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3 Costly Mistakes to Avoid with Game and Trail Cameras

Over the years, game cameras have changed deer hunting strategies. Also known as trail cameras, these wildlife spies can significantly improve odds for success but only if used correctly. (Jeff Phillips photo)
Over the years, game cameras have changed deer hunting strategies. Also known as trail cameras, these wildlife spies can significantly improve odds for success but only if used correctly. (Jeff Phillips photo)

In the past decade or so, the usage of game cameras - or trail cameras as some hunters call them - has definitely changed the deer hunting game.

What used to be educated guesses made from boots-on-the-ground scouting for deer sign or observing deer movement from afar is now a high-tech intelligence gathering mission for hunters using game cameras 24/7/365 to spy on the movement of deer in their local woods.

But for all of the big buck photos and intel that game camera reconnaissance can reveal, the temptation is there for hunters to make some key blunders when using their cameras.

So says Tom Rainey, the marketing man for Browning Trail Cameras, the Collierville, Tenn. based company that sponsors several Outdoor Channel television hunting shows including Whitetail Freaks with Don and Kandi Kisky.

Rainey is certainly a man that wants to see plenty of game camera sales yes, but he is also a passionate hunter who wants other deer hunters to have nothing but positive experiences with their game cameras.

According to Rainey, there are three critical mistakes that hunters need to avoid when using such cameras in the deer woods this fall.

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