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Game Cameras for Wildlife Photography – A hybrid course

January 13 @ 7:00 PM - February 13 @ 12:00 PM

Class meets three times via Zoom and three times in person beginning January 13
Zoom sessions: Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10  | 7 – 8 pm
In-person sessions: Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 13  |  9 am – noon
16 people max  |  Ages 16 and up
$95  |  Financial Support Available
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Learn to use game cameras to capture images of Vermont wildlife. The course will cover basics from equipment and setup to strategies to meet particular goals, be that photographing one target species or a broad backyard species inventory. We’ll review concepts important for successful camera trapping during Thursday evening online sessions, then put those concepts into practice during Sunday morning field classes where we’ll set and retrieve game cameras while studying the NBNC landscape. This course is intended for beginners or those who are hoping to improve their results. Instructed by NBNC Teacher-Naturalist Pete Kerby-Miller.

Class Details

Unit 1: Equipment, setup, and landscape | Jan 13 online and Jan 16 in person.
We’ll discuss different types and brands of game cameras and their ideal uses, then cover fundamentals on camera placement in the field.

Unit 2: Topography, habitat, and attractants | Jan 27 online and Jan 30 in person.
We’ll learn how to assess the landscape for movement corridors, funnels, watersheds, and other features ideal for situating game cameras.

Unit 3: Target species natural history | Feb 10 online and Feb 13 in person.
We’ll learn how to set game cameras to take advantage of the behavior and patterns of specific mammals present in the Vermont landscape.

Physical safety: Participants must be able to walk 1-2 miles on uneven, hilly, and possibly slippery terrain in cold weather.



January 13 @ 7:00 PM
February 13 @ 12:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602