If the camera is high and out of the deer’s main line of sight, I like to use burst mode or video mode.
In turn, you will have a better idea of the bucks on your property and locations to hunt them.
Let’s face it: You will not get pictures of deer if there aren’t any deer around.
Pick a contrasting background such as an open field, the skyline, distant trees, or water to help make those tines stand out so you know exactly what headgear your bucks are sporting and whether they are on the hit list or not this fall. When setting up a trail-camera, I believe you should always make sure the camera is at least as high as your head.
I think deer are much less likely to notice cameras placed 6 feet or more off the ground.
I have highlighted some small steps I take to improve my trail-camera outcomes.