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#5402717 - 11/06/14 10:17 AM best game cam?
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Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 177
Loc: Dallas, TX
What is the best game cam for easy use, set up and longevity?
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#5402719 - 11/06/14 10:18 AM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
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#5433437 - 11/20/14 11:52 AM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
DH 1 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 195
Primos Truth Cam. Even I can program it and download pictures with no problem. Got it a Wal-Mart.

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#5433530 - 11/20/14 12:33 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: DH 1]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Originally Posted By: DH 1
Primos Truth Cam. Even I can program it and download pictures with no problem. Got it a Wal-Mart.


I agree that this is a fool proof cam, but I question it's sensitivity on anything smaller than a deer. I set one up 9 months ago to monitor varmints and deer on my property, and I have not had one pic of a coon, fox, bobcat or yote. But I find scat and tracks, so I know they are here. My old Bushnell cam it replaced took a lot more pics and it's hung in the exact same spot.
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#5433643 - 11/20/14 01:17 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
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Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 801
Loc: McKinney, TX
I like my Bushnell Trophy Cams. I've got three of them, had one out that I had completely forgot about. Found it this last week, brought it back to camp, it had taken pictures from May 2013 to July 2014 on one set of batteries. Low traffic area, but it was something like 4400 pictures. The batteries were corroded in the case. I took them out, took a wire brush to the contacts, threw a new set in there, and it's running like a champ.

If you get one, take a paper towel and fold it over itself a few times until it's about an inch wide. When you turn the camera on, shut it with the paper towel inside. This will sandwich it between the camera side and the battery side, which keeps the batteries from jiggling loose if a coon or crow or something gets after it. It's a fairly common problem with these cameras, but easy to fix.

Do not, DO NOT, buy a Moultrie camera. If you decide to buy one, just take the cash out of your wallet, toss it down the shi**er, flush, and start your search again.

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#5433762 - 11/20/14 02:15 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
USMCatfish Offline
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Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 933
Loc: Crowley,Texas
If you have the time you could build your own. I have done 4 and a video cam. Quality is awesome but requires a little time and patience, but pretty fun thing to do.

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#5433823 - 11/20/14 02:54 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
Mitch Offline
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Registered: 10/12/04
Posts: 25
Loc: Haslet, TX
check that chasing game website out. lots of great info there.
I personally really like Moultrie's i990. Extremely fast trigger speed. Easy on the batteries and take crisp clear color pictures.
Very easy to program.

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#5433843 - 11/20/14 03:04 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
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Woodsman

Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 133
I think this will be about as personal as someones shoes. One that works for me may be hated by someone else. My recommendation is just to get one and get started. Figure out what you like about it don't like about it and go from there. I've had good luck with Moultries and Wildgame Innovations. Other people hate them.

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#5433854 - 11/20/14 03:08 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
n-all Offline
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Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3906
Loc: Lovejoy Texas
X2 on ShotgunWillie..We have 6 of the Busnells..good cameras..

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#5434329 - 11/20/14 07:31 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
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Registered: 09/26/09
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Loc: Denton,Tx
I've got 2 left that still work....when they croak, I'm done with TC's. I think I like the excitement of first appearances better. I could have bought a couple new rifles with all the money I've spent on TC's and batteries.... hammer
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#5434577 - 11/20/14 09:46 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Something to remember is that it really isn't the brand that matters, but the individual model. Brands offer new models each year and they just about all have 1 or 2 champions and 3 or 4 dogs.
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#5434606 - 11/20/14 09:59 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I got a Browning strike force and love it, had a few other brands and this one has great test ratings, relativly cheap and so far has been crazy good.

This one
http://www.trailcampro.com/browningstrikeforcereview.aspx

Look through their site, has great info
http://www.trailcampro.com/
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#5434784 - 11/21/14 05:38 AM Re: best game cam? [Re: dkershen]
snoopy Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 5098
Originally Posted By: dkershen
Originally Posted By: DH 1
Primos Truth Cam. Even I can program it and download pictures with no problem. Got it a Wal-Mart.


I agree that this is a fool proof cam, but I question it's sensitivity on anything smaller than a deer. I set one up 9 months ago to monitor varmints and deer on my property, and I have not had one pic of a coon, fox, bobcat or yote. But I find scat and tracks, so I know they are here. My old Bushnell cam it replaced took a lot more pics and it's hung in the exact same spot.
I have two Primos 35s. My problem is they're too sensitive even of the "low sensitivity" setting. Can't be any moving grass or tree shadows. Limits where I can use them. I enjoy the game cameras but these things can sure get flakey.

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#5436477 - 11/21/14 10:57 PM Re: best game cam? [Re: snoopy]
DH 1 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 195
Here's
a Truth Cam 35 shot...You decide worthless

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#5436759 - 11/22/14 08:13 AM Re: best game cam? [Re: the rattler]
Mr. Man Offline
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Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 38
Loc: Spring, Tx.
geez you will get a million different answers with this question. truthfully you don't need a $200 camera. my grandfather bought one and it broke a week later. he downgraded to a $150 camera and its doing just fine. (I still think that's a little pricey) I run a wildgame innovations micro 6 or 8 I cant remember. ive had it for 2 years now and it perform fines. when I bought it, it was around $80 I think. however before I purchased it, I read reviews and asked about it on all types of forums. I got negative review after negative review. I finally just said forget it and bought a camera and like I said it works fine. basically just pick yourself a camera and go for it.
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