One question I am asked quite frequently is “Why don’t you put up video or gamecams?”
1. I specialize in audio recording, therefore video and gamecams are not part of my research regimen.
2. In several areas that had sasquatch activity, when researchers put up cameras the activity ceased. This may be for several reasons. The animals may either see the camera because it is not properly camouflaged or smell it or perhaps hear sounds and light being emitted by the camera. Perhaps the animal watched the researcher installing the unit.
3. Gamescams originally put out a bright flash. Once animals experienced this they stay away from them, even if the newer models no longer flash.
4. I am attempting to build trust in these animals and not to insult them or betray them by pointing a camera at them.