Kick off your pre-season scouting efforts right by using one of the best trail cameras to catch summer travel patterns.
Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start to pre-season scouting for the 2016 deer season. With June on the horizon, antlers are starting to sprout and the tall grass of the local field are getting worn down with summer travel patterns.
Don’t get caught scouting for bucks later this year. Here are the 5 best trail cameras to find them right now!
1. Cuddeback IR Plus
Cuddeback has been engineering some of the best trail cameras since 1989 and are well known for their unbelievable trigger speeds and superb photo quality. The IR Plus from Cuddeback is absolutely perfect to run during the pre-season. With 1/2-second trigger speed, an 8MP camera and an infrared flash, this camera has everything you need to stellar pictures this year.
Even better, Cuddeback kept this price at $100 bucks for this setup, which means that you can run more of them to get a better idea of what’s going on in your area.
2. Wildgame Innovations Crush x 20 Lightsout
Having used Wildgame Innovations cameras for several seasons, I can attest to the quality that these camera’s demonstrate. The Crush X 20 Lightsout definitely continues with the great quality that this company is known for. Featuring a built in color viewing screen, 54 infrared LEDs and backlit buttons, this trail cam makes checking your zone super simple and quick, which helps to keep your area less disturbed. Best of all, this particular setup is cable lock compatible(not included), so you don’t have to worry about another jealous person taking your awesome camera!
3. SPYPOINT Link
If you want to avoid constant contact with your hunting spot, then you’ll need a serious trail cam that connects to a cell tower. Years ago when this technology first came out, coverage was nearly impossible to find, therefore it was like rolling dice whether or not to buy one.
Fortunately, the team over at SPYPOINT developed the Link line of cameras which have the ability to connect to 3G, 4G, 4GV and MMS! This awesome line of trail cams feature quick firing trigger speeds, high resolution images and the ability to check your pictures from anywhere in the world. Definitely a must have when scouting a new area for this deer season!
4. Stealthcam G Series
If you’re looking for an awesome camera that takes exceptional photos, look no further than the G Series line from Stealthcam. Featuring 14 megapixel photos, the G45NG Pro will repeatedly take high resolution photos of that buck you’re targeting this season. Combine that with a 100-foot infrared range and you’ve got yourself a high end scouting tool for under $200 bucks. Now that’s a deal.
5. Bushnell Aggressor No-Glow
Don’t think that the team at Bushnell only makes superior optics, they also know what they’re doing when it comes to engineering rock-solid trail cameras as well. The Aggressor No-Glow has a super quick .2 second trigger speed and a 1 second reset for follow up pictures, which means less blank pictures and more moving photos. Additionally, this setup is capable of taking 720 HD video as well as time-lapse photo sequences. Super job Bushnell!
Along with your new camera, don’t forget to stock up on memory cards and batteries before heading out in the field this summer. Also, be sure to check which type of memory card that your new trail cam takes, as some are now only taking micro sized cards.
Good luck and happy scouting!