By Brandon Wikman
The month of February is a great month to begin shed hunting for those prized antlers we’ve been chasing for months. As many hunters begin pulling trail cameras down for the season, mine are still fully active with fresh batteries snapping away images for good reasons.
As we all know, Moultrie game cameras have been used to capture candid shots of whitetails lurking the woods day and night for many years. In my opinion, trail cameras are one of the absolute best scouting tools on the market. They give you an incredible opportunity to actually be somewhat ‘one’ with your deer herd. And, quite frankly, what better tool can a shed hunter take advantage of than monitoring bucks cast their antlers via trail cams?
Photographs truly do say a thousand words and in this case provide you a snapshot of a recent antler drop. This will give you a better chance to slip into his bedroom to snag his cast before ground rodents do.
You can easily formulate your upcoming shed hunt with the vital information that your Moultrie camera captures. Trail cam data will give you the upper hand on whitetail roaming your property not only during hunting season, but also post-season.
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 every other so-called “secret spot” my hunting partners have tried.
Now the nice thing about using these high-tech gadgets is that they have more than one use. There are so many different ways you can utilize cameras other than monitoring your deer herd during the summer and fall. 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!
As the frosty months of a new year pass, we can only hope the wildlife can withstand the chill factor a few weeks before spring blossoms and we can be so fortunate to add a few more antlers to our bone collection.