Laura and her husband Jason did a lot of things right to make the Double Main buck hunt a success. One element: proper trail camera placement.

Nothing mucks up a nighttime trail camera photo faster than fog. It tends to settle in the middle of food plots, ag fields, and the bottom of ravines and creek beds – just the kind of country Laura hunted. If you’re pulling night shots that look overexposed, or develop all white, fog is culprit. With ravine country, the only option is to move up to higher ground. Or, as Laura did, set up your cameras on the trails leading into the craggy ground. You’ll get less photos, but more information.

Check out previous episodes of DSI:

Introducing DSI: Deer Scene Investigation

DSI: A Spot-and-Stalk Whitetail Hunt

DSI: A Big Woods Buck

DSI: Evander, Tracy’s First Bow Buck

DSI Video Tip: The Worst Case Scenario

DSI: The Contamination Buck

DSI Video Tip: Make a Map

DSI Video Tip: Shoot Your Situation

DSI Video Tip: The Long Draw

DSI Video Tip: How to Triangulate Deer Location with Trail Cameras

DSI: The Second-Chance Buck

DSI Video Tip: Three Season Camera Survey

DSI: The Flipper Buck

DSI: The Cringe Buck

DSI: Video Tip: Know Your Planting Percentages

DSI: Laura & the Double Main Buck