Trail Camera Techniques for Scouting Deer

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Dear Grant,

A simple question: Can you use trail cameras too much or in the wrong areas?



Deer become conditioned to avoid disturbance.  The more sensitive the area, like a bedding area, the less disturbance deer will tolerate.  I typically place my trail cameras in open areas that deer use nocturnally, such as large food plots.  By monitoring several large food plots I can predict where deer are traveling from based on the data and position my stand appropriately.  I call this connecting the dots.  I avoid placing the cameras where I hunt to minimize disturbance.  This strategy has worked for me.

Growing Deer together,