Tips for Protecting Trail Cameras
With the growing popularity of game cameras, it is important to protect your camera from thieves and animals. Here are a few tips to help safeguard your game camera.
- When using a game camera in bear country it is important to wipe down your camera with scent eliminating wipes since bears are often drawn to human scent. Be sure to wash your hands before handling your game camera if you are setting it up over a bait station. Many hunters make the mistake of setting bait and then adjusting the camera. This places the scent from the bait onto the camera, drawing the bears attention to the camera.
- Protect trail cameras from thieves by placing them in high-traffic deer areas, but low-traffic human areas. Try a secondary trail.
- Try an infrared scouting camera, like Moultrie's I-series, that have no visible white flash to draw attention to the camera’s location
- A Camera Tree Mount is useful when setting up a trail camera since the gimbal mount adjust to almost any position to aim the camera. Set it up well above eye level. Add an infrared camera and use this set up for security on hunting cabins or property.
- Use a protective housing, like Moultrie’s Camera Security Box. It is great way to protect valuable scouting cameras from both theft and animals.
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