Trail cameras are seriously cool and impressive pieces of technology. To have eyes in the woods at all times truly gives you a massive advantage as a hunter. By setting up an organized array of cameras or even just one or two along a promising looking deer run you can begin to learn the movements of the game within your hunting grounds. It’s an affordable and very effective way to better learn your woods and gain a valuable edge hunting.
During every hunting season you may get thousands of trail camera photos, most likely, you’ll just post them on Facebook or even make a YouTube video to share these great moments with people online. But have you ever wondered how to actually use these game cam pictures as a hunting strategy? Trail cameras don’t just take pictures. It is important for you to understand how to read photos from trail cameras so that you can get the most information and increase your hunting success.
For hunters, getting the tracking information of animals is the most important things they need during the hunting season, but they can’t frequently go to the animal’s active area to see. Because animals are very sensitive to breath, and they may leave this area immediately if they find intruders. Hunting cameras solve this problem perfectly, and hunters don’t have to spend too much time looking for animal tracks.
WildGuarder 4G Trail camera Watcher1-4G has a 0.4s super-fast trigger speed, it won’t miss any moment of the deers, turkeys or birds. With this large number of pics, you can get the direction of animals came from and where it went to, so that you can figure out the activity route of them, and choose a good stand waiting for them to come into expected range.
As we all know, most animals often travel together, so you can use WildGuarder trail camera photos to get an approximate number of them. If you know three grizzly bears together, maybe you’d better choose another stall, or if you know two elk will be together, I believe you will wait for the rest.
Have you ever thought about how to hunting smarter but not harders? You’d better note the moon in a photo of the WildGuarder trail camera. Some successful hunters will conclude the best feeding time based on the moon phase, and the time around sunset and sunrise will bring you more surprises. For example, if the bucks feed late at night, chances are you won’t see the moon late at night or early in the morning.
Animal activity time
One of the most important information in WildGuarder trail camera photos is when the photos were captured. It can tell you a lot of information, such as when these animals moved through your camera and how long they stayed. Waiting for the right moment, it gives you clues to prepare in advance.
Temperature always greatly affects the activities of animals. When the actual field temperature is almost the same as the field temperature shown on the trail camera photo, this is the best time to move on. However, if the temperature is higher or lower than the average temperature, it will cause the animal to change its course. When hunting in summer, the deer will still develop the habit of eating at night. If the temperature drops below the average level, the deer’s activity will increase, and above the average level, the deer’s activity will decrease.
These trail cameras operate on batteries, WildGuarder Watcher1 series trail cameras supports working 1~3 months, it depends on your setting. However, the trail cam pics still show you the instant state of battery just in case. You’d better replace them with a brand new batteries once the pics show low battery.
All the above are useful tips about how to read trail camera photos, hope it can improve your hunting strategy, thus increase your success rates in hunting games. If you are interested to learn more about a trail camera with supports sending 20MP original size image & 30s HD video, take a look at our latest 4G trail camera Watcher1-4G here. Feel free to contact us on our Website or Facebook page if you have any question.