How To Lock A Trail Camera – A Brief Guide

If you find the perfect spot to set up your trail camera yet are puzzled as to how you can keep it safe, or if you are an avid hunter looking for the right way to protect your prized camera, this post is for you! Here, we will show how to lock a trail camera with two different methods.

Way to lock a trail camera

Using a log or large rock: Find something heavy that will be difficult for animals and people alike to carry off. This will be your rock or log. Put this where you wish you camera to be, then put the camera inside. Secure the camera. If the camera is enclosed in a box, use duct tape to seal it shut. Make sure that there are no ways whatsoever for the animal to remove the camera itself from its current location to where you wish it to be. Then place your rock or log on top of it.

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Using a tree strap: Find a tree that has thick bark and is strong enough to hold your camera. We recommend using a maple, oak, or other hardwood tree. Untie the strap from around your camera and wrap it around the tree where you want to put it. Then tie the strap around the tree again. This time, tie it tightly. You do not want your camera falling to the ground if this tree were to snap or bend over. Then put your camera back inside its case of wherever you are placing it, secure it, then put your heavy rock on top of it.

From this point forward, using either method, you have to make sure that no one else can reach your camera or move your rock or log. If anyone should happen to steal the camera or your rock or log, then you can always retrieve it easily.

These three tips will help you set up your trail cam effectively and get the most out of it. Don’t forget to add a trail camera photo album to your setup, too. If you have any questions about trail cameras or wildlife cameras in general, be sure to contact us. We’re happy to help.

Happy scouting!

Matthew Koch

Hi, I'm Matthew, a passionate blogger and traveler. I'm also a hard-core hiker. Hiking with friends and visiting new places is what I live for. Currently, I'm working at Gear Odds as CEO & Columnist. I would like to provide my best outdoor experience possible.