I have never have had to have a reason to get out in the woods I just go when ever I want. Always have and always will. As far as trail cameras I have two but I don't depend on them that much. Most of the animals that I hunt can be patterened as to where they wander to. The trouble with a trail cam is that where the animals are when you take the picture they are not there when the season comes about. Either other hunters or the weather will push them around. Now if I was some place in the southern areas of the states then you would not have to worry about the animals since they say in the same general area, or at least should.
I have 2 but only use one at a time. I should use both but i dont. I primarily use them to see whats moving at night. around here a lot of the bucks go nactural in july and stay that way till bout december. but if you get them on cam at night you know there in the area and get out during the season and possibly jump him in his bed during the day.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...