How To Set Up a Trail Camera For Better Shots?

Whenever one goes hunting or scouting is usually a big problem to many. Whereas others will place their cameras on trees hoping that deer will pass for shots, others will prefer to do the shots by themselves throughout. Whichever way you choose to take the shots, the most important thing is to ensure perfect shots at the end of it all. This will be determined by how you set up a trail camera for the whole event. In here are key tips to setting up a trail camera for perfect shots. Further, you can read out the detailed guide on


Whether you are taking the shots by yourself or have positioned your camera for automatic shots, a proper location is a vital tip for good shots. Reason being, knowing where deer are during that particular period of the year will eventual determine whether you are likely to capture any pictures of them or not. This is indicated by water holes during summer and food sources during winter. If you position yourself or your cam around these places be sure not to miss a better shot. Especially, around those areas they follow to water or food.


The sun’s intense glare is not very good for capturing good shots. It is therefore advisable to position your trail camera facing north or south whichever way that works best for you. But never due east or west as this will compromise the quality shots you get. For instance, you’ll end up getting whited-out or blurred images, which of course are not the best shots we’re looking for. It’s not very easy to identify these directions blindly; therefore you need to take compasses with you for such outdoor events for precise and correct directions.

Remove Obstruction

How To Set Up a Trail Camera For Better ShotsThe whole process of getting deer photos involves getting them unaware which will need you to hide your trail camera, in the event you risk getting obstruction from leaves and branches. Therefore as much as you try to hide the trail camera so you are not seen (that is if you are taking pictures by yourself) and from theft (if it’s attached to a tree for automatic shots) ensure the face of the trail cam is free from any sort of obstruction. By so doing you are making better the ability and possibilities of great shots.

Angle Camera to Trail

Be keen to ensure your trail camera is 45 degrees to the trail as this will enable you capture the whole animal. Most people who do not heed to this simple rule end up having pictures of the half animal and not the whole of it. Similarly if you are taking the shots by yourself make sure the trail cam is as high as your head, maintaining that angle will give you the best results. Holding the trail cam perpendicular to the trail will only compromise your end result, as sometimes if the deer notice the cam they will try to avoid it, which will leave you with no photos at all.


Having all these tips in mind whenever you are taking trail shots, rest assured the outcome will be the best you’ve ever taken.

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