Shot in the Dark

Berchielli, Angie
August 2008
New York State Conservationist;Aug2008, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p30
The article offers insights on using a scout camera to observe nocturnal animals. Such cameras use a motion sensor to allow automatic capture of photographs and to provide a way for people to observe animals that are normally hard to see. Archery hunters originally developed scout or trail cameras to see game in an area and locate spots ideal for hunting. Some of the features of scout cameras are discussed, including a weather-resistant housing, long-lived battery systems and flash or infrared flash.


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