In this article, you'll learn how to use your ShotKam when hunting larger game such as elk, turkey, moose, bear, antelope, caribou, bison, etc. Watch this 2-minute video on how to use ShotKam in a situation where you don't want to have to bump the gun to waken:
1. Select Your Settings
Connect to the ShotKam’s Wi-Fi, open the ShotKam app, then tap the Settings icon. Select the “Ground Game” target type, then select your gun type: shotgun semi-auto, rifle bolt-action, rifle semi-auto, bow, crossbow, etc. Save these changes.
2. Once in the Field
Place your ShotKam in Normal Shooting Mode with one click-and-release of the Control Button; one LED will illuminate. Once solid green, the camera will now record video and go into Sleep Mode to conserve battery after 300 seconds (5 minutes) of inactivity. When your camera is in Sleep Mode (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.
3. Take the Shot
Shoot within 5 minutes of wakening the camera, or bump the gun to reset the 300-second (5 minutes) 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 6 seconds pre-shot and 20 seconds post-shot which is the maximum video length. This Ground Game setting automatically selects the longest video length available. Videos will be about 1 minute and 20 seconds long in 1/3 playback speed. Multiple shots taken within 10 seconds of each other will be saved as one long video.
Note: Keep the back cap firmly twisted on the camera to stop water from entering the USB port. The ShotKam is made of military-grade aluminum, so it is extremely durable and will endure all hunting environments.
Examples of hunts from our customers:
- Moose: https://youtu.be/3qoaIo2CiRc?t=24
- Whitetail: https://youtu.be/mh3uRh9bft4?t=178 - All throughout this video you'll see ShotKam shots.
- Red stag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAQ9EYlc74Y
- For information on which settings to use for bird hunting, click here: Bird hunting (duck, goose, dove, etc)
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