A little trick I've been doing is taking a second 35mm camera along with me and kneeling or laying down next to the tree where I want to hang my camera, and actually "seeing" what the camera will see at a particular height or direction.
I've been pleased with my results so far, and can also take pics of my cam set-ups, or anything else I may see while in the woods. Can't take a picture if you don't carry a camera!!
I have set mine at 3-4 foot. Depending on the lay of the land I sometimes place a stick behind the cam to tilt it down a little. I like the pics looking down and seeing the tops of their heads and whatever may be up there. Later Billy
I've been hanging my cams at 4-5'. Depending on the tree, I may have to put a stick behind the top or bottom of the box to level it, but I usually seem to get the whole deer with some background. Any lower and the PIR range seems to suffer.
Hi jayber - I agree that PIR range suffers when a trail cam is low, and don't recommend it especially during the rainy season. I have been working a fence hole trying to get a hog picture for the Contest's (Best camera view or angle), but the same forked horn keeps passing through the hole. Guess he wants to be in the Contest?