By Brandon Wikman
Over the past few years, trail cameras have continued to be one of the most valuable and sought after hunting tools that outdoor enthusiasts turn to when pegging big bucks.
In my opinion, trail cameras are one of the absolute best scouting tools on the market. They give you an opportunity to actually be somewhat “one” with your herd. Photographs really are worth a thousand words. You can easily formulate your upcoming hunt with the vital information your camera captures – determining age and health of deer, travel routes, time of day they’re moving, a rough male-to-female ratio and so much more.
I’ve used Moultrie 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 and near fence jumps.
It’s really no surprise that cameras 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, in reality, they aren’t.
Moultrie has changed the game in how we hunt and what we now know about the wonderful world of whitetail. Through photographs, we are able to archive a piece in time and a part of history. In today’s hunting practices, our ability to formulate upcoming hunts and deer travel patterns is much more available and accessible than ever before. Your average guy cannot realistically perform the vital information and data cameras our able to pull in day after day. The records retrieved from these technologically advanced accessories are priceless.
To sum up, 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
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!