How to setup a trail camera!
Don’t just buy a trail camera and start hunting without knowing what you’re doing! You could end up missing out on some amazing opportunities.
This article will provide you with the knowledge of how to set up a trail camera, including the best places to set them up for maximum photos.
It includes tips about how to keep your batteries charged when you need them most.
A trail camera is a small, high-tech device with an SD card. It records photos of whatever walks by it during the night and stores them on its own memory for you to review at your convenience.
Trail cameras are great for so many reasons. Here are just a few of them:
This is why an external power source for your trail cam might be the best decision you’ve ever made!
If you have a trail camera that is using its own internal power source, then it will run when your batteries are already dead.
However, if there’s a way for you to utilize an external power source with your device (and most people do), then this won’t be an issue any longer!
People who use batteries to power their trail cameras typically use batteries like AA alkaline or rechargeable NiMH, but whichever type you choose will depend on your specific needs and how long you want them to last.
That’s where things can get a little bit complicated: if the weather is colder, then it may be necessary for you to adjust what types of batteries you use – and if your device doesn’t have an external power source (like a solar panel) then things get even more complicated.
If that’s the case, then we recommend using rechargeable NiMH batteries because they will last longer than alkaline types of AA batteries in cold weather conditions.
However, many people are starting to switch over to lithium batteries because they are even more effective in colder weather.
They also last longer than alkaline types of AA batteries, but if your device doesn’t have an external power source, then you’ll be stuck buying them every time that the old ones run out – which will get expensive really fast!
If you’re using a trail cam in an area that is near your home or another place where people are, then there’s nothing wrong with putting it right out in the open – make sure to keep an eye on it.
However, if you’re going to be leaving the camera somewhere away from civilization, such as deep within the woods then, you’ll want to be more careful about where and how you set it up.
This is why we typically recommend that people bring their cameras back home with them after they’ve returned from the hunt so they can check out what types of photos or videos have been recorded, rather than just leaving them in an area for a long time.
The reason for this is that most people aren’t able to go back and check on the trail cameras they’ve set up in remote areas every single day – it’s just not practical.
So, if something happens to your camera while you’re away, then there’s a good chance that you’ll come home only to find out that it’s gone.
That’s why, if you’re going to be leaving your camera in an area where people aren’t likely to go, then make sure to set up some protection around the device – even a simple case of chicken wire can help deter thieves!
Between 10 and 20 feet
At least head-high trail cameras are recommended. By mounting the trail camera higher on the tree or post, you can angle it down and increase the field of view. Between 10 and 20 feet is where most cameras take their best pictures day or night.
Trail cams are most commonly used by bowhunters in the fall to gather information about deer, but more are using them in summer to collect information well before hunting season. A summer surveillance program allows hunters to gauge how many bucks are around and if any are large. In addition, you’ll see the fawn being born.
A trail camera uses three main types of flashes. You can choose between flashes that produce white flashes, infrared flashes (“low glow”), or cameras that emit no light. A low glow is produced from infrared emitters when shooting night photos with infrared flash cameras.