The CORE DS Trail Camera from Bushnell is offered in both “Low Glow” and “No Glow” options. Matt says that most people are probably familiar with the “Low Glow” model that emits a red/infrared glow when taking pictures or video at night. The “No Glow” model has a mask/filter so that the low glow light isn’t seen which is ideal when you’re trying to conceal the location or existence of the camera. The CORE DS has some great technology that ups the ante of the picture quality and camera performance from the field. The Dual Sensor Technology integrated provides two sensors, one daytime sensor for sharpen images and one nighttime sensor for more contrast and detail. The “Low Glow” model offers a 100-foot night range and the “No Glow” model boasts an 80-foot night range. You can take 1080 HD video with audio or 30 MP photos with a lightning quick 2 second trigger speed. One of the best features of CORE DS Trail Cameras from Bushnell is the Field Scan 2x with Live Trigger Feature. It’s an amazing technology, Matt says, that allows you to monitor your hunting haunts with time lapse images or video. This feature essentially lets the user take photos or video automatically at different intervals of their choice during different blocks of time each day – all without an animal actually triggering the camera. By not requiring an animal to trigger the camera, that provides footage of an area that may be 50 to 150 yards away from the camera, out of sensor triggering range, which in essence maximizes your effective scouting range. This camera with the Field Scan 2x Live Trigger technology then could enable a hunter, if placed correctly, to watch over field edges or an entire food plot with just one camera. Matt discusses the benefits of this setting and highlights the amazing clarity and detail of the photos and videos you capture which can be so crucial to helping hunters identify or zero in on details of deer and other wildlife. If you want to get great images with a trail camera, set-up is important. The most critical step of setting up the CORE DS trail camera is to do your homework, Matt says. Don’t wait until you get to the woods or field to turn the camera on and go through the features – you won’t get the greatest benefit from them. If you take your time and get familiar with the technology, set them up and test them at home, try out all the different features, you’ll be better able to use the technology to your advantage in the field. When hanging your trail camera, don’t overdo it! Many people over think the process and take their mounting positions to the extreme trying to hang them where deer won’t see them and as a result they hang them to high/low or at extreme angles. Matt encourages hunters to hang them, review the photos you get and then tweak the angle or location if necessary.
Bushnell’s three different optic collections cater to buyers of every skill level and every price point. The “Prime”, “Nitro” and “Forge” collections each offer exceptional quality with a range of different features that dictate price as you up. The “Prime” collection may be the baseline collection; however, it serves up a great value while still offering great glass and features. The Prime riflescope in 3-9x40 is a super all-around scope, Matt says, and a classic configuration that has served hunters well for years whether it be at close distances or more extended ranges. The new illuminated reticle is a big bonus, one that provides a lot of advantages afield, and one that really highlights the value buyers are getting with this scope that comes in at under $200. The light transmission in the Prime 3-9x40 is excellent and something Matt says Bushnell has put a lot of effort into. By milking every last drop of available light, hunters can enjoy the benefit of extending their time in the field during low light situations, especially during those magic hours at sunrise and sunset. Matt also talks first and second focal planes and how the Prime 3-9x40’s second focal plane helps ensure accuracy at the highest magnification. Plus, he’ll talk toughness and the ways in which they test Bushnell riflescopes to make sure they hold up to the punishment of recoil from any caliber.
Be sure to tune in as Matt Rice, Sr. Manager of Media Relations & Consumer Marketing for Bushnell, joins The Revolution to talk trail cameras and riflescopes that will have you meeting and/or exceeding your goals in the field this year and in seasons to come. Listen in!