We begin using trail cameras when bucks first begin growing antlers in the spring and we don’t stop until the last shed antlers hit the ground after the Illinois hunting seasons have ended. Trail cams help us monitor the deer herd, track buck movement, and scout effectively with minimal human impact. Used correctly, cameras are a tremendous deer management tool.
Those of you who run trail cameras will appreciate that with the amount of free range acres we hunt, it’s impossible to capture even a fraction of our bucks on camera. Still, it’s worth the literally hundreds of hours of effort as we gain valuable management and hunting data and it lets us show you a small sampling of what’s waiting for you on a hunt at Hadley Creek.To view our trail cam hit list, click here.