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I received a trail camera as a gift and was wondering if anyone had any tips or ideas for using one. It has different settings on it for how many pictures for each motion. Does the sun affect the quality of the pictures ? How close to the trail do I need to put it and so on. Any tips would be great.
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tommyboy:
It's a learning curve with the cameras. You didn't state what model so here's some basics. If possible aim the camera facing North. This will keep the sun out of the lense. I set mine for 3 pics with a 10 minute wait but it depends in where you have it. If it's on a bait pile you want a long time between sequences, on a trail shorter times are ok. The height also plays a big part with reguard to the motion sensor. I found that about 3'-5' off the ground worked best. Have fun and adjust your camera settings basend on what you see on your first few rolls.
 

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I like to set mine about 10-12 ft off the trail. That way, a whole deer will fit in the picture.
 
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