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#6428029 - 08/28/16 12:50 PM Anybody tried the wireless game cameras?
WatersFowler Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 207
Loc: Melissa, TX
I'm looking to go wireless. Curious to know who has tried them and what kind of service they provide. Obvioulsy they won't work everywhere, but thought I'd see what you guys have seen and used. Much obliged.
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#6428160 - 08/28/16 02:30 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: WatersFowler]
spg Offline
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Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 903
I have 3 covert verizon's, work great but hell on batteries. If your close enough to where you hunt shouldn't be a problem. Make sure to knock down tall grass around the camera to avoid getting pics of wind. Don't bother with the solar panel and re-chargeable batteries, they don't charge fast enough.

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#6428173 - 08/28/16 02:39 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: WatersFowler]
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Loc: Highland Village, Texas
I've been wanting on as well, since my last two cameras have apparently took a crap On me this summer!
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#6428377 - 08/28/16 05:31 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: spg]
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Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 780
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: spg
I have 3 covert verizon's, work great but hell on batteries.


Why not put a solar panel on? I'd also invest in some Kentli rechargeables, they are definitely worth the money, even without the panel.

Covert let me "upgrade" my 2013 Code Black to their newest model so I can use their new data plans. Don't know what carrier they are piggybacking on, but if reception is there, should be great.

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#6428694 - 08/28/16 09:13 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: WatersFowler]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 207
Loc: Stephens county
I have two Spartans that I have on my property and have since April. The camera and the solar panel is a little pricey at first however after that you just pick the service provider and let it go. I have the cheapest three meg which isn't a lot $ and it works for me. I have the cheapest three meg plan which isn't a lot however it works for me all month long. I love now knowing what's coming to my feeder and not having to wait until I go to my property next!
Have it text message me and also emails.

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#6428721 - 08/28/16 09:29 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: WatersFowler]
WatersFowler Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 207
Loc: Melissa, TX
Anyone tried the new Moultrie product?
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#6429009 - 08/29/16 08:02 AM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: WatersFowler]
fouzman Offline
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Loc: Houston, TX
I got tired of them for two reasons. Expense and tons of texts of things I had no interest in seeing, 24/7.

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#6429100 - 08/29/16 09:09 AM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: fouzman]
Captain Luke Offline
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Had a moultrie, and I was never able to figure out how to link up on the website.
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#6429134 - 08/29/16 09:24 AM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: WatersFowler]
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Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 467
Loc: Cotlulla TX / Scotland Neck NC
Running a bunch of the covert Att and Verizon's once you get a system worked out they are handy to have

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#6430060 - 08/29/16 06:39 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: WatersFowler]
slippinaround Offline
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Registered: 10/26/12
Posts: 10
I have 2 spartans go cams through verizon. I use rechargeable batteries and switch them out about every 30 days. I use them for security on my property in east Texas. I have them programmed to send me pics in the morning and the evening so I can see that all is ok. Pics are sent text and email and I have a signif ring tone for them so i know its my cameras. I get lots of pics of deer at night which wakes me up but oh well im glad to have my place monitored live. Friend of mine and Game Warden are near by incase somebody is there. Well worth it if you ask me. While I am there hunting I plan on putting them on my feeders or scrape lines.

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#6430266 - 08/29/16 08:16 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: WatersFowler]
AdThomps Offline
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Registered: 11/08/11
Posts: 558
Loc: Abilene
Tecomate is partnered with Reconyx and they are awesome cameras. Take great pictures and are very easy to use. If your interested I can check and see what kind of deal I can get on them right now. I always try to give fellow TBH/THF members a better deal.
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#6430665 - 08/29/16 11:40 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: spg]
Texas Dan Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
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Originally Posted By: spg
I have 3 covert verizon's, work great but hell on batteries.


No surprise there, given how long the typical cell phone can go without recharging. Conventional cameras can go much longer as a result of being able to go into "sleep mode" between motion detections.
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#6431588 - 08/30/16 02:19 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: AdThomps]
WatersFowler Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 207
Loc: Melissa, TX
Originally Posted By: AdThomps
Tecomate is partnered with Reconyx and they are awesome cameras. Take great pictures and are very easy to use. If your interested I can check and see what kind of deal I can get on them right now. I always try to give fellow TBH/THF members a better deal.


Thanks Thomps, but I am sitting on some gift cards at Cabelas and was going to put them towards the camera..
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#6431608 - 08/30/16 02:28 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: WatersFowler]
jaymz Offline
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Registered: 11/22/06
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Loc: Collin, Erath and Bosque
I used the ltl acorn camera for a while, bought it back in 2011. At first it was OK, got tired of messing with programming the SD card for MMS, I had almost no reception where we are, so that sucked. It no longer works now so I don't know it was worth the original price of $500. I'm assuming technology has improved since then.
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#6431663 - 08/30/16 02:53 PM Re: Anybody tried the wireless game cameras? [Re: jaymz]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3022
Loc: Conroe, TX
Originally Posted By: jaymz
I used the ltl acorn camera for a while, bought it back in 2011. At first it was OK, got tired of messing with programming the SD card for MMS, I had almost no reception where we are, so that sucked. It no longer works now so I don't know it was worth the original price of $500. I'm assuming technology has improved since then.


You said "it was OK at first" with little reception. Did you get a booster or did it occasionally send the pictures all at once?

I'm thinking hard about a wireless/cell camera, but I'm worried about the 1 bar of signal I get.

Worried about the battery life too (I hear bad things like them only taking 3500 pics on one set of batteries)
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