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Old 06-29-2020, 12:28 PM
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Default I need to buy some game cameras

I'm a newer big game hunter.

I want to get some game cameras and set them up in the zone I will be hunting this year. The choices seem overwhelming on cameras. Is it worth it for the high dollar units? Seems the cheaper units would be ideal so I don't care as much if they disappear and I can buy more of them. Also, anyone set up a camera facing their truck when they head out for a few days?

Any tips on this topic are appreciated.
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Old 06-29-2020, 1:15 PM
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The expensive ones require a Cell phone Sim- Great for receiving images to your email or via text. Do you need that?

You need to identify the features you want and will use.... Then select a good cam....

If hunting in tweaker areas-( Oroville) It might be nice to have one pointed at your vehicle.

I did some hunting near Loma Rica and I was worried that the joggers might mess with the car as were were watched putting on orange and loading up shotguns before going out for dove...
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Public land, they'll probably get stolen. For that I just buy the $40 ones from Amazon. They pics aren't as nice of course, and the features are a bit limited but I'm just looking to identify species and see what time they are showing up etc... get an idea of the size.

Just IMO, I set mine for a lot of let's say 5M pics vs. fewer 12MP pics.

Here, this one gets great reviews for $44.

https://www.amazon.com/Terra-Extreme...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Sure, a $200 camera from Moultrie or whatever is going to give nicer bragging pics, but do you want one of those or 5 of the cheapies in different spots?
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3 advises from a guy who uses his cameras 99% on public land

1. Buy the cheapest ones unless you want to publish your pictures in a hunting magazine. You do not need quality, you just need to register the presence of the animal.
More important learn how to place them so the sun does not blur, you get the best shots, not empty ones when the animal already left the field of view.

2. Place them at least 7-8 ft high. Human animals tend to look below 4 feet while walking on the trail. They will not notice your camera. I learned it the hard way but since then i have no camera stolen in 10 years.

3. Make a DIY mount which makes your life much easier and allows you to adjust your camera very easily to any angle, see picture attached. It cost about $0.10 each or less.

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Old 06-29-2020, 3:20 PM
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Here are some recent pix from a Browning Strike Force PRO XD in my 'hood. I have had a few Browning cams and they have all been solid. They are out all year and survive the weather well. Battery life is much improved from what was available a few years ago.

I get them from Trailcampro.com. Great company, competitive pricing, excellent service and support, via telephone with a real person if you want.
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^^^how are the night shots^^^ ?
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THANKS!! This is exactly the info I was looking for. I appreciate it. I really like Boarhuntor's homemade mounts.

I will get some cheaper cams and more of them.
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Night shots not as good as day, but good enough for my purposes.
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I agree on going with the Brownings. I have had many others and have not found any as reliable.


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I've had good luck on steeply discounted cameras on Natchez and I agree. Go with ones that use AA batteries and even the steel boxes are pretty cheap sometimes. I've had bears steal (unconfirmed) and bite (confirmed) my cams before.
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This is from a $40 amazon cheapo on my TN property OP.



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When i needed a lot of them i was buying used ones from eBay for $10-15.
All of them still work.
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Nice images of the cat! That is one critter I don't have on film.

I am on private land so dont have to worry about theft of my cameras. I have Stealth, Bushnell and Covert units. The Covert and Bushnell give me the best performance for stills and video.

https://youtu.be/p81KkfM10Do



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I agree on going with the Brownings. I have had many others and have not found any as reliable.
My BIL has one on his property and it's no doubt better than the $44 ones I scattered about. I'll probably pick up one or two of those for my land once I am full time there... But I haven't had any of the cheapies fail me really, it's just the menu navigation and battery usage is a little suspect I suppose.

I have a Moultrie with a flash and it gets some fun night pics.



But it's a 6-C battery hog.
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