DSI Video Tip: Three Season Camera Survey
Knowing what buck you’re going to target starts with knowing what deer are on your property. There’s no better way...
Knowing what buck you’re going to target starts with knowing what deer are on your property. There’s no better way to do that then with a trail camera survey. But getting good pictures takes more than set-and-forget.
To get the most out of your pictures, setup a bait site with something the deer will gravitate toward. Corn and mineral blocks work great. Find a place with a dark, clear background — like a pine grove. Avoid areas with excess branches that can make reading antler size difficult.
After a week or two of baiting, setup the camera about 12-feet away, pointing slightly upward. This will eliminate wasted card space on pictures of racoons and gray squirrels. Then lay down a strip of bait corn. This will have the deer feeding trough-style, rather then clustered around a central pile. It’s all about getting good pictures.
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