TrailEye's and Hunting Trail Game Camera's and Game Pager's
Before the game camera there was the fish finder. These first sonar units
receiver indicator for fishermen and boaters were made up of a string of small
neon light bulbs. They would indicate where the bottom was and if a fish swam by
a blip would indicate that depth. To see the fish you had to constantly be
watching the lights, just a blink and the fisherman would miss the fish. The advent of complex electronics soon made it possible to provide fish finders with a screen to show the bottom terrain and fish above it.
The first hunting trail monitor’s were
similar except instead of using ultrasound units, heat sensing motion detectors
were used to trigger a counter to count the number and record the time of
animals passing by. The sensors are also known as passive infrared light sensors
or PIR sensors. Normally the hunters were never around so they did not know what
kind or size animal was being counted. Even humans were counted.
Somebody added a camera and the first game camera or trail camera was born.
Game camera technology has evolved and wildlife photography not only uses film you now have a choice of film or digital game cameras. Digital game camera operation is controlled the
same as film game cameras. Digital game cameras still take pictures of game and people alike.
These game cameras still tell you
where game was but only when you were gone. They are nice and useful for pre-season
scouting. The information can indicate where to best place your blind or
tree-stand. But if you want trophies or game for the wildlife recipes you like, the simple game camera is not enough.
Introducing TrailEyes™ Hunting
Cameras and Game-Pager™
The next leap in the evolution of hunting game trail
scouting electronics happened after the
inventor, an avid archery hunter, missed two trophy Minnesota white tails - two
years in a row; the first because his feet had gotten cold and he sat down on the tree stand seat to
put a heat pack on them.
No sooner than he sat down
a monster 12 point snuck up from behind the stand and since the stand squeaked
when standing up or shifting positions he had to just wait and hope the
buck would pass the tree and get far enough in front to take a sitting shot. The
deer never got in the shot window before moseying back around the tree and
disappearing back the way he gad come. He mentioned the incident to the land owner hunting
partner who went back the next day and killed the deer.
The next year game camera pre season scouting did not reveal such an animal moving in the same area. Still later
while hunting the same stand location late in the season, three doe's moved along the
trail in front and he took a shot at the first one. Unknowingly a large
more desirable eight point buck was following them. He did not see the buck until the arrow was
in the air. Poof he was gone. On the way back to the truck his agonizing
reasoned that in the first case, if he just had a few seconds pre-warning that
the animal was coming he would have stood up and been in position and in the
second case if he had had a second warning to tell him how many animals were
coming and how far apart, he could have waited to see the lagging animal and
that it was a trophy buck.
He vowed to not let this happen again and as he clicked the
key fob to unlock the truck door the Hunting Game-Pager™ using one or more TrailEye's™ hunting radar units was born in his mind.
The TrailEye's™ combined with the multi channeled Game Pager™ do not just take a picture of what was there while you are gone but They alert you to the fact that something is coming your way while you are actually there on the
stand. It can also trigger any number of game cameras you might want it to and also even activate you favorite decoy and or electronic caller.
See TrailEyes' Trail Map For Ways To Use Them With A Game Pager
(The above Map is an Adobe, .pdf file, if you do not have Adobe Reader you can down load one here.)
Place one TrailEyes™ on one or more trails and if a deer
walks by - your pager unit will let you know, by lighting that sensor's
LED. At the same time a pager vibrator will get your attention, you then will
know which trail to watch. If it triggers a second time after you press the
acknowledge/reset switch you know there is a good chance there is more than one
animal on its way. Don't shoot at the first one until you are sure there is not
a better one behind. No game camera currently on the market can provide this service.
If you want to make sure that the deer is traveling your
direction instead of walking away from you put two TrailEyes™ Hunting-Radar™
units about 30 feet apart. By noting which unit pages you first then second you
can be sure of the direction of travel.
After you take your shot and you know it was on target but
can't find the deer because of high brush or darkness give everyone in your
party a TrailEyes™ Hunting-Radar™ unit to slowly sweep back-and-forth in the
direction the deer went. When you get within 40 to 50 feet of the deer's
lay-down site the remote should trigger even if hidden by brush. The deer's heat
in the form of infrared light that you can't see will look like a flood light to
the TrailEyes™ unit. Obviously if you wait over night to look there will be too
little heat to trigger the Game-Pager™.
You can not buy one but you can make
your own TrailEyes™ Hunting Radar and Game-Pager™. TrailEyes™
Hunting-Radar™ can trigger a game camera or wildlife camera attached to it or more than one remote game cameras not hard wired to it. This way
hunters and photographers
can get "front on pictures" or from above as well as side pictures. The TrailEyes™ Hunting-Game-Scouting-Camera Trigger™
can also be used as a traffic counter.
Because certain plans and
methods described in this site are proprietary and are being patented a password
is necessary to continue with this page and to access the plans and instructions
to make your own devices. Currently there is no cost for a membership. In
addition to the password you will receive a free site license to make and use
your own TrailEyesTM hunting, camping and home security equipment,
access to other areas as they are added, a newsletter letting you know what has
been added and the right to upload your comments and even articles you might
write and wildlife photos of your trophies. If you are a business use the membership to
to get free advertising in our site. Become a site member and become a member and get your free password today.
If you do not have a password and would like a preview of some of the the TrailEyesTM Game Pager and game camera wiring
diagrams, bills of materials (BOM) or assembly instructions check them out.
Even if you have a password you must go to the preview pages below to open the full information pages. Save time and
Game Camera & Hunter Pager Radar Assembly Instructions
Preview Partial HuntingRadar Wiring Diagram
Trail Camera & Hunter Pager Radar Material List
Hunter Worn GamePager Assembly Instructions
Preview Partial GamePager Wiring Diagram
Game Pager Material List
Local or Remote Game Camera Trigger Assembly
Preview Partial Trail Camera Trigger Wiring Diagram
Local or Remote Camera Trigger Material List