Covert Scouting Cameras (877-462-1799; www.covertscoutingcameras.com) has a new camera with all the bells and whistles without a steep price. The Black Maverick ($160) has a 12-megapixel camera so the pictures are crystal clear. It shoots 1080p HD video and audio, and it comes with a picture plus video mode so the hunter gets the best of both worlds. It has a super-fast .4-second trigger speed and a photo-burst setting where it can quickly take up to 10 pictures.
Best of all, it has 42 black flash LEDs so it won’t spook game when it takes pictures at night. It has a color viewer and 100-foot flash range, and it operates on eight AA batteries.
Retailer Turkey Tip
If you stock scouting cams only during deer season, then you’re missing out. Remind your customers who already own cameras to put fresh batteries in them, and be ready to make a sale if someone needs a new trail cam. During spring, turkey hunters should hang cams overlooking likely feed fields and strutting zones (top photo). On those mornings when gobblers are silent, hunters can still decipher turkey travel patterns.