By Brandon Wikman
Trail cameras have been a wildly popular way to scout and capture candid snapshots of animals in the forest and field for several years. It isn’t a surprise they have hit the mainstream and become one of the most critical tools in targeting deer movement – as well as behavior – for hunters across the country. Finally, outdoor enthusiasts have an opportunity to “be there” when they can’t actually be there.
Moultrie has changed the game in how we hunt and what we now know about the wonderful world of whitetail. Through everlasting photographs, we are able to archive a piece in time and a part of history – as we’ve all heard pictures do say a thousand words. In today’s hunting practices, our ability to formulate upcoming hunts and deer travel patterns is much more available and accessible. Your average guy cannot realistically perform the vital information and data gathering that cameras are able to pull in. The records retrieved from these technologically advanced accessories are priceless.
For instance, using Moultrie cameras provides you a wealth of information including:
• Determining age of whitetail
• Determining health of whitetail
• Locating travel routes
• Finding movement patterns
• Analyzing male to female ratio
• And so much more
I’ve used cameras in nearly every setup imaginable. I’ve strapped cameras to my tree stand, along rub lines, over scrapes, in the middle of food plots, over bait piles, along streams, on fence jumps and more.
There are many ways you can effectively utilize your cameras other than monitoring your deer herd. So it doesn’t hurt to have a couple cameras in the woods for scouting your trophies for this fall and one on the side to tickle your imagination’s itch!