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Mistakes to Avoid When Checking Hunting Cameras

One of the items that is often overlooked by hunters is the need to control the scent that is associated with their trail cameras. Anyone out there who has had success with hunting cameras knows that when they placed their trail cams in a certain location. There is no chance that you will get the picture that you are going after if the animal won't come into the area because you placed the camera where they will catch wind of your scent. It is for this reason that I tend to wipe down my cameras with hydrogen peroxide. Many people like to put a scent killing spray on them, but I have never been a big fan of these sprays, and to this date, hydrogen peroxide has done me pretty well.

Resist The Urge to Check Your Hunting Cameras

On the same scent note, you need to make sure that you are not consistently going back to the same spot where you placed the hunting camera. I know that I have been guilty of this on many occasions. I tend to get a little impatient when hunting season is coming up so I want to make sure that I always want to check if there is anything new of interest on the trail cam. This doesn't do anything to benefit me and it just leaves me open to blowing my cover. It has taken some getting used to, but I have found that checking my cameras every 1-1/2- 2 weeks typically works well. Don't Check Cameras During Peak Times There is one thing that I would suggest you never do. There is no reason for you to check your trail cameras during times where the animals are very active. Familiarize yourself with the animal that you are hunting. If you plan on hunting bucks then avoid the times when they are feeding. If they get wind to your prescience then there is a good chance that your cover is blown for good. The animals will get spooked and they will move to a location that they feel is safer. If you absolutely feel the need to check the hunting cameras, then make sure that you do it early afternoon. I would say that noon time is the best. Use Common Sense If you practice common sense, and you are diligent about avoiding these common (often overlooked) mistakes, then I can assure you that you will get some quality pictures this season. With the aid of these pictures, you can the track movement patterns, feeding habits, etc. You can then develop a plan that will allow you to hunt the next Pope and Young trophy winner with your Primos Truth Hunting Cam. Maybe not, but it will put you a lot closer than you once were to putting a good amount of meat in your freezer.
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