At the Ranch – Whitetail: How to Get the Best Trail Camera Images

If you have your trail cameras out and you are looking to get the best summer trail camera images possible, there are a few basic tips to follow and in this video, I want to talk about exactly how to do that. There are a few things that I like to employ myself almost every time to help get the best summer trail camera images.

First thing you want to do in order to get the best summer trail camera pictures is finding a spot where you’re able to put a trail camera over some type of bait or mineral site. What this does is it gets the deer concentrated in an area and they’ll be there for an extended period of time, which will give you the best chances to get multiple pictures of them.

Another tip is to set your camera to at least three photo bursts. This way, every time your camera takes a picture, it takes three instead of just one. This will give you another great chance to get better trail camera pictures – whereas if you just have it on a single photo, there is a chance that your photo might be a little blurry and then you’re out of luck.

Something else that I like to talk about and point out is that if you are going to run your trail camera over just a trail, it’s helpful to try to either get it on a crossing or have it pointed with the trail instead of pointed perpendicular to the trail. What I mean by that is if you’re pointing perpendicular to the trail, deer are walking left to right and it may be a lot harder to get a good picture of them.

One thing not to forget about is mock scrapes. Mock scrapes are generally thought of as just something to do in the fall, but deer will definitely hit mock scrapes in the summer as well and it’s another tactic to stop them when they’re coming by the camera.

Also to note, typically deer most often come by your camera in the evening or in the morning. With this in mind, try your best not to have your trail camera pointed west or east. The best way to have your camera pointed is north. If it is pointed west and deer are coming in the evening, the sun is going to be setting and it could give you a chance for some neat pictures – but if you’re just going for those best pictures of the deer, really try to have your camera pointed north as much as possible. Of course, every situation doesn’t always work out that way, but it’s something I found to usually work great.

Lastly, I like to put my cameras up high every once in a while pointed down which gives you a neat perspective of the deer on the trail. It also can help prevent theft and it can just give you a different look at the deer.

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