Number of Cameras to use for Survey

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I hunt on 130 acres that I want to do a camera survey on.  Can I use more than one camera on the property?  I have heard one camera for every one hundred acres.  Will this affect the results if I do use more than one camera?




The accuracy of surveys almost always increases when the number of acres monitored per camera decreases.  The key to increasing the accuracy (capturing every deer using the property) is to limit the amount of disturbance when checking cameras.  The two drawbacks of using more cameras per the same unit of area are (1) that this creates more disturbances and (2) there are more images to analyze.

I’ll take those trade-offs for the benefit of having more accurate results!

Growing Deer together,