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opinion on which trail cam to use
Posted: 03 December 2012 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I need opinions on which trail camera to /purchase/best buy for least money/ best picture quailty. Who uses what and are you happy with it. Thanks.

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Posted: 03 December 2012 09:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’ve tried many. Trigger speed winner was Reconyx hands down. But you’ll be paying $500+ for it. Lately I have been very happy with the Wildgame Innovation cameras for overall value. Great price $99-$150 or so. Their new LightsOut camera has an invisible flash in case you worry about spooking deer. These cameras are so easy to use which I found that others often require some sort of photography background. I like to hang them and hit the “on” button and these are that simple. Downside would be that if the deer is too close there is a good chance of “wash out” from the infrared flash (not on the LightsOut model however.) Trail cameras have come such a long way from the old days. Good luck. It’s like Christmas morning at our cabin when we pull the SD cards and gaher around to watch!

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Posted: 03 December 2012 10:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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ive had 15 moultries d50 ,1 bushnell trophy cam ,6 scoutguards, 4reconyx hc500 & 2 hc600s.
moultries worked great at first but all ended up being garbage even after exchanging under warranty for new ones ,trophy cam is hit or miss great battery life, 6 scoutguards were great at first then started breaking and rip through batteries 2 still left and both on fritz.
reconyx are flawless ,awesome battery life on the 500s and still 99 percent on the 600s after 4 months.every pic is set off by an animal.i wish i would of bought these 4 years ago instead of wasting hundreds of dollars on batteries and white out pics or trees blowing in the wind or black pics.
if you shop around you can get deals on reconyx. thehuntinshack i got my hc600 549.00 w/python lock and security box

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Posted: 04 December 2012 10:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The under 100 cameras work just fine in my opinion.  They are slower on reaction, but just move the camera back and increase the field of view and you will still have a real high % of captures.  I only use video mode so I highly recommend one with video.  I have a cheapo Wildgame I got from BP last christmas for like $60 or something and it works great.

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Posted: 04 December 2012 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Planning to try a Spypoint camera next summer.

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Posted: 04 December 2012 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I have a bushnell trophy cam and really like it. I also have a stealth cam that works well on video, but suck for pics. If I buy another, it will be a spy point.

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