Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wildlife and Game Cameras

Most of us are so busy in our daily lives that we get to spend very little time in the outdoors. The majority of us now live in the city and have to drive long distances to leases or land where we spend a few precious hours pursuing that which we love. No one has time to do long duration scouting trips or spend days observing wildlife in order to pattern game movements.
Into this picture comes the Digital Game Camera with all the high tech bells and whistles. I will not go into all the models nor which is the best and greatest in this article. I will tell you that they are the greatest thing to come along for hunters and wildlife watchers in this century. Seeing what the memory card captures is almost as much fun as the actual hunting. It is simply amazing the things that we get pictures of around a feeder. Deer, hogs, turkeys, quail, foxes, bobcats, coons, squirrels, rabbits, bats, snakes, feral dogs, feral cats, ring-tailed cats, cows and people have all been subjects of our game cameras. We have also put cameras on piles of offal after dressing a deer to see what predators show up at the buffet. I have friends that have used them to catch trespassers and poachers. You would not believe the number of people that pass through some of these posted, private ranches and properties. You can spend a fortune or buy a basic model but if you like to see what is coming around on the property you frequent these things are great. Modern Game Cameras are being used in wildlife studies all over the world. Several rare animals have been captured on these cameras. Whether you are a believer or not, if we ever find Bigfoot, the chucacabra or a black panther it will most likely be on one of these modern game cameras. Put one out and you to will become addicted to changing memory cards and batteries. Hoping you get some great pictures, Wild Ed

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