Deer and Bear Trail Camera Survey

The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources is asking trail camera operators to provide important information to help in the management of white-tailed deer and black bears. You could win a top quality trail camera!

Introduction:

The use of trail cameras to monitor wildlife movement has increased dramatically in Nova Scotia in recent years.  This has created a whole new source of wildlife information that has the potential to be one of the best sources of big game population information available.  A survey like this one offers an opportunity for anyone who owns a trail camera to participate.  

Three Chances to win a trail camera:
  1. All individuals who complete the Trail Camera Survey will be entered into a draw for a highly rated, top of the line, high definition trail camera.
  2. Photo Competition- White-tailed Deer
  3. A trail camera will be awarded to the best white-tailed deer trail camera photo submission. Only photos taken, with a trail camera in Nova Scotia, during the survey period (September 1/17 to December 10/17) and that have a corresponding completed Trail Camera Survey will be included in the photo competition.
  4. Photo Competition- Black Bear A trail camera will be awarded to the best black bear trail camera photo submission.  Only photos taken, with a trail camera in Nova Scotia, during the survey period (September 1/17 to December 10/17) and that have a corresponding completed Trail Camera Survey will be included in the photo competition.

Trail Camera Survey Rules

  • Open to anyone who operates a trail camera in Nova Scotia
  • Data must be from photographs taken in Nova Scotia with a trail camera between September 1 and December 10, 2017
  • Survey deadline is January 15, 2018 at midnight in order to be entered into the draw.
  • One survey per individual will be entered into the draw (even if data from more than one trail camera is submitted)
  • Employees of Nova Scotia DNR may submit a survey and photographs but are not eligible to enter draw
  • Survey draw will take place January 25, 2018
  • Winners will be notified by phone and/or email

Photograph Submission Rules

  • Open to anyone who operates a trail camera in Nova Scotia
  • Only photos taken with a trail camera between September 1 and December 10, 2017 AND that have been used to complete the Trail Camera Survey will be accepted
  • You will receive email notification on how to submit a photo once you have completed the Trail Camera Survey.
  • One trail camera photo can be submitted per Trail Camera Survey contributor
  • If an individual has completed both the deer and bear sections of the Trail Camera Survey, one (1) photo of each species can be submitted
  • Employees of Nova Scotia DNR may submit a survey and photographs but are not eligible to enter draws.
  • Photographs must be received by midnight January 15, 2018
  • Judging for the photo competition will take place January 25, 2018
  • Winners will be notified by phone and/or email

Complete Trail Camera Survey

Questions about the survey or photo competition? – please contact: wildlife@novascotia.ca