There are several reasons for hanging a trail camera. They're an excellent tool for keeping tabs on the animals using your property, patterning elusive trophies, keeping watch for poachers/trespassers, deciding the best strategy for hunting a given area, monitoring whether or not food plots are getting used, and especially because they're flat out FUN! Every single time I arrive at Red Hand I'm absolutely itching to pull the SD cards in the cameras and see what we've captured on camera in the past week. The following images are a random assortment of some of the good, bad, and plain old funny pictures we've gotten in the past calendar year. Enjoy!
Another great use for trail cams is to keep track of specific bucks and to monitor their antler growth in the spring & summer. All four of these pictures are of the same buck that calls one area of our property home. In just under two weeks you can see how his main beam has split into two distinct tines and how the overall length and inside spread has increased noticeably. This guy is only a yearling and will definitely get a free pass this fall, but he has excellent growth for his first set of horns, and has tremendous potential to grow some serious bone in the coming years.