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Animal lovers and hunters love trail cameras for viewing and determining animal routines and feeding spots. But deer can be easily spooked by sounds or flashing lights. And because many trail cameras use a flash and make an audible click whenever it takes photos, many wonder if they are doing more harm than good. Trail …

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Having video surveillance of your property provides extra peace of mind. But home security systems can be expensive. And most are complicated to set up. Here’s how to use a trail camera for security – either at your home or another property. Trail cameras can be great for home security. They are motion-sensing, have night …

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Formatting (and reformatting) your SD card is an important step to prevent glitches and full memory cards. Here’s how to format an SD card for your trail camera. There are four ways to format an SD card for a trail camera. These include formatting your SD card with Windows 10, with Mac, in a trail …

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After months of filming wildlife, it’s time to see just what your trail camera captured. Here’s how to view trail camera photos on your computer. The methods vary from simple to fastest. Some methods are automated and require monthly data plans. There are 4 ways to view your trail camera photos on a computer. They …

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Most trail cameras excel at night photos of local wildlife. But sometimes they fail and won’t take night photos. And sometimes they shoot photos but the night photos are all black. Here are some simple troubleshooting steps to get your camera working again.  Why is my trail camera not taking night pictures? The problem could …

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Trail cameras are great tools for wildlife observers, photographers, and hunters. It allows you to view animals in their natural habitat and from a safe distance. Unfortunately, trail cameras are often an easy target for thieves. How to keep your trail camera from being stolen? To prevent theft of your trail camera: Place it in …

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Game cameras are popular among game photographers and hunters. They allow you to see what the animals are doing without having to be there in person. The motion detection shoots only when there is wildlife. PIR delay on game cameras is an important feature. On trail cameras, PIR delay refers to the amount of time …

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When you set your trail camera, you’re hoping for some great footage of local wildlife. But what if when you check it, the photos and videos are poor quality or even non-existent? Why isn’t your trail camera not taking pictures? Here’s what you need to know. Reasons your trail camera isn’t taking pictures include damaged …

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Nothing is more frustrating than spending time setting up your trail cam, only to have no pictures to show for it. There can be multiple reasons why your trail camera won’t turn on or has stopped working. If your trail camera won’t turn on, the battery or SD card might be the problem. Check your …

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I started filming wildlife with trail cameras last year. And I love that they sit ready to capture footage day and night. But if the batteries fail then it’s dead. And you might not even know that the batteries died unless you’re regularly checking your camera. How long do trail camera batteries last? Trail cameras …

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