Trail cameras in Vermont

How Do People in Vermont Use Trail Cameras?

Vermonters find a variety of uses for trail cameras in Vermont. Some are: 

  • for observing and monitoring wildlife in Vermont
  • in forestry and nature park management
  • game tracking when hunting
  • keeping an eye on ski slopes
  • and, increasingly as surveillance cameras in yards, farms and spreads.

Trail cameras with camouflage that looks like tree bark are particularly good to use in the woods.  Brands with a tree bark camo appearance include Moultrie, Bushnell and Muddy.  Camouflage ensures that humans and animals won’t notice the camera’s presence, and low glow or no glow features further conceal the camera’s presence.

Yes. Attach these solid, reliable devices, to trees or bushes.

Using trail cameras in Vermont makes sense because they can withstand extreme temperatures and require little management.

You can  survey what’s happening on ski slopes and the mountain heights where avalanches may threaten.

Yes, trail cameras are ideal to use on hiking trails. Position these hardy devices high up in trees where no one can tamper with them. They use minimal battery power, require limited management and they can realy photos and images they capture to cell phones if there is cell phone reception in the vicinity.

Photos and videos can be recorded solely on the trail camera or, depending on their location, the images can be sent directly to a cell phone. In addition, trail cameras are energy efficient, operating mainly on AA batteries, which can last up to 12 months as they are only activated where there is activity to be captured.

Yes, trail cameras are good devices for studying bird habits, monitoring the movements of birds within ecosystems and finding out what predators threaten them. Trail cameras are used to observe bird life in the woods. Usually bird enthusiasts place trail cameras in backyards near bird feeders. Some bird feeders have built-in cameras.

Yes, trail cameras operate with flashes at night to capture still photos when activated by movement nearby. Most models can also capture video at night when triggered by the movement of humans or animals nearby.

Yes. A trail camera attached to a tree on a dirt track, a roadway, a drive-up or even placed near a boundary with a view of a major parkway can be used to monitor the coming and going of vehicles and pedestrians.

Yes. Two or three well-placed trail cameras are an excellent way to monitor movements on your property for the sake of security. The home owners links the camera to his cellphone. When there is movement outside the home the cell phone alert sounds. Vermonters increasingly place trail cameras to monitor outdoor areas such as patios and swimming pools.