Every hunter could use an extra set of eyes out in the field. Even for those who practically live in their treestand or blind, keeping an eye on the prize all the time is impossible. But thanks to advancements in technology, trail cameras continue to get smaller, smarter and more effective. Simply strap the cam to a tree and monitor a hunting area for years on end.
To get a glimpse of what a great trail camera can do, take a look at HUNTING’s Trail Camera Contest, where there are several impressive and likewise comical photos of wildlife in their domain. And when you do pull a great photo off your own trail cam, be sure to submit it to our contest for a chance to win a brand new Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Max.
These are the best trail cameras for 2013, perfect for helping you track your favorite hunting spot.
- If you have what your shrink likes to call “control issues,” the new Trophy Cam HD from Bushnell might be for you. In fact, it’s for any hunter that wants full control of a host of features, including standard hi-def images in either 3-, 5-, or 8-meg quality or a new hybrid capture mode that records both still images and HD video whenever the trigger is tripped. Also new for 2013 is a passive infrared sensor that can be triggered from up to 60 feet away. An auto setting adjusts trigger sensitivity according to ambient conditions to limit false triggers and increase battery life for up to one year. Multiple flash settings include an ultra-low feature that adjusts the 32 bulb LED flash so only eight fire, eliminating overexposure of up-close images. Price: $199