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How to get the most out of your trail cameras

How to get the most out of your trail cameras

Tom Sykes runs through some more tips and tricks to make the most out of your trail cameras

I wrote a piece about trail cameras in the March issue of Sporting Gun and went through some of the benefits of using them. Judging from the questions I received following the article’s publication, there was much interest in the subject. This being so, I thought there were more points to cover and the best way to do this would be a rapid-fire-style article with tips on how to get started and make the most out of this equipment. 


In the March article I covered swapping standard webbing strap for paracord as an improved and less visible method to secure trail cameras to trees. I also covered the benefits of utilising small, flexible tripods to gain different vantage points, concealing the cameras and different styles of capturing images, including whether to bait or set the trail camera up to trigger when things pass by on tracks and paths. 

Picking the right camera

Picking the right trail cam for you ultimately comes down to your budget and what you want from your camera. Most cameras will do a good job, but there are different specifications to consider before buying one. For example, glow or no glow. Although…

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