This week, Cal talks about sci-fi inspiration, a giant silver sport fish, various aspects of trail cams, and so much more.
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Up until the advent of the trail camera, a hunter had to do most of his scouting on foot. Guesses on the whereabouts of certain animals had to be made by studying sign. Then along came this new technology and, suddenly, a hunter can be in two places at once.
The use of trail cameras is easy. If you’re curious whether or not animals are using a certain area, or you want details about animals that you know to be using a certain area, just hang up...
By Joe Elsinger
The memory of my first trail camera I purchased in 2004 is still vivid. It could take 36 pictures in a row using a roll of 35mm film. It made a loud w-r-r-r-r sound advancing the film after each shot and scared the bejeezus out of deer. And when the role was filled, I would race to the drug store to get it developed. How times have changed!
This is the biggest buck I got on trail camera that first year of use. The photo quality...
The trigger was pulled, the bullet or arrow sent towards the animal. So what do you do now? Knowing how to blood trail and track the animal you’ve shot is essential. There is nothing worse than placing your shot, hitting the animal and not recovering the meat to bring home for the freezer.
If the animal dropped dead in its tracks, you can take a few moments to feel grateful for your fortunes and to thank the animal for the gift of its meat. If...