The Best Game Camera Tips for Great Deer Photos

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Published on August 19, 2015 by mbredehoft

Grow ’em Big host and veteran land manager Steve Bartylla gives some of his best secrets for hanging game cameras to get the best photos of deer and game.

GrowemBigOne of the most fun things deer hunters can do is put up cameras to get photos. These can be used for population surveys, keeping tabs on certain deer, predator control or to even keep a lookout for poachers.

The anticipation of pulling a card or getting images on a phone via wireless access keeps us on our toes!

But there are some things you can do to make sure your cameras are in the best locations. Bartylla explains why these are important, along with ways to make sure deer don’t spook around them. Plus, he gives a few little secrets about specifically where to put cameras so bucks come closer to your stands. See these great deer hunting tips in this episode.

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