How long will your camera run before it dies? This is my first year with one it's a wild game innovations set to take photos every 30 sec. It runs off 8 AAs. I know you said you won't go back out for a while does your camera have enough juice to last until you get out to hunt it? I'm planning on going back first week in may to check my stand
I use a Cuddy that takes D cell Batts. About 3-4 weeks in these temps depending on how many pics and warm it easy . Once May gets here they will last for a couple of months. My buddy has one of the small Bushnell bersion that runs off AA's and for some reason his last longer than mine.
Until you've got sure-'nuff bears on camera, set your camera to go off at 15 to 30 minute interval to conserve batteries for the first non-productive part of the season. I've got a Cuddeback IR and it will last 6 weeks for sure.