Top 11 Trail camera buyer’s guide 2016


Nowadays, have many types of camera for hunting on the market, so to choose the 11 best trail camera, hunters need to read trail camera reviews in detail.

Here’s Top 11 Trail camera buyer’s guide 2016:

1.Pro-Cam 12 from Muddy

Day or night, still images or video, the Pro-Cam 12 from Muddy ($119.99; www.gomuddy.com) is equipped to do it all. With a detection range of 70 feet and a flash range of 60 feet for nighttime images, the Pro-Cam 12 also features 1280×720 HD video with audio capabilities. Full color 12MP day images and 5MP monochrome night images ensure you won’t miss a shot at any time during the 24-hour day. The casing is waterproof with a non-reflective bark pattern to keep it concealed in the field. Complete with an LCD screen and an invisible flash, trigger speed is 0.6 seconds.

2. Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Wireless from Bushnell

All your scouting can be done via smartphone thanks to the Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Wireless from Bushnell ($514.95; www.bushnell.com). Completely upgraded for 2016, hunters will see improved nighttime images, high-resolution 14MP daylight photos with top-notch clarity and daily location updates from a working GPS. You’re at the controls with the free iPhone and Android apps, as well as expanded AT&T coverage. Other changes include a new case design with an easy-open latch, and a new price tag that will save you $100 from years past.

3. Primos Trail Camera

You want simple? Primos has it in the form of the Bullet Proof 2 ($86.95; www.primos.com). Whether you’re new to trail camera altogether and want to ease into the market or simply don’t use the majority of features that come in other high-priced models, this is for you. The steps couldn’t be easier to follow: insert four AA batteries, put in your SD card and turn the camera on–that’s it! The Bullet Proof 2 has a 45-foot nighttime range, nine months of battery life and captures 8MP images and 720p video. Trigger speed is less than a second, and the camera has a one-year warranty.

4. Stealth Cam G Series

Ten percent smaller than the original G Series comes the G45NG Pro from Stealth Cam ($199, www.stealthcam.com). Featuring a camouflage pattern with a dull matte finish to eliminated glare, the camera will now shoot up to 14MP images with 100 feet of invisible nighttime illumination range. Also new for 2016, users have the ability to re-write the SD card should it fill up before you can switch cards. This allows you to keep the most current images while eliminating the oldest. The Reflex Trigger is less than half a second, and HD video records from 5-180 seconds with audio.
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Three ways you turn a Ranger Rick Adventure into a play


Here are three ways you turn a Ranger Rick Adventure into a play. Just grab a few friends and an adult and try it!

1. Read it like a Play

Count and Mark: Count the number of characters in an Adventure story. Make a copy of the story for each character. On one copy, use a highlighting pen to mark all the words that one character says throughout the story. For example, on one copy mark all the words that Ranger Rick says. Then mark a copy for each of the other characters.

Also, mark the parts of the story in the magazine that the characters don’t read. Those parts can be read by a “Storyteller.”

Assign the Parts and Read: Give each character a copy with his or her part highlighted. When you read the story, try to sound as if the characters are really talking. Practice reading it a few times, until you can say your parts smoothly.

2. Easy Acting

Choose a Story: Let’s say you want to act out Ranger Rick’s Adventure on pages 4 to 8, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time getting ready. Begin by making copies of the story and marking them for each character (see “Read It Like a Play”). The roaches and rats won’t need a copy of the play – they can memorize their parts.

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Costumes: Think of simple ones. For example, each actor could tape an animal’s ears to a headband and wear a paper tail. Sammy will need two tails. Decorate a bike helmet to look like the one found by Boomer. For two-headed Zelda, two kids can put an arm around each other and move together.
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OUTDOOR SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES RANKED BY LIFETIME APPAREL SPENDING


Outdoor retailers take notice: There’s more than just one way to make a buck. On one hand is the relatively esoteric sport of fly-fishing. Despite the fact that few partake in the activity, those who do spend more than $5,000 on fly-fishing apparel over their lifetimes. Activities such as rafting and road biking also translate into big revenue opportunities due to the large number of participants. Below are the top 10 sports outdoor fans spend their money on.

1. Fly Fishing

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Amount spent on apparel: $5,258

Percent of population that participates: 12

Few activities offer as much solitude, serenity and bonding with nature as fly-fishing, where participants wade waist-deep into rivers and streams. And although only about one in nine people fly-fish, they spend more per person than any other activity on our list.

2. Downhill Skiing

Amount spent on apparel: $5,118

Percent of population that participates: 15

In direct contrast to the No. 1 entry, downhill skiing can be all about raw speed and danger — anything but serene. And zooming down slopes at high speeds doesn’t come cheap, as evidenced by this activity’s No. 2 ranking.

3. Rafting

Amount spent on apparel: $3,997

Percent of population that participates: 20

Rafting can be as soothing as leisurely floating down a gentle river — or as adrenaline-inducing as whipping through dangerous white waters with a life vest and a helmet. Either way, one in five of us partake, spending nearly $4,000 per person.

4. Road Biking

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Amount spent on apparel: $3,647

Percent of population that participates: 48

Although there are three activities ranked higher in terms of average amount of money spent over a lifetime, the fact that about half the population participates in road biking means the sport likely generates more revenue for manufacturers and retailers than any other on our list.
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When should hunters shoot does?


Shooting does is encouraged by state game departments and trendy among hunters. But should it be?

Recently, I’ve heard several well-intended friends proclaim I should take a bunch of does off my hunting property. Weird thing is, they said it without ever having seen my property. When pressed, one buddy admitted he didn’t have a clue how many deer I had, the property’s carrying capacity, or even how a robust doe harvest might help the hunting.

It seemed he’d watched too many hunting shows.

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Fact is, whitetail populations are leveling out in some areas and even falling below what professional game managers consider ideal in others. In these areas, harvesting does is detrimental to the herd and to hunting.

In this column I’ll explain the impact doe harvests have on habitat and how to tell the difference between properties that need deer reduction and those that don’t.

The Science Of shooting does

Taking does controls impact on habitat more so than taking bucks because each doe killed also eliminates the potential to produce future deer. Conversely, taking a buck eliminates only that deer and not necessarily potential offspring because other bucks will breed in its place. Doe harvesting helps balance the buck-to-doe ratio, which makes it easier to hunt trophy bucks. This is because bucks must work harder and travel more to find a mate in areas with less does.

Also, where the buck-to-doe ratio is in balance, more does will breed on the first estrous cycle, which produces a consistent fawn birthing period. This consistent “fawn drop” allows those fawns a greater survival rate because predators have a brief surplus of food. After a couple of weeks, when the predators are looking for food again, fawns are stronger and more capable of escape. And higher fawn survival rate means more bucks will survive.
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How to keep hunters healthy from their great hunting?


During the whole hunting process outside, especially, even in the dangerous areas with the harsh weather, hunters will find it easier to suffer a lot of life-threatening diseases. Being aware of these risks, a handful of medical treatments related to controlling the dangerous wildlife and variously safety precautions is supposed to be conducted by hunters. According to some associations of American Health, hunters are not encouraged to hunt more; however, being obedient with legal regulations about hunting can help hunters to reduce those risks as much as possible.

It can be unavoidable that hunters and their hunting dogs can be easily suffered to many dangerous infected diseases from animals, poisonous insects and polluted soil and water as well. These diseases transmitting from infected animals to hunters, via the direct contact with infectious animals or contaminated water, polluted soil or the ingestion when hunters eat these contaminated animal products involving in meat and milk are one hundred percent of danger. Some kinds of insects are especially dangerous with the capacity of transmitting infected diseases to hunters namely mosquitoes, flies or mites. Therefore, to ensure the safety when participating in a hunt, hunters are supposed to follow some following suggestions.

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  1. Good preparation before joining a hunt.

Before commencing an outside hunt, it’s necessary for hunters that they should take some following notices to make sure that they can avoid risks as much as possible.

  • If hunters feel ill, stop deciding to have a hunt.
  • Use special medicals to avoid being bit by dangerous insects.
  • Remember to always protect your hands with special gloves in order to avoid the harmful risks.

When your bodies are in the bad condition of illness, they will find it easier to suffer a lot of dangerous diseases. Because of the fact that their immune systems are weakened by the external attacking factors, their bodies cannot protect themselves from illness; therefore, their health is in danger. Moreover, it can be undeniable that illness will make hunters exhausted when hunting in the bad condition, reduce their fresh mind and lessen the hunting achievements.

In addition, when hunting in the forests, under the very harsh weather, hunters must face a huge turnout of harmful risks from poisonous insects, which will lead to life- threatening diseases, namely, malaria, fever, flu and so on. As a result, before starting the hunt, hunters are forced to put on particular gloves and use insect- avoiding medicals to keep ourselves from the hard attack of insects.

  1. Maintaining some following notices during the time they have a hunt.

When you are hunting, there are some following- mentioned strict regulations that hunters themselves are forced themselves to implement if they do not suffer the dangerous diseases.

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  • Do not handle the appeared- ill or abnormal- mannered animals.
  • Do not smoke, eat, drink or eat anything while you are hunting.
  • Make sure that you limit your contact with animals’ brains or spinal tissues.
  • Remember to wash your hands cleanly with special soap and fresh water if you touch the animals’ brains or spinal tissues by accident.
  • Remember to wash hunting tools, equipments and working surfaces cleanly.
  • Avoid eating meat without being carefully cooked.

When hunters have any contact with spinal tissues, they might not know the bad effect. It can be understandable that these tissues are mostly poisonous with a high capacity of being infectious. By accident, the hunters become harmful with poisonous bacteria from the carcass. Keep them away from these tissues or make sure that you protect them perfectly by protective clothing.

While you are hunting, eating or drinking can make you find easier to be infected by infected animals. Your food will be directly affected by contaminated or harmful substances. Therefore, washing your hands immediately with particular soap and fresh water can be a good solution to ensure that no harmful substances can harm your health. If hunters with a hand full of infected materials from abnormal animals, their health will be badly affected.

To sum up, following the passion is not enough, especially, with a dangerous passion like hunting. Be smart when hunting! Before becoming the first time experiencing with hunting, hunters are suggested having a deep knowledge about hunting, some special tricks to protect them from the attack of aggressive animals and techniques to effectively hunt. However, no matter how hard you follow your hunting passion, the most important thing is to protect ourselves from harmful diseases.

It is hoped that this article with two great points of good preparation before joining a hunt and maintenance some notices while hunting will be useful for hunters when equipping hunters with some specific tips to keep them away from life- threatening disease because of contacting closely with infectious animals. By taking account of these notices, we also hope that hunters will have a successful hunting with great achievements and good health forever.