Trail Camera Survey Information and Permit Application
An exciting trail camera photo from a survey done in Sharkey County, MS.
There are THOUSANDS of trail cameras in the woods of Mississippi each year, but few hunters and managers take advantage of a full-fledged trail camera survey to help gather important and useful management data. Review the links below and let your Deer Program Biologist know if they can help you design a survey and help interpret the results on the property you hunt or manage.
Students at a Deer Management Workshop analyzing camera survey photos.
Literature on the Camera Survey Technique:
- PDF From MSU Extension on Camera Surveys
- QDMA's Article on Camera Surveys
- QDMA's Camera Survey Worksheet
Depending on deer density, camera survey analysis can take many hours to complete. Above are stacks of individual buck photos from a property in Hancock County.
Camera Survey Permit Application:
Other Useful Links:
- Aging Bucks on the Hoof (pdf from MSU)
- Aging Bucks on the Hoof (QDMA)
- The Ideal Buck Aging Photo (QDMA)