Trail Camera Direction and the Sun

You should never just walk out in the woods and throw out corn/apples and put up a trail camera. This method will get you some trail camera pictures, but it will not get you the quality of deer and quality of pictures that you are looking for. There are many things that you must take into account before setting up a trail camera location.

You need to determine from what direction the animals will be approaching. Once you have determined the source direction, you can then start to think about camera placement and attractant placement. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west so you should avoid these directions at all cost.

In the trail camera video above, the sun is almost completely washing out the first minute of the clip. The end of the video is great, but what if the buck only came out for a brief second and was blocked out by the sun. Always try to face your camera in a northerly direction. This way you are sure to miss the rising and setting sun.

Elk Trail Camera Picture Washed out by sun

Elk Trail Camera Picture Washed out by sun

Sunlight and morning fog can really take over a trail camera picture. Don’t miss out on the buck of a lifetime by not taking trail camera direction into account.

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