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How To Scout Trophy Bucks With Trail Cameras

You won’t want to miss an episode of Image Autopsy! Every Wednesday from now through October, we’ll be releasing a new episode of Image Autopsy.

Follow along as the Last Breath TV crew shares their in-depth usage of cellular and traditional trail cameras to locate and get into bow range of huge whitetail bucks. The Last Breath crew roams the Midwest in search of monster whitetails each season. In each episode they will highlight a specific trophy buck that they are after and they will go beyond the basics to show you how they use trail cameras to not only find but harvest these elusive beasts.

Episode 1

In this first episode, find out how the Last Breath team uses trail cams to reveal the patterns of a huge nocturnal buck they’ve named “Geronimo”. Their trail cam data reveals the buck clinging to a 30-acre parcel of land. This is no easy task as they track this buck for two years in hopes of a shot. Check out the incredible action in the episode below!

Episode 2

The crew zeros in on a huge 170-inch buck on a 20-acre parcel of land. In fact, they have several mature bucks frequenting this property. They deploy four cellular trail cameras to coordinate their hunts with prime conditions and most recent intel. Find out how the boys get within bow range of this giant in the video below!

Episode 3

In episode 3 of Image Autopsy, the Last Breath team uses trail cameras to learn when a nocturnal buck began moving in the daylight. Once he showed himself in the daytime, the guys knew it was time to act. Watch the hunt unfold below!

Episode 4

The team has been keeping tabs on this impressive 5-year-old buck for the past several seasons. While getting regular images of him early in the fall, this trophy vanished from trail-camera photos all together. Thanks to an early-morning hit on the cell camera, the buck shows back up and Garrett makes his move. Find out how it goes down now!

Episode 5

If you like 170-inch whitetails with huge droptines, then you have to watch the hunt for “Uh-Oh”. If that doesn’t do it for you, then what about having this monster buck at 20 yards while hunting from the ground? Check out the full episode below.

Episode 6

Sure you’ve heard of ground shrinkage, but what about ground growth? The boys had a few trail cam pics of this buck and the close-up shots made his rack look small. It wasn’t until Garrett put his hands on this monster buck that he knew just what he had. Here’s the hunt for Mirage!

Episode 7

Trail camera data is the only way the boys were able to connect on a big droptine buck they called Phantom. This buck was not living on the farm they had permission to, but he did have a pattern. Every 9 days he would stroll through the farm. After noticing this pattern, the teams was setup on the 9th day. You’ve gotta watch the ending to this hunt!

Episode 8

The Last Breath crew aims to shoot 5-year-old bucks or older. Using trail cameras, they let a buck named TJ grow for a couple of years so that he could reach a mature age. Watch how trail cameras, unique markings and patience paid off on this stud!

Episode 9

Mature bucks can change their pattern in the blink of an eye, especially as the rut nears. See how the guys patterned this brute on their Moultrie Mobile cameras. This buck went from traveling a small corner of this property to making daily scrape runs through the heart of it in just a couple days time. Once the cell cam evidence was clear, the boys struck while the iron was hot!

Episode 10

Don’t miss this exciting hunt of a 5.5-year-old buck named “Snickers”! The Last Breath team was unable to pattern this mature Illinois buck. He would show up on cameras at different times and in different places with no rhyme or reason. After studying their Moultrie Mobile app, they landed on a central location on the farm where they thought Snickers might show up on opening day of Illinois’ firearm season.

Episode 11

The Last Breath crew jumped into action as soon as this target buck showed up on their Moultrie Mobile app! In fact, their cameras revealed a hot doe was in the area with numerous bucks following her. This up-to-the-minute intel, allowed them to react immediately. They were forced to belly crawl into their stand undetected for an incredible evening of hunting.

Episode 12

Want to learn how to use cell cameras on public land? Then check out this episode where the Last breath boys use Moultrie Mobile cell cameras on a piece of public ground to tag a stud buck on the opening day of Illinois’ bow season.

Check out more whitetail deer hunting videos now!

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