No matter how hard you try, you can’t be in multiple places at once. Or can you? Though science hasn’t advanced far enough to clone ourselves just yet, technological advances in the form of trail cameras can help hunters narrow down their options when it comes time to choose a spot to hunt gobblers. J.J. Reich explains how to place trail cameras for wild turkeys, and how placing trail cameras for turkeys is different than placing them to capture images of deer or larger game.

game-cameras-turkey Photo credit J.J. Reich

Position your cameras low and straight. Turkeys aren’t as tall as deer, so place a camera only two feet above the ground. Point the laser straight, so the camera takes photos all the way out to maximum distance. Setting a camera high and angling it down will limit its field of view and reduce the number of birds you’ll ‘catch.’

Set your cameras to take multiple photos in sequence. Once a camera is triggered, you want it to take a series of photos. Turkeys are always on the move, so this gives you a better chance of getting a good photo.

Photos: Don, Chasing Game (top); J.J. Reich (above)

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Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.