At the Ranch – Whitetail: Trail Camera Placement

A trail camera can be a great tool when it comes to deer hunting, but you have to know where to place them. There are a few key spots that trail cameras can be placed to help you get more & better photos of deer.

1 – Find trails that intersect – this can be done all year. If you can find deer trails that come together, make a Y, maybe 3 or 4 trails intersect, that is a great spot for your trail camera.

2 – Over mineral sites during the summer & off season (where legal). If you’re able to have a mineral site to attract deer in front of your trail camera, it can be a great way for you to collect inventory and determine what kind of deer are on your hunting property.

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3 – Over active scrapes during the fall. You can do some scouting and find a scrape, and secure your camera above one, you’ll likely get pictures of bucks & give you an idea of what’s in the area.

4 – Over some type of food source, throughout the year. Whether you’re in an agricultural area and can get your camera over some type of bean field, or if you have your own type of food plot, these spots can be ideal for getting photos of deer. Clear cuts can also act as a big woods food plot.

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