Night HuntingNight hunting is fun but it can be challenging, especially if you don’t know the area properly. Traditional night hunting usually involved one or more excursions prior to actual exploration, and that is why the activity was quite hectic for the hunters to down animals. As the hunting became popular and technology was integrated into it, things have changed incredibly over the years. One of the most remarkable changes was the introduction of hunting cameras in the 1880s.

The use of the traditional trip-wire cameras was later replaced with trail cameras, which offered more accurate photo and video shots. Technology has improved significantly nowadays because there are wireless cameras that use infrared sensors with several detection zones that can measure infrared energy changes. When an animal approaches near the camera front, it crosses from one detection zone to another, allowing the lens to detect the movement that triggers the camera shutter.

Recently, hunters realized that some of the trail camera infrared sensors were affected by environmental temperature changes. For instance, when a storm sways during a cold or hot weather the sensors becomes sensitive to the temperature changes. Interestingly, modern wireless trail cameras have automatic PIR sensors to ensure hunters get images no matter the temperature changes.

Wireless Trail Cameras

night hunting tipsIf you are preparing to visit the highlands of Durham for night hunting, there are plenty of animals and birds to make your hunting season complete. While you are so excited to down those highland animals at night, you need to have wireless trail cameras to monitor the animals and the area itself.

Time-lapse mode

One of the benefits of wireless trail cameras is the time-lapse mode. Many modern trail cameras have this feature that helps to capture images at regular intervals. The new cameras can take time-lapse and motion-activated photos at the same time. While the camera is taking live trigger images, the users can as well program double windows of time-lapse-capture to take images at preset intervals such as after every 10 minutes.

Remote access

The initial wireless trail cameras were designed to provide hunters with remote access to their images that were transmitted through a cellular service to a website. But the newest models have eliminated the additional step of accessing photos from a website as hunters can download the photos. If the highlands of Durham have wireless reception, you can comfortably include them in your backpack.

Image organization and mapping

Some of the modern wireless trail cameras have programs, which help hunters to manage their images and also track the movement of animals. While in the Durham highlands, you will need to track the movements of the animals, and therefore such cameras can be of great help. Other newer cameras have programs to embed geotag on every photo and display them on Google Maps automatically. Once you program the coordinates of the GPS, the camera can even add drawings and markers to track the movement of animals.

Black flash

Nowadays, many wireless trail cameras use infrared flash technology to capture images at night. Some of the camera’s IR feature can only detect an animal at about 800 nanometers (nm), and that is why you can see a red glow when you look at the light emitting diodes of the camera at night. However, this drawback has been eliminated by the newest wireless trail cameras with the new infrared flash technology. They can detect an animal at 940 nanometers (nm) or longer, ensuring that the glow is undetectable to both animals and people.

Wireless connectivity

hunting during nightMost of the modern trail cameras have been equipped with Wi-Fi, giving the wildlife and game camera arena a new shape. With the wireless connectivity available, a SIM card and free initial data supplied, and pre-paid data packages, there are also free apps for both Android and iOS mobile devices. This allows the hunters to send photos in real time from the camera to their tablets or smartphones, from where they can choose to upload the photos and share them on the web. Interestingly, the user can manipulate the camera’s settings just by a few taps on a mobile device.

In conclusion, you need to ensure that your trail cameras have new batteries before setting up. Many of them use replaceable batteries that are available in various retail shops. If you don’t know the security of Durham highlands and you doubt theft of your treasured devices, you can use trail cameras with black LEDs to ensure they are undetectable by unauthorized people.