Sunday, October 15, 2023

Tricks of the Trail

bobcat on a trail cam


Trail camera technology is not just for hunters. Folks might be surprised who they can find living right in their own back yards! For some tips & techniques on integrating trail camera technology into your personal “wilderness experience,” plus some of my own trail cam wildlife photography, click the link & read on:

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4 Responses

  1. Boreas says:

    WOW! A bobcat is my Holy Grail for my creekside trailcam! I have “captured” moose, innumerable deer, ‘yotes, ‘coons, turkey, fisher, fox, and fuzzy-tailed rats over 5-6 years, but can’t seem to get a bobcat. Maybe there is TOO MUCH animal traffic!

    Trail cameras are certainly fun, but I would advise a solar charger unless you want to spend your life’s savings on batteries.

    • I’ll trade ya. Straight up. Bobcat for moose.

      • Boreas says:

        Ha! I actually got “eyes on” the moose several times on my property (near Wickham Marsh). She seems to have left the Adirondack Coast for now.

    • Paul says:

      It’s funny I can make it through thousands of photos on my trail cameras just using those crummey low end C batteries. This past year I set one up in the fall and checked it not until later this summer and still clicking away. I had about 4000 photos on the chip.

      Had probably 3 different Moose, deer, bear, coyotes, (no bob cat this year), turkeys, rabbits, a few hunters, dogs that should not be out in the woods alone… You just gotta find the right spot.

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