Always ensure the rear screw on cap is firmly twisted on the ShotKam to protect the USB-C port (or USB port for Gen 3). The ShotKam is made of aircraft aluminum, so it is highly durable and will withstand all hunting situations.
Watch our YouTube video below for quick tips and instructions on bird hunting—dove, upland, crane, waterfowl, pheasant, partridge, quail, etc:
1. Select Your Settings
Connect to the ShotKam’s WiFi, open the ShotKam app, then select Shooting Settings. Choose the correct shooting device, then select the “Flying Birds” target type. Ensure the wake-up sensitivity setting is set to Normal, and that the video format is set to 2.7k at 120 fps (or 1080 x 100fps for Gen 3). Save any changes.
Note: If you do not see the "Shooting Device" option within the new mobile app, then use the previous ShotKam app titled "ShotKam Legacy" for Android, or "ShotKam" for iOS. The app icon will look like this: . We are working to resolve this issue immediately.
2. Once in the Field
Turn your ShotKam on into Normal Shooting Mode with one quick click of the Control Button; you will see one green LED light. When solid green, the camera is now recording video and will go into Sleep Mode to save battery power after 30 seconds of inactivity. When your camera is in Sleep Mode (indicated by 1 blinking green LED), press the Control Button once to awaken it or bump the gun with your hand. Bump either the stock or forend; this vibration will waken the ShotKam.
NOTE: If the ShotKam is in constant Sleep Mode for 2 hours (or 1 hour for Gen 3), then it will turn off automatically. You must waken the camera (1 solid green LED) once per hour. Either bump the gun, take a shot, or press control button.
3. Take the Shot
Shoot within 30 seconds of wakening the camera, or bump the gun to reset the 30-second timer. You will see a blinking blue LED after the shot is taken to indicate that your shot has been saved. The ShotKam will save 3 seconds pre-shot and 3 seconds post-shot. Any shots taken within 9 seconds of each other will be saved on the same continuous video. Playback speed is 1/3 speed, therefore videos will be 18-30 seconds long.
Examples of hunts from Gen 3:
Goose and Doves:
Duck and Goose:
- Hunting big game animals? Click here for deer, moose, etc