If you know me personally, have followed my blog over the years, or regularly watch Bowhunt or Die, you know by now that I am a trail camera junky. Over the years I have amassed an impressive (or embarrassing, if you ask my wife) number of trail cameras of nearly every brand. There technology simply allows me to scout and monitor bucks without putting added pressure on them. Trail cameras are a useful tool for bowhunters that promise to increase your success rate.
That being said, trail cameras have come a long way since their inception over a decade ago. They now take crystal clear images, record HD video and can send your images wirelessly from the unit to your e-mail account (see Stealth Cam’s new Drone system). Well, Stealth Cam, the trail camera I rely on most in the field, has taken scouting technology one step further with their new Trail Camera Field App. This hunter friendly mobile app costs only $1.99 and is available for both Apple and Android powered devices.
It comes packed with a boatload of innovative features that can assist hunters in a variety of ways. It comes integrated with GPS mapping technology that not only allows you to mark your trail camera locations, but also other important marking points such as tree stands, water holes, scrapes, rubs, you name it! You can save and share these markers to your Facebook page or your friends via e-mail as well. Or, simply save them to your personal gallery.
The app also has built in functionality that can help you plan out your hunts better as well. Hunters can get weather forecasts by entering their city, state or zip code, or by letting the location based feature on the camera precisely identify your location. Not only weather forecasts, DETAILED weather forecasts including 24 hour, 3 day or an extended 10 day forecast while not only providing your usually weather information, but also hunter friendly info such as sunrise and sunset times, moon phase and barometric pressure. The Trail Cam Field App also has a built in photo managing / sharing function that allows hunters to fully customize their photo gallery by location, date, weapon or species. You can then share your photos via social media and receive comments in real time. You can also get video tips and information straight from the Stealth Cam Pro Staff as well.
If this app is something that intrigues you, feel free to contact the Stealth Cam team for tech tips or general information regarding this app, I encourage you to check out their website here. Happy off-season everyone!