Skip to main content Skip to main content

How to Effectively Use Trail Cameras Abroad

How to Effectively Use Trail Cameras Abroad

When most people think of trail cameras, they automatically think the only use is scouting for whitetail hunting, but I've used them all over the world.

Anytime I'd like to be two places at once, I use a trail camera to help with my scouting. For instance, I just returned from a trip to Africa and my Cuddeback was extremely helpful when hunting waterholes.

As a whitetail hunter, I wanted to be in my blind before the sun ever started coming up, but in Africa they said no worries, just head out after daylight.

Well, the first morning that's exactly what I did. Arriving around 6:30, we set up and had a great day; however, we never saw any of the blue wildebeest that they said usually came to water.


I decided to check out the photos on my Cuddeback and found out they had been there at 6:08 and 6:09 that very morning right before I arrived.  Needless to say, the next morning I was in the blind an hour before sunrise just to be on the safe side and it paid off!


Trail cameras are also a great way to find out what animals are frequenting an area and when.  As our African trip went on, we had never seen a gemsbok or zebra, and assumed they were probably watering somewhere else. After checking my Cuddeback Attack, we found that they were coming at night. I was blown away by the photos and really enjoyed watching the videos as well.

Of course, no one is going to sit in their blind all night just to scout, but that's why a trail camera overseas can be a big help!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5O429BziMM&feature=youtu.be

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

New for 2021: Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon Rifle New Chamberings, Stock Updates

New for 2021: Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon Rifle New Chamberings, Stock Updates

Regardless of which caliber or color scheme option you choose, these M48 Carbon Rifles are the perfect way to get into a hard-hitting, affordable, lightweight, accurate, and high precision rifle from Nosler.

New for 2021: MEAT! Grinders, Vacuum Sealers, Accessories

New for 2021: MEAT! Grinders, Vacuum Sealers, Accessories

MEAT! Your Maker, makers of quality meat-processing tools for do-it-yourself hunters. The company's commercial-grade products are built "with quality in mind, not price point" for fellow hunters.

Pheasant Egg Rolls Recipe

Pheasant Egg Rolls Recipe

These egg rolls come together fast, making them a great choice for an afternoon snack, a tailgate appetizer or as a side dish with an Asian-inspired wild-game dinner. No birds in the freezer? Use the same technique with ground venison.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Petersen's Hunting App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Petersen's Hunting stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Hunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now