Getting to view the pictures and videos you’ve been taking using your trail camera can be very exciting. You may get excited enough that you want to frequently go out to see what has been captured. Well, if you have tried this, then definitely you have noticed the reduction of the animals in the woods. Why is it so? You have interfered with their peace. They no longer feel safe.
Why is it important to minimize disturbances while using trail cameras?
You Don’t Want To Interfere With Their Peace
Bucks usually are in a state of calm during summer and can, therefore, be seen clearly on camera both in the day and night more than any other time of the year. So caution is expected of you. You have to overcome the temptation of having to check your camera often. Doing so will cause the bucks to react to your presence and stop visiting the particular place. Sometimes they move away to at least somewhere they feel they are not being hunted. You wouldn’t want such a situation. So it is necessary that you minimize disturbance while out in the field.
You Don’t Want A Failed Hunt
As hinted above, wild animals are sensitive. You do not want to scare them off especially when they are resting. Try using no flash trail cameras when capturing images at night. Flash cameras might frighten the animals, and you may end up little pictures to justify your hunting skills. Some trail cameras have shutter sound. You know the impact sounds can have on wild animals especially when they are resting at night. So try as much as possible to get a trail camera that produces no sound or flash if you want your hunting to be successful.
You Need To Get Quality Pictures
Since you would like quality photos from your trail camera, you would want minimal disturbance from the sun. Sun rays and heat affect the quality of your pictures. If possible, place your camera facing north. This way, your camera will have minimal contact with the sun giving you a good opportunity to take images that are not blurred due to sun rays. You also would not want unnecessary images due to the sun’s heat cause to affects your camera’s senses and might end up taking pictures of unnecessary objects like swaying trees. Of course, you are not interested in swaying trees. Therefore avoid disturbance from the sun to get quality pictures.
You Need To Avoid Altering Wildlife Movement
Animals are sensitive to strange odor. Any kind of strange smell particularly human smell can scare frighten them. Therefore, it is important that you try your best to minimize your smell. Bucks especially have a very strong sense of smell. So how do you get to defeat the buck’s overwhelming sense of smell? It’s almost impossible. However, you can play it cool by practicing proper scent control or by just playing around with the direction of the wind. Scent sprays are most effective. You only need to spray yourself and the tools you would be using in the fields, and you are good to go. So when out there mounting your trail camera, you can use scent killer sprays, and you are sure the bucks will be around for a much longer time. It’s an important strategy to minimize disturbance, especially when mounting your trail camera or when getting it from the woods.
You Need To Get A Perfect Survey
Surveying is important for a perfect hunt. When out surveying, you need to minimize disturbance as much as possible as you wouldn’t want to spook the wild animals off. Trail cameras have really helped in minimizing animal disturbance. They prevent the hunters from bumping into wild animals in close proximity. You, however, need to minimize disturbance when mounting the cameras as you’d want the animals to continue visiting the area your camera is mounted. This way, you will get more information on the animals you are hunting leading to better and improved hunting skills.
Minimal disturbance is critical when using trail cameras to hunt. If you play it cool, trail cameras are an exciting and awesome tool to use in pursuit of wild animals. But if you are not careful about the animal’s sense of peace, you will get to capture nothing. Be careful to minimize your disturbance while using trail cameras.