I sometimes over think things, and this is a classic example. Should I buy a trail camera? It could be a fun way to see what's happening in the woods when I am not there, or it could be another frustrating gadget I have to deal with.
With hunting season fast approaching, I am curious if some places I've hunted in the past harbor deer and elk that I am not seeing. That's what trail cameras are designed for. Since I like photographing game and I like to hunt, you would think one of these would be a natural for me.
But I am still on the fence, and here's why:
• I use the woods as an escape from electronics. I don't have to worry about charging the camera's batteries, downloading cards, or worrying about it getting ripped off.
• Actually I do worry about those things because I always carry a small camera with while hunting, and my GPS and rangefinder both require batteries.
• I could see animals I might not otherwise see and decide where to concentrate my limited hunting time.