The value of getting immediate feedback from your trail cameras is significant and can have tangible results. Instead of getting pictures potentially as old as the last time you checked your cameras.
In the Spring of 2014, I had one Monday morning to hunt turkey and only the day before to scout. I found some scratching and put out 3 X80’s in the area on Sunday and got the photo on the left 10 minutes before sunset. Seeing a mature gobbler that late in the day told me he had to roost nearby. So I set up near the camera and sure enough, at daybreak he showed up with a jake and two hens. Just after he passed the camera the second time, I ruined his day. Taking this turkey would not have been possible without my BuckEye Cams™.
This next tale does not have a story-book ending but does give an example of how important instant feedback could be. I spent a couple weeks hunting the 2014 rut and had my X80s out in the area I was hunting. I captured several shooter bucks, but only at night. As the rut heated up, so did the bucks’ activity. Scrapes appeared in the likely locations and I already had the cameras in those places. Bucks were still visiting the scrapes at night but I did catch one buck cruising a trail at about 9:30 AM (see the video below). It was on! Over the next few days I hunted steady and saw some small bucks and got a glimpse of a nice shooter moving through the pines. I moved closer to the pines for the last couple days of my hunt. No shooters came by the first day. Time was running out and I could hunt until 9 AM one last morning. But before I went out, I checked by BuckEye Cams™ and saw photos of the biggest buck we’d seen so far that season. Around 7:30AM though, a decent buck presented himself for harvest and I obliged. But if I’d had a few more days to hunt, he would have gotten a free pass that morning. I would not have had the choice without the instant feedback of BuckEye Cams™.
Another true story. I missed this big boy 5 minutes after the photo below was taken by my an Orion. He walked right up the treeline to my stand 100 yards away. Maybe I should have been paying more attention to the smart phone. Regardless, the value of getting instant feedback from your cameras is hard to quantify. Just imagine the possibilities.