In order to determine if a you are truly receiving a return on your investment (ROI), it is critical to have base information on the current deer herd. This includes but is not limited to population, buck to doe ratio, buck age structure, and most often looked at, buck antler size. Of all the methods to obtain this information, a trail camera survey is by far the most efficient and unbiased tool.
The following are steps on how to setup a trail camera survey site/station.
Step 1: How Many Cameras Do I Need?
Step 2: Selecting a Site/Station
In addition, the local site where the camera actually sits is very important. In fact, inadequate preparation at this level can dramatically effect the validity of your trail camera results.