There are two major seasons in which the frequency of sector updates is altered to meet the demands of the hunter. During the Winter/Spring season (November - June), data per sector is updated approximately every 4 weeks on average for camera locations that are still accessible. During the Scouting/Hunting seasons (June - November), data per sector is updated approximately every 2 weeks on average throughout the entire platform.
During the winter weather months and the natural low range migration that occurs for Elk and Mule deer, Scout To Hunt implements an adaptive rotation process for trail camera data recovery. This entails removing locations from the high country that would eventually be snowed-in and rendered inaccessible, while focusing the recovery efforts down to the lower elevation ranges that correspond with the animal movements in the lower elevations of southern Utah, northern Arizona, eastern Nevada and Colorado. This is only applicable during the winter months, after which the regular 2-week recovery period will again take effect. All the sectors that cover the high country of the map-based Visual Data Platform™ will still retain all previously gathered data, but will not begin being updated reguraly until the beginning of June.
Overall, many new active sectors continue to be established in the previously mentioned lower ranges with fresh updates per sector. Ultimately, this process increases the coverage of the Visual Data Platform™ while increasing the scope of your research abilities with both current and historical visual hunting data in preparation for the scouting and hunting seasons.
How Does This Help Me Right Now?
When points and costs are on the table, having such knowledge will prove to be essential for putting yourself in the right direction for 2018 from the start, by knowing where you should apply.
During the draw season this depth and scale of information, of both current and historical visual data from hundreds of different areas, will provide essential insights into the genetics and age-class of quality game those units hold. Along with the status of the unit's activity throughout the post- and preseason. Having such information to analyze and incorporate into your draw strategy and planning will be very beneficial in making the best decisions that are based on first-hand knowledge of the game quality and quantity - that you have verified.