How To Program a Trail Camera | A Complete Guide

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I was searching for a punch line before starting this gizmo, suddenly, two wild turkeys photograph plugged my eyes, and then clicked on that photographs source link.

While landed on the homepage, I just awe to know that- A wild turkey hunter took that picture with his trail camera before hunting them.

Pretty good pictures!! I must say. But my question is how to program a trail camera, for capturing such a piece of stunning photographs?


Since I have a bit of an idea about the camera but not much about programming. So I put that inquiry as a comment to Mr, jack's post including my mail address.

Then, he offered to meet with him after the next morning session cause he loves to meet with new people also fond of sharing knowledge. And this way we have started our conversations the next day:

The next day when I welcomed Mr. Jack, he replied that greeting by saying “Good question”. Meanwhile, let me introduce you to Jack.

Because, I will share his trail camera experience and guideline for newbie like me, in the rest of this do jigger.

Therefore, Jack is a professional wildlife photographer also a seasonal hunter, and he has been doing this for 10 years above. Very experienced, you know!

So I offered him to teach the way of programming a trail camera for a Pabst blue ribbon. Bit of surprised to know that, it was his favorite beer brand.

Whatever, he started to reveal the programming procedure, in the light of aforesaid Wild turkey capturing session. So here it is:

Procedures of programming a trail camera:

At the time of articulating about trail camera programming procedures, Jack mentioned: As a photographer, he used to explore for various devices

And one day discovered a camera that works very uniquely and has the power to bloom nature. Then he computed foremost on learning the trail camera working procedure. So at first:

How the trail camera works:

Basically, the trail camera does the toughest job which a photographer or a hunter cannot do, that is monitoring the movement of animals and capture photos, videos continuously without any pause.

That is the basic concept of working a trail camera. Now, how the basic idea of trail camera developed? I questioned to jack, he replied that, in some case, it is hard to reach in critical situation or place.

Even, a person cannot standby for 24 hours for the best wildlife photograph. To recover that situation; the idea of a trail camera came.

Then I requested to tell more in-depth to comprehend the working procedure, thereafter he responded with some features that a trail camera possesses.

Feature of trail camera:

Area exposure system: these camera actives when an object enters in its measurement. And the measurement depends on the quality of the camera. Forms of flash: it has three types of flash namely: Low and no glow, white flash.

Low glow is best for night shoot because an infrared light to capture the best picture. On the other hand, no glowing light produce night picture without any glow or extra light, next the white flash; it captures photos like normal DSLR.

The agility of trigger:

The pace of grabbing picture helps to get in time delivery. For instance: if a turkey steps inside the range of the camera, it activates at that moment and starts to take photos or record videos.

And the process of taking photos and videos must have a balance with the object movement.

Then you can able to get proper photograph otherwise there are huge chances of a blank picture or half picture of that object.

Wireless and battery option:

The wireless option is another thrilling option for users which renders photos or videos to tab or phone of the owner, instantly.

For that option, crafts-person of trail camera placed sim card privilege, so that it can provide the output through mobile data.

Next is the battery, life of the camera. Jack said “with 8 lithium battery one can capture 25 thousand pictures. So choosing a proper battery is essential” “Am I able to clear the concept through the feature?

Cause you need to learn before doing a perfect programming” Jack asked before sipping the last drop of beer. Answered him by noting with a giggle.

Then he took me to his library for showing the procedure practically by some steps. So here is the portion:

Programming a trail camera:

  • First, you need to check all the accessories which will come with a package.
  • Then select the place where you want to fix the camera. Since its mid-end of spring, hunting wild-turkey is the best time now. So select a proper berth, if you want immediate hunting or photography.
  • Equip the camera with SD card and Battery.
  • After that, place your camera in a suitable area, for strong placing, strap, and other types of equipment are being provided by the producer.
  • Finally, run tentative broadcasting to understand, if everything is running well.

He completed the practical session within 56 seconds and unfolds his laptop for replying to some user questions, without asking me anything.

Maybe he could measure my wondered at that time that's why gave me a couple of minutes and asked me: If I have any question further. I retorted “Yes”. So here is the question I asked


Is there any protection bar to avoid theft?

Yes, the provider sends that protection bar.

Who invented the trail camera?

George Shiras a photography specialist, in late 1880

What is the work of infrared light?

To, make an invisible object visible.


After my queries, Mr jack adieus me very warmly, and also thanked for spending quality time with him. When, I was moving back after a sweet farewell, jumped on the air.

Because I finally have found the punch line to start my writing and now you have already read what I wanted to write finally.

So what do you think about this exceptional interview, let me know through the comment section or you can share the content, to let others know about the unknown fact about the trail camera .

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