A good hunter uses every tool at his or her disposal to give him/her the advantage over prey animals. After all, many of the animals you hunt will have superior senses and millions of years of programming to give them the edge over you. Thus, one of the most effective tools a hunter can have at his/her disposal is a good trail camera. If you’re new to using trail cameras or if you’d just like to see better results, check out the following six trail camera tips:
- Place your camera near water: Even the wiliest animal has to drink eventually. Thus, it is just common sense to mount your trail camera near the nearest water source. Without fail, all kinds of prey will eventually arrive and tentatively take a few sips.
- Cover your odor: You should try to be scent free on each and every hunting expedition you take. Be cautious about what you ate that morning, what you are carrying with you, what you are wearing etc. that could give away your scent location before placing your camera.
- Get the right camera: Take a serious look at your inventory before you go hunting. If your camera is aging or if it is low quality, consider upgrading before you head out on the trail.
- Don’t skimp on your batteries: The last thing you want is for your trail cam to fail just as you are about to collect some valuable intelligence. Therefore, make it a point to buy the best, most reliable batteries you can afford in order to power your device. Consider buying lithium batteries as opposed to carbon or alkaline. They last much longer than either.
- Mount the trail camera securely and strategically: Your camera should be mounted securely so that it stays in place all the time you are using it. Moreover, you may wish to put in a secure lock box specifically designed for trail camera. This will prevent it from being stolen or from bears damaging your camera.
- Use black flash trail cameras for better nighttime results: The bright lights of your camera flash might be scaring away animals whether you are filing at night or in the day time. With black flash trail cameras you can take clear nighttime photos and videos and the illumination will remain invisible to your potential prey.
We’re confident that you will see better results when you use these trail camera tips. After all, why settle for low-quality images that only catch the back half of the deer? We have plenty of other game that you can choose from at our compound. We also have dove hunting in Argentina as well as fly fishing in Argentina.