Hunting cameras (also known as game cameras and trail cameras) can increase your enjoyment of watching wildlife by showing you how the animals act when you are not around. They are mainly used by hunters, but wildlife observers and wildlife researchers also consider them valuable.
The basic camera starts at about $50. Higher-priced cameras usually provide better image quality or advanced features, such as video, infrared flash for night shots, or remote access. The camera is equipped with screws and belts. Consider using multiple cameras to get different views of the same scene or to cover more sites.
In order to get best results, you should place trail cameras:
Where have you seen animal traces: near animal footprints, feces or other traces (such as scratches or scratches); on race routes or travel corridors; on the edge of woodland.
In a stable location: For example, a tree trunk that is at least 10 inches thick (the tree trunk will not sway in the wind and will not trigger a motion sensor), a fence or a specially installed bracket.
Near food or water: (You may take photos in places where animals hang around, but don't put water in the frame, because the flowing water will trigger the motion sensor.) Or...
On the trail or path: at a 45-degree angle to the game trail or travel corridor, not the nearest part of the trail. (The camera took a second to take the picture, but in that second, the animal had moved along the trail.
Under the shadow: The camera is triggered by both heat and motion. The temperature difference between the animal and the camera is bigger, the possiblity of shooting will be bigger.
Do not aimed at the sunrise or sunset: this will trigger the thermal induction mechanism.
At animal height: Install at the height of the species you are most interested in. Or, if you don't mind taking pictures, install the camera at a higher position and aim at a lower position to increase flexibility. Animal's back.
Before you leave, check the settings by taking a test photo.