We’re already on the front steps of summer. Should trail cameras be out right now? These questions might run through your head each and every summer. And depending on who you ask for advice, you get many different responses to running trail cameras in the summer months. Whenever I am faced with a difficult decision, I make a “pros” and “cons” list. Here’s mine regarding summer trail cameras.
- There’s not much more that will get a hunter’s blood boiling that a few fresh pictures of a giant velvet buck hanging out nearby. I get really excited when I know there’s a shooter whitetail in my area. Fingers crossed that he sticks around!
Certain camera locations become family projects and my kids love monitoring them. I bring the kids along to the locations that we can drive to, or easily walk to. These cameras are usually on a popular food source. We anticipate with excitement each time the kids and I pull a memory card. Often we will get pictures of deer, sometimes turkeys, and occasionally a coyote, fox, pheasant, or other surprise. Maintaining trail cameras is a great way to teach young hunters woodsmanship, a love for the outdoors, and respect for the wildlife. It’s also guaranteed time spent together.