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CedarStorm1975
 November 12 2017 09:03AM (Read 976 times)  
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I have timber in my back yard, and I live in town. I have a security situation I need to deal with. What is a good trail camera to use that won't cost me so much I'll cry if it gets discovered and stolen? I'm looking to be able to get plate #'s and capture photos of the people who cut across my yard to turn over to LEO's.


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 November 12 2017 12:20PM  
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Menards has a 8mp camera for 39 dollars it's a wilgame innovations they take great pictures & the battery life is incredible 8 AA batteries. I have 6 of them NO PROBLEMS. Why spend more Good Luck catching the violators.


 
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 November 12 2017 01:18PM  
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 November 12 2017 06:39PM  
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Walmart has some tasco 6mp trailcams for 25.00 (no sd card or batteries included). Never used them but they are cheap and wont hurt the pocketbook if stolen.


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 November 12 2017 07:00PM  
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I have a Moultrie A5 currently in it's 4th season that will record it's 20,000 ten second video this week. It's a battery hog though. Paid
$60 or $70 for it.

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 November 12 2017 07:48PM  
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Any tips on hiding on in plain sight? I was thinking about taking a small bit of duck blind netting and draping it over it to conceal it and let it blend in with the foliage? It's not a high traffic spot, but I also don't' want the offenders to know they are on camera Twisted Evil


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 November 12 2017 07:51PM  
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Menards has a 8mp camera for 39 dollars it's a wilgame innovations they take great pictures & the battery life is incredible 8 AA batteries. I have 6 of them NO PROBLEMS. Why spend more Good Luck catching the violators.



This might be my winner- what's the trigger range on this one, any idea? It's about 20-30 yards from the timber to my back patio, and the "offenders walk about halfway between the two.


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 November 12 2017 07:56PM  
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Use any tree 10 to 15 foot tall the trespassers won't see it & can"t reach it easily. I would not cover it as the wind may block your pictures. The wildgame innovations cameras mount with bungie cords so they can go just about anywhere. Also simple & easy to use.


 
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 November 12 2017 08:05PM  
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I don't know the exact ranges, I can tell you they take GREAT pictures day or night, night pics are black & white but day pics are full color. I usually make a 12 month calendar of my wild life pictures from these cameras. Deer, Turkeys. Squirrels, Coyotes, & even 1 Bobcat. Menards.com may show the camera specs???


 
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 November 12 2017 08:15PM  
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I don't know the exact ranges, I can tell you they take GREAT pictures day or night, night pics are black & white but day pics are full color. I usually make a 12 month calendar of my wild life pictures from these cameras. Deer, Turkeys. Squirrels, Coyotes, & even 1 Bobcat. Menards.com may show the camera specs???



Now I noticed it says it has a flash......is this a traditional camera flash that might give away its presence at night...or is it a special type of flash that doesnt' give off any light?


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 November 13 2017 08:13AM  
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I would guess it's infrared but I haven't seen it myself, it doesn't spook the wildlife. They take 8 AA batteries & a regular SD card. Good Luck


 
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 November 13 2017 12:13PM  
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I'll be watching this thread, I'm looking for a suggestion as to what camera can do the bare minimum of adequate picture taking but wouldn't leave me teary eyed if someone walked off with a couple.


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 November 13 2017 01:20PM  
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Don't buy the Cuddeback special for 75 bucks... I get pictures but they are blured and late...Cuddeback has these POS to compete against some of the the other cheaper models that are far better...would have expected better from Cuddeback...my buddy who ordered one has had the same experience..stay away!!!




 
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 November 13 2017 01:32PM  
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https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/outdoor-recreation/hunting-equipment/trail-cameras/bladex8-led-scouting-camera/p-1444446517820-c-13897.htm?tid=-5058518044851803189&ipos=1

^ Link to the camera at menards. I have one and it works flawlessly. The flash is infrared, you can see a faint red flash when it goes off. That being said, you'll want to place it somewhere out of line of sight of who you are trying to catch. I'd make a custom mount to put it up in a tree facing down so they can't see it.




 
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 November 13 2017 02:00PM  
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https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/outdoor-recreation/hunting-equipment/trail-cameras/bladex8-led-scouting-camera/p-1444446517820-c-13897.htm?tid=-5058518044851803189&ipos=1

^ Link to the camera at menards. I have one and it works flawlessly. The flash is infrared, you can see a faint red flash when it goes off. That being said, you'll want to place it somewhere out of line of sight of who you are trying to catch. I'd make a custom mount to put it up in a tree facing down so they can't see it.

I bought one of these and it also crap...all I got was a butt as it went by! I no longer am going to buy cheap trail cameras


 
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 November 13 2017 02:21PM  
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Any tips on hiding on in plain sight? I was thinking about taking a small bit of duck blind netting and draping it over it to conceal it and let it blend in with the foliage? It's not a high traffic spot, but I also don't' want the offenders to know they are on camera Twisted Evil



I use this type of trail cam mount and place them up in a tree at roughly 15ft. most people do not look up so they go unseen.


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 November 13 2017 02:46PM  
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https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/outdoor-recreation/hunting-equipment/trail-cameras/bladex8-led-scouting-camera/p-1444446517820-c-13897.htm?tid=-5058518044851803189&ipos=1

^ Link to the camera at menards. I have one and it works flawlessly. The flash is infrared, you can see a faint red flash when it goes off. That being said, you'll want to place it somewhere out of line of sight of who you are trying to catch. I'd make a custom mount to put it up in a tree facing down so they can't see it.

I bought one of these and it also crap...all I got was a butt as it went by! I no longer am going to buy cheap trail cameras



Mine takes approximately 3000 pictures a year and I've never had an issue. I also have a habit of positioning my cameras in a spot where they are catching a head on or walking away shot instead of broadside. That give me a snapshot of what's ahead or behind of the deer I'm getting a picture of.


 
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 November 13 2017 04:40PM  
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Go to trailcampro.com. They do all sorts of tests and reviews and usually have bundle packages.


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 November 13 2017 06:51PM  
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I just bought a moultrie a-30i at Scheels for $99 a couple weeks ago. It has invisible no-glow infared LED’s for covert images up to 60’. I have alwys had good luck with moultrie. AND.....it came with a 2 YEAR WARRANTY!!! A salesman last year talked me into buying a Browning that was on sale, I paid around a hundred bucks and it broke, don’t waste your money on them.

There is a product called CAMBUSH that will help hide your camera that is made in Ankeny iowa, I have used it before and it works. But your best way to hide it is to elevate it in a tree without a strap like someone else mentioned. You can make your own mount with some eye bolts, washers, and wing nuts then spray paint it brown, green or black...just google it.


 
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 November 13 2017 07:57PM  
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I just bought a moultrie a-30i at Scheels for $99 a couple weeks ago. It has invisible no-glow infared LED�s for covert images up to 60�. I have alwys had good luck with moultrie. AND.....it came with a 2 YEAR WARRANTY!!! A salesman last year talked me into buying a Browning that was on sale, I paid around a hundred bucks and it broke, don�t waste your money on them.

There is a product called CAMBUSH that will help hide your camera that is made in Ankeny iowa, I have used it before and it works. But your best way to hide it is to elevate it in a tree without a strap like someone else mentioned. You can make your own mount with some eye bolts, washers, and wing nuts then spray paint it brown, green or black...just google it.



Great looking product- exactly what I am looking for. I definitely plan on putting this camera up and out of reach. I noticed on youtube that some people use tree stand steps or climbing sticks to accomplish this. My track record with the screw in steps isn't so good (fell out of a tree climbing up to a stand when I was 16, haha). Along with the trespassers I get deer and the occasional turkey.


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