You can get the best trail camera money can buy and mount it where big bucks and other wild game are sure to pass by, but if you don’t take care of a trail camera’s worst enemy, your money — and the hard work of scouting a prime location — will be for naught when it’s time for your camera to perform. Mossy Oak pro staff member Dave Parrott reveals a trail camera’s sworn enemy, and reveals a simple and inexpensive trick for keeping your equipment in excellent working order.

The biggest enemy of your trail camera is moisture. You have to remember, you have a piece of electronic equipment that’s staying out in all types of weather. Putting any type of electronics in the woods and exposing those to weather is the worst thing you can do.

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.