PSE’s Will Jenkins – Where to place your trail cams
By Will Jenkins
Move Your Cameras!
If you’re a deer hunter and you have a trail camera, you need to go put them over a scrape. Scrapes are popping up everywhere and being visited by bucks every night and soon during the day. Rubs are starting to show up as well as bucks are starting to get even more fired up for the rut.
Putting a trail camera over a scrape can do a lot in the way of helping you understand the buck activity on your property. As you can see from the pictures and video in this post all of the activity shown was within one week over one scrape! At one point I had 4 bucks hit the same scrape in one night. While you can’t hunt at night you can gain a lot of knowledge about those bucks and their habits. Simply by focusing on which direction the bucks tend to come from and considering the terrain in that direction you can get a good idea of where that deer is bedding during the day, feeding at night and what his main travel routes are.
All of these are key bits of information that can help you tag a great buck this season. If you don’t have a trail camera go get one, even a cheap one, and set it up over a scrape. Monitoring the deer activity in your area when you aren’t hunting can be really exciting and rewarding.
Will Jenkins is creator of TheWilltoHunt.com and Harnesses For Hunters. He’s an avid outdoorsman who enjoys sharing his experiences through his blog. He also writes for Bow Adventures e-Magazine and is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association.
Will lives in Central Virginia with his wife and two kids. He hunts in Virginia and Maryland but has dreams of heading west to hunt Elk and Mule Deer.