Field Research Equipment & Deployment


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Trail Cameras (game-cams)

This is a camera used primarily for scouting game. These cameras are usually mounted to a tree with velcro straps or bungee cords. They can be either film or digital. Newer models can now shoot video as well. They are usually triggered to snap a photo by motion sensors or heat sensors by using infra-red. Some claim Bigfoot can see in the infra-red range of light and avoid trail-cams. This may be the reason I have yet to see a clear picture of a Bigfoot taken by a game-cam. However this is pure speculation and researchers still use trail cameras in their research in hopes to capture an image of Sasquatch. Most agree that when using a trail-cam they should be camouflaged or made to look natural, as Bigfoot is well accustomed to their territory and will notice anything out of place or unnatural.


Listening Devices

Powered listening devices range in styles and applications. They are used to amplify the sounds around you. Models you might find in a hunting catalog are usually earbud or headphone style devices. Those styles offer 360 degree coverage.  Parabolic microphones are constructed by using a powered microphone placed inside a dish for pinpoint coverage. Researchers usually connect their listening devices to an audio recorder in order to download sounds in the field. Recording equipment varies from personal voice recorders to laptop computers. Bigfoot researchers use many different methods and equipment set-ups. Top notch equipment can be very expensive and is seldom used. One reason being that your equipment is always subjected to the elements of the outdoors. There are many good quality recordings taken with average equipment. Chose what works best for you and keep those batteries charged!


GPS

Handheld GPS units are used in a variety of ways. Marking where your equipment is set-up. Marking locations of evidence finds. Some models allow you to store and view topographic maps to read terrain. Plotting various finds onto a map may give you clues and show a bigger picture of how Bigfoot might be using the area. Getting lost while researching can be a concern and with a GPS this shouldn't be a problem. Learn how to use your GPS and it can be very beneficial to you in the field.


Video Camera

Video cameras are widely used for Bigfooting. The benefits are obvious. Some newer cameras even offer night vision.


Much more to come....stay tuned!

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