One of my pet peeves in research is the proverbial, “lone picture,” fuzzy, piece of something, trail cam picture that is being reported a Sasquatch.
I’ve seen my share over the last few years. In one particular instance,
there were two sides going at it, one for and one against and frankly there wasn’t anything definitive you could say it was. Just a fuzzy, “something.”
So a couple of pointers when setting up trail cameras.
- Make sure your time and date are correct.
- If posting in a public land area, make sure you have a system to lock down your camera(s).
- Make sure you have a clean memory card and fresh batteries.
- Settings…settings…settings! Always shoot in burst, and with a minimal delay. Sometimes less is more, but with trail cams more is more!
- If you have more than one camera, cover one another. Remember quality, not quantity, when it comes to camera coverage.
Recently, I lent my Stealth Cam, out to my neighbor and friend, Andrew, who was setting up for deer season, in southern Rensselaer County, NY.
Stealth camera video, led to over 278 frames being captured for this video.
Even though, I wasn’t looking to capture a series of pictures of a Sasquatch, I used this opportunity to try some different settings, and actually using some advice given to me, by Dr. James Maccabee, some months ago, while he was analyzing the Vermont Trail Cam Pic.
The pictures were amazing, and the results bountiful. Here are some shots in no particular order:
That being said, just imagine if another camera or two were deployed covering the area, the views of what was going on when the camera was being bumped would have been caught.
Luckily, having the burst set, we were lucky enough to see the culprit responsible for the camera bumps, our friend Teddy!
While Squatching season is dwindling down, it’s still time to refine methods, improvise tactics, and check and refit gear.
Till Next Time,