I’d recommend trying it out in your yard for a bit and tinker with its placement, which should be about waist high, and talk your kids into walking past it at various speeds, distances and times of day and night. Now, once you’ve gotten this rudimentary crash course of trail camera fundamentals out of the way, it’s time to test it, and your skills, in the real world, the woods! So, by now you’ve found your prime location and you should place your camera about 8-to-12 feet from your general target area and avoid facing it due East or West in fear of sun glare, plus, always clear any and all debris that could ensue a false trigger. Light pruning and brush removal is usually required, and necessary, if you want great, consistent, results, so don’t be a schmuck and skip any part of the due process, alright! Well, now that that’s out of the way, it’s time for the fun part, collecting all of the management data, or pics, you’ve worked so hard for. But remember, when taking inventory of the game in a given location, for management purposes, it’s imperative that you formulate and structure, your plans from the information that you’ve gathered, thus far. Also, it’s critical, and almost taboo, to not consult your local Game Wardens and DNR officers and to take into account the overall health of the herds in the surrounding counties, their numbers, the ratio of bucks to does, available feed, etc. So prep, plan ahead, and may you reap bountiful harvests for years to come.
Hugs, Handshakes and Happy Hunting!