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#6585897 - 12/13/16 08:52 PM I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please
Gacman Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 1733
Loc: Austin, TX
2 will be used for surveillance on the ranch, the 3rd for a game camera. I'm so tired of being robbed.

I've found models from Bushnell, Covert, and Spartan, all in the $400+ range.

Before I pull the trigger I know any feedback from the forum could be invaluable.

Thanks for sharing your experience and opinions.

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#6585902 - 12/13/16 08:57 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
Hymer Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 95
Loc: Oklahoma
I have the spartan and so far I'm really happy with it. Trouble free, good pics, and good battery life.

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#6585974 - 12/13/16 09:30 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
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Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 1880
Loc: Albany
I have had the bushnells and the covert.
I find the bushnells the easiest to use, and sign up for since you don't have to go sign up for a SIM card.
The also work great.

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#6586122 - 12/14/16 12:10 AM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11817
Loc: Big D
Bushnells are around $329 on Amazon. Solar panel adds around $80. That's what we use.

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#6586177 - 12/14/16 06:12 AM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
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Sent u a PM.
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#6586240 - 12/14/16 07:43 AM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: huntwest]
Deadend Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 2062
Loc: Mineola,TX
Originally Posted By: huntwest
I have had the bushnells and the covert.
I find the bushnells the easiest to use, and sign up for since you don't have to go sign up for a SIM card.
The also work great.

I have had a bushnell for over two years works awesome I use it at my house now for security
Can't wait to get another for hunting
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#6586291 - 12/14/16 08:17 AM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
Zach S Offline
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Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 177
Loc: Mason, Gatesville, Round Rock
Haven't had much luck with my Bushnell on my land in Mason.
On the other hand, I've been running two HCO Spartan cams for two years with no issues what so ever.
I will probably buy my dad one this year for Christmas as he is always talking about them.

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#6586639 - 12/14/16 12:19 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Zach S]
Gacman Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 1733
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: Zach S
Haven't had much luck with my Bushnell on my land in Mason.
On the other hand, I've been running two HCO Spartan cams for two years with no issues what so ever.
I will probably buy my dad one this year for Christmas as he is always talking about them.


What kind of issues have you had?

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#6587090 - 12/14/16 05:48 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
slippinaround Offline
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Registered: 10/26/12
Posts: 22
I have 3 of the Spartan's---I have run 2 of them continuously for over a year now as security at my ranch. The 3rd we just purchased and for now I'm using it as a trail camera...once hunting season is over I will use it for security as well. No issues with any of them. You can program them to take random pics at certain times throughout the day without them being set off by movement...I use this feature just to check on things every day. I have them all programmed to send me a text and email and I put a certain tone for them on my phone so I know its a camera when I get it. Really worth the piece of mind


Edited by slippinaround (12/14/16 05:48 PM)

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#6587167 - 12/14/16 06:28 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
glocker17 Offline
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Registered: 01/03/16
Posts: 267
Loc: Sugar Land
I have owned 3-
Moultrie Modem - too expensive to operate as they charge based on data.
Bushnell - I thought it worked well but price was to high, I returned it and bought the covert and put $140 in my pocket. I think the Covert App is great and their thumbnails have great resolution.

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#6587370 - 12/14/16 08:27 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
rexmitchell Online   content
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1817
I have a covert and am loving it after using it. Solar panel is a must, and their app is pretty awesome. Will be purchasing another next year.
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#6587421 - 12/14/16 09:01 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
nehntr Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 585
Loc: Buda Tx
I have
3 covert Blackhawk Verizon cams
1 Bushnell
2 Spartans

Coverts have better battery life but 4 months on lithiums $20 a month (so far I am getting 6 months battery life with 12 v deer feeder battery and lithium batts with cable from covert)
Bushnell doesn't give best pictures. $15 a month
Spartans give best pics but batteries last 2 months. $5 a month as an extra device on my Verizon acct

#1 reliability is spartan plus $5 a month instead of $20
#2 covert battery life great but don't like app and pics not quite as good although close
#3 Bushnell poor pics but battery life is ok.
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#6587468 - 12/14/16 09:28 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
Gacman Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 1733
Loc: Austin, TX
Man great reviews. Thank you all for posting. As soon as I can get some free time from work I'll figure out what to buy.

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#6588364 - 12/15/16 01:02 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Gacman]
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Registered: 12/06/10
Posts: 3652
Loc: DFW
I have Stealthcam GXW....pictures are pretty good quality. Battery life depends on how many pictures, but I usually get 3 months. I bought the rechargeable 12V battery packs and solar chargers. All the settings you can configure from your phone remotely. I'm happy with it.


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#6588388 - 12/15/16 01:18 PM Re: I need help choosing 3 wireless game cameras please [Re: Hymer]
cameron00 Online   content
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8323
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Hymer
I have the spartan and so far I'm really happy with it. Trouble free, good pics, and good battery life.


My spartan has horrible battery life. Lasts like 9 days.

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