with features such as multiple leg angle positions, etc.
- Respect the animal: Take some time to clean the animal and to present it in a way that showcases its beauty. If its tongue is protruding, put it back in. If it is bloody, clean this with some water and a micro fiber cloth. If the animal has large antlers, be sure to stress this in your pictures.
Finally, whether you are Argentina waterfowl hunting or stag hunting, you will want to create memories that best capture your experience. You will also want to gather intelligence on your prey before committing yourself to the hunt. Follow these tips and you will able to do both.