Posts Tagged: trail cameras

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Scott Bestul

A Trail Cam Kit – The Essentials


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I like to make a “milk run” once a week or so to check trail cams; swap and pull cards, tweak setups and set new cameras. View this week’s video tip on how to assemble a trail cam kit loaded with all the essentials needed for keeping your cams fed and watered, and for avoiding […]

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Scott Bestul

A Better Height To Hang Trail Cams


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It’s easy to get excited about capturing velvet bucks on camera each summer, but there’s no question some bucks get spooked by a camera. Follow this week’s tip to prevent a buck from getting freaked out when a flash–or even an infrared sensor–goes off from a few feet away.

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Scott Bestul

Ants In The Pants…Well, In My Trail Cams


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I bear no particular grudge against ants as a species. Heck, I had an ant farm as a kid, enjoyed the animated film “Antz” with my own children, and I’m continually entertained and amazed when I watch a parade of ants carry off a bug many times their size to enjoy as a meal. I […]

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Scott Bestul

Taking Stock


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Unless you’re lucky enough to live in the Deep South, whitetail season is over. Mine ended just the other day in Wisconsin, where I said goodbye to the 2014 hunt by sitting in a tripod stand tucked between picked fields of beans and corn. Wind chills pushed the temps to minus-35, but I had a […]

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End of the season trail cam use


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Trail cams should be used beyond the months leading up to the season – they should be used year round.

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Scott Bestul

Return To The Boys Of Summer


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It’s always tough to title a sequel. I’ve been discussing bachelor groups for the last couple of posts, and there’s a strong chance I may revisit them again. But before we leave the topic for a bit, it’s a good time to start thinking ahead about what happens to these boy-bands, because doing so now […]

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Scott Bestul

Summer Trail Cam Season


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Not long ago in my deer hunting past, there was just a single deer season opener, and it happened in the fall. Now there are multiple openers to be savored; the Shed Hunting Opener, the Spring Scouting Opener, the Food Plotting Opener…and, perhaps my favorite; the Trail Cam Opener. None of these Openers have an […]

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Melissa Bachman

Trail Cameras as Scouting Tools


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Scouting can be one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal as a whitetail hunter – especially during early season. Many bucks will continue with their summer feeding patterns, however, unless you’re available to watch the fields and spend hours scouting, it can still be difficult to figure out the exact trails they’re using. […]

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