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0192282A176323 Digicam trapping guide: tracks, sign, and behavior of japanese natural world

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    4 reviews for 0192282A176323 Digicam trapping guide: tracks, sign, and behavior of japanese natural world

    1. Traveler

      This is a beautifully illustrated book with color photos on thick durable paper. But that is only the beginning. The author presents a brief but valuable introduction which includes an overview to the basics of selecting a trail camera along with a compressed guide to animal tracks and trails. The meat of the book is broken down with chapters on individual animals. Each animal is detailed with habitat information, tracks, scat, range, breeding, diet, and of course extension information on camera trapping techniques tailored for that particular animal. Even small difficult to capture animals with close ups like deer mice are described in detail with info on types of cameras, including DSLR and making a flash diffuser. The author might explain how to find a den site or special tricks for captures on difficult to find animals.For instance on bobcats: “Beaver wetlands are excellent hunting grounds, and while it’s hard to predict exactly where the bobcat will hunt, it regularly uses beaver dams as crossing structures. Place the camera at one end of the dam and give it a few weeks or months.”Even though this book seems geared for eastern wildlife (as its subtitle suggests), many of these animals are found across the United States, and although the food sources might change region to region, their general habits are similar. I live in the Rocky Mountain West and this book will be an invaluable source of information for years to come of camera trapping.This is a book one can return to over and over, not just as to where to set up your camera, but also to learn about the lives of our native wildlife.Read more

    2. J. Lovett

      This little book is great! I have wished for a field guide exactly like this one for years! It is compact, extremely well-written and organized, and illustrated with lots of color photos of the 41 species (35 mammals, 5 birds, and 1 reptile) found in the eastern US. The author packs an enormous amount of helpful information into this user-friendly field guide. Each species has a chapter which includes physical description, as well as sections describing tracks, diet, scat, habitat, and breeding info. There are also tips for camera trapping each species. Specific behaviors that might prove helpful to a naturalist interested in camera trapping are discussed including some that are not yet well-understood. The latter thrusts the user of this book into the role of citizen scientist and offers opportunities to explore and study current wildlife topics and puzzles. At the beginning of the guide the author provides a mini course in camera trapping with sections on selecting the proper camera, image quality, trigger speed, flash, batteries, sensitivity, user interface, where to put the camera and when to retrieve it, as well as how to set it up and minimizing your impact. All of this is informative, clearly presented, and really helpful to both the novice and seasoned camera trapper.Although primarily intended as a guide for naturalists using a camera to remotely film and photograph wildlife, this handy field guide would be beneficial to anyone who spends time outdoors observing wildlife. I certainly will not be venturing out into the field without my copy! I highly recommend Camera Trapping Guide by Janet Pesaturo to anyone interested in wildlife and/or camera trapping.Read more

    3. Nature Girl

      “Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign, and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife” is an invaluable resource for camera trapping enthusiasts from beginners to experts! Janet Pesaturo has written a must have field guide on camera trapping Eastern Wildlife. The techniques can be applied wherever you are in the world, but it focuses in on Eastern United States wildlife. Very in depth, it also covers tracking, behavior and scat signs of native species.I’m teaching myself camera trapping and it was a thrill to discover this book. Pesaturo is a true master at her craft. She also supplies the photographs in the book, providing pictures from her trail cams and homebrew DSLRs. I truly feel like I am learning from the ‘best of the best’ by having this book.Additionally, you won’t find another book out there like it – she has cornered a market and I hope she expands her subject to cover the entire United States and beyond. Since purchasing I consult this book on such a frequent basis it resides on my nightstand by my beside. After a day out in the field, I often consult to confirm tracks or scats I’ve come across.I would like to add you don’t have to have a trail cam to learn from this book. It can be applied to many things. If you’re interested in finding native wildlife, you can learn a lot from this book. For example, I am a wildlife photographer. Learning about camera trapping and tracking has greatly helped with my craft. I look at this book as an invaluable resource and have recommended it to other photographer friends.This book can be supplemented with her wonderful website Winterberry Wildlife and her active Facebook group, as well. I like this book so much I hope to travel to take one of her camera trapping and tracking workshops one day.If you are into the artform of camera trapping and love wildlife – don’t even think about it – just order this book! You won’t be sorry!My only complaint? My copy isn’t autographed!Read more

    4. MartyMar

      I wish they were more detailed how you can legally bait specific animals so they come up on your trail camera. They do go over this for each species but it’s not very detailed. Maybe there is no specific bait that works really well on a specific animal. Or maybe what they could have done was like if you put out dear carcass then you can expect – wolves, coyotes, black bears etc. if you put out kitchen scraps (veggies) then you can expect ravens, chipmunks, squirrels, or bears.Overall it is a great book with colored pictures and great overview of many species that you can capture in your back yard, camping, summer cabin, or even going on vacation.Read more

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