Besides being fun, there’s plenty practical appeal to digiscoping. For starters, it can solve some of the problems inherent in trail cams. In some areas, the intrusion of setting up and checking a trail cam can alarm the buck you’re hoping to hunt. That worry disappears with the long-range observation that digiscoping makes possible. Also, trail cams offer only a snapshot of a buck’s visit to a field or food plot. This provides much more information, including where a buck enters (and leaves) a food source, his status among other deer present (important for deciding whether the buck is aggressive and susceptible to calling), and sometimes a more detailed view of his rack than is possible with a trail cam shot.